Dec 1 – 3, 2013, Hangzhou, China
The understanding of sophisticated functionalities offered by objects and processes found in nature will guide the design of biomaterials with desired properties to meet challenging applications. Zwitterionic materials, inspired by cell membranes or protein molecules, are excellent examples of bioinspired materials and have emerged as a new class of biocompatible materials. This conference aims to capture the excitement of this emerging field. The objectives of the conference are not only to cover fundamental studies and practical applications involving bioinspired and zwitterionic materials, but also to identify opportunities and challenges of biomaterials for a wide range of applications such as medical devices, biosensors, drug delivery, membranes, consumer products, and marine coatings. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers from different fields in biomaterials, polymers, chemistry and bioengineering to discuss recent advances, share innovative ideas, and promote international collaborations.