Metallic biomaterials for absorbable implant applications: Plenary Lecture

In this talk Mr. Löffler will describe the design of a new class of rare-earth-free MgZnCa alloys with high strength and extended ductility, and present their in-vitro and in-vivo degradation performance and biological response. Based on metal-physical design rules, the degradation rate of these alloys can be tailored via purity, Zn-content, and nanometer-sized intermetallic phase formation for the purposes of practically all bioabsorbable implant applications. They may therefore set a new standard in the area of biomaterials.

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Further plenary lectures include:

Peter Greil (University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Department of Materials Science (Glass and Ceramics), Erlangen, Germany):Biomorphous Ceramics
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Yuri Estrin (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Australia): Ultrafine grained metallic materials for permanent and bioresorbable medical implants
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Patrice E. A. Turchi (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, USA): Why is alloy theory still a matter of principles?
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Laurent Pambaguian (Engineer in the Materials Technology Section of the European Space Agency, Netherlands): Additive Manufacturing for space industry
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Christoph Bartneck (HIT Lab NZ, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand): Material Challenges in Human Robot Interaction
Thursday, September 29th, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Cesar A. Barbero (Department of Chemistry, Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Rio Cuarto, Argentina): Smart Polymeric Nanocomposites and Polymer Alloys. Synthesis and Applications
Thursday, September 29th, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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