biomaterial

noun
bio·​ma·​te·​ri·​al | \ˌbī-ō-mə-ˈtir-ē-əl \

Definition of biomaterial 

: a natural or synthetic material (such as a metal or polymer) that is suitable for introduction into living tissue especially as part of a medical device (such as an artificial joint)

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Some analysts say Fujifilm should focus on its operations in faster-growing areas such as health care, biomaterials and semiconductor materials rather than deepening its involvement in the declining printer and copier business. Mayumi Negishi, WSJ, "Fujifilm Won't Sweeten Offer for Xerox," 14 May 2018 The company has partnered with New York’s Ecovative Design, a biomaterials company, to bring the textile to market. Sophia Markoulakis, San Francisco Chronicle, "Meet Mylo: Bolt Threads’ latest textile that looks and feels like leather," 25 Apr. 2018 The college was championed by then-President Luis Proenza and has drawn top talent, including professor Matthew Becker, an innovator in organic polymer chemistry and biomaterials. Karen Farkas, cleveland.com, "University of Akron's dean of College of Polymer Science will step down," 2 Mar. 2018 Cole herself, despite being a leading practitioner of bioluminescent art, does not always use overt biomaterial in art. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "Shimmery bacteria plus a canvas equals art, briefly," 26 Jan. 2018 The company, which specializes in products used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials, gives grants through its foundation. Laura Groch, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Nordson Corp. donates $412K to county groups," 22 Dec. 2017 Trofe first discovered mycelium through a biomaterials company called Ecovative Design, which, at the time, was developing mycelium as an alternative to Styrofoam. Nina Friend, Bon Appetit, "These Gorgeous Lamps Are Made Out of Edible Mushrooms," 6 July 2017 Trofe first discovered mycelium through a biomaterials company called Ecovative Design, which, at the time, was developing mycelium as an alternative to Styrofoam. Nina Friend, Bon Appetit, "These Gorgeous Lamps Are Made Out of Edible Mushrooms," 6 July 2017 Their study, published this month by the journal Biomaterials, offers a new way to grow a vascular system, which has been a roadblock for tissue engineering. National Geographic, "Spinach Leaf Transformed Into Beating Human Heart Tissue," 25 Mar. 2017

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biomaterial

noun
bio·​ma·​te·​ri·​al | \ˌbī-ō-mə-ˈtir-ē-əl \

Medical Definition of biomaterial 

: a natural or synthetic material (as a polymer or metal) that is suitable for introduction into living tissue especially as part of a medical device (as an artificial heart valve or joint)

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