Polymeric materials with biological functions
Nature has been developing and optimizing biological systems for millions of years. We use these proven mechanisms in the research division of Life Science and Bioprocesses to expand the range of polymer functionality. Our focus is on integrating new biological functions into polymer materials.
In the area of Functional Protein Systems, polymer research is combined with biotechnology in a unique way. Functional biobased building blocks are produced and implemented into polymers using chemical, physical and biotech methods. Interactive colloidal systems are also developed.
The department of Healthcare, Biomaterials and Cosmeceuticals unites polymer research, nanotechnology and interfacial chemistry to develop new, high-tech materials for medical technology through to application maturity.