Prof. Colombo, Prof. Favia from University of Bari and Prof. Rimondini from University of Eastern Piedmont are organizing the Special Symposium “Advanced plasma processes for biomedical applications” at the 28th Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB), which will be held in Athens, Greece, in September 4-8 2017.
Theme of the Symposium: Non-equilibrium electrical discharges in gases (recently, also in liquids), known as also Cold Plasmas, can be ignited at low and at atmospheric pressure. Since decades these systems result extremely appealing for research and applications in the biomedical field. Established applications of Cold Plasmas ranges from tailoring biological relevant surface properties of biomaterials with no alteration of the bulk (hydrophilic/phobic character, cytocompatibility, bacterial-repellence, functionalization with chemical/biological moieties, etc.) to the sterilization of materials. Recent advances include the therapeutic uses of cold plasmas in direct contact with living tissues for wound healing, surgery, dentistry and cancer treatments. This ESB symposium includes: a tutorial introduction on Cold Plasma processes for Biomedical Applications by the chairs, three invited talks delivered by well known experts, four regular talks and posters.
More information about the Symposium can be found on the official webpage: http://www.esb2017.org/special-symposia