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Research on biomaterials is a major part of the portfolio of work at NIOM and includes many categories of materials: ceramics, metals/alloys and resin-based polymers.

Research underpins both standardization activities and the information and recommendations provided to health authorities, the dental profession and the public.

Research projects are targeted and include materials characterization and properties, biocompatibility and clinical performance.

Our inter-disciplinary expertise also applies to medical biomaterials, e.g. cardiac and orthopaedic implants and surgical instruments.

The institute collaborates with universities and research centres in dentistry, medicine and materials science in the Nordic countries and worldwide, and funds visiting scientists from the Nordic countries.