The 3Bs Materials 2023 conference topics are as follow:
Structure and Properties of Biomaterials
Biological Response to Biomaterials
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Biodegradable/bio-based materials and their applications.
Biomaterials and Biomimetics Applications
In addition to these main sessions, the conference includes focused sessions such us:
Focused session on Nano-biomaterials
Nanomaterials for biomedical applications represent a fast-growing and promising area of research. This area of application is multifaceted and includes materials for the treatment of various diseases, regenerative medicine, drug delivery, biosensors, imaging and the basis of the development of tissue-engineered constructs for pharmacological screening. The variety of composition, structures, and mechanical properties of nanomaterials makes it possible to design materials with specified features for the required tasks They have been demonstrated to detect bio-pathogens and biomarkers, enhance treatment efficacy, protect healthy tissue from the adverse effects of toxic therapeutics, safely deliver genes and genetic medicines to cells and tissues, uncover and/or aid novel aspects of cellular mechanics, reinforce prosthetics and serve as therapeutics on their own.
We invite researchers from different specialties—biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers, and clinicians—to present their latest results as oral or poster that will expand our understanding of the fundamental aspects of the structure, physical properties of materials, their development, and application, as well as the influence of nanomaterials’ structure, mechanical properties, the composition of materials on biocompatibility, interaction with living structures, the plasticity of applications, and therapeutic efficacy. Biomaterials, nanomaterials, biodegradable nanomaterials, tissue engineering, controlled drug release systems, imaging and diagnostics and bioactive materials are of interest.
Focused session on Biomimetics of Materials and Structures for biomedical applications
Biomimetic materials are materials designed based on the inspiration from the designs and principles of nature. The term biomimicry itself is derived from the ancient Greek bios, meaning “life”, and mimesis, meaning “imitation”. Thus, biomimetic materials can imitate their biological counterparts in a number of ways, including both structural and mechanical properties as well as chemical and biological cues.
From ancient civilizations to the present day, many attempts have been made to repair and treat the human body using Nature as a source of inspiration. Wood, nacre, jade, gold, leather, iron, ivory and other natural resources have provided the raw components for the setup of prosthetic devices with the view to systematically optimize their functional properties in vivo.
The technological developments that have occurred in the last several decades have allowed a tremendous expansion of bio-inspired and biomimetic compounds and approaches for use in medicine, not only for skeletal repair (bones, teeth, joints, etc.) but also in other domains such as medical devices for dermatology, oncology, hematology, medical imaging, gene transfection, etc. Novel biomimetic materials are developed by several groups across the globe for wide range of biomedical applications like tissue engineering, smart medical devices, drug delivery systems, artificial enzymes (nanozymes), artificial tissue especially muscles, novel composite materials, biomineralization, stem cell differentiation, superhydrophobic surfaces and many others. The core research activity in this domain involves understanding the mechanism/s behind the desired biological systems and applying the same in the design and engineering of novel synthetic systems/patterns, resulting in materials/systems with biomimetic properties.
This focused session invites contributions on the latest advancements in the following themes: