The "5th International Technology Transfer Days BIOMATERIALS 2009" will be held as the Final Conference of "INCOMAT", a specific support action financed by the EC. One of the main tasks of INCOMAT is to identify where biomedical research could make a significant impact on the quality of life of all European Citizens, especially including those of Western Balkan Countries (WBC) and Newly Independent States (NIS). In this context the most important objective of the "5th International Technology Transfer Days BIOMATERIALS 2009" is to identify the scientific areas where "cutting-edge" developments could provide the supportive technology platform for innovative implants for hard tissue applications.
For this reason the event is focused on the following thematic aspects, whereby each of them will be covered by a keynote lecture:
- Future of scaffold fabrication for Bone Tissue Engineering
Prof. W. Bonfield, UK
- ?Biomimetic ECM analogue coatings
Prof. R. Bizios, US
- Perspectives of advanced In-vitro testing
Prof. J. Kirkpatrick, D
- Consequences for Quality assurance and product certification
Dr. J. van Loon, NL
Moreover, a brokerage event will be enclosed in the “5th International Technology Transfer Days BIOMATERIALS 2009”. Based on thematic technology profiles (offers and requests) dealing with the above given fields and summarized in an online catalogue - each participant can choose potential partners to get in contact with them in half-hourly meetings according to pre-planned schedules. Knowing from a meanwhile long-term experience of the International Technology Transfer Days BIOMATERIALS (starting in 1998) this should be the most efficient way to get connected with new successful cooperations between suppliers and users in the fields of BONE CONTACT, BONE REPLACEMENT, BONE AUGMENTATION and BONE TISSUE ENGINEERING especially between Europe and WBC as well as NIS!
As in the last 10 years approximately 150 participants from 10 and more countries are expected to participate in the International Technology Transfer Days BIOMATERIALS in February 2009. Parallel to the event an exhibition and poster session will be organized within the congress centre located in the medieval city of Erfurt.
Tel. +49 361 7892376, firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation of Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia (STIFT)
Mainzerhofstrasse 10, 99084 Erfurt, Germany
Dr. Klaus Liefeith
Tel. +49 3606 671 170, email@example.com
Institute for Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement Techniques e.V.,
Rosenhof, 37308 Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany
Thuringian Society of Biomaterials e.V.; www.tagb.de
Pre-Announcement of 5th TTTB 2009 (PDF)