Biomaterial and Medical Device Research Programme

Biomaterial and Medical Device Research Programme

Home page: http://www.biomaterials.utu.fi
Directors and contact addresses:

Professor Pekka Vallittu, University of Turku (pekka.vallittu (at) utu.fi)
Professor Leena Hupa, Åbo Akademi University (leena.hupa (at) abo.fi)

Description of the research programme

Research Groups (9 Principal Groups and 3 Associated Groups)

Bioceramics Research Group
Group leader: Professor Leena Hupa
Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre/ Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, Åbo Akademi University
Piispankatu 8, 20500 Turku
E-mail: leena.hupa (at) abo.fi

Pharmaceutical Technology Research Group
Group leader: Professor Niklas Sandler
Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory, Åbo Akademi University
Biocity, Tykistökatu 6, Turku
E-mail: nsandler (at) abo.fi

FRC Research Group
Group leader: Professor Pekka Vallittu
Department of Biomaterials Science and Turku Clinical Biomaterials Centre – TCBC
Lemminkäisenkatu 2, 20520 Turku
Phone: + 358 2 333 8332, Mobile: +358 405748200
E-mail: pekka.vallittu (at) utu.fi

Oral Implant Research Group
Group leader: Professor Timo Närhi
Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, University of Turku
Lemminkäisenkatu 2, 20520 Turku
E-mail: timo.narhi (at) utu.fi

Adhesive Dentistry Research Group
Group leader: Arzu Tezvergil-Mutluay, DDS, PhD, FADM, Specialist in Clinical Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Professor and Chair of Restorative Dentistry and Cariology Academy Research Fellow
Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku
E-mail: artez (at) utu.fi

Orthopaedic Research Unit
Group leader: Hannu T Aro, MD, PhD Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology University of Turku and Turku University Hospital
Visiting address: Hämeentie 11, TYKS, T-hospital, TE1, Room E115
Mailing address: Turku University Hospital, PL 52, 20521 Turku
Phone: +358 40 353 7644
E-mail: hannu.aro (at) utu.fi

Neurosurgical Implant Group
Group leader: Jussi Posti, MD, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery, Turku University Hospital and University of Turku
Hämeentie 11, PO Box 52, 20521 Turku

ENT Biomaterials Group
Group leader: Jami Rekola, MD, PhD
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Turku University Hospital and University of Turku
Kiinamyllynkatu 2-4, PO Box 52, 20521 Turku
E-mail: jami.rekola (at) utu.fi

Dental Materials Clinical Evaluation Group
Group leader: DDS, PhD, Specialist of Prosthetic Dentistry Johanna Tanner
Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku and City of Turku, Welfare Division, Oral Health Care.
E-mail: Johanna.tanner (at) utu.fi

Biomedical Engineering Research GroupGroup leader: Niko Moritz, PhD, Docent (Adjunct Professor), University Lecturer
Department of Biomaterials Science, Institute of Dentistry, Turku Clinical Biomaterials Centre – TCBC, University of Turku
E-mail: niko.moritz (at) utu.fi

Associated Member: Natural Polymers Research Group
Group leaders: Professor Stefan Willför and Docent Chunlin Xu
Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre/Laboratory of Wood and Paper Chemistry, Åbo Akademi University
Phone: + 358 40 504 7904
E-mail: swillfor (at) abo.fi, cxu (at) abo.fi

Associated member: Sensor Research Group
Group leader: Johan Bobacka, D.Sc. (Tech.), Professor in analytical chemistry Åbo Akademi University, Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry
Biskopsgatan 8, 20500 Åbo
Phone (office): +358 2 215 3246
E-mail: johan.bobacka (at) abo.fi

Associated Member: Bionanomaterials Research Group
Group leader: Prof. Jessica Rosenholm
Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory, Åbo Akademi University Biocity
Tykistökatu 6
E-mail: jerosenh (at) abo.fi