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Brazil MRS Meeting – New frontiers on biomaterials for bone regeneration

Biomaterials Science is pleased to support the ‘New frontiers on biomaterials for bone regeneration‘ symposium at the 2017 Brazil MRS Meeting, which will take place from 10-14 September in Gramado, Brazil.

The focus of this symposium is on advanced biomaterials for bone regeneration, including biomimetic materials or emerging metallic alloys, ceramics, natural and synthetic polymers, composites, and adhesives, as well as their interactions with proteins, blood, cells and mineral tissues.

By gathering together clinicians, biologists, materials researchers, engineers and industrials, this symposium will highlight the most recent advances on biomaterials for bone regeneration.

Confirmed invited speakers:

Register to attend now – click here to access the registration page or visit the website for more information.

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ACS Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Symposium 2017

 

Biomaterials Science is proud to sponsor the PMSE Symposium: Synthesis, Self-Assembly & Applications of Peptides & Polypeptides, at this year’s ACS Fall meeting.

The conference, which will take place from 20-24 August in Washington, DC, offers scientific professionals a legitimate platform to present, publish, discuss and exhibit the most exciting research discoveries and technologies in chemistry and its related disciplines, as well as providing them a greater understanding of the role chemistry plays in the global economy, health, safety, and the environment.

The PMSE Symposium, held on Sunday 20 August and organised by Jianjun Cheng and Hua Lu, will cover topics such as:

  • Design and self-assembly of polypeptide and elastin-like amphiphilic copolymers
  • Development of polypeptide hydrogels for central nervous system therapy
  • Scaffold directed cooperative polymerization of amino acid N-carboxyanhydrides
  • Versatile star-shaped polypeptide conjugates with controlled self-assembly as therapeutics

Registration is now open – click here to register now and take a look at the programme overview.

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IMRC 2017 – Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration

We are pleased to announce the Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration symposium which will take place at the 25th International Materials Research Congress in Cancun, Mexico.

The symposium, endorsed by Biomaterials Science and held from 20-25 August, will gather together clinicians, biologists, materials researchers, engineers and industrialists to highlight the most recent advances on the interactions of biomaterials with cells and tissues.

The focus of the symposium is on the most novel knowledge on the cross-talking between biomaterials and biological systems, i.e how biomaterials, including biomimetic materials or emerging metallic alloys, ceramics, natural and synthetic polymers, composites, and adhesives, interact with proteins, blood, cells and mineral tissues in order to provide tissue regeneration.

Confirmed invited speakers:

Early bird registration ends on 31 May – click here to register now or visit the IMRC website for more information.

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UK Society for Biomaterials 2017

 

This year, the UK Society for Biomaterials Annual Conference will take place at Loughborough University from 20-21 June, and will be aiming to showcase leading research in all areas of biomaterials with a focus on the development of next generation scientists.

Topics expected to be covered include:

  • Materials chemistry
  • Biofabrication
  • Cell and protein interaction
  • Materials analysis and characterisation
  • Computational modelling
  • Assessment of materials and interactions with biology

Various postgraduate prizes and research awards will also be presented at the conference.

Closing date for abstracts is 30 April – submit here now.

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Nanodelivery 2017: International Conference and Exhibition on Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery

29-31 May, Osaka, Japan

 

 

Osaka, Japan will host this year’s Nano Delivery 2017, International Conference and Exhibition on Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery.

Nano Delivery 2017 will serve as a platform for the interaction between experts in the areas of nanotechnology, nanomedicine, pharmaceutics and drug delivery around the world and aims in sharing some unique research and translational studies on various advances in the field of Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Technologies. The main theme of the conference is designated as “Challenges and Innovations in Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Research”, which opens the doors for many researchers, clinicians, and industry representatives working in these exciting areas.

Over 50+ international organizations will be exhibiting at the Nanodelivery 2017 conference and exhibition. Exhibitors will include equipment manufacturers and suppliers, systems providers, finance and investment firms, R&D companies, project developers, trade associations, and government agencies.

In addition to the Nanodelivery exhibition, there will be keynote presentations, product demonstrations, educational sessions from today’s industry leaders, and poster presentations.

Confirmed speakers:

You can view the full schedule and list of speakers on the website and register to attend here.

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EMBO Conference 2017

23-26 May 2017, Heidelberg, Germany

 

 

The EMBO Conference for Advances in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine will take place this May at the EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany, and will aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the various aspects of stem cell biology.

The cellular and molecular properties of normal tissue stem cells will be discussed, as will the properties of the niches that maintain them. The conference will address alterations to stem cell function during ageing, and how stem cells can be used for regenerative purposes and for disease modelling. On this occasion a particular focus will be on ageing/metabolism and the link between these topics and tissue homeostasis/regeneration. These are emerging areas in the stem cell field, with considerable potential and huge societal relevance.

The meeting will also focus on the emerging and state-of-the-art single cell transcriptome techniques that are uncovering novel insights into stem cell populations.

Keynote speakers confirmed:

The full programme and other details are available on the website and registration is open until 12th April.

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CESB 2017

21-24 May 2017, Porto, Portugal

Biomaterials Science is pleased to support the 6th China-Europe Symposium on Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine, which takes place at the Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda.

Home - 6th China-Europe Symposium on Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine.

CESB2017 aims to bring together two societies that have collaborated for many years to promote significant advances to the field of biomaterials, with specific focus on regenerative medicine applications. It will review the developmental trend and the progress on the frontier research of biomaterials sciences and engineering, including progresses in clinical research and applications.

Confirmed plenary speakers:

To view the complete programme and list of speakers please visit the website. Registration ends on 1 May 2017 – click here to register now.

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Outstanding Reviewers for Biomaterials Science in 2016

Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Biomaterials Science in 2016, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Zhaowei Chen, University of North Carolina
Dr Qingxin Mu, University of Washington
Dr Yunhua Shi, MIT
Dr Yong Wang, Penn State University
Dr Zhibin Wang, Stanford University
Dr Qiang Wei, Max Planck Institute
Dr Yi Wen, Duke University
Dr Menghua Xiong, University of Illinois
Dr Yi Zhang, MIT
Dr Yi Zhao, University of North Carolina

We would also like to thank the Biomaterials Science board and the biomaterials community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre.

 

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Top 10 Most-accessed Biomaterials Science articles – Q4 2016

This month sees the following articles in Biomaterials Science that are in the top ten most accessed from October – December 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

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

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

Recent trends on hydrogel based drug delivery systems for infectious diseases
Arti Vashist, Ajeet Kaushik, Atul Vashist, Rahul Dev Jayant, Asahi Tomitaka, Sharif Ahmad, Y. K. Gupta and Madhavan Nair
Biomater. Sci., 2016,4, 1535-1553
DOI: 10.1039/C6BM00276E

Stimuli-responsive functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles for drug release in response to various biological stimuli
Xin Chen, Xiaoyu Cheng, Alexander H. Soeriyadi, Sharon M. Sagnella, Xun Lu, Jason A. Scott, Stuart B. Lowe, Maria Kavallaris and J. Justin Gooding
Biomater. Sci., 2014,2, 121-130
DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60148J

Sugared biomaterial binding lectins: achievements and perspectives
P. Bojarová and V. Křen
Biomater. Sci., 2016,4, 1142-1160
DOI: 10.1039/C6BM00088F

The surface charge of anti-bacterial coatings alters motility and biofilm architecture
Olena Rzhepishevska, Shoghik Hakobyan, Rohit Ruhal, Julien Gautrot, David Barbero and Madeleine Ramstedt
Biomater. Sci., 2013,1, 589-602
DOI: 10.1039/C3BM00197K

PEG-based hydrogels prepared by catalyst-free thiol–yne addition and their post-antibacterial modification
Xiao Yan Cai, Jun Zhi Li, Ning Ning Li, Jiu Cun Chen, En-Tang Kang and Li Qun Xu
Biomater. Sci., 2016,4, 1663-1672
DOI: 10.1039/C6BM00395H

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

 

 

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