POSSIBILITY FOR A FAST TRACK IN THE TRANSLATION
OF NATURALLY-DERIVED BIOMATERIALS INTO THE CLINIC
November 2-3, 2015
The NDB 2015 is an international workshop organized by the SAT clusters in the fields of applied natural biomaterials. It is jointly organised by the University of Trento, Department of Industrial Engineering and Chulalongkorn University, leading the cluster Biomedical technologies and materials, and the University of Minho, leading the clusterSustainable Production and Natural resources, in collaboration with SAT partners.
The workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand and belongs to the series of thematic conferences designed to promote the manifold aspects of sustainable development in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus projects Swap and Transfer and One More Step.
More specifically the workshop will focus on devices/materials fabricated starting from natural resources. In particular will be considered devices/biopolymers close to or already in the market, providing insights on:
– A review on nature-derived biopolymers with high potential for biomedical market;
– How to plan and conduct research that has a stronger potential of translation;
– Real cases of technologies that succeeded in getting into the clinic (Focused in nature-derived biomaterials);
– Lesson learnt from failure (Just if we have an appropriate speaker);
– Regulation and standards
A post-Symposium activity will be organized specifically for students and extends the impact and relevance of the event. The lecture and activities are aimed at encouraging young researchers in Biomedical Technologies & Biomaterials, giving them opportunity to discuss their work. Research posters and related exhibitions from invited institutes and private sectors will be displayed.
Students should submit an A4-size graphical abstract of their electronic poster presentation by October 12th, 2015. The abstracts will be published in the program book
Seminar with up to 60 international guests
Duration: November 2nd and 3rd
Presentations followed by Q&A session/discussion
Chulalongkorn University – Bangkok, Thailand
Antonella Motta, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, Italy, Rui Reis and Nuno Neves, The 3B’s Research Group, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, Sorada Kanokpanont, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University