New approaches, new materials
Biomaterials are the foundation of many technologies and products in healthcare and related fields.
At Virginia Tech – and through our partnerships with Wake Forest and other affiliates – teams of faculty, students, and other investigators study problems and develop solutions to challenges that confront the use of many types of materials in biologic systems.
Initiatives in neuroscience, medical device-biologic interfaces, nanomedicine, and translational cancer research, combined with colleges of both human and veterinary medicine, provide a vibrant community of fundamental science and entrepreneurial activity.
Cross-disciplinary research in this area is directed toward materials chemistry, medical devices, diagnostic technologies and products, drug development and delivery, robotics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and nanoscience.