Baltic Biomaterial Cluster

Regeneration of tissues and organs remains one of the great  challenges of clinical medicine and have been investigated for virtually every organ system in the human body, and progress  is made possible by advances in materials science, polymer chemistry, and molecular biology.   The latest methods concern the  regulation of the biological and chemical composition of biomaterials, together with  techniques for modulating mechanical properties of engineered constructs. 

Baltic Biomaterial_MedTec Cluster is a special interest group, consisting of research departments, SMEs and representatives of academia and administration from Germany, Poland, and Lithuania (project partners in the EU South Baltic Region project Eco4Life), collaborating with institutions from the Northern Baltic Sea.
The aim of the Baltic Biomaterial Cluster is to develop a common transregional approach for regenerative medicine in the whole Baltic Sea Region, according to the policy of the ScanBalt flagship project "Baltic Sea Health Region" as part of the EU Baltic Sea Strategy. ScanBalt is a leading network of clusters, universities, companies and public authorities working within life sciences to promote the Baltic Sea Region as a globally competitive Green valley and Health region.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as Center of Competence for Regenerative Medicine  in Germany is supposed to become pilot region for the Baltic Biomaterial Cluster, with BioConValley® as central contact for life science and health economy in North Eastern Germany and coordinator of the initiative.
The federal state is closely linked to emerging health economies in Poland and the Baltics, as well as to the dynamic Medtech region in the North of the Baltic Sea.

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A LinkedIn Group Baltic MedTech Network (South) was founded to enable discussions between the cluster members.



Artross GmbH

After many years of scientific collaboration with the university, the idea of developing new biomaterials for bone reconstruction led to the creation of the synthetic bone grafting material NanoBone®.



– Diagnostics made in Germany –

DST Diagnostische Systeme & Technologien GmbH is a company that develops, manufactures and markets in vitro tests for point of care diagnostics. DST has committed itself to high user friendliness and excellent reliability and patient compliance.


MBP Medical Biomaterial Products GmbH

Die Medical Biomaterial Products GmbH in Neustadt-Glewe stellt biomedizinische Produkte unter anderem für den Bereich Wundheilung und Hautersatz z.B. bei Verbrennungen und traumatischen Wunden her. MBP hat 2009 kräftig investiert, um die FDA-Zulassung für den amerikanischen Markt zu erlangen. Darüber hinaus laufen derzeit weitere Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekte wie z.B. die Entwicklung eines vernetzten Collagenvlieses.


Polymer Institute Szcezcin

Main research areas of the institute are: technology of new materials, nanotechnologies, biopolymers and biomaterials, technology of plastics, fibers and elastomers, micro and nanotechnologies of polymeric materials, nanoscience and nanotechnologies, nanocomposites, nanobiomaterials.

Preparation and processing of polymers and composites with special properties; characterisation of polymeric materials (mechanical, thermal, rheological, structure and other properties):

  • materials based on thermoplastics (e.g. polyolefines, polyesters, polyamides, polystyrol, polycarbonates etc.): - polymer blends; - polymer composites and nanocomposites; - polymer recycling
  • materials based on reactive resins (epoxy, polyurethane, unsaturated polyesters)
  • starch based polymeric materials (hydrogels, thermoplastic starch),
  • paints and coating materials and adhesives


Polymer Institute

c/o WUT The West Pomeranian University of Technology, PolandDepartment of Biomaterials and Microbiological Technologies, Polymer Technology Department, Laboratory of Elastomers and Fibres Technologies, 70-322 Szczecin, POLAND, ul. Pulaskiego 10

Prof. Miroslawa El Fray