Monday, June 18, 2007: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Payette River (Boise Centre on the Grove)
B Symposia (sp)
Biomedical/Bio-related Materials, Part I
Biomaterials made from synthetic and natural polymers or inorganic materials have wide-ranging applications, including use as tissue engineering scaffolds, drug delivery vehicles, clinical devices, and implant devices. Polymers have been used to generate coatings, films, fibers, hydrogels, microspheres, nanoparticles, and sponges. Their chemical modification has allowed for numerous crosslinking methods and combination with a wide variety of other molecules to create composite biomaterials. This session cuts across multiple biomaterial-related disciplines to provide a forum for researchers to present their recent developments in synthesis, characterization, and application of biomaterials.
Sponsor: The Pacific Division Sections on Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Health Sciences
Organizer:Tomoko Fujiwara
Presider:Tomoko Fujiwara
9:00 AMWelcoming Remarks
9:05 AMPolymeric Delivery Systems for Genes: Beneficial Effect of Lipophilic Substitutions on Cationic Polymers
Hasan Uludag
9:40 AMBioinspired Phospholipid Polymers for Biomedical Devices
Kazuhiko Ishihara
10:15 AMBreak
10:35 AMAntiviral Drug Delivery Systems for the Prevention of HIV Transmission
Patrick F. Kiser
11:10 AMMolecular Interactions within the Extracellular Matrix of Cartilage
Julia Thom Oxford, Raquel Brown, Noriko Hazeki-Taylor
11:45 AMLunch Break
1:15 PMFully Degradable Functionalized Polymers: A Versatile Approach Using Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Carbonates
James L. Hedrick
1:50 PMOrganic Materials via Molecular Self-Organization into Liquid-Crystalline Phase or Crystal Phase
Suk-Wah Tam-Chang, Liming Huang, Gyan Ayral, Wonewoo Seo, Kyle Rove
2:25 PMBiomaterirals for Cell Transplantation
Tetsuji Yamaoka
3:00 PMBreak
3:20 PMSynthesis and Anticoagulant Function of Heparin-Containing Block Copolymers at Interfaces
Allyson Fry, Joseph McGuire, Karyn Bird
3:55 PMPhoto-Responsive Polymer Assemblies for Drug Delivery
Tomoko Fujiwara

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