Main topics of the conference

The motto for the conference will be “Future with Biomaterials”, as a challenge to our community to explore biomaterials in conjunction with advanced technologies, such as Nanotechnology, Biofabrication, Microfluidics and Bioimaging to develop the clinical combination products and functionalities of the future.

Other topics of the conference include:

  • Additive manufacturing (including Biofabrication and 4D (bio)printing)
  • Biomaterials characterization
  • Biomaterials development (including smart biomaterials)
  • Biomaterials for specific medical applications
  • Biomaterials for tissue engineering
  • Cell-biomaterial interactions (including mechanosensing)
  • Clinical applications of biomaterials (including precision medicine)
  • Commercialisation of biomaterials and biomaterial-based devices
  • Key enabling technologies (including lab-on-a-chip, robotics and artificial intelligence)
  • Legal, ethical and regulatory aspects
  • Nanobiomaterials
  • Surface modifications
  • Tissue and organ models (including organoids and organ-on-a-chip)
  • Virus-biomaterial interactions (including new corona virus)

Important Dates

Deadline Early Bird Registration
Virtual conference
24 August 2021

Late Registration
Virtual conference
from 25 August 2021

ESB 2021
5–9 September 2021
as fully virtual conferencel

Biomechanics part:
9 September 2021

Conference Status with respect to the Coronavirus pandemic

In the last two weeks, despite the great progress of the vaccination program, the number of coronavirus infections in Portugal has risen significantly due to the Delta variant of the virus. The nationwide 7-day incidence of 110.2 (as of July 1, 2021; source: Johns Hopkins University) is well above the critical limit of 50 newly infected persons per 100,000 inhabitants, per week. 

Taking into consideration the health and safety of all presenters, exhibitors and attendees, and the importance of assuring the quality of the Conference Program, the Organising Committee has taken the difficult decision to move ESB2021 to a fully virtual format, from September 5-9, 2021.

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