Multifunctional Biomaterials: Recent Developments and Future Directions

Timeslot: Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:15pm to 6:15pm
Track: Functional Biomaterials and Surfaces
Room: Chelan 5


There are increasing demands for biomaterials that are responsive to local stimuli (e.g. change in pH, ionic strength, light, temperature), and/or play multiple biological roles in a single application (e.g. tissue engineering, drug delivery, and treatment of cancer, tumor, cardiovascular disease, infection). Various approaches have been studied to develop multifunctional biomaterials including 3D printing, electrospinning, self-assembly, photolithography, and so on. In this symposium, the recent developments and breakthroughs of biomaterials with multiple biological functions and the methods to create such biomaterials will be reported along with the challenges and translational studies. Mixed presentations from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and other countries are expected.


  • 4:15:00 PM 325. Functionalized Glycopolymer Materials for Improving Detection for Glycan Interactions, A. Michalak*, K. Godula; University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

  • 4:30:00 PM 326. A Membrane Logic Gate to Control Secretion from Vesicles, N. Kamat*, C. Hilburger, K. Lewis, M. Jacobs; Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

  • 4:45:00 PM 327. Aza-Michael Addition Cross-Linking Strategy for Formation of Dendrimer Hydrogels, Micro/Nanogels, and Cryogels, J. Wang*(1), H. Yang(1,2,3); (1)Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Engineering, Richmond, VA, USA, (2)Virginia Commonwealth University, Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, VA, USA, (3)Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy, Richmond, VA

  • 5:00:00 PM 328. New Textured Polyphosphazene Biomaterials with Improved Biocompatibility, L.-C. Xu*(1), C. Chen(2), H. Allcock(2), C. Siedlecki(1); (1)Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA, (2)The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

  • 5:15:00 PM 329. Multi-functional Conductive Self-Healing Hydrogels with Pressure Sensitivity, Stretchability, and 3D Printability, M. Xing*, M. Darabi; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

  • 5:30:00 PM 330. Extent and Type of Modification of Hyaluronic Acid Influence CD44 Binding in Soluble and Hydrogel Forms, M. Kwon*(1), C. Wang(2), L. Han(2), J. Burdick(1); (1)University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, (2)Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • 5:45:00 PM 331. Capsule Integrated Polypeptide Multilayer Films for On-Demand Multiple Drug Co-Delivery, S. Zhang*, B. Li; West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA

  • 6:00:00 PM 332. Strain-induced Stiffening of Fibrous Biomaterials Through Dynamic Covalent Chemistry, M. Davidson*(1), A. Schoonen(1), M.-H. Lee(1), E. Bonnevie(2), R. Mauck(1,2), J. Burdick(1); (1)University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, (2)University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA