Blood-biomaterial interactions are complex and remain poorly understood despite decades of research. All of the materials in current clinical use activate host defense responses, thrombotic events and inflammatory processes, without allowing for a physiological wound healing response. Questions surround the activation mechanisms as well as our ability to quantify the extent, to which these responses are activated. Studies demonstrating the predictive value of in vitro hemocompatibility testing are also sorely needed, as are approaches aimed at understanding how intercellular communication is disrupted by the foreign materials. Therefore, we invite technical papers containing essentially new results pertaining to the various aspects of blood-biomaterial interactions, including: Basic surface analytical studies relevant to the field, especially focusing on new techniques (super-resolution microscopy, second harmonic generation spectroscopy, Raman, etc.), including surface analysis of explanted devices/implants; Studies focusing on the interaction of blood plasma proteins (e.g. adsorption, conformation) and cells with biomaterials (e.g. platelet-, leukocyte adhesion and activation, haemolysis, complement activation, etc.); Standardization and systematization in the in vitro studies of blood-biomaterial interactions; Comparison between in vitro and in vivo measurements (including aspects of inter-species differences); Clinical aspects of material performance; and design, characterization, and biological evaluation of new materials for blood-contacting applications/medical devices (e.g. in comparison to currently available and applied biomaterials.)
Other relevant topics are welcome. Those interested in submitting relevant review articles should contact the editors with ideas. See FLYER.
In Focus Issue on Ions and Solvation at Biointerfaces
This In Focus Issue will feature recent experimental as well as theoretical advances in understanding the role of water, ions and hydration at biological and biomaterials interfaces and interphases. Topics include the interplay of ion, water and adsorbate interactions at biological and biomaterials interfaces, the role of ions and water in biochemical reactions, folding pathways, receptor interactions, biological membranes and transmembrane processes, cell-surface and cell-cell interactions, hydrophobic, hydrophilic and omniphilic effects, water in confined geometries, water in extracellular matrices such as ECM and EPS. This issue of Biointerphases will include articles highlighting recent breakthroughs and reviews summarizing current developments in the field. The In Focus issue on Ions and Solvation at Biointerfaces will appear in the March 2016 issue of Biointerphases, however manuscripts will be published online promptly after review and acceptance. See FLYER.
Top 50 keywords in Biointerphases
The 17th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling was held July 6-10, 2014 at the National University of Singapore in Singapore. Poster prizes were co-sponsored by Biointerphases and A*STAR. Open Access fee waivers were given to the two first-prize winners and the second-prize winner.
Jaimys Arnott, The University of Melbourne, Australia, "Armour from Air - The Plastron as an antifoulant"
He Zhang, Nanjang Technological University, Singapore, "Self-Healing Coating Based on Diisocyanate Loaded in Glass Bubbles"
Alessio di Fino, Newcastle University, UK, "Influence of Surface Chemistry on Footprint Protein Secretion and Settlement Behaviour of B. Amphitrite and B. Improvisus Cyprids"
Holly Sweat, Florida Institute of Technology, USA, "Roughness-driven Benthic Diatom Attachment and its Application to Ship Hull Microfouling"
AVS Biointerphases Young Scientist Award Winners
The 74th International IUVSTA Workshop, Focus on the Blood-Biomaterial Interface: Surface Analysis meets Blood Compatibility was held November 3-7, 2014 in Fréjus, France. AVS and Biointerphases were proud to sponsor Young Scientist Awards. Congratulations to these fine young scientists selected from amongst several excellent presentations!
Plasmore, srl, Ranco, Italy and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
“Local analysis of adsorption kinetics through devices based on plasmonic enhanced Au cavity arrays”
University of Nottingham UK
“A highthroughput strategy for the discovery of next generation biomaterials”
AVS Biointerphases Award Winners
The Gordon Research Conference on Biointerface Science—Engineered Biomolecular Interfaces was held June 15-20, 2014 at the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort, Lucca (Barga), Italy. Stefan Zauscher, conference chair, reported this was an exceptionally successful meeting. Awards proudly sponsored in part by AVS and Biointerphases were given to the following researchers:
- Kaylin McMahon, Northwestern University, USA
- Jeremy Sanborn, University of California, Davis, USA
- Mario Rothbauer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
- Hudson Pace, Chalmers University, Sweden
- Si Young Choi, SunMoon University, South Korea
- Job Boekhoven, Northwestern University, USA
Myung-Han Yoon, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
This In Focus issue will be dedicated to the science and technology of plasma medicine, a term that is used to encompass the applications of reactive gas plasmas in medicine and biology. Biointerphases is soliciting all articles, fundamental and applied, that will highlight recent major breakthroughs, progress, and challenges in the following topics: (i) medical treatment with discharge plasmas, (ii) plasma modification of surfaces or biological media including decontamination and sterilization, (iii) biological response to plasma treated liquids, solids and surfaces, (iv) plasma sources, diagnostics, sensors and modeling associated with applications of gas discharges in medicine and biology. The In Focus issue on Plasma Medicine will be the June 2015 issue of Biointerphases, however manuscripts will be published online promptly after review and acceptance.
This In Focus issue will feature new developments and recent applications of surface analysis of biological and biomaterial interfaces. Biointerphases is soliciting all articles, fundamental and applied, that will highlight recent major breakthroughs, progress, and challenges of surface analytical methods. The topics will include but are not limited to XPS, SPM, SIMS, mass spectrometry, and imaging of cells, tissue, and biomaterial surfaces.
Women in Nano blog
Posted on March 14, 2014 at 10:10 AM