Prof. Boccaccini: invited speaker at UKSB conference in London
Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini was one of the invited speakers at the 15th Annual United Kingdom Society for Biomaterials (UKSB)conference, held at Regent Street Cinema, University of Westminster, London, on 30th June – 1st July 2016, chaired by Prof. Ipsita Roy (Univ. of Westminster). Prof. Boccaccini presented the lecture “Broadening the applications of Hench’s bioactive glasses by metal ion doping: angiogenesis and soft tissue repair” in the special session in memory of the late Prof. Larry Hench, the inventor of Bioglass. The other speaker in the session was Prof. J. R. Jones of Imperial College London. Prof. Boccaccini gave also an oral presentation in the session: Science for Industry 1 – REBIOSTENT SESSION, a focused session dedicated to the EU FP7 project ReBioStent, entitled “Polymer composites containing ordered mesoporous silica with drug delivery capability” and he was also co-author of 2 poster contributions, namely: “The application of the polymer poly(glycerol sebacate) in the development of cardiac patches for mending the infarcted heart” with Dr. Ranjana Rai, former postdoctoral researcher in our Institute, and “Biodegradable SCL-PHA composite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering” with Ms Christy Thomas (PhD student at University of Westminster, UK) and Prof. Ipsita Roy. More details about the UKSB 2016 meeting are available here. In the photos Prof. Boccaccini with Prof. Julian R. Jones (Imperial College London), Prof. Ipsita Roy (Univ. of Westminster), Dr. Ranjana Rai (Univ. of Westminster) and Ms Christy Thomas (PhD student, University of Westminster).
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