The field of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is the interdiscipline of molecular and development biology, chemistry, materials science, medical sciences and branches of engineering able to inquire into the modes of action of the physical forces on which many developmental phenomena depend. The subject of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs is a branch of BME, which primarily focuses on the rebuilding damaged, disused, aged or genetically deficient parts of human body by tissue engineering principles and techniques with synthetic or natural materials, making an exact or approximate biological replica or providing a non-biological substitute either of which remedy a deficit and restore functionality. The characteristic of Biomedical Polymers and Artificial Organs in Sichuan University is the study on natural and synthetic polymeric materials and artificial organs. Its merit is research medical membranes, smart materials and artificial tissue heart valve, kidney, lung and blood perfusion adsorbents.
Department of Biomedical Polymers and Artificial Organs started offering the Master Program in 1979, and was honored the authorization for master’s degree in 1986. After that, the doctoral awarding was approved in 1992. Then a station for postdoctoral research was established in 1999.