Venue: Semmering

Location: Semmering, Austria

Event Date/Time: Jan 17, 2010 End Date/Time: Jan 21, 2010
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The conference will examine the interface between existing organ replacement technologies, research in biomaterials, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.

While existing technologies are almost exclusively founded on artificial biomaterials, new biomaterial research is largely devoted to understanding and developing improved interfaces between artificial materials and biological cells and molecules. Tissue engineering is centered on the directed growth of cells on surfaces and in constructs that include so-called "scaffolds." Regenerative medicine explores tissue regeneration by the stimulation of growth, of both endogenous and exogenous cells, including stem cells. While each of these areas contains an energetic and diverse scientific base, none is centrally focused on the development of bioartificial replacements for major internal organs.

This meeting aims to explore and exploit the interfaces between these scientific bases in order to address directly the possibilities for less artificial, more biological organ replacements.

The goal is to host a diverse mix of scientists whose work might be integrated in the development of bioartificial organs.