Bio-metals and Electronics assisted tissue regeneration
Timeslot: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 10:45am to 12:15pm
Track: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Bio-metals are employed in various forms to substitute for damaged structural components and to restore lost functions within the human body for the purpose of tissue engineering/regenerative medicine. A favorable combination of tensile strength, fracture toughness and fatigue strength warrant their application in orthopedics, as artificial joints, plates and screws, in orthodontics and dentistry, as braces and dental implants, and as cardiovascular and neurosurgical devices, such as artificial heart, staples, stents, wires and coils. Compared to polymer and ceramic biomaterials, metals are characterized by higher electro-conductivity, and as such have been employed to enclose electrodes in artificial electronic organs. Lately, biodegradable metals emerged as a new generation of medical implants for regeneration. This symposium aims to highlight the latest developments of metals and their applications in tissue engineering/regenerative medicine.
Kelvin Yeung, PhD.
David Mills, PhD.
Bingyun Li, PhD.
Abstracts will be available for download on April 20, 2021.
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