2020 Biomaterials Science

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Life Science and Technology
Nishiyama Nobuhiro  Maruyama Atsushi  Mori Toshiaki  Fujie Toshinori 
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Tue3-4(W541)  Fri3-4(W541)  
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Course description and aims

In this course, students learn the basics for various biomaterials, such as chemical structures and their properties, synthesis methods, analysis techniques, and biological reactions, as well as acquire knowledge related to cutting-edge medical technologies.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain the chemical structures and properties of biomaterials as well as their synthesis methods and analysis techniques.
2) Explain biological response to biomaterials.
3) Explain medical applications of biomaterials, such as artificial organs, regenerative medicine, diagnosis and drug delivery system.


biomaterial, polymer, biological response, medical application, artificial organ, regenerative medicine, diagnosis, drug delivery system

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Classes are principally composed of lectures and exercises.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction of Biomaterials Science/Structure of Human Body Explain biomaterials and structure of human body
Class 2 Classifications and Characterizations of Biomaterials Explain classifications and characterizations of biomaterials
Class 3 Syntheses of Biomolecules and Biomaterials Explain syntheses of biomolecules and biomaterials
Class 4 Biomaterials Derived from Living Organisms Explain biomaterials derived from living organisms
Class 5 Evaluation of Properties of Biomaterials Explain evaluation methods of biomaterials
Class 6 Processing and Applications of Biomaterials Explain processing and applications of biomaterials
Class 7 Summary and midterm exam of class #1-#6 Test level of understanding of the first part of the course
Class 8 Biological Response to Biomaterials Explain biological response to biomaterials
Class 9 Biomaterials Based on Polymers Explain biomaterials based on polymers
Class 10 Artificial Organs and Biomedical Devices Explain artificial organs and biomedical devices
Class 11 Drug Delivery System and Regenerative Medicine Based on Biomaterials Explain medical applications of biomaterials such as drug delivery system and regenerative medicine
Class 12 Instrument Analysis of Biomaterials Explain instrument analysis of biomaterials
Class 13 Diagnostic Technology Based on Biomaterials/ Basic Knowledge for Practical Use Explain diagnostic technology based on biomaterials and basic knowledge for practical use
Class 14 Summary and final exam of class #8-#13 Test level of understanding of the second part of the course

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Biomaterials Science,
Tokyo Kagaku Dojin, ISBN978-4-8079-0906-3

Reference books, course materials, etc.

A handout summarizing the learning content will be provided by OCW before the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Exercises 20%, Midterm exam 40%, Final exam 40%

Related courses

  • LST.A348 : Polymer Science (LST)

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Basic knowledge of polymer science

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Nobuhiro Nishiyama (nishiyama.n.ad[at]m.titech.ac.jp)
Atsushi Maruyama (amaruyama[at]bio.titech.ac.jp)
Toshiaki Mori (tmori[at]bio.titech.ac.jp)
Toshinori Fujie (t_fujie[at]bio.titech.ac.jp)

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment

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