Program

MATERIALS RESEARCH
MEETING 2019

Materials Innovation
for Sustainable Development Goals

2019 DECEMBER 10-14 YOKOHAMA SYMPOSIA

Symposium

Biodegradable Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Scope

Biodegradable polymers have been widely applied for clinical treatment, and both fundamental and applied researches on biodegradable polymers have been extensively carried out worldwide. Various naturally-occurring and synthetic biodegradable polymers have been developed for fabricating medical devices, such as surgical suture, bone fixative, dural substitute, artificial dermis, drug delivery systems. Recent advances in cell biology has opened up a new application of biodegradable polymers as a scaffold for regenerative medicine. Scaffolds function as an artificial environment for cell attachment and subsequent tissue formation. Various three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds have been developed by utilizing biodegradable polymers and applied for regenerative medicine. Current imaging and 3D printing technologies allows us to fabricate biodegradable polymeric scaffolds in a desired and defined shape. Even cells could be printed at a predetermined position with biodegradable polymers by 3D bio-printing techniques. This symposium focuses on recent progress in biodegradable polymers and related technologies to be applied not only for medical devices but also for drug delivery systems, regenerative medicine and 3D bio-printing.

Topics
  • Design and characterization of biodegradable polymers
  • Biodegradable polymers for surgical treatments
  • Biodegradable polymers for drug delivery systems
  • Biodegradable polymers for regenerative medicine
  • Biodegradable polymers for 3D bio-printing
Invited Speakers

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Organizers
  • Masaya YAMAMOTO Tohoku University
Correspondence

Symposium List

Fundamentals for Materials

New Trend of Materials Research

Novel Structural Materials Based on New Principles

Advanced Electronic Materials

Magnet and Spintronics

Energy

Materials for Smart Systems

Green Technology and Processing

Biopolymers