University of Technology Sydney

42026 Biomedical Polymers

Requisite(s): 65111 Chemistry 1

Fields of practice: Biomedical Engineering major


Cutting edge technologies such as stem cells and 3D bioprinting for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are based on the use of biomedical polymers with highly specilised cells. This subject aims at providing students with enough knowledge to: 1) discern among the different polymers based on their chemical structure and how this relates to their biological function; 2) engineer tissue constructs that are 3D bioprinted with tissue-specific features; and 3) test cells within 3D bioprinted tissue.

The first seven lectures will be divided based on polymer specific applications, while remaining lectures from Guest Speakers will include experts in the field of biomedical polymers from both industry and academia, who will describe how they currently use them for different application.

This subject builds on the basic knowledge of chemistry acquired in 65111 Chemistry 1, while a short introduction is given at the beginning of the subject.

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Autumn session, City campus

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