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Ceramics and Composites in Bone Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Room 217 B/C

Ceramics and Composites in Bone Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery

Scope

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. Specific suggested topical areas include use of biomineralization strategies to achieve biological design goals, protein controlled inorganic synthesis, design of proteins and peptides to modulate ceramic bioactivity, tethering biomolecules to ceramics to achieve functional specificity, use of ceramics for spatially and temporally controlled drug delivery, and nanotechnology approaches to design unique hybrid functions into ceramics.

Oral Presentations