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Biomaterials – synthetic or biological – is an inter- and cross-disciplinary field comprising basic research and clinical studies on responses to materials used in dentistry and medicine. The Biomaterials Research Cluster is based at the Department of Clinical Dentistry, Department of Clinical Medicine, and Orthopedic Clinic of Haukeland University Hospital. It also involves departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, national and international partners. 

"The overall goal of the Biomaterials Research cluster is to contribute to safer, more effective, and longer lasting (nano)materials for dental and medical use."


Research Areas

The Biomaterials group encompasses several research areas covering both in vitro and in vivo aspects of pre-clinical and clinical research:


NanoSafety and NanoMedicine

Clinical Dental Biomaterials

Biomaterials in surgery: Biomatlab

Green Biomaterials

MoBaTann: Tooth biobank





    Bilde av de to studentene Ragnhild E. Krage (th) og Margit Hågå sammen med  presidenten i NTF, Heming Olsen-Bergem.

    Plastic Waste in Dentistry from an Environmental perspective

    Congratulations to Ragnhild E. Krage (to the right) and Margit Hågå who won the student research price at the Norwegian Dental Association Meeting (November 2023). Here they are together with the president of the Norwegian Dental Association, Heming Olsen-Bergem.

    The NanoBioReal Group

    Workshop: New Approach Methodologies for NanoSafety

    The Workshop “New Approach Methodologies for NanoSafety” and the “NanoBioReal” Project meeting were held in Bergen on March 30th and March 31st, 2023. ...