A biomaterial is any matter, surface, or construct that interacts with biological systems. The development of biomaterials, as a science, is about fifty years old. The study of biomaterials is called biomaterials science. It has experienced steady and strong growth over its history, with many companies investing large amounts of money into the development of new products. Biomaterials science encompasses elements of medicine, biology, chemistry, tissue engineering and materials science.
We have recently developed new methods for the application of superhydrophobic coatings. The first application was a self-cleaning coating for vending applications. Currently, we are working on microfluidic and biomedical devices to prevent the platelet adhesion.