This block consists of a theme dedicated to the biocompatibility and study skills materials interface - tissue respectively. It is intended for students to realize that the ultimate success of any material depends on the interaction between it and the surrounding live tissue, for which is discussed in detail all the main property of biomaterial: biocompatibility, the methods to to determine it, and the various interfacial reactions equipment - tissue.
The patient, as an end user, or the surgeon as user need not Biomaterials, but components, parts or manufactured medical devices Biomaterials called. In fact, the biomaterials are synthesized and made ¿¿specifically for each system or medical device. This is a radically different approach to the traditionally adopted in the field of materials science, where it is still possible to find materials developed in the lab waiting for a particular application. This has profound implications, since the industrial manufacturing process is closely linked to the scientific development of the material. Furthermore, the optimization of each piece, depending on the biomaterial used, requires proper biomechanical and geometric design must be coupled to a processing that allows not only the best performance of the piece, but its reproducibility and reliability throughout the chain production. These facts are not new in engineering, it is a very versatile and interest to the field of materials science where Biomaterials fall. Notice that the material properties and manufacturing processes, here are going to have a direct application practice.