Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine


Regenerative medicine offers unique opportunities for developing new therapeutic approaches to prevent and treat many significant human diseases arising from the loss or dysfunction of specific cell types in the body. This field includes cell biology, engineering, and biochemistry to help replace, repair, or regrow injured or diseased tissues; hence, it brings together experts in biology, medicine, chemistry, genetics, materials science and engineering to help to find solutions to some of the most challenging medical problems.

The next few decades will unveil the true potential of this emerging field, in which the development of biomaterials for tissue engineering and nanotechnology based materials will play a key role. Among the various challenges facing tissue engineers is the development and manipulation of artificial and natural materials, the so-called scaffolds, which provide structure and biochemical instructions to young cells as they grow into specific kinds of tissue.

Area coordinator:

Prof. Pío González-Fernández

Applied Physicist.

More info: New MaterialsCINBIO


Miguel Angel Correa Duarte. More info: NanoTech. CINBIO

Pablo Hervés Beloso. More info: Colloid ChemistryCINBIO

Isabel Pastoriza-Santos. More info: Colloid ChemistryCINBIO

Jorge Pérez-Juste. More info: Colloid ChemistryCINBIO

Lines of research:

  • Scaffolds and biocoatings.
  • Bioinspired ceramic scaffolds.
  • New biocompatible coatings.
  • Nanomedicine.
  • Synthesis of nanoparticles.
  • Plasmonic of metallic nanoparticles.



Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The best paper published in 2014 in the journal Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials proposes the use of sea rush for tissue regeneration
Monday, May 4, 2015
During the last twelve months, several BIOCAPS researchers have disseminated their activities and R&D results through different audiovisual media:
Friday, February 27, 2015
Thanks to the “Biomedical Capacities Support Programme”, interesting international collaborations are being established at the IBI