FP - 12th International Conference
Medical Applications of Advanced Biomaterials and Nano-biotechnology

Luigi AMBROSIO, University of Naples, Italy
Justin COOPER-WHITE, University of Queensland, Australia
Vladimir P. TORCHILIN, Northeastern University, USA
Min WANG, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Thomas WEBSTER, Northeastern University, USA (Convener)
Serena BEST, University of Cambridge, UK
Marc BOHNER, RMS Foundation, Switzerland
Jeffrey R. CAPADONA, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Guoping CHEN, MIMS-MANA, Japan
Peilin CHEN, Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Jin-Ho CHOY, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
Brian DERBY, University of Manchester, UK
Paul DUCHEYNE, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Mohan EDIRISINGHE, University College London, UK
Changyou GAO, Zhejiang University, China
Mingyuan GAO, Institute of Chemistry, CAS, China
Paul V. HATTON, The University of Sheffield, UK
Jons HILBORN, Uppsala University, Sweden
Esmaiel JABBARI, University of South Carolina, USA
Cato LAURENCIN, University of Connecticut, USA
In-seop LEE, Yonsei University, South Korea
Jin Ho LEE, Hannam University, South Korea
Andreas LENDLEIN, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
Jun LI, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Feng-Huei LIN, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Duncan J. MAITLAND, Texas A&M University, USA
Patrick T. MATHER, Bucknell University, USA
Claudio MIGLIARESI, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy
Jun OHTA, Nara Institute of Science & Technology, Japan
Kinam PARK, Purdue University, USA
Christelle PRINZ, Lund University, Sweden
Seeram RAMAKRISHNA, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Philippe RENAUD, EPFL, Switzerland
Davide F. RICCI, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Mario I. ROMERO-ORTEGA, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Maryam TABRIZIAN, McGill University, Canada
Zhong Lin WANG, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Younan XIA, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Jackie YING, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore
Baohong YUAN, University of Texas, Arlington, USA
Nobuhiko YUI, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Hua ZHANG, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mohammad Reza ABIDIAN, University of Houston, USA
Luigi AMBROSIO / Antonio GLORIA, CNR-IPCB, Napoli, Italy
Marc BOHNER / Christoph STAEHLI, RMS Foundation, Switzerland
Guoping CHEN / Naoki KAWAZOE, MIMS-MANA, Japan
Peilin CHEN, Research Center for Applied Sci., Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Tsutomu FURUZONO, Kindai University, Japan
Changyou GAO, Zhejiang University, China
James HENDERSON, Syracuse University, USA
Tony Y. HU, Arizona State University, USA
Yoshihiro ITO, RIKEN, Japan
Jin Ho LEE, Hannam University, South Korea
Andreas LENDLEIN, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
Jun LI, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Sheereen MAJD, University of Houston, USA
Zhengwei MAO, Zhejiang University, China
Patrick T. MATHER, Bucknell University, USA
Akira MATSUMOTO, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Haibin SHI, Soochow University, China
Tetsushi TAGUCHI, NIMS, Japan
Atsushi TAMURA, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Vladimir P. TORCHILIN, Northeastern University, USA
Nobuhiko YUI, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
The convergences of materials, electronics and biological systems at the nanoscale are fuelling unprecedented opportunities in the biomedical field through groundbreaking inventions / innovations in diagnosis and therapy. Major objectives of this conference, which follows the conferences on the same subject held in previous CIMTEC editions, is to provide a synergic approach covering applied chemistry and physics, materials science, electronics, biochemistry and medicine to enlighten how deeper insights into biological events and their interplays with nanotechnology can support the development of new generations of materials, micro- or nano-devices, molecular level approaches and advanced characterizations to address major medical problems.
The conference particularly aims to report recent progress in the synthesis and characterization of new or creatively modified stimuli-responsive, active and multifunctional metals, ceramics, polymers, gels; smart nanoparticles, functionalized l-D and 2-D nanostructures, Q-dots; hybrids, composites, self-organized materials, hierarchical bio-nanostructures; as well as the potential for their implementation in selected challenging areas of nanomedicine such as (i) multi-scale approaches to regenerate and engineer new soft tissues and hard tissues, (ii) innovative targeted drug delivery and release platforms, and (iii) new materials and systems for medical diagnosis and therapy including multi-modal theranostics. Progress on more "traditional" clinical implants and devices that make use of new microstructured, smart, high strength materials, ultra-low friction and wear materials, high performance bioactive coatings, etc. will also be covered.
Overall, the study of systemic interactions in the body environment such as side effects, biocompatibility and biofunctionality will be essential issues to promote the discussion for bioinspired strategies in materials and device design to be effectively implemented into clinical practice.
Session Topics

FP-1 Advances in biomaterials

  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Bioactive and biodegradable ceramics, glasses and glass-ceramics
  • Biodegradable metals
  • Hydrogels and hydrocolloids
  • Nanophase and nanostructured biomaterials, thin film, coatings, fibres
  • Functional nanoparticles, l-D and 2-D nanostructures
  • Stimuli-responsive polymers and gels, liquid crystalline elastomers
  • Shape-memory and shape-changing polymers and metal alloys
  • Multifunctional thin films and coatings, multilayer constructs
  • Antimicrobial materials
  • Active or stimuli-responsive hybrids and composites, self-organized hierarchical nanostructures
  • Supramolecular materials, natural or bio-inspired materials, self-assembled materials
  • Synthesis, characterization, modelling of structures and functions

FP-2 Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

  • Biofabrication of cells and tissue constructs
  • Additive manufacturing, bio-printing
  • 3D scaffold design, fabrication and evaluation
  • Layered or graded scaffold structures
  • Microfabrication techniques (microfluidic tools, bioimprinting, micro/nanopatterning)
  • Growth factors delivery vehicles
  • Biomaterials for modulating stem cell microenvironment
  • Vascularization of tissue-engineered constructs
  • Self-healing mechanisms
  • Biomimetic materials for engineering load-bearing tissues
  • Biomechanics of soft tissues and hard tissues
  • Evaluation of tissue engineering constructs in laboratory and/or in pre-clinical settings
  • Mechanobiology of tissue regeneration

FP-3 New therapeutics and intelligent drug/biomolecule/gene delivery systems

  • Advances in system-responsive materials for delivery systems
  • Drug targeting, targeting and imaging agents to site-specific delivery
  • Controlled release systems, triggering mechanisms
  • Biomaterials constructs for temporally controlled release of multiple factors
  • Progress in imprinted recognition release systems and implantable micro- or nano-delivery devices
  • In vitro and in vivo studies, models for drug transport, absorption metabolism, retention mechanisms and toxicological issues

FP-4 Nanomaterials systems for bio-imaging and theranostics

  • Synthesis and characterization of inorganic and organic nanoparticulate systems for bio-imaging: metallic, metal oxide, QDs, nanotubes, nanowires, polymers, liposomes, dendrimers, ....
  • Functionalized agents/devices for in vitro and in vivo imaging, diagnostics and therapy (magnetic, photoacoustic, thermal, radiological, multimodal, ... )
  • Theranostic nanocarriers, multimodal theranostic agents
  • Mutifunctional theranostic nanoplatforms
  • Biomedical imaging (MRI, MPI, PET, SPECT, ...)

FP-5 Clinical translations in diagnosis and therapy, and in implantable prostheses and micro-nano devices

  • Muscoloskeletal, cardiovascular, dentistry, ENT surgery, ophthalmology, dermathology, post-traumatic, etc.)
  • Implantable neural interfaces
  • Modelling of tissue/implant systems
  • Cellular mechanics, micro- and nano-mechanics of tissue/implant interface, bioflluid mechanics, numerical simulations
  • Biological performance: biocompatibility, biodegradation and biological mechanisms of implant failure, host response
  • Qualification and testing methods
  • Studies on retrivial implants
  • Computer aided design and additive manufacturing


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