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Materials for human well-being


Nanomaterials for healthcare and biomedical engineering

This symposium will cover:

  • Materials development, properties, and applications in biomedical engineering
  • Functional materials for targeted drug delivery and selective therapy
  • Multifunctional nanoprobes as tools for diagnosis, imaging, and therapy
  • Materials for tissue engineering and bone regeneration
  • Smart textiles for healthcare technologies


There is rapid development in nanotechnology and nanoscience with a significant parallel growth in the values of the related global market. Nanomaterials applied in the biomedical and health sector are especially noteworthy in this context. The application of nanomaterials and nanotechnology to medical diagnosis and therapy has brought tremendous advances in the development of targeted drug-delivery and bioanalytical systems. Chemically engineered nanostructures tagged with appropriate biomolecules, such as antibodies, proteins, DNAs, drug molecules, etc., offer multifunctional nanoprobes. Nanoparticle delivery technology enables enhanced targeted efficiency at both the tissue and cellular levels and the increased delivery of therapeutics through biological barriers. Next-generation long-acting delivery technologies are developed with pre-programmed pulsatile release over a strict period to improve drug pharmacokinetics and meet therapeutic compliance. Moreover, combining advanced technologies, including machine learning, artificial intelligence, wireless, and soft electronics, with drug delivery gives an environment for personalized therapies. In this context, the development of multifunctional nanoprobes with diagnostic and therapeutic units is significant. As the cell is the best starting point for understanding biological causes and developing therapeutic and diagnostic strategies, the ability of high-resolution bioimaging in real-time in the live cell is highly desirable. Nanostructures are optimally suited for a combination of therapeutic and imaging modalities on a single nanocarrier to deliver dual-vectors that make drug-delivery and cellular diagnostics more effective. Recent advances have shown the potential of biofunctional nanoparticles in stimuli-responsive and site-specific delivery of therapeutic payloads, tracking of intracellular processes, and visualization of endocytosis and uptake processes. High-performance functionalized magnetic nanoparticles for localized hyperthermia applications with controlled heat release is a promising approach in oncology. Combining stem and gene cell therapies with nanotechnology into nano-stem cell therapy is currently a research hotspot. Nanosystem assistance at the stage of preoperative cell preparation, perioperative procedures, and postoperative graft preservation and monitoring adherence supports the overall success of the therapy. However, nano-assisted innovations in medicine should be assisted by appropriate risk management of nanomaterials.

Topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Materials for targeted delivery of drugs and chemical therapeutics
  • Multifunctional nanoprobes with diagnostic and therapeutic units
  • New approaches to image biological processes at nanometer scale
  • Magnetic nanoparticles for hyperthermia applications
  • Dual-functional probes for optical imaging and therapy
  • Biomaterials for tissue engineering
  • 3D printing applications for tissue and bone regeneration
  • Smart textiles for healthcare technologies
  • Tunable safety by design and testing

Best presentation awards:

RSC has agreeed to support two best presentation awards to young researchers.   



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Symposium organizers
Gerardo F. GOYACondensed Matter Physics Department, University of Zaragoza

Mariano Esquillor S/N, Zaragoza, Spain
Małgorzata KUJAWSKADepartment of Toxicology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences

Dojazd 30 60-631 Poznan, Poland
Sanjay MATHURDepartment of Chemistry, University of Köln

Institute of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, Greinstraße 6, D-50939 Cologne, Germany

+49 221 470 4107/4657
Yogendra Kumar MISHRA (Main organizer)Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark

Alsion 2, 6400, Sønderborg, Denmark
Yunbing WANGSichuan University

National Engineering Research Center for Biomaterials, P. R. China