Asian Biomaterials Congress

Introduction

The 6th Asian Biomaterials Congress (ABMC6) will be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India during 25-27 October 2017. This biennial meeting was previously held five times in different Asian cities: Tsukuba, Japan (ABMC1, 2007), Singapore (ABMC2, 2009), Busan, Korea (ABMC3, 2011), Hong Kong (ABMC4, 2013) and Taipei, Taiwan (ABMC5, 2015). ABMC6 is organized by the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (India) and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram India. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great honor to invite all those who are working in the field of Biomaterials, Artificial Organs, Medical Devices and Implants, Tissue Engineering, Drug Delivery, Regenerative Medicine, Orthopedic and Dental Surgery, Industry colleagues, Medical Devices Manufacturers/Marketers and Students to participate in this exciting scientific event in which recent advances in the respective field will be presented and discussed. This Congress will highlight 3 Plenary, 33 Keynote and 33 invited speakers and a dedicated industry-institute interactive session where the delegates can interact with the experts. The technical program consists of a total of 33 sessions with three concurrent sessions for medical professionals, scientists, engineers, students and industrial researchers to discuss recent advances. We are expecting a gathering of more than 500 scientists and researchers from all parts of Asia including, China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Nepal, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, India and Australia. Asia Pacific Society for Artificial Organs will host a special session on artificial organs.

theme

Innovative Biomaterials: Technologies for Life and Society

Biomaterials science have benefited from the advances in multidisciplinary approach of medical, engineering and physical sciences. This translational research brought out various medical devices and diagnostics (products, services and procedures) that helped patients to lead a longer and healthier life. The continued progress in molecular biology, materials science, pharmaceutical sciences, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, instrumentation, clinical engineering and practices, helped in creating globalised technologies. Novel materials can provide specific bioactive signals to control and respond to changes of the biological microenvironment during the process of osseointegration and tissue regeneration. Advances in process of replacing, engineering and growing tissues and organs in the laboratory can restore or establish normal physiological function. Tissue engineering uses scaffolds to grow cells and it is now developed as a field of its own. However, the interaction of cells and biomaterial surfaces is of fundamental relevance that significantly contributes to the clinical success of implants. It is reported that orthopedic, musculoskeletal and spine segment will grow significantly in the worldwide medical devices market. Other important segments are products related to dental, cardiology & vascular, skin and cancer treatments. It is expected that the innovative biomaterials market reach US$139 billion globally by year 2022 growing at a CAGR of 11.8%. A latest market research claims an “increasing usage of implantable products and growing awareness of biomaterials application in emerging economies fuels the growth of the biomaterials market". Innovative biomaterials based technologies for diverse applications are expected to significantly benefit the end user i.e. the Society.

Scientific Sessions
  • Design of Novel Functional Biomaterials
  • Wound healing, Ophthalmic and Anti infective Biomaterials
  • Advances in Regenerative Technologies
  • Advances in 3D printing of Biomaterials
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Commercialization Aspects of Tissue Engineered Products
  • Artificial Organs Technologies
  • Cell-Material Interaction
  • Biocompatibility of Nanomaterials – Cellular Signaling
  • Drug Delivery – Micro – Nanotechnologies
  • Therapeutic and Diagnostic Delivery
  • Cardiovascular Devices: Need, Research and Market
  • Advanced Dental Materials: Clinical Solutions
  • Musculoskeletal Materials and Implants
  • Materials in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Clinical and Translation Research
  • Biological Substitutes and Biodegradable Implants
  • Naturally derived materials and biopolymers
  • Patient-specific Implant Manufacturing
  • Industry-Institute Interactive Session
  • Young Scientists Forum
  • APSAO session (Clinical session on Artificial Organs)
  • Affiliated meetings – ASPAO, SBAOI & STERMI