The Society For Biomaterials to Host 2028 World Biomaterials Congress in Washington, DC

Submitted on Tue, 03/26/2024

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The Society For Biomaterials to Host 2028 World Biomaterials Congress in Washington, DC

March 26, 2024, Mt. Laurel, NJ - The Society For Biomaterials is thrilled to announce that it will be hosting the prestigious 2028 World Biomaterials Congress in Washington, DC, USA, in partnership with the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBSE). The congress will take place from April 24 - 29, 2028, and will focus on the theme "Navigating Global Biomaterials Innovation."

This highly anticipated event will bring together leading researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders from around the world to showcase the latest advancements in biomaterials science and engineering. With a focus on innovation, translation, and commercialization, the congress will provide a platform for participants to exchange ideas, collaborate on groundbreaking research, and explore opportunities for future partnerships.

To complement the traditional focus on biomaterials science and engineering, the program will feature diverse and timely topics including global health, artificial intelligence, nanomaterials, immunoengineering, smart materials, stem cells and regenerative medicine, biomanufacturing, biosensors, women’s health, and microphysiological systems.

"We are honored to host the 2028 World Biomaterials Congress in Washington, DC, and look forward to welcoming participants from around the globe," said William R. Wagner, PhD, FBSE, President of the Society For Biomaterials. "This congress presents a unique opportunity to showcase the groundbreaking research and innovation happening in the field of biomaterials and to collaborate with international colleagues to address some of the most pressing challenges facing global health."

In addition to scientific presentations and networking opportunities, the congress will also include input from regulators, standards organizations, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to facilitate the global harmonization of standards in the development and manufacturing of next-generation medical devices. Furthermore, discussions will explore the ethical and scientific implications of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, gene editing, and nanotechnology.

"We are excited to collaborate with our partners at the IUSBSE to host this prestigious event in Washington, DC," said Andrés J. García, PhD, FBSE, Program Co-Chair of the 2028 World Biomaterials Congress. "With its close proximity to key organizations such as the ASTM, FDA, NIH, NIST, and NSF, Washington, DC provides the ideal setting for this congress, allowing us to leverage the expertise and resources of these institutions to advance the field of biomaterials science and engineering," shared Kristi S. Anseth, PhD, FBSE, Program Co-Chair of the 2028 World Biomaterials Congress.

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About the Society For Biomaterials:

The Society for Biomaterials is a professional society that promotes advances in biomedical materials research and development by encouragement of cooperative educational programs, clinical applications, and professional standards in the biomaterials field. Biomaterials scientists and engineers study cells, their components, complex tissues and organs and their interactions with natural and synthetic materials and implanted prosthetic devices, as well as develop and characterize the materials used to measure, restore, and improve physiologic function, and enhance survival and quality of life. One of the defining aspects of SFB is its commitment to bridging the gap between academic research and its application within an industry setting to advance the biomaterials field and lead to innovations in research, patient care and policy.

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