BIOMATDB: Advanced Database for Biomaterials with Data Analysis and Visualisation Tools extended by a Marketplace


Biomaterials in healthcare span almost all medical fields, ranging from recognised materials to high-innovative innovative and multifunctional biomaterials. One of the main challenges is to provide accessible and well-structured data on biomaterials for all relevant practitioners and user groups. BIOMATDB+ aims to create an advanced database for biomaterials providing detailed information on its properties. Flexible data analysis and visualisation tools support the search and selection process based on analyses of the results of biological testing of biomaterials from the scientific literature to incorporate data on as many material properties as possible.

BIOMATDB+ also provides a web-optimised information marketplace and digital advisors to support companies, especially SMEs, in offering their products and properly presenting themselves globally. Initiated by biomaterial use cases, the web application will match the suppliers and demanders through intelligent matching tools and step-by-step decision support.

BIOMATDB+ focuses on creating a label of biocompatibility to define the suitability of a biomaterial for use in a medical device or advanced therapy and to assist companies, especially SMEs, in choosing and facilitating market access for their products, providing them with better guidance. All created technical systems and data processing methods are tested within existing open innovation testbeds and validation groups. Intuitive training manuals and compact online video tutorials support the use of the database, marketplace and label. Appropriate business models are derived for securing the long-term sustainability of the created solutions. The project significantly impacts the findability and searchability of existing biomaterials at the pan-European level. It is an enabler for better uptake of biomaterials in future health applications and medical therapies. Materials engineering, biomaterials, database, data analysis, digital advisors, marketplace, innovation testbeds