Conferencia en el ICMA. Designing biomaterials: from blood vessels to the spinal cord

Mª Concepción Serrano López-Terradas del Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos de Toledo ofrecerá el próximo 17 de febrero de 2017 la conferencia titulada: DESIGNING BIOMATERIALS: FROM BLOOD VESSELS TO THE SPINAL CORD.

La conferencia organizada por el Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, ICMA, centro mixto entre el CSIC y la Universidad de Zaragoza, tendrá lugar el próximo 17 de febrero a las 12:30 horas en la Sala de Grados de la Facultad de Ciencias.

Resumen: Nowadays, increasing efforts are focused on the development of more efficient materials that can serve as therapeutics for biomedical applications as diverse as cardiovascular repair, bone and cartilage replacement, drug delivery, cancer, and neural regeneration, to cite a few. These materials, conventionally referred to as “biomaterials”, require a smart and thorough design in which many different parameters should be taken into consideration to guarantee the success of the device. From physic-chemical properties to biocompatibility with cells and tissues, biomaterials need to fulfill a set of requirements that can be only accomplished by merging the expertise of multidisciplinary research teams in their design. In this talk, we will make a journey through some of the most relevant parameters to be considered when designing biomaterials by using particular exemplary cases.