Intelligent Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications (joint symposium with Korean Society for Biomaterials)

Timeslot: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:45pm to 3:45pm
Track: Biomaterials Fabrication and Analysis
Room: Grand Ballroom C


Intelligent hydrogels have immense significance for a wide range of biomedical applications. For example, injectable and biodegradable hydrogels have shown great promise not only as space filling materials by themselves, but also as noninvasive carriers for delivery of bioactive molecules or therapeutic cell sources. Furthermore, polymers with shear thinning properties have been combined with 3D printing techniques, which are advanced to print a 3D structure with living cells (so called bioprinting), demonstrating great potential to build functional tissues for the replacement of damaged organs. In addition, the hydrogels have been delicately designed to modulate a specific niche environment for stem cells, which are now used for improved cell therapy and personalized diagnostics. This symposium is aimed to overview state of art research on the synthesis and characterization of intelligent hydrogel systems, and their applications on drug delivery and tissue engineering. This symposium is coorganized by the Korean Society for Biomaterials that will host the World Biomaterials Congress (WBC) 2024. This annual symposium will become a bridge for a long term relationship and mutual benefits for both Society members by promoting cooperation, collaboration, and networking.


  • 1:45 p.m. 219. Invited Speaker: Hydrogen peroxide-controllable hydrogels for vascular tissue regeneration, Y Lee(1), J Son(1), J Kang(2), K Park(2), K Park*(1); (1)Ajou University, Suwon, Republic of Korea, (2)Incheon National University, Incheon, Republic of Korea

  • 2:15 p.m. 220. Invited Speaker: Jason Burdick, University of Pennsylvania

  • 2:45 p.m. 221. Covalently Tethering Transfection-Capable siRNA to Hydrogels for Sustained Release and Gene Silencing, C Huynh*(1), M Nguyen(1), A Gilewski(1), S Wilner(2), K Maier(2), N Kwon(1), M Levy(2), E Alsberg(1); (1)Case Western Reserve Univercity, Cleveland, OH, (2)Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

  • 3:00 p.m. 222. Spatiotemporal control over intestinal organoid formation in photodegradable hydrogels, T. Brown*(1), N. Gjorevski(2), M. Lutolf(2), K. Anseth(1); (1)University of Colorado - Boulder, Boulder, CO, (2)Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 3:15 p.m. 223. Self-folding of multi-layered hydrogel designed for biological machine, S Cho*, S Shin, H Kim, S Han, J Jeong; Soongsil University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

  • 3:30 p.m. 224. Molecular Modeling to Predict Peptide Accessibility for Peptide-Functionalized Hydrogels, X. Li, J. Jia, Y. Mei, R. Latour*; Clemson University, Clemson, SC