New Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering: Materials and Processing Methods
Contemporary technology has brought clear improvements in the field of substitution medicine where the development of artificial hips and knees are only examples of its enormous benefits. Nevertheless, materials are still not available for adequate replacement of functional tissues, such as bones or large bone segments. Therefore, despite the enormous benefits the contemporary technology has brought, the outer limits have been reached and new breakthroughs can only be expected from a novel hybrid technology that will reduce the shortcomings of the current material technology. An excellent example of such combined, biology driven approach is the field of “tissue engineering”, in which biological tissues are engineered through combining material technology and biotechnology.
Tissue engineering (TE) is a
multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary field, with potential for
profoundly changing the medical practice, by regenerating diseased
tissues and organs rather than repair. Substantial gains are expected
to be obtained both from a medical and economic standpoint as a
result of this emerging technology. The social and economical impact
of such technology, regarding the patients’ health care, are the
major driving forces and justifications for the increasing research
The proposed E-MRS Symposium “New Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering: Materials and Processing Methods" will address the latest evolutions and the most recent research challenges regarding the development and application of scaffolds or polymers and composites (including biodegradable ones) in the fields of tissue engineering, tissue regeneration and replacement applications.
The symposium on “New Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering: Materials and Processing Methods” will discuss new integrated advances on the field of Tissue Engineering of Soft and Hard Tissues. It will focus on the materials and techniques to develop adequate scaffolds for Tissue Engineering, as well as biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials and efficient processing methods.
This E-MRS Symposium aims to provide updated tools and innovative knowledge to contribute for the know-how of “hybrid” researchers, enforcing state of the art presentations within this area of Tissue Engineering. It is an objective conviction of the organizer and co-organizers to instruct participants through a tutorial and highly challenging symposium programme, addressing the latest TE scientific knowledge and R&D developments on Materials and Processing Methodologies.
Tentitive list of invited speakers (to be completed):
Proceedings will be published in a special issue in one of the leading journals in the field on the symposium topic. The Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation can be found here.