637-3007/03 – Biocompatible Materials (BiM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Non-ferrous Metals, Refining and RecyclingCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Monika LosertováSubject version guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Monika Losertová
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
JOR0015 Ing. Veronika Jordanovová
LOS35 doc. Dr. Ing. Monika Losertová
STE0030 Ing. Ondřej Štefek
STE0083 Ing. Michal Štencek
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student should be able to do the following: - classify and explain various type of materials - define and explain basic parameters of various material groups - analyse and evaluate possible applications of the acquired findings for preparation of new materials - formulate advantages and disadvantages of various materials - optimize material and technological parameters of materials from the viewpoint of applications in vivo - define possible interactions with surrounding environment in vitro and in vivo - apply the findings at solution of problems in the given domain

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


Subject deals with materials used in orthodontics, orthopedics, traumatology, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery and neurology, with basic features of biocompatibility and bioactivity and with the history of applications. Materials are classified as metallic, ceramic, polymer and composite. Basic features, mechanical and corrosion properties, surface treatment, anticorrosion protection, stress shielding problems on implant/living tissue will be discussed. Biodegradation and bioresorption will be treated in relation of recent findings.

Compulsory literature:

1. HIN, T. S. Biomaterials Engineering and Processing. Series-Vol.1 - Engineering Materials for Biomedical Applications. 2004. ISBN 981-256-061-0 2. RATNER, B.D., A.S. HOFFMAN, F.J.SCHOEN a J.E. LEMONS ed. Biomaterials Science. An Introduction to Materials in Medicine. Third Edition. Elsevier Inc. 2013. ISBN 978-0-12-374626-9 3. NIINOMI, M., et al. Development of new metallic alloys for biomedical applications. Acta Biomaterialia, 8, 2012, 3888-3903 4. GEETHA, M., et al. Ti based biomaterials, the ultimate choice for orthopaedic implants – A review. Progress in Materials Science 54, 2009, 397-425.

Recommended literature:

1. DONACHIE, M.J. Titanium. A Technical Guide. ASM International Park, Ohio 2000, ISBN 0-87170-309-2 2. BOYER, R., et al. Materials Properties Handbook: Titanium Alloys, ASM, Materials Park, USA, 1994, s. 94–111.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Písemné s řešením problému, test s otázkami.


Other requirements

project on the topic given by experimental work 25-30 pages


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introductory, overview of materials applied in biomedicine, basic characteristics of biocompatibility, history of applications. 2. Materials used in orthodoncy, orthopedics, traumatology, cardiovasculary surgery, neurosurgery and neurology. 3. Biocompatible metallic materials, aplications, categories of materials, mechanical, corrosive properties, surface treatment, anticorrosion protection. 4. Challenge of strains on the implants/living tissue interface 5. Ceramic materials and coatings used in implants 6. Materials on the base of natural or synthetic polymers, characteristics, overview of materials. Gels. 7. Composite material, mechanical and corrosive properties, surface treatment. 8. Biodegradability and bioresorbence (in relation with new knowledges) 9. New applications of nanostructured materials and materials inspired by living nature. 10. Application of active medicinal substances on the implant surfaces.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 45  20
        Examination Examination 55  20
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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