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Symposium

B05: Biomaterials Applications

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TopicB: Biomaterials

This symposium will attract experts working in the broad field of biomedical applications of materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers and their composites. Presentations will include topics ranging from biomedical implants, coatings and surface treatment of biomaterials to novel biomaterial approaches for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and drug delivery. Thus biomedical applications of both permanent and biodegradable materials will be considered in this symposium. Moreover advanced methods for the characterization and testing of biomaterials in in-vivo relevant conditions will be also considered, with emphasis in the tissue/biomaterial interface. Other topics will include innovative multifunctional bioactive coatings for biomedical devices, as well as tailored surface functionalization approaches for eliciting specific biological responses. Biomaterial based approaches to develop advanced scaffolds for tissue regeneration will be also covered in this symposium. New concepts directed at the development of multifunctional scaffolds (next generation scaffolds) will be presented, which can have a drug delivery or biomolecular signalling function thus providing enhanced support to cell attachment, growth and proliferation. The symposium will offer an excellent forum to present and discuss the most recent and relevant contributions to application of materials in the biomedical field, bringing together material scientists, biologists, pharmacists, tissue engineers and medical doctors.

Suggested topics are:

1. Bioactive materials as dense and porous implants
2. Functionally-graded biomaterials
3. Surface treatments and functionalization of bioactive materials
4. Scaffolds for tissue engineering
5. Tissue/Biomaterial Interface phenomena
6. Biodegradable medical devices
7. Clinical applications
8. Materials for controlled drug delivery
9. Bioactive, antibacterial coatings


Wednesday (26.09.2018)

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