Friday, November 21, 2008: 10:45 AM-1:15 PM
Room 108-A (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Biomaterials (08b)

#754 - Biomimetics I (08B09)
This session discusses mimetic strategies in biomaterials design. It will highlight recent activities in the field of biomimetic materials and systems. Biomimesis is the process of coordinating molecular recognition and interactions to design biological, biohybrid, and artificial materials that can be structurally similar to and/or function in similar ways as biological structures and/or utilize biology or biological mechanisms in the rational design and engineering of materials. In particular, the focus of this session is on systems that mimic processes where the underlying biology and biomolecular principles are well understood. We invite topics with emphasis in drug delivery; cell adhesion, signaling, differentiation, and stimulation; tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; interfacial science and engineering; and biomaterials science which involve materials consisting of (i) natural biological molecules such as proteins, oligonucleotides and polynucleotides, and/or unnatural biomolecules that have been assembled/synthesized by biological systems; (ii) hybrid structures of synthetic (e.g., polymeric chains, metal particles, etc.) and natural biological molecules (i.e., conjugated biomaterials); or (iii) materials consisting of man-made and/or in-vitro building blocks, such as synthetic polymers, unnatural amino acids and aptamers, templated materials, polymersomes, etc.
Chair:Mark E. Byrne
10:45 AMFabrication of Adhesive Structures Based on the Gecko
Noshir S. Pesika, Jacob N. Israelachvili
11:10 AMBiomimetic Membrane Properties and the Morphology of Giant Hybrid Vesicles with Phospholipid/block Copolymer Coexistence
Jin Nam, Paul A. Beales, T. Kyle Vanderlick
11:35 AMLipid Raft Formation In Bilayer Membranes with Biomimetic Cytoskeletons
Noah Malmstadt
11:55 AMDevelopment of An Enzymatically Crosslinkable Biomimetic Collagen That Exhibits Collagen-Like Molecular Architecture with Improved Cellular Recognition
Yen Wah Tong, Shih Tak Khew
12:15 PMPhotopatternable Synthetic Materials with Biorecognition Abilities for Use In Analytical Microdevices
Youyou Zheng, David B. Henthorn
12:35 PMIncorporating Stimulus-Responsive Character into Filamentous Virus Assemblies
Harry Bermudez, Adam P. Hathorne
12:55 PMFabrication of Tubular Scaffolds from Silk Fibroin Using Biologically Inspired Gel Spinning Technique
Chris Cannizzaro, Michael Lovett, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, David Kaplan

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