The worldwide incidence of health disorders involving the need for biomaterials has increased in last years and it is expected to remain raising in the future, particularly in aging populations. Through the adequate combination of biomaterials, cells and growth factors, new therapies aimed at enhancing tissue repair and regeneration are being developed.

The focus of this 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.

By gathering together clinicians, biologists, materials researchers, engineers and industrials, this symposium will highlight the most recent advances on the interactions of biomaterials with cells and tissues.

This Symposium is endorsed by Biomaterials Science a publication of the Royal Society of Chemistry.




Symposium Topics

  • Synthesis and characterization of novel biomaterials for tissue regeneration
  • Biomimetic approaches for the development of new biomaterials
  • Smart and responsive materials for tissue regeneration
  • Biomaterials-protein interactions
  • Mechanical behavior of biomaterials vs. tissue regeneration
  • Degradation of biomaterials and its biological effect
  • Clinical evaluation of new biomaterials for tissue regeneration
  • Tissue engineering

Invited Speakers


Katsuya Teshima, Shinshu University, Japan

Thomas Webster, Northeastern University, Boston, USA

Jacques Werckmann, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, Brazil

Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Karine Anselme, Institut de Science de Materiaux de Mulhouse, France

Additional Information

Prizes for the best poster will be provided by Biomaterials Science a publication of the Royal Society of Chemistry, which includes a certificate and one year subscription to Biomaterials Science.