Biomimetic Materials

Authored by: Jun‐ichi Kikuchi , Atsushi Ikeda , Mineo Hashizume

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120014091

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Abstract

The concept of biomimetic materials was born during the course of studies aimed at mimicking excellent and fascinating biomaterials. The significance of biomimetic approaches is not only simple mimicry of biomaterials, but also the development of new materials exhibiting unique biomimetic functions. This entry discusses biomimetic materials research and its future.

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