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Symposium 32: Nanostructured Bioceramics and Ceramics for Biomedical Applications



Recent advances in nanostructured ceramics for medical applications have resulted from three complementary forces. First, there is a natural evolution from the microscale to the nanoscale as novel processing and characterization techniques become available. Second, nanostructured ceramics provide exceptional capabilities for specialized interactions with proteins, DNA, viruses, and other nanoscale biological structures. Third, novel techniques for processing ceramic materials are being developed that will facilitate improvements in medical and dental care. This symposium will allow for discussion among the many groups involved in the development and use of bioceramics, including ceramic researchers, medical device manufacturers, and clinicians.



  • Dental biomaterials
  • Additive manufacturing of bioceramics
  • In vitro and in vivo characterization of bioceramics
  • Bioinspired materials and devices
  • Nanostructured biosensors
  • Drug/gene delivery devices
  • Biomedical sensors
  • Diagnostics for medical applications



Roger J Narayan, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University, roger_narayan@unc.edu

Akiyoshi Osaka, Okayama University, Japan, a-osaka@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp

Min Wang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Markus Reiterer, Medtronic

Mohan Edirisinghe, University College London, U.K.

Chikara Ohtsuki, Nagoya University, Japan

Hui-suk Yun, Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea

Rizhi Wang, University of British Columbia, Canada




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