Symposium BM3—Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is an emerging field that has major potential to improve human health by repairing and maintaining existing organs or regenerating new ones. This potential is realized through a combination of a scaffold matrix, progenitor cells, and/or bioactive agents to form a tissue engineering construct to promote organ repair. Biomaterials have been found to play a crucial role in regenerative medicine. Recent work in this field ranges from fundamental studies aimed at manipulating biomaterial properties for the control of biological interactions to the design of novel biomaterials for use in drug delivery and high throughput applications, as well as the design of smart biomaterials for in vivo applications. This symposium invites abstracts at the interface of biomaterials development and regenerative medicine strategies.

Topics will include:

  • Delivery of bioagents to promote tissue regeneration
  • Biomaterials as cell-delivery vehicles
  • Biomaterials as tissue engineering scaffolds
  • Biomaterials to modulate immune responses
  • Evaluation of biomaterials for in vivo applications
  • Biomaterial design to influence cell interactions
  • Commercialization of biomaterials for regenerative medicine
  • High throughput biomaterial screening and testing for regenerative medicine
  • Novel imaging techniques for studies of biomaterial-cell interactions

Invited Speakers:

  • Joseph Akkara (National Science Foundation, USA)
  • Jason Burdick (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Dennis Discher (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • David Kaplan (Tufts University, USA)
  • Christopher Loose (Yale University, USA)
  • SuPing Lyu (Medtronic, Inc., USA)
  • Alexandra Porter (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • David Rowe (University of Connecticut Health Center, USA)
  • Krishanu Saha (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
  • Sudipta Seal (University of Central Florida, USA)
  • Lydia Sohn (University of California, San Francisco - University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Wei Sun (Drexel University, USA)
  • Kaiming Ye (Binghamton University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Mei Wei
University of Connecticut
Materials Science and Engineering
860-486-5003, meiwei@engr.uconn.edu

Marisha Godek

Shaoqin Gong
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
608-316-4311, shaoqingong@wisc.edu

Joerg Jinschek
FEI company
31-6-13264629, Joerg.Jinschek@fei.com