Call for abstracts

Abstract submission for the conference is only possible via the online submission platform.
Abstracts submitted via e-mail, fax or other means of communication will not be accepted.
The online abstract system will take you step by step through the submission process.
Upon completion of the submission process you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

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Abstract deadlines

Extended Abstract submission deadline: Monday, April 12, 2021, 23:55:00 CET.
Author notifications will be sent in May 2021.

Registration deadline for selected abstract presenters: before June 01, 2021.
All abstracts without registration and payment of the presenting author until June 01, 2021 have to be deleted and cannot be considered for the program planning.

Call for last minute abstracts (poster presentation only) deadline: May 16, 2021.
There will be a call for last-minute abstracts for poster presentations only, which will open in April 20, 2021 and close on May 16, 2021, 23:55:00 CET. Please refer to the web pages and mailings for updates.

Contents and layout

The Scientific Committee will only accept original scientific material, which has not been published before elsewhere. However, abstracts presented at local, regional or national meetings only may be submitted. Abstracts must be complete, relevant, balanced and written in high-quality English. This will help review and selection by the Scientific Committee.

Please note the general rules for abstract submission

  • Each participant may upload up to 3 abstracts.
  • Papers can be submitted for either oral presentation or poster presentation.
  • The designated presenting author should present the abstract on-site.
  • Only abstracts from registered delegates who paid the registration fees in full will be considered for program planning and published in the abstract book.
  • Every abstract has to be assigned to one of the sub-topics of the conference – which are the terms written with a -number in the list at the end of this page. To ensure allocation to suitable reviewers please select a main topic that characterise the content of the abstract best. Additionally, you can submit 2 alternative topics (helpful for program planning) as well as 3 keywords (used for keyword index and online program).
  • Together with your abstract submission, you may apply for the Best Student Awards given to outstanding oral and poster contributions, submitted and presented by young scientists not yet having finished the PhD.


Abstracts should be formatted as follows 

  • Your submission has to be written in English.
  • Your abstract may not contain more than 5000 characters (including spaces).
  • You can upload up to 2 figures/images to your abstract.
  • You have to select a main topic to your abstract which characterise the content of the abstract best (to be used for allocation of reviewers to the abstract). Additionally, you can select 2 alternative topics.
  • The abstract should state the purpose, methods and results of the study.
  • You have to define 3 key words that will be used for search purposes in the abstract book and online program.
  • Please ensure complete listing and correct order of all (co-)authors, correct formatting and grammar. Accepted abstracts will be printed and published as they have been submitted. After the submission deadline, changes will not be possible anymore.

All papers will be evaluated with regard to their suitability for the conference, originality, and technical soundness by external reviewers.

The Program Committee reserves the right to reorient oral-presentation papers to poster presentation and vice versa, to obtain the most suitable presentation format.

Registration rule for all accepted papers

Please note that each paper shall be accompanied by at least one full conference registration (i.e., two speaker registrations are needed for two accepted papers, e.g. from the main author or a co-author of the paper). In case of no registration and payment of the presenting author, the paper will be deleted from the abstract book afterwards (despite full payment).

Topics and keywords for submission

A Additive manufacturing (AM)
A-01 3D and 4D (bio)printing
A-02 Biofabrication
A-03 Bioinks
A-04 Electrospinning
A-05 Laser-based AM technologies
A-06 Novel AM technologies and tools
A-07 Powder printing

B Biomaterials characterization
B-01 Biocompatibility
B-02 Biodegradation
B-03 Hemocompatibility
B-04 Imaging
B-05 In silico testing
B-06 In vitro testing
B-07 In vivo testing
B-08 Mechanical characterisation
B-09 Modelling of material properties

C Biomaterials development
C-01 Biodegradable
C-02 Carbon
C-03 Ceramics
C-04 Composites
C-05 Decellularized extracellular matrix
C-06 Hydrogels
C-07 Immunomodulatory
C-08 Mechanomodulatory
C-09 Metals
C-10 Natural biomaterials
C-11 Nucleic acid-based
C-12 Peptide-based
C-13 Polymers
C-14 Porous
C-15 Self-assembled
C-16 Stimuli-responsive (smart)
C-17 Textile and fibre-based
D Biomaterials for specific medical applications
D-01 Adipose tissue
D-02 Antibacterial
D-03 Antifungal
D-04 Antiviral
D-05 Biosensors
D-06 Biomaterials for electrical stimulation
D-07 Biomaterials for internet of things
D-08 Biomaterials for magnetic stimulation
D-09 Bladder and urogenital tissues
D-10 Bone tissue
D-11 Cartilage and osteochondral tissue
D-12 Cancer
D-13 Cardiovascular
D-14 Dental and maxillofacial
D-15 Diagnostics
D-16 Drug delivery
D-17 Gastrointestinal tissue
D-18 Gene therapy
D-19 Immunomodulatory therapies
D-20 Intervertebral disc
D-21 Kidney, liver and pancreas
D-22 Lung, bronchia and trachea
D-23 Ophthalmology
D-24 Neural tissue (brain, peripheral nerves and spinal cord)
D-25 Skin
D-26 Tendon and ligament
D-27 Tissue adhesives and anti-adhesives
D-28 Wound healing

E Biomaterials for tissue engineering (TE)
E-01 3D scaffolds
E-02 Bioreactors, including physical stimulation of TE constructs
E-03 Innervation
E-04 Vascularisation
F Cell-biomaterial interactions
F-01 Bacteria-biomaterial interactions
F-02 Biofilm studies
F-03 Cell adhesion, migration, proliferation and differentiation
F-04 Cell-particle interactions
F-05 Fungus-biomaterial interactions
F-06 Protein-biomaterial interactions
F-07 Mechanosensing
F-08 Stem cells and cell differentiation
G Clinical applications of biomaterials
G-01 Biomaterial-related clinical problems
G-02 Clinical trials
G-03 Precision medicine
H Commercialisation of biomaterials and biomaterial-based devices
H-01 Intellectual property regulation
H-02 Good manufacturing practices
H-03 Translational research

I Key enabling technologies
I-01 Artificial intelligence
I-02 Lab-on-a-chip
I-03 Robotics

J-01 Legal, ethical and regulatory aspects

K Nanobiomaterials
K-01 Nanoparticles
K-02 Protein corona
L Surface modifications
L-01 Coatings
L-02 Micro- and nanopatterning
L-03 Self-assembled monolayers
L-04 Surface characterisation

M Tissue and organ models
M-01 3D cell culture
M-02 Cancer models
M-03 Microfluidics
M-04 Organ-on-a-chip
M-05 Organoids and spheroids
M-06 Organotypic cultures

N Virus-biomaterial interactions
N-02 Other viruses (e.g. HIV)

Important Dates

Start Online Registration
1 December 2020

Abstract Submission
Start: 1 December 2020

15 March 2021, 23:55:00 CET

Extended Deadline (one and only extension):
12 April 2021, 23:55:00 CET

ESB 2021
5–9 September 2021
Porto, Portugal

Conference Status with respect to the Coronavirus pandemic

ESB 2021 is being planned to be held as a face-to-face-conference. However, in the event large public gatherings are still not feasible, we will not postpone the conference but will move ESB 2021 into a digital space.

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