This course aims to teach students the following: To acquire specific knowledge on materials concerning the design parameters to select materials to be used in contact with living tissue – biomaterials. To understand the processes that govern the interactions over the interface between the material and the living tissue. To understand the process that is needed to develop a new biomaterial or medical device. To understand medical device/biomaterial safety at the development and clinical stage. To have knowledge of the rules that govern medical products in Europe and other parts of the world.