About BIOMAAP 2017

Biomaterials have been a growing field of interest for over half a century, spanning industries as diverse as medicine, biology, chemistry, materials science and through to engineering. Biomaterials can be used for clinical purposes, drug discovery, or to further understand tissue and organ development. Another area of concern is the biomaterial polymers market as there is a need for more research and development into biodegradable and bio-compatible polymers. One of the many fascinating areas, where biomaterials can be applied is in new dental materials and diagnostic tools. Bioengineering, another prominent area of research, not only includes biomaterials but also biomechanics. It has also been gathering momentum with research encompassing the fields of biomechanics of the hand and wrist , gait analysis and orthopaedics.


BioMAAP 2017 offers a great opportunity for both researchers and industry players to come together and gain better knowledge, find new business partners, discover possible synergies or sector crossovers and get clued up on all recent developments in the field of biomaterials

Conference Themes

Advanced Biomaterials
Medical and Dental Applications
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Polymer and Metallic Biomaterials
Biomaterials and Nanotechnology
Biomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization, 3D Printing, Biological Engineering
Biomaterials for Therapeutic and Investigative Delivery
Biodegradable Biomaterials
Scientific Performance of Biomaterials
Biomaterials for Implants
Biomechanical Research


Keynote Speakers


Professor Jonathan Knowles

University College London, United Kingdom

Jonathan Knowles is Professor of Biomaterials Science and University College London. His work focusses on a range of degradable materials, from organic to inorganic as well as development of synthesis and processing methods to enhance their biological properties. His work is funded by a variety of funding agencies, including EPSRC, EU H2020 and charities as well as industrial partnerships. He has published extensively with over 300 papers in peer reviewed journals and has over 12,000 citations. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Professor Iain Gibson

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Iain Gibson is a Professor of Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Aberdeen. His research focuses on understanding the effects of biomaterial chemistry and surface physical properties on cell and tissue behaviour. This includes inorganic biomaterials for use as scaffold materials related to bone repair and surface functionalised and/or coated metals for use as medical devices. He has published over 65 papers, with over 4000 citations, and is a named inventor on over 10 patents. Some aspects of his research have been translated from academia to industry, and he is a founder and director of a medical device company, SIRAKOSS Ltd.



Dr. Gail Naughton

Histogen Inc., United States of America

Dr. Gail Naughton founded Histogen, Inc. in 2007, and currently serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board for Company. She has spent more than 25 years extensively researching the tissue engineering process, holds than 95 U.S. and foreign patents, and has been extensively published in the field. During her tenure at Advanced Tissue Sciences, where she was the company's co-founder and co-inventor of core technology, Dr. Naughton oversaw the design and development of the world's first up-scaled facility for tissue engineered products, established corporate development and marketing with companies including Smith & Nephew, Ltd., Medtronic and Inamed Corporation, was pivotal in over $350M from the public market and corporate partnerships, and brought four human cell-based from concept through FDA approval and market launch.

Organising Committee

Professor Jonathan Knowles University College London UK
Professor Purnendu Das ASRANet Ltd UK
Dr Gail Naughton Histogen Inc USA
Dr Paul Roach Keele University UK
Ms Ditipriya Das ASRANet Ltd UK

International Advisory Committee

Dr Ifty Ahmed University of Nottingham UK
Professor Aldo Boccaccini University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Germany
Professor Purnendu Das ASRANet Ltd UK
Professor Iain Gibson The University of Aberdeen UK
Professor John Harding University of Sheffield UK
Professor Julian Jones Imperial College London UK
Professor Maria Kempe University of Lund Sweden
Professor Jonathan Knowles University College London UK
Dr Jef Pinxteren ReGenesys Belgium
Dr Paul Roach Keele University UK
Professor Richard Trask University of Bath UK
Dr Jie Zhou TU Delft Netherlands


Key Deadlines

Deadline for abstracts
16 Jan 2017

Notification of acceptance
15 Feb 2017

Submission of full papers
30 Jun 2017

Registration closes
1 Aug 2017

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