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  Symposium H:

New Developments in Biomaterials

The science of Biomaterials - this is where Materials Science meets Biology, Medicine, Nanotechnology and others - is a rapidly growing and truly interdisciplinary field. The Symposium “New developments in Biomaterials” will focus on interfacing the different sciences by bringing together the expertise of specialists in these fields.

In this symposium, biomaterials are considered as those materials employed in medical devices being in contact with the tissues of patients. Biomaterials include a wide range of metals and alloys, glasses and ceramics, natural synthetics, polymers, biomimetics, composites and natural or tissue-derived materials which include also combinations of synthetic materials and living tissue components. In the symposium selected hot topics of the development, the characterization and the application of biomaterials for implantable medical devices, tissue engineering and drug delivery systems will be discussed in oral sessions and presented in poster sessions.


Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Biocompatibility of Biomaterials
  • Biomaterials and Drug Delivery
  • Biomaterials and Gene Delivery
  • Biomaterials and Nanotechnology
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Composite biomaterials
  • Hydrogels
  • Nanostructured/nano-assembled biomaterials
  • Natural-based biomaterials
  • Techniques in the Development of Novel Biomaterials


Invited speakers/talks (confirmed list):

Xiajun Zhao: Professor, Institute for Nanobiomedical Technology and Membrane Biology,Sichuan University, Chengdu, China,
"Molecular Design of Peptide-based Nanomaterials: Biomimetics of Structures and Functions"

Ali Khademhosseini, Harward Medical School,    "Microengineered hydrogels for tissue engineering"

Tessy Ma lopez Goerne Lab Nanotecnologia, Mexico "Nanostructured Materials Pt/TiO2 to use in treatment of CNS cancer: Catalytic Nanomedicine a new field"

Alexandre Rossi: Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisa Fisica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, "Nanostructured calcium phosphate apatites for biomedical applications: structure and properties"

Enrico Traversa: National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan, Tuning Hierarchical Architectures of 3D Polymeric Scaffolds for Cardiac Tissue Engineering

Hossein Hosseinkhani, Tokyo Women Medical University,Japan, ''Towards the Development of Advanced Nanomedicine by new Biomaterials''

Madalena Martins Sant'Ana Barroso, UFRJ, Brazil

Rudolf Reichelt


Scientific Commitee


  • Karem Noris (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela)
  • Marcos Sabino (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela)
  • G. de Almeida Soares (Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil)
  • C. S. Cho (Seoul National University, South Korea)
  • K. Sivasubramanyam (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
  • Marcos Farina (Insituto de Biofisica, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Jose Carlos Bressiani (IPEN, São Paulo, Brazil)


Full papers: Journal of Materials Science (Springer) will publish Special ICAM 2009 issue(s) containing full papers of abstracts presented in this symposium provided such manuscripts are reviewed according to the Journal standards. Authors are invited, not obliged, to submit full length manuscripts.

For instructions, please check Full Papers Publication.

Symposium organizers:

Gema Gonzalez
Dpto Ingeniería y Ciencia de Materiales
Carr. Panamericana, km 11, Altos de Pipe,
Caracas, Venezuela

Phone number: 58 212 5041430
E-mail: gemagonz@ivic.ve

Rudolf Reichelt
U. of Münster
Institute of Medical Physics and Biophysics
Robert-Koch-Str. 31,
D-48149 Münster, Germany

Phone number: +49-251-83-55-101
E-mail: reichru@uni-muenster.de

Carlos Graeff
Departamento de Física
Faculdade de Ciências, UNESP
Av. Eng. Luiz Edmundo Carrijo Coube, 14-01
17033-360 Bauru

Phone number: +55-14-3103-6084, r. 34 (6375 lab.)"
E-mail: graeff@fc.unesp.br

Yannis Missirlis
U. of Patras
Department of Mechanical Engineering& Aeronautics,
Rion,26504, Greece

Phone number +30-2610-969460"
E-mail: misirlis@mech.upatras.gr





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