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Fellows Session at ESB 2017 – A Great Success!

    We are excited to report the fellows session was a great success! The room was standing-room only and an audience of approximately 200 enjoyed the presentations by Fellows on Important Biomaterials Science Controversies. The College is looking to build on the success of this event at future Society meetings and the [...]

International Exchange Program at ESB 2017

Two of the 2017 International Exchange Students presented work done on the exchange at the ESB 2017 Annual Meeting I-Ning Lee spoke about her work on "Control of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Adhesion and Differentiation using Large-Area Chemical Nanoarrays by Polymer Pen Lithography" Maria Puertas presented a poster on "Novel Bioinspired Functional Polymers with Bioadhesive and [...]

Summer Exchange 2017

The US branch of the ICF Summer Exchange Program has come to a close for 2017. Thank you very much to the students who participated! Ms. Patrycja Domalik-Pyzik, PhD student in Materials Science at the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland. Her research interests include scaffolds for tissue engineering of small blood vessels [...]

Fellows Session at ESB 2017 – Important Biomaterials Science Controversies 

[This event has passed, please see report here] We are excited to announce the Fellows Session at ESB 2017! It will be held Tuesday, September 5th 12-13:30 in Voudouri Hall The topic will be Important Biomaterials Science Controversies and will feature brief talks by 5 Fellows. Each talk is based around a different current controversy in [...]

Fellows Debate at SFB 2017

  Pictured from L to R: Michael Sefton, Jack Ricci, Fred Schoen, Joachim Kohn, David Granger, Peter Ma and Paul Santerre A very successful debate was held at the Society for Biomaterials meeting in April on the topic Clinical studies are the only true predictor of safety and efficacy for all new medical technologies. At [...]

ESB 2017 Fellows Business Meeting

[This event has passed, please see agenda/minutes here] The Fellows Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday Sept 5, 2017 12-13:30 in Room MC 3.2 at the ESB 2017 Annual Meeting in Athens. Fellows will recieve an invitation and RSVP information via email. An agenda will be sent to all those who RSVP.

ESB 2015 Fellows Session – Biomaterials education is not ready for the challenges of the future

This Fellows Session focused on the topic of biomaterials education. This is the 5th such session and the popularity of the event is ever-growing. Thank you to the speakers and the audience!   Speakers: David Grainger, Dietmar Hutmacher, Kristi Anseth, Laura Poole-Warren, Kathleen Elizabeth Tanner, Lynne Jones Moderator: Joachim Kohn

SFB 2015 Fellows Session – Is translational research more impactful than basic research?

The very popular Fellows Debate Session was held at the 2015 Society for Biomaterials meeting in Charlotte, NC. This year the topic was "Is translational research more impactful than basic research?" Two very strong teams debated this topic, but in the end the Basic Research team won. For Translational Research: David Grainger, John Kao, Michael [...]

2014 ESB Fellows Session – The Race between Engineering and Biology in Replacing Human Tissues

The Fellows' Session was held on Sunday August 31, 2014 from 1:30 - 4:45 PM Speakers: Barbara Boyan, Rui Reis, Abhay Pandit, M. Cristina Tanzi, John Kao, and David Williams Moderator: Joachim Kohn This topic focused on  the future scaffolds needed to replace human tissues. We defined the "Engineering Approach" as starting from a synthetic [...]

2012 Fellows Session – Can we regrow a human arm?

This session held at the 9th WBC in Chengdu, China This was a 3 hour long coordinated program of selected talks with audience participation. Six Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering presented scientific arguments for or against the idea that it will be possible to regrow a complete human arm within the next 20 years. The [...]