IUPAC-PSK40

4-7 October 2016 in Jeju, Korea

We are delighted to announce the IUPAC International Conference on Advanced Polymeric Materials: Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Polymer Society of Korea (PSK).

This event will be held during 4–7 October 2016 at the International Convention Center Jeju, Korea. The conference will be an attractive event with 5 plenary and more than 200 invited lectures by renowned speakers from all over the world.

It will be an open forum for participants engaged in polymer synthesis, polymer physics, polymeric materials and polymer engineering. More information can be found in the Scientific Program.

The Polymer Society of Korea (PSK) was founded in 1976 and currently has around 3000 active members. Now, they are gladly celebrating its 40 years of contribution to the development of polymer science and technology of Korea by hosting a great conference of IUPAC-PSK40.

The conference will be held in Jeju island, the largest island in Korea, which was granted UNESCO World Heritage site status because of its unique and beautiful natural scenery. Beautiful beaches, waterfalls, cliffs, and caves lie in harmony, and the mild weather makes Jeju an ideal tourist destination.

We are proud to sponsor this event and hopes this conference is a great success for our community.

Mark your calendar and register now!

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Top 10 Reviewers for Biomaterials Science

Many thanks to our reviewers and community

In celebration of Peer Review Week, with the theme of Recognition for Review, we would like to highlight the top 10 reviewers for Biomaterials Science in 2016, as selected by the editor for their significant contribution to the journal.

Top 10 Reviewers for Biomaterials Science:
- Dr Yi Wen – Duke University, USA
- Dr Yi Zhao – University of North Carolina, USA
- Dr Yong Wang – Pennsylvania State University, USA
- Dr Yamin Li – University of Science and Technology of China, China
- Dr Menghua Xiong – University of Illinois, USA
- Professor Jun Wang – University of Science and Technology of China, China
- Dr Zhibin Wang – Stanford University, USA
- Dr Won Jong Kim – Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
- Dr Phil Campbell – Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Dr Yi Zhang – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

We would like to say a massive thank you to these reviewers as well as the Biomaterials Science board and all of the biomaterials science community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

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Nanoparticle Therapeutics 2016

23–27th October 2016 in Queensland, Australia

On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to invite you to join us at Nanoparticle Therapeutics 2016, making clinical translation a reality.

The conference is in tropical north Queensland (Palm Cove) from the 23rd to 26th October 2016.

This conference is designed to bring together experts in Nanoparticle Therapeutics from people working at the laboratory bench through to clinical trials, government regulation and implementation in the clinic.

This meeting of around 50 participants involves an exemplary scientific program comprising invited international and local speakers, and offers an important training platform for early career researchers to present their results and to be exposed to “cutting edge” research. Awards for best ECR/student are now available.

Social events for enhancing interactions with the delegates include a trip to the local crocodile and wild-life park, not to be missed.

Early bird registration has been extended for 1 week until the 12th of August

Don’t miss out and register today!

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4th Symposium on Innovative Polymers for Controlled Delivery

23–26 September 2016 in Suzhou, China

We are pleased to announce the 4th Symposium on Innovative Polymers for Controlled Delivery (SIPCD 2016).

SIPCD held biennially since 2010 has been established as a high-level conference in the fields of biomaterials, controlled drug delivery, protein and cell delivery, gene delivery, polymer-based diagnostics, and tissue engineering.

SIPCD 2016 will be held in the Worldhotel Grand Dushulake, Suzhou (China) on the 23–26 September 2016. The event will welcome about 550 participants from all over the world, and has planned 4 plenary and 27 keynote lectures by leading experts.

The symposium is organised in one single session, thus offering the possibility to be present at all invited lectures and to participate in lively discussions about the most recent developments as well as challenges in innovative delivery.

Biomaterials Science is proud to sponsor this conference and hopes this conference is a great success for the biomaterials science community.

Mark your calendar and register now!

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1st Biomaterials for Healthcare Conference

17–20 October 2016 in Rome, Italy

We are delighted to announce the 1st Biomaterials for Healthcare Conference (BioMaH 2016): “Biomaterials for tissue engineering and the role of nanotechnology“.

This conference will be held from 17th to 20th October 2016 in the beautiful city of Rome, Italy.

The event will cover various issues regarding innovative materials and approaches for tissue regeneration. Its scope is to create a stage for exchanging the latest research results and sharing advanced research methods.

Participants from various countries are expected to attend the conference, among them leading researchers in the biomaterials science field, manufacturers from orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, dentistry and pharmaceuticals, engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, surgeons, physicians, dentists and other clinical personnel, closely connected with the application of biomaterials.

Biomaterials Science is proud to sponsor 3 special prizes for the best posters in this exciting Biomaterials for Healthcare Conference. The winners will receive a certificate and free access to the journal for one year.

Mark your calendar today and register now!

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Top 10 Most-accessed Biomaterials Science articles – Q2 2016

This month sees the following articles in Biomaterials Science that are in the top ten most accessed from April – June 2016:

Why not take a look at the articles today and blog your thoughts and comments below.

Biodegradable liposome-encapsulated hydrogels for biomedical applications: a marriage of convenience
Santiago Grijalvo, Judith Mayr, Ramon Eritja and David Díaz Díaz
Biomater. Sci., 2016,4, 555-574
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00481K

Polymeric biomaterials for the delivery of platinum-based anticancer drugs
Jihoon Kim, Swapan Pramanick, Duhwan Lee, Hansoo Park and Won Jong Kim
Biomater. Sci., 2015,3, 1002-1017
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00039D

Articular cartilage: from formation to tissue engineering
Sandra Camarero-Espinosa, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, E. Johan Foster and Christoph Weder
Biomater. Sci., 2016,4, 734-767
DOI: 10.1039/C6BM00068A

Hydrogel scaffolds as <it>in vitro</it> models to study fibroblast activation in wound healing and disease
Megan E. Smithmyer, Lisa A. Sawicki and April M. Kloxin
Biomater. Sci., 2014,2, 634-650
DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60319A

Lipid-coated polymeric nanoparticles for cancer drug delivery
Sangeetha Krishnamurthy, Rajendran Vaiyapuri, Liangfang Zhang and Juliana M. Chan
Biomater. Sci., 2015,3, 923-936
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00427B

Supramolecular hydrogels: synthesis, properties and their biomedical applications
Ruijiao Dong, Yan Pang, Yue Su and Xinyuan Zhu
Biomater. Sci., 2015,3, 937-954
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00448E

Poly(trimethylene carbonate)-based polymers engineered for biodegradable functional biomaterials
K. Fukushima
Biomater. Sci., 2016,4, 9-24
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00123D

Mesoporous silica nanoparticles for the design of smart delivery nanodevices
Montserrat Colilla, Blanca González and María Vallet-Regí
Biomater. Sci., 2013,1, 114-134
DOI: 10.1039/C2BM00085G

Composite biopolymers for bone regeneration enhancement in bony defects
K. Jahan and M. Tabrizian
Biomater. Sci., 2016,4, 25-39
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00163C

Stimuli-responsive polymersomes for cancer therapy
Thavasyappan Thambi, Jae Hyung Park and Doo Sung Lee
Biomater. Sci., 2016,4, 55-69
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00268K

Fancy submitting an article to Biomaterials Science? Then why not submit to us today!

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UKSB 2016

The UK Society for Biomaterials will be holding their 15th annual conference from the 30th June – 1st July at the University of Westminster, London.

Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Biomaterials Science will be providing sponsorship in the form of a poster prize certificate and a year’s free access to the journal.

Professor Ipsita Roy from the University of Westminster is organising the conference and has included some special features for this year which are below:

  • A dedicated Larry Hench session;
  • ReBiostent session (an EU FP7 project); (on biodegradable drug eluting stents)
  • KTN session dedicated to the industry/clinicians and
  • A dedicated cell oriented session for TCES/ECPS members.

Professor Roy intends to promote a ‘varied experience of both excellent research in the area of biomaterials including state of art, innovative work with synthetic and natural polymers, complemented with their application in the production of near to market products including medical devices, tissue engineering scaffolds and controlled delivery constructs’. Further details about the conference and Professor Roy’s full statement can be found here.

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Top 10 Most-accessed Biomaterials Science articles – Q1 2016

This month sees the following articles in Biomaterials Science that are in the top ten most accessed from January – March 2016:

Why not take a look at the articles today and blog your thoughts and comments below.

Composite biopolymers for bone regeneration enhancement in bony defects
K. Jahan and M. Tabrizian
Biomater. Sci., 2016, 4, 25-39
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00163C

Lipid-coated polymeric nanoparticles for cancer drug delivery
Sangeetha Krishnamurthy, Rajendran Vaiyapuri, Liangfang Zhang and Juliana M. Chan
Biomater. Sci., 2015, 3, 923-936
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00427B

Hydrogel scaffolds as in vitro models to study fibroblast activation in wound healing and disease
Megan E. Smithmyer, Lisa A. Sawicki and April M. Kloxin
Biomater. Sci., 2014, 2, 634-650
DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60319A

Cell-derived matrices for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications
Lindsay E. Fitzpatrick and Todd C. McDevitt
Biomater. Sci., 2015, 3, 12-24
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00246F

Supramolecular hydrogels: synthesis, properties and their biomedical applications
Ruijiao Dong, Yan Pang, Yue Su and Xinyuan Zhu
Biomater. Sci., 2015, 3, 937-954
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00448E

Stimuli-responsive polymersomes for cancer therapy
Thavasyappan Thambi, Jae Hyung Park and Doo Sung Lee
Biomater. Sci., 2016, 4, 55-69
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00268K

Biodegradable liposome-encapsulated hydrogels for biomedical applications: a marriage of convenience
Santiago Grijalvo, Judith Mayr, Ramon Eritja and David Díaz Díaz
Biomater. Sci., 2016, 4, 555-574
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00481K

Poly(trimethylene carbonate)-based polymers engineered for biodegradable functional biomaterials
K. Fukushima
Biomater. Sci., 2016, 4, 9-24
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00123D

Trigger responsive polymeric nanocarriers for cancer therapy
Shahdeep Kaur, Chandrashekhar Prasad, Biji Balakrishnan and Rinti Banerjee
Biomater. Sci., 2015, 3, 955-987
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00002E

Polymeric biomaterials for the delivery of platinum-based anticancer drugs
Jihoon Kim, Swapan Pramanick, Duhwan Lee, Hansoo Park and Won Jong Kim
Biomater. Sci., 2015, 3, 1002-1017
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00039D

Fancy submitting an article to Biomaterials Science? Then why not submit to us today!

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BiTERM 2016

BiTERM

The Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (SBAOI) is one of the leading societies in India promoting healthcare related research. The annual meeting of SBAOI India has over the years become one of the premier biomaterials & biomedical related conferences in the country, and provides a great opportunity for professional development & networking in the field. This year, the annual conference BiTERM-2016 is being organized by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi at New Delhi over April 15 – 17, 2016.

BiTERM-2016 will not only offer a platform for presenting innovative & novel research, but also promises to be preferential ground for exchange of ideas with experts across the world, ultimately leading to scientific and technological development. The event will cover a wide range of topics that are shaping the future of biomedical research.

Dr. Richard Kelly and Dr. Deeksha Gupta will represent the Royal Society of Chemistry at this meeting.

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2016 Biomaterials Science Lectureship awarded to Fan Yang

We are delighted to announce Assistant Professor Fan Yang (Stanford University) as the 2016 Biomaterials Science Lectureship winner.

The Biomaterials Science Lectureship is an annual award that honours an early-stage career researcher for their significant contribution to the biomaterials field. The recipient is selected by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board from a list of candidates nominated by the community.

Read on to find out more about Fan…


Fan Yang is currently an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering, and Director of Stanford Stem Cells and Biomaterials Engineering Laboratory. Her research seeks to understand how microenvironmental cues regulate stem cell fate, and to develop novel biomaterials and cell-based therapeutics for tissue regeneration, with special focus on treating musculoskeletal diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Yang received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Prof. Jennifer Elisseeff’s lab at Johns Hopkins University, and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Prof. Robert Langer at MIT. In recognition of her innovation, she was selected to be one of 2011 TR35 Global list honorees by Technology Review, which recognizes the world’s 35 most outstanding innovators who are younger than 35.

Dr. Yang has also been recognized by multiple awards from both federal agencies and private foundations including the NSF CAREER Award, the NIH R01 award, Tools and Technologies Development Award from California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Young Investigator Award from Alliance for Cancer and Gene Therapy, National Scientist Development Award from American Heart Association, Rising Star award from BMES-CMBE, Mission for Learning Faculty Scholar Award in Pediatric Translational Medicine, Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Faculty Scholar Award, the McCormick Faculty Award, Stanford Asian American Faculty Award, the 3M Nonteured Faculty Award and the Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award.

Take a look at Fan’s recent Biomaterials Science article to find out more about her current research:

Effects of the poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel crosslinking mechanism on protein release
Soah Lee, Xinming Tong and Fan Yang
Biomater. Sci., 2016, 4, 405-411

Keep your eyes peeled for Fan’s upcoming Biomaterials Science article in honour of the Lectureship award.

We would like to thank everybody who nominated a candidate for the Lectureship; we received many excellent nominations, and the Editorial Board had a difficult task in choosing between some outstanding candidates.

Please join us in congratulating Fan in her fantastic achievements by adding your comments below.

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