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Materials 2017, 10(5), 528; doi:10.3390/ma10050528

Biomaterials and Tissue Biomechanics: A Match Made in Heaven?

Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Mekelweg 2, Delft 2628 CD, The Netherlands
Received: 9 May 2017 / Revised: 9 May 2017 / Accepted: 9 May 2017 / Published: 13 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biomaterials and Tissue Biomechanics)
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Biomaterials and tissue biomechanics have been traditionally separate areas of research with relatively little overlap in terms of methodological approaches. Recent advances in both fields on the one hand and developments in fabrication techniques and design approaches on the other have prepared the ground for joint research efforts by both communities. Additive manufacturing and rational design are examples of the revolutionary fabrication techniques and design methodologies that could facilitate more intimate collaboration between biomaterial scientists and biomechanists. This editorial article highlights the various ways in which the research on tissue biomechanics and biomaterials are related to each other and could benefit from each other’s results and methodologies. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomaterials; tissue biomechanics; skeletal system; computational modeling; biomaterial discovery biomaterials; tissue biomechanics; skeletal system; computational modeling; biomaterial discovery
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