Ceramic and Glass Materials for Implants, Medical Devices and Tissue Engineering


July 28-31, 2016, Rosemont Hyatt, Chicago, IL

•         Orthopedic application
•         Dental and maxillofacial applications
•         Material needs medical devices
•         Advanced manufacturing technologies
•         Power Sources, energy harvesting, power transmission and telemetry
•         Implantable and wearable sensors


Track 1: Orthopedic application – Where are we? Where do we need to go?

Bioceramics are currently applied in high volume orthopedic applications such as bearing couples for total joint replacement, because of their high wear and scratch resistance coupled with high biocompatibility. The ceramic articulations have also shown to be a safe and proven technology. However, there is substantial room for improvement to reach their full potential and being introduced in other fields of orthopedics. Nevertheless, the design and engineering of these materials are already in progress with a focus on obtaining optimized properties which better respond to external, biologically compatible stimuli (physical, chemical, biological). Reaching this goal depends heavily on interdisciplinary contributions from material science, chemistry, physics, biology and medicine, which depend on mutually beneficial scientific exchange. The session is aimed to address the key challenges using a comprehensive approach that will embrace both bioinert and bioactive ceramics and will focus on the effect of biodegradation, engineering of material surfaces to promote osteointegration and osteosynthesis as well as mitigating bacteria biofilm formation. 

The topics of the session are:

·        New materials and bioinspired structures 
Surface modification for better cell-material interaction 
Bacteria anti-adhesion strategies 
Novel ceramic applications in orthopedics 
Clinical outcomes of bioceramics 
Mechanical properties of advanced bioceramics

Track Chair: Alessandro Alan Porporati, CeramTec GmbH, Plochingen, Germany

RSC Biomaterials Chemistry Meeting – Birmingham (UK) – January, 7 and 8 2016

Dear COST partners,

The RSC Biomaterials Chemistry Special Interest Group organises a meeting next January, 7 and 8 (2016).

Please find further information by visiting their website :

Best regards


9th Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials conference

Dear COST partners,

Dr. Ólafur E. Sigurjónsson (Óli) would like to promote the 9th Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials conference that will be held in the exotic city of Reykjavik 01.06.-03.06.2016

The registration for the SCSB 2016 conference in now open
TERMIS (  will endorse the conference so it should appear on their website and on their newsletter
Spread the word and sign up sooner then later…max 120 participants

Speakers include Professor Donald Ingber from the Wyss institute at Harvard, Professor Ivan Martin from Basel and Professor Jöns Hilborn from Uppsala

Further information : or see the attached media to this post: SCSB June 2016


Best regards.

Biomaterials 2016

The Annual Conference and Expo on Biomaterials will be held during March 14-16 2016 in London, UK. The conference intends to ground experts from various studies on Biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to put forth the holistic scientific approach to validate the existing and develop novel biomaterials for better applicability.
Website Link:
Biomaterials 2016 emphasizes on the following topics:

·         Advanced Biomaterials

·         Polymer Biomaterials

·         Dental Biomaterials

·         Properties of Biomaterials

·         Biomaterials Applications

·         Biomaterials Companies and Market Analysis

·         Biomaterials and Nanotechnology

·         Biomaterials Engineering

·         Biomaterials: Key Components

·         Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

·         Use in Therapeutic and Investigative Delivery

·         Biomaterials in Delivery Systems

·         Biomaterials in Biological Engineering

·         Biodegradable Biomaterials

·         Utility Based Biomaterials

·         Scientific Recital of Biomaterials

·         3D Printing of Biomaterials

Contact :
Vivian Elizabeth
Biomaterials 2016

Material Science Conferences

Workshop in SOFIA (BG) – October 13th and 14th, 2015

Report from Dr. A. Daskalova :

The Workshop COST MP1301: New generation biomimetic and customized implants for bone engineering, Biomaterials (design, processing, characterization, modelling) and applications to regenerative medicine, 13–14 October 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria, was organized by the Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The workshop was focused on three main topics:

  • Light –induced Micro-Nano Surface processing and Modification of biomaterials
  • New trends in design and development of scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.
  • Functionalization of biomaterials

The workshop was organised in five sessions that focused on different aspects of design, synthesis, modification, research and applications of different types of biomaterials in bone tissue engineering, each introduced by oral presentations.

The purpose of the workshop was to bring together a variety of people working in the field of regenerative medicine.

The workshop was attended by 63 participants from 21 countries. The participants were invited from research, clinical institutions and industry.

The first day was dedicated to the first two topics, where the presenters from Industry have pointed out the newest trends in generation of bio-scaffolds. Different methods for synthesis, manufacturing and printing of the biomaterials were outlined. An emphasis was put on utilization of different type of biomaterials for bone tissue engineering.

The second day proceeded with presentations from clinicians and research and at the end of the day STSM presentations have shown the recent collaborations performed in the frame of COST Action MP1301 NEWGEN. Plans for the future meeting organisation and location were discussed.