The development of metallic biomaterials is currently booming and titanium alloys are preferred biomaterials due to their excellent corrosion resistance and very pronounced biocompatible character. The implementation of our synthetic means has proved perfectly suited to the development of a new generation of biomedical alloys containing no toxic elements. Rare laboratory to be able to offer new alloys that meet the challenges posed by the field of implants and prothesis since their development up to their characterizations (chemical, microstructural, mechanical...), this theme positions us as a leader in this field in France and even in Europe. Many national and international collaborations were set up during the last contract, in particular with our colleagues researchers in cell biology or specialists in corrosion in simulated physiological environments. This reflects a stated desire to continue to invest in this area transdisciplinary by promoting exchanges between materials research and biology research. The prospect would be to lead to a better understanding of the phenomena located at the interface between these disciplines.
As part of these collaborations, the synthesis of new biocompatible and functional alloys (superelastic alloys) will continue to be a strong focus of our research activity. On this theme, we are currently engaged in an international white ANR project (ANR BIOMIMETIS) until 2016 which also associates industrial partners (SMEs in the field on CIFRE contracts) with whom we plan to make prototypes of biomedical devices for dedicated uses (prostheses, staples, dental implants, stents, catheters, orthodontic wires, endodontic files...).