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Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Study Section [BMBI]

The Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Study Section (BMBI) reviews applications concerned with biologically relevant research in materials science and the interaction of material surfaces with biological systems. Areas of interest include the theory, principles, design, and synthesis of biomaterials; the use of biomaterials in tissue engineering; characterization of new or existing biomaterials; and the interactions of biomaterials with proteins, membranes, cells, and tissues.

Rosters

Topics

  • Biomaterial Design and Synthesis: Development and characterization of biomaterials; self-assembled materials; design principles, material processing, and combinatorial approaches to the synthesis of new biomaterials; biocompatibility, toxicity, structure/property relationships, and bio-durability.
  • Tissue Engineering: New biomaterials and fabrication techniques for tissue engineering, transport and perfusion aspects of tissue engineering, and biomaterial scaffolds to support cells, stem cell differentiation and therapy, vascularization, implants/sensors, cellular regeneration, and wound healing for all tissues; interactions of biomaterials with cellular components.
  • Molecular/Cellular Interfacial Interactions: Extracellular matrix; non-fouling and bioactive surfaces; improved understanding of the biology-biomaterials interface; biosurface characterization and technology; gene/drug delivery; patterning; surface characterization at the nano-scale.
Shared Interests and Overlaps
  • There are shared interests with BNVT. Applications that focus on material engineering of prosthetics, culture systems, and biosensors may be assigned to BMBI. Applications that focus specifically on neuroprosthetics, neuron culture systems, and neural biosensors may be assigned to BNVT.
  • There are shared interests with BTSS. Applications that focus on device compatibility, and sensors may be assigned to BMBI. Applications that focus on the clinical development of devices and sensors may be assigned to BTSS.
  • There are shared interests with CMT. Applications more focused on the development and characterization of biomaterials and biomimetics may be assigned to BMBI. Applications involving the interaction of cells with biomaterials may be assigned to CMT if the focus is on the cellular and molecular processes. Engineered tissues and microphysiological systems having a significant biomaterial component may be assigned to BMBI, whereas three-dimensional cell culture platforms may be assigned to CMT. Applications proposing the manipulation of cells may be assigned to CMT if the focus is on the cellular response, whereas BMBI may be more appropriate for applications focused on the biomaterial/ECM interactions.
  • There are shared interests with GDD. Applications that focus on biocompatibility of delivery vehicles, devices, and/or payloads may be assigned to BMBI. Applications that focus more on the design and development novel delivery vehicles, device, or payload may be assigned to GDD.
  • There are shared interests with ISD. Applications that focus on device biocompatibility or novel cell culture platforms may be assigned to BMBI. Applications that focus more on device development may be assigned to ISD.
  • There are shared interests with MTE. Applications that focus on wound healing, and the extracellular matrix in general may be assigned to BMBI. Applications that focus more on musculoskeletal engineering aspects of the above may be assigned to MTE.
  • There are shared interests with NANO. Applications that focus on the biocompatibility and toxicities associated with nanomaterials may be assigned to BMBI. Applications that focus more on the development and synthesis of novel nanoparticles may be assigned to NANO.
  • There are shared interests with SBSR. Applications that focus on wound healing and tissue engineering may be assigned to BMBI. Applications that focus on musculoskeletal tissue engineering may be assigned to SBSR.

 

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Keywords: bioactive surfaces, biocompatibility, biodurability, biofabrication, biofilms, bioimplants, biointerfaces, drug delivery systems, biomaterials, biomimetics, bioprinting, 3D printing, biosensor implants, biosurface, catheters, cellular regeneration, cell therapy, extracellular matrix, foreign-body reaction, hydrogels, implants, mechanotransduction, nanofibers, non-fouling surfaces, polymers, scaffolds, self-assembled materials, stem cell implants, surgical mesh, tissue engineering, tissue regeneration, tissue vascularization, wound healing