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

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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

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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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Registration now open for TERMIS-EU 2016!

The European Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society 2016 (TERMIS-EU) will be taking place from 28 June to 1 July 2016 at Uppsala Concert and Congress in Uppsala, Sweden.

The theme of the conference will be “Towards Future Regenerative Therapies” and will cover the latest advances in biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Co-Chairs Jöns Hilborn (Uppsala University) and May Griffith (Linköping University) warmly invite you to join the proceedings.

Registration is now openregister by 3 May 2016 to receive a discount!

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Top 10 Most-accessed Biomaterials Science articles – Q4 2015

This month sees the following articles in Biomaterials Science that are in the top ten most accessed from October – December 2015:

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

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

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

Electrospinning and additive manufacturing: converging technologies
Paul D. Dalton, Cédryck Vaquette, Brooke L. Farrugia, Tim R. Dargaville, Toby D. Brown and Dietmar W. Hutmacher
Biomater. Sci., 2013,1, 171-185
DOI: 10.1039/C2BM00039C

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

In situ-forming robust chitosan-poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels prepared by copper-free azide–alkyne click reaction for tissue engineering
Vinh X. Truong, Matthew P. Ablett, Hamish T. J. Gilbert, James Bowen, Stephen M. Richardson, Judith A. Hoyland and Andrew P. Dove
Biomater. Sci., 2014,2, 167-175
DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60159E

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

Biophysical properties of nucleic acids at surfaces relevant to microarray performance
Archana N. Rao and David W. Grainger
Biomater. Sci., 2014,2, 436-471
DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60181A

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

Design of biomaterials for intracellular delivery of carbon monoxide
Hiroshi Inaba, Kenta Fujita and Takafumi Ueno
Biomater. Sci., 2015,3, 1423-1438
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00210A

Design of thiol–ene photoclick hydrogels using facile techniques for cell culture applications
Lisa A. Sawicki and April M. Kloxin
Biomater. Sci., 2014,2, 1612-1626
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00187G

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One-day meeting on Self-Assembling Materials for Biomedicine

We are pleased to announce the RSC Faraday Division sponsored one-day meeting on Self-Assembling Materials for Biomedicine, taking place on 14th April 2016 at Shinfield Grange, Berkshire, UK.

This meeting will bring together researchers using polymers and biomaterials in several applications relevant to healthcare – specifically in the fields of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and drug delivery. Different approaches relying on self-assembly of polymers, peptides and other biomaterials to create novel nanostructures with biomedical activity will be discussed by prominent researchers in the field presenting their state-of-the-art findings. The venue is a delightful country residence on the outskirts of Reading, UK, with easy transport access.


Confirmed Speakers

Giuseppe Battaglia, University College London
Che Connon, Newcastle University
Matthew Dalby, University of Glasgow
Alicia El Haj, Keele University
Ian Hamley, University of Reading
Wayne Hayes, University of Reading
Alvaro Mata, Queen Mary University London
David Middleton, Lancaster University
Richard Oreffo, University of Southampton
Maité Paternostre, CEA-Saclay, France
Alberto Saiani, University of Manchester

Organising Committee

Ian Hamley, University of Reading
Che Connon, Newcastle University
Alvaro Mata, Queen Mary University London

FREE REGISTRATION – Deadline by 15th March 2016

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