Nanotechnology has been responsible for an unprecedented positive impact in healthcare advances, by merging fundamental and applied sciences as complementary tools envisioning an enhanced quality of life. Recently, a broader spectrum of high performance nanomaterials and material-based nanosystems has been engineered to address challenges in medical and health-related fields. At the same time, there has been a shift in importance from designing exclusively bioinert materials to instead producing complex bioactive building blocks for mimicking targeted functions.
The June, 2019 Journal of Materials Research (JMR) Focus Issue is devoted to the latest advances in biomedical nanomaterials, including: (i) different fabrication approaches and applications, (ii) design and characterization of novel biomedical materials and devices as well as their structure-property relationships with biological responses, and (iii) novel (bio)-nanomaterials as potential candidates to integrate multifunctional devices targeting self-assembly materials.
The talks in this webinar expanded on the material presented in the Focus Issue, and an interactive Q&A session was held with the speakers following each talk.
Electrochemical single-step obtention and characterization of a biomimetic TiO2-Hydroxyapatite NTs covered by chitosan Giovanna Machado, CETENE
Nanostructured surface coatings for titanium alloy implants Pierre Layrolle & Guy Louarn, University of Nantes
Assessing the Influence of Silkworm Cocoons’ age on the physico-chemical properties of silk-based materials Marisa Beppu, University of Campinas