Bionanotechnology & Advanced Biomanufacturing

This specialization belongs to the master's programme Biomedical Engineering.

What is Bionanotechnology & Advanced biomanufacturing?

In this specialization we develop technologies that restore the function of diseased organs and damaged tissues, such as bone, cartilage and blood vessels. Our clear insights into the way clinics treat their patients support our work of developing practically applicable scientific breakthroughs. In this way, we speed up patient recovery.

Key research areas

The innovative methods involved in Bionanotechnology & Advanced Biomanufacturing stimulate the body to generate new tissue by itself, exactly where needed. One project focusses on growing a substantial mass of tissue with cells derived directly from the patient. The strategy is to combine the cells with a biomaterial. First, the tissue grows on a biodegradable material that is placed in the body. This ‘scaffold’ gradually melts away during the healing process. A clear example of this method is to stimulate the individual’s own stem cells to form bone on a ceramic template at the site of a non-healing fracture.

Programme structure

At the start of the programme Biomedical Engineering, you will select a specialization and a corresponding research group. The programme consists of a mix of core courses and electives, enabling you to create your own personalized Master’s programme.

Research groups participating in the Bionanotechnology specialization:


Compulsory courses in the specialization in Bionanotechnology (20 credits):

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