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eCM Meeting Abstracts 2010, Collection 1

Biomaterials-Africa 2009 meeting
Advancing Biomaterials in Africa
CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa

20-22 September 2009



This was the 1st Biomaterials-Africa conference to be held at the CSIR South Africa, an international conference showcasing the latest technological innovations and research developments in the biomaterials field in Africa as well as to present the latest global trends. 

Biomaterials-Africa drew participants from at least twenty one countries, including Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Greece, Iran, India, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Mauritius, Nigeria, Poland, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda and the United Kingdom.

The conference comprised of three plenary lectures from world renowned scientists, keynote addresses, oral and poster presentations.  Scientific papers were presented in six theme areas, Biomaterials, Regenerative Tissue Engineering, Nano-Enabled Materials, Stem Cells, Medical Devices as well as Drug Delivery.

On behalf of the organising committee, we express gratitude to the sponsors, the support organisations, the scientific review panel and the Biomaterials Association of South Africa (BioMatASA) for their commitment and hard work in contributing towards the success of this conference.  We also acknowledge TERMIS ( and the Biomaterials Network ( for endorsing the conference.

Prof Ugo Ripamonti, Conference Scientific Chair, Professor and Director: Bone Research Laboratory, MRC/University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Prof Rui Krause
BioMatASA President 2009
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical
University of Johannesburg

Ms Avashnee Chetty, Conference Organisation Chair, Research Group Leader: Biomaterials Polymers and Composites, CSIR, South Africa

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