Chapter 8. Medical Applications of Hybrid Materials

  1. Prof. Dr. Guido Kickelbick
  1. Kanji Tsuru,
  2. Satoshi Hayakawa and
  3. Akiyoshi Osaka

Published Online: 19 FEB 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610495.ch8

Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

How to Cite

Tsuru, K., Hayakawa, S. and Osaka, A. (2006) Medical Applications of Hybrid Materials, in Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications (ed G. Kickelbick), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610495.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Technische Universität Wien, Institut für Materialchemie, Getreidemarkt 9/165, 1060 Wien, Austria

Author Information

  1. Biomaterial Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University, Tsushima, Okayama, 700-8530, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2007
  2. Published Print: 18 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527312993

Online ISBN: 9783527610495



  • hybrid materials;
  • medical applications;
  • repairing damaged tissues;
  • repairing damaged organs;
  • bioactive inorganic–organic hybrids;
  • designing hybrids;
  • surface modifications for biocompatible materials;
  • porous hybrids;
  • scaffolds;
  • bioreactors;
  • chitosan-based hybrids;
  • drug delivery systems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

    • Composites, Solutions, and Hybrids

    • Artificial Materials for Repairing Damaged Tissues and Organs

    • Tissue–Material Interactions

    • Material–Tissue Bonding; Bioactivity

    • Blood-compatible Materials

  • Bioactive Inorganic–Organic Hybrids

    • Concepts of Designing Hybrids

    • Concepts of Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Scaffolds and Membranes

    • PDMS–Silica Hybrids

    • Organoalkoxysilane Hybrids

    • Gelatin–Silicate Hybrids

    • Chitosan–Silicate Hybrids

  • Surface Modifications for Biocompatible Materials

    • Molecular Brush Structure Developed on Biocompatible Materials

    • Alginic Acid Molecular Brush Layers on Metal Implants

    • Organotitanium Molecular Layers with Blood Compatibility

  • Porous Hybrids for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds and Bioreactors

    • PDMS–Silica Porous Hybrids for Bioreactors

    • Gelatin–Silicate Porous Hybrids

    • Chitosan–Silicate Porous Hybrids for Scaffold Applications

  • Chitosan-based Hybrids for Drug Delivery Systems

  • Summary