Conference of the Society for BiomaterialsReplacement parts for the body

They are researching how human organs can be manufactured using 3D printing and developing materials for modern medicine: researchers who have dedicated themselves to biomaterials. From September 15 to 17, more than 180 of them will meet in Essen for the annual conference of the German Society for Biomaterials.

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Biomaterials science implants are widely used in medicine. Hip prostheses, knee prostheses, dental implants, pacemakers, dentures, surgical screws and plates are just a few examples. Today, such implants are no longer available only "off the shelf." "The 3D printing process makes it possible to individually adapt implants to the patient, an enormous medical advance," emphasizes conference leader and CENIDE member Prof. Dr. Matthias Epple from the UDE. 3D printing is a central topic of the conference program, as are innovations for infection prevention and the targeted administration of active substances in the vicinity of implants. Special antibacterial coatings on implants can better prevent postoperative infections. The full program can be found here.

Further information:


Prof. Dr. Matthias Epple, Faculty of Chemistry, Tel. (0201) 183-2413, matthias.epple@uni-due.de

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