|| The development of materials for a wide variety of medical applications is a rapidly growing area in materials science and engineering. Novel processing, characterization, and modeling techniques are being developed that will provide enhanced diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
The symposium will include the following topics: Scaffolds for tissue engineering; Bioceramics; Biomimetic and bioinspired materials; Surface modification of biomaterials; Metallic implant materials; Nanoscale materials for medical diagnosis and treatment; Novel materials for drug delivery and biosensing; Polymeric biomaterials.
This symposium aims to facilitate discussion among the diverse groups of experts involved in the development and use of novel biomaterials, including materials researchers, medical device manufacturers, and clinicians. It also provides a forum for presenting both experimental and computational work related to rapid discovery of next generation biomaterials by high throughput (combinatorial) techniques as envisioned in Materials Genome Initiative.