Architecture and Application of Biomaterials and Biomolecular Materials: Symposium Held December 1-4, 2003, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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Joyce Y. Wong
Materials Research Society, 2004 - Architecture - 465 pages
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This volume brings together three symposia (Symposium F, Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering, Symposium H, Biological and Bio-Inspired Materials Assembly, and Symposium I. Biomaterials for Drug Delivery) from the 2003 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston to provide a comprehensive review of the latest research in biomaterials. A common goal is to understand the enormous complexity of biological responses that range from the hierarchical self-assembly of complex 3-dimensional structures to the development of synthetic systems that integrate with the body with minimal immune or host response. Increasingly, researchers are shifting towards hybrid systems that combine the complexity of natural systems with the tunability of synthetic systems. While this approach poses significant challenges, it also presents unique opportunities for materials scientists and engineers to contribute to the field. Topics include: 3D constructs; natural and artificial polymers; biomaterials for tissue engineering; new technologies; surface analysis and engineering; nanoscale self-assembly; biomimetic polymers; biologically inspired mineral, DNA and polymer assembly; self-assembling peptides; biologically inspired materials; biologically inspired and bioactive materials; hydrogels; targeting and modeling systems; mucosal and micellar delivery; and new materials.

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On the Optimal Rate of Freezing Native and Artificial
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Bioactive Scaffolds Based on Bioartificial Biodegradable
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Fibroblast Migration on Discrete SelfAssembled Collagen
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