The surface of a material plays a major role in its interaction with the biological medium. Processes related to the mechanical stability of articular devices in contact, such as osseointegration, thrombogenicity, corrosion and leaching, or the inflammatory response of rejection of a material are clearly conditioned by the surface properties. Therefore, the modification or functionalisation of surfaces can have an important impact on these issues. New techniques for functionalisation by thin film deposition or surface treatments help improve superficial properties while understanding the interaction surface-biological medium for application in new devices.
STRUCTURE AND ORGANISATION
This meeting will organised as a Workshop, to be developed in a single day, with 3 invited lectures as well as presentation of oral communications and a poster session. The celebration will take place in parallel with the XI National Materials Congress.
J. M. Albella (Institute of Materials Science, Madrid, CSIC)
J. A. Puértolas (Materials Science and Technology Dept., and Institute of Materials Science, Aragon, University of Saragossa-CSIC)
X. Gil (Univ. Polytechnic Catalonia), M. Vallet (Univ. Complutense, Madrid), J. San Román (Inst. Science and Technol. Polymers), B. León (Univ. Vigo), A. Rodríguez Glez-Elipe (Inst. Materials Science, Seville), R. Rodríguez (Asoc. Industry, Navarra), E. Gómez Barrena (Univ. Autónoma Madrid), R. Gómez Lus (Univ. Saragossa), Isabel Obieta (Fundación Inasmet).
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