Artificial implants made out of extraneous materials are used in almost every surgical discipline. The demands of such implants are very differend depending on their function and Location. With this knowledge, the work group "Materials and Surfaces in Surgery" works in various subject areas. The focus initiative BiomaTiCS was formed from this group.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Scientists from the University Medical Center, together with scientists from the departments Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz are striving towards the goal of finding new materials, for example from mushrooms, bacteria, or sponges, in order to recognize, study, or prevent illnesses.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head- and Neck Surgery
The group "Old Medicine" has been active since 1981 and is an international forum for the exchange of current research rojects that focus on early healing methods and the traditions, and reception of these methods in different cultures.
Insitute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine