Biomaterials Tissue Interaction SIG

Timeslot: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Track: Wound Healing and Cellular Microenvironment
Room: 208/209


The Biomaterial-Tissue Interaction SIG session will consider abstracts that investigate, in vitro and in vivo, the effects of biomaterial properties, characteristics or modifications on molecular, cellular, and physiological process. These events initiate with specific interactions between biomaterials and biological molecules present in tissues after biomaterial implantation, followed by cell recognition and activation of cellular processes such as cell attachment, proliferation, activation, polarization, differentiation, and necrosis. Understanding these events is the purpose of the Biomaterial-Tissue Interaction (BTI) Special Interest Group.


  • 10:30 a.m. 197. High resolution single-cell correlative microscopy of glial cell interactions with artificial axons, A. Merolli*, Y. Mao, J. Steele, V. Manichev, S. Fung, D. Martin, M. Li, P. Moghe, L. Feldman, T. Gustaffson, C. Dreyfus, J. Kohn; Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ

  • 10:45 a.m. 198. Biological Responses and Mechanisms of Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Zn and Mg Biomaterials, D. Zhu*(1), Y. Su(1), Y. Zheng(2), L. Tang(3); (1)University of North Texas, Denton, TX, (2)Peking University, Beijing, China, (3)University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

  • 11:00 a.m. 199. Foreign Body Response Mitigation and Tissue Integration in Morphologically Unique Bijel-Templated Hydrogel Implants, T Thorson*, E Botvinick, A Mohraz; University of California, Irvine, CA

  • 11:15 a.m. 200. "How You Form it Matters": Processing Techniques of Implant Polymers Differentially Impact Vascular Cell Behavior, K Ammann*, M Li, M Slepian; University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • 11:30 a.m. 201. Immunostimulatory Microgels for Potential Immune Cells Recruitment and Activation, M. Rezaeeyazdi*, T. Colombani, S. Bencherif; Northeastern University, Boston, MA

  • 11:45 a.m. 202. In Vivo Comparison of Polydioxanone and Polyhydroxyalkanoate Barbed Surgical Sutures in a Rat Model, H Cong*(1), G Ruff(2), J Cole(1), D Tokarz(1), S Roe(1), W Liu(3), M King(1); (1)North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, (2)Private surgeon, Chapel Hill, NC, (3)Shanghai Ninth People‚Äôs Hospital, Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, Chin

  • 12:00 noon 203. Influence of surface charge on host response to implanted biomaterials, G. Kokil*, D. Nguyen, A. Dao, T. Dang; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore

  • 12:15 p.m. 204. Alternative Foaming Agents for Topical Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis, M. Asama*, A. Hall, Y. Qi, B. Moreau, H. Walthier, M. Schaschwary, B. Bristow, Q. Wang; Iowa State University, Ames, IA