Racing for the Surface: Recent Development in Antimicrobial and Osteoinductive Biomaterials

Timeslot: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Track: Dental/Orthopaedic Biomaterials
Room: 206/207


It is well known that bacteria and host cells race for the surfaces of implants. This symposium will cover topics related to antimicrobial biomaterials (e.g., antibiotics, antimicrobial peptides, vaccines, immunotherapeutic approaches, etc.), antimicrobial coatings, antimicrobial delivery vehicles, and osteoconductive and osteoinductive biomaterials (e.g., hydroxyapatite, BMP, etc.), as well as research integrating both antimicrobial and osteoinductive/osteoconductive properties. Antibiotic resistance, which shifts the race toward bacteria, and strategies to reduce antibiotic resistance will also be sought. It is expected that the past, present, and future of antimicrobial and osteoinductive biomaterials will be presented by well-respected researchers in the fields.


  • 10:30 a.m. 190. Invited Speaker: Andres Garcia, PhD, Georgia Tech

  • 11:00 a.m. 191. In vitro competition of oral mammalian cells and early oral colonizers on titanium substrates, W. Huo*, K. Palmer, S. Wheelis, D. Rodrigues; University of Texas at Dallas, richardson, TX

  • 11:15 a.m. 192. Antimicrobial Activities of Conventional and Novel Antimicrobial Agents against S. aureus Biofilms, J. Kang*(1), B. Li(2); (1)West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, (2)West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

  • 11:30 a.m. 193. Nanosilver Dopped Nanosilica and RGD Mimetic Hydrogel Repairing Infected Bone Defect, M Xing*; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

  • 11:45 a.m. 194. Nanopatterning of bacterial nanocellulose and polydimethylsiloxane for anti-biofouling polymeric interfaces, S Arias*, J Devorkin, M Cheng, C Jaramillo, A Civantos, J Allain; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, urbana, IL

  • 12:00 noon 195. Evaluation of Two Different Neutralization Methods for Chitosan Coatings, K. Patel*, J. Bumgardner; The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

  • 12:15 p.m. 196. Enhancing Design of Anti-Biofilm Drug Delivery Nanoparticles via High Throughput Screening, K Sims*(1), Y Liu(2), P Dunman(1), H Koo(2), D Benoit(1); (1)University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, (2)University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Invited Speaker(s)