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Editor Sessions:

Three dedicated sessions from Materials Today | Elsevier’s Biomaterials Science Journals and Books will be held during the virtual conference. Register now to participate in an interactive conference experience: live-stream presentations and take part in discussion through live chat and Q&A.


11th World Biomaterials Congress

-The future of the field with the Biomaterials editors

Friday 11th December 11:20 - 12:30 GMT

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-Meet the Editors of Elsevier's Biomaterials Science Journals

Sunday 13t December 16:30 – 18:00 GMT

Speakers: Kam Leong, João Mano, William Wagner, Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez, Dimitrios Zeugolis

Come and meet the Editors in Chief from Elsevier’s biomaterials family of journals. We have short presentations from Kam Leong (Biomaterials), João Mano (Materials Today Bio), William Wagner (Acta Biomaterialia), Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez (Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications) and Dimitrios Zeugolis (Biomaterials and Biosystems). They will tell us about their careers so far and the advice they would have given their younger selves, before introducing their journal. There will be opportunity for questions at the end, so come and join us and take this opportunity to learn a bit more about our journals.

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-Biomaterials Science, 4th Edition: A New Chapter

Tuesday 15th December 14:50 – 16:20 GMT

Speakers: William R. Wagner, Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Guigen Zhang, Michael J. Yaszemski

The renowned and best-selling title, Biomaterials Science, is the most comprehensive single text on all aspects of biomaterials science from principles to applications. Celebrating the launch of the fourth edition this year, this book is under new leadership with Prof. William R. Wagner et al, in collaboration with the founding editors. Register to hear the editors discuss the hot topics in biomaterials right now; updates and new content for this edition of Biomaterials Science; future plans for the book and a chance to ask your questions with a live Q&A.

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Featured Journals:

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Biomaterials is the leading journal in the biomaterials science field with an impact factor of 10.317 (2019). The journal covers the wide range of physical, biological and chemical sciences that underpin the design of biomaterials and the clinical disciplines in which they are used.

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-Materials Today Bio

Materials Today Bio is a new open access journal. From the design and assembly of novel structures, their functionalization and interaction with biological systems to bioimaging, therapies and diagnostics in healthcare, this journal captures the most exciting advances and discoveries within this field.

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-Acta Biomaterialia

Acta Biomaterialia (IF 7.242) is an international journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research reports, review papers and communications in the broadly defined field of biomaterials science. The emphasis of the journal is on the relationship between biomaterial structure and function at all length scales.

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-Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications

Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications has an IF of 5.880 (2019) and includes topics at the interface of the biomedical sciences and materials engineering.

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-Biomaterials and Biosystems

Biomaterials and Biosystems is the newest title in Elsevier's biomaterials science portfolio. It is an interdisciplinary open access journal that publishes work at the nexus of engineering, chemistry, biology and medicine.

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For a full list of our titles please see: www.MaterialsToday.com/Journals

Featured Biomaterials Science Books

Biomaterials Science 4th Edition 

Editors: William Wagner Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert Guigen Zhang Michael Yaszemski

The revised edition of the renowned and bestselling title is the most comprehensive single text on all aspects of biomaterials science from principles to applications. Biomaterials Science, fourth edition, provides a balanced, insightful approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials and acts as the key reference for practitioners who are involved in the applications of materials in medicine.

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Biomaterials for 3D Tumor Modeling 1st Edition
Editors: Subhas Kundu and Rui Reis

Biomaterials for 3D Tumor Modeling reviews the fundamentals and most relevant areas of the latest advances of research of 3D cancer models, focusing on biomaterials science, tissue engineering, drug delivery and screening aspects. 

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Rapid Prototyping of Biomaterials 2nd Edition
Editor: Roger Narayan

Rapid Prototyping of Biomaterials: Techniques in Additive Manufacturing, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive review of emerging rapid prototyping technologies, such as bioprinting, for biomedical applications.

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Biomaterials for Cancer Therapeutics 2nd Edition
Editor: Kinam Park

Biomaterials for Cancer Therapeutics: Evolution and Innovation, Second Edition, discusses the role and potential of biomaterials in treating this prevalent disease.

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Foundations of Biomaterials Engineering 1st Edition
Authors: Maria Cristina Tanzi, Silvia Farè, and Gabriele Candiani

Foundations of Biomaterials Engineering provides readers with an introduction to biomaterials engineering. With a strong focus on the essentials of materials science, the book also examines the physiological mechanisms of defense and repair, tissue engineering and the basics of biotechnology.

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Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare 2nd Edition
Editor: Jimmy Walker

Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare, Second Edition, enables users to obtain detailed knowledge of decontamination practices in healthcare settings, including surfaces, devices, clothing and people, with a specific focus on hospitals and dental clinics.

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Handbook of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
Editors: Masoud Mozafari, Farshid Sefat, and Anthony Atala

Handbook of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds: Volume One and Two, provides a comprehensive and authoritative review on recent advancements in the application and use of composite scaffolds in tissue engineering.

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Find out more: Volume Two

Top downloaded papers from 2020

Read the top downloaded papers from 2020 from selected Elsevier Biomaterials Science Journals. Free until March 31st 2021.


Materials Today Bio

Materials Today Bio

Acta Biomaterialia

Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications