BMC together with LOB hosted SSB Meeting on May 8, 2008

The 2008 conference theme "Mechanics of Cell & Materials Interactions" brought attention to the mechanical aspects of biomaterials science and engineering. Presentations covered such diverse subjects as molecular mechanics, cellular mechanosensing, tissue mechanical properties and nanomechanical enhancement of implant material properties. The posters and afternoon presentations addressed the full range of biomaterials and tissue engineering subjects. We were delighted with almost 70 contributions and numerous participants. They demonstrated the strong interest in biomaterials here in Switzerland. We were proud to have invited talks from two high-ranking European experts, Malgorzata Lewandowska-Szumiel and Ivan Martin.

EC-member Kurt Ruffieux presents the winner of the best oral presentation (Student Prize, CHF 500 cash) Mirja C. Nolff, Hannover, Germany.


The abstracts will be published in the official journal of the Swiss Society for Biomaterials, European Cells & Materials open access online journal.


Pictures of the SSB meeting are posted here.