Monday November 9, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
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Heldrich Hotel
10 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Louli Kourkounakis
NJ Center for Biomaterials

The 2015 New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science

This year marks the 25th year of the New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science. This event will be held in New Brunswick, NJ and is regarded as the premier regional meeting on Biomaterials. 


Morning Keynote Speaker 

Innovation Competency and the Path to Successful Commercialization
Speaker: Scott Bruder

Morning Session 

Tissue Interactions/Tissue Interfaces in Dentistry
Speaker: Pamela Yelick

Present and Future ECM Derived Products in Wound Care and Soft Tissue Reconstruction
Speaker: Hilton Kaplan

Morning Break 10:30-11:00AM

Morning Session Part II  

It's About the Money - Financing Approaches to Underwrite Bold Ideas
Speaker: Bob Stockman 

Integra Dermal Regeneration Template - The Regulatory Strategy for FDA Approval
of a Novel Medical Device 
Speaker: Judith O’Grady 

Lunch 12:00-1:00PM

Parallel Breakout Sessions 1:00-4:15PM with a BREAK from 2:30-3:00PM

Fundamental Science Of Bioactive Materials

Chairs: Murat Guvendiren and Hilton Kaplan

1. Christopher Chen - Bioactive Materials To Engineer Mechanotransduction 

2. Jean Schwarzbauer - The ECM – Bioactive Or Biopassive?

3. Matthew Becker - Peptide Functionalized Hydrogels for Use in Regenerative Medicine

4. Prabhas Moghe - Bioactive Nanomaterials Aimed At The Ground Zero Of Atherosclerosis

5. Robert Latour - Molecular Modeling Of Bioconjugated PEG-Based Hydrogels As A Guide For Bioactivity Optimization

6. Cathryn Sundback - Degradation And Remodeling Of Decellularized ECM-Derived Surgical Scaffolds

7. D. Kacy Cullen - Tissue Engineered "Living Scaffolds" To Restore Nervous System Structure And Function

8. William Welsh - In Silico Design of Anti-Atherogenic Biomaterials



Translation Of Bioactive Materials

Chairs: Lauren Macri and Sangya Varma

1. Yi Arnold - Viable Cryopreserved Placental Membranes: Scientific Background and Clinical Experience

2. Mrinal Shah - Current Clinical Experiences With Cell Based Materials 

3. Frederick Halperin - Challenges Of Sterilizing Bioactive Biomaterials

4. Mark Davies - Comparison Of Human In Vivo And Porcine Skin Deposition Models: Deposition Of Salicylic Acid From Wash-Off Products

5. Marcus Cicerone - Expoloring Biology and Materials with Coherent Raman Methods

6. Murat Guvendiren - The Future Of 3D Printing In Medicine 

7. Joachim Kohn - Bioactive Scaffolds for Orthopedic Applications: Results Obtained in a Goat Calvaria Model 

8. Scott Hanton - Leveraging CRO Relationships To Accelerate New Product Development



Interactive Audience Discussion 4:15-5:15PM
Patent Controversies 
Speakers: Scott BruderAdda Gogoris  and Dipanjan Nag

Reception  5:30PM