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IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Polymers for Biomedical Applications

BME 59500 / 3 Cr.

This course describes basic synthesis, characterization and applications of current synthetic and natural biocompatible polymers. This course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in all areas who are interested in biomedical polymers, since polymers currently are so popular in biomedical, pharmaceutical and tissue engineering research. Topics include: overview of basic materials science, organic chemistry and biochemistry, introduction to polymers, biodegradable polymers, and polymeric hydrogels.