Room 217 B/C

Tissue Engineering 2

Tissue Engineering is rapidly growing as a promising alternative for the repair and regeneration of lost or damaged tissues and organs. Tissue engineering research is multi-disciplinary as it involves the development of new biomaterials, cell sources, and advanced drug/factor delivery strategies. This session will review current state of the art in the development and characterization of tissue engineering constructs. Specific areas to be covered are the use of advanced materials and structures, engineered graft assessment in animal models, and the aspects of functional tissue engineering.

2nd Annual SFB Business Plan Competition

Students and post docs: Medical technology requires more than just laboratory results to become a reality. Do you believe that your biomaterials-based research innovation has the potential to succeed in the medical device industry? Put your skills to the test in this unique session designed to challenge you to consider the commercialization aspects of your research. Individuals and groups (your choice) will be judged by experts from investing, industry, regulatory and academia on the strength of their commercialization plans.

Advanced Antimicrobial Materials

Recent reports by the World Health Organization warn of an impending “post antibiotic era” in which common infections are lethal due to rising levels of antimicrobial resistance. Concurrently, there is a severe lack in development of new classes of antimicrobials. There is an immediate need to engineer advanced antimicrobial therapeutics, delivery systems, and materials that are capable of effectively combating the heterogeneous microbial populations known to cause infections.

Advances in Programmable Biomaterials for Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine

The field of biomaterials science has evolved from the study of biocompatible and biodegradable materials to the design of stimuli-responsive biomaterials. These materials can be programmed to respond to stimuli resulting from a variety of sources, including biomolecular recognition (e.g., peptide-, oligonucleotide-, and lipid-based interactions), chemical properties (e.g. pH and ionic strength), and physical properties (e.g. temperature).

Ceramics and Composites in Bone Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery

This symposium will provide cutting edge talks on recent advances in ceramics and ceramic composites used in musculoskeletal regeneration. This symposium fits well in the multi-functional biomaterial design theme area, as recent advances have taken ceramics beyond just a space filling role and into the realms of hybrid materials which can combinatorially achieve structural and biological functionality.

Tissue Engineering

Tissue Engineering is rapidly growing as a promising alternative for the repair and regeneration of lost or damaged tissues and organs. Tissue engineering research is multi-disciplinary as it involves the development of new biomaterials, cell sources, and advanced drug/factor delivery strategies. This session will review current state of the art in the development and characterization of tissue engineering constructs. Specific areas to be covered are the use of advanced materials and structures, engineered graft assessment in animal models, and the aspects of functional tissue engineering.

Nanobiomaterial and Drug Delivery Strategies for Dental/Craniomaxillofacial Repair/Regeneration

Dental and craniomaxillofacial tissues are key indicators to overall health and socialization of individuals. Repair/regeneration of these tissues present significant challenges due their complex geometries and highly hierarchical and integrated structures including hard and soft tissues.

Biofabrication and Biomanufacturing in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM)

Biofabrication has become an innovative tool for the field of biomedical applications, especially, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. This technology has been developed to allow construction of biological substitutes mimicking structures and functions of native tissues or organs. Biofabrication enables precise placement of various cell types, biomaterials, and bioactive molecules in a single three-dimensional (3-D) architecture.