There have been several recent advances in the processing of microstructured and nanostructured materials for use in medical diagnosis and treatment. For example, building blocks for bottom-up assembly of biomaterials are being developed, which will simplify the development of nanostructured materials. In addition, functional nanobiomaterials are being developed that exhibit unique interactions with proteins, DNA, and other biological structures. This symposium will cover novel techniques for processing metals, ceramics, polymers, natural materials, and composite materials that will enable enhanced diagnosis and treatment of medical and dental conditions.
This symposium will allow for discussion among the many groups involved in the development and use of biomaterials, including materials researchers, medical device manufacturers, regulatory officials, and clinicians.