Surface Modification of Biomaterials 1

Timeslot: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 4:45pm to 6:15pm
Track: Functional Biomaterials and Surfaces
Room: Virtual


In biomedical applications, the surface properties of biomaterials are critical. The surface of biomaterials determines the outcomes of biological-biomaterial interactions. Only certain surface properties can induce optimized cell interaction and adhesion thereby improving cell attachment and biocompatibility of the biomaterials. Various surface modification technologies have been developed and assessed to control the physicochemical interactions between biomaterials and the biological environment at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels. This symposium aims to highlight the recent advances and challenges in surface modification technologies and fundamental understandings of the biomaterials-tissue interaction in orthopedic and other areas. This symposium will cover topics related to advanced surface modification methods that are well established and those that are still in the early stage of development, and applications of such methods to optimize surface chemistry, morphology, and structures, and discuss how such modifications may lead to the development of promising biomaterials and successful medical devices.


Guigen Zhang, PhD
Bingyun Li, PhD


Abstracts will be available for download on April 20, 2021.

  • Lamb-Type Surface Acoustic Wave Excitation for Generating Tunable MHz-GHz Ultrasonic Waves Guigen Zhang, Ph.D. F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

  • 128. Controlling Microbial Infection by Submicron Textured Surfaces, Lichong Xu Xu, PhD, Christopher Siedlecki, PhDPenn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA

  • 129. Smart ZnO Nanorod Arrays and PLGA Hybrid Coatings – A Biodegradable and Multifunctional Drug Release System on Titanium Implants, Juncen Zhou, PhD, Donghui Zhu, PhDStony Brook University, stony brook, NY, USA

  • 130. Tannin/glycosaminoglycan-based Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Improve the Endothelialization of TiO2 Nanotubes, Roberta Maia Sabino, BS, Matt Kipper, PhD, Alessandro Martins, PhD, Ketul Popat, PhDColorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

  • 131. Ultraviolet Functionalized Surface Treatment of 3D Printed PEEK resulted in Calcium Phosphate Layer Formation, Paul DeSantis1, Tony Yu, PhD1, Cemile Basgul1, Steven Kurtz, PhD1,2, Michele Marcolongo, PhD, PE11Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2Exponent, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • 132. Development of a Fully Reversible In Vitro Platform to Spatiotemporally Control Multiple Bioactive Peptides Using DNA Handles, Fallon Fumasi, Tara MacCulloch, Nicholas Stephanopoulos, PhD, Julianne Holloway, PhDArizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

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