Session 1.4.3

Soft materials for biomedical and other life science application


Tissue engineering, self-healing, surgical glue, hydrogel, gel, nanogels, food, cosmetics, etc.​ 


  • KN: Kristi S. ANSETH (U-Colorado, Boulder, USA)

  • IL1: Tanja WEIL (Max-Planck-Institute für Polymerforschung, Mainz, DE)

  • IL2: Ben Zhong TANG (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, CN)


Applications of polymers and soft materials in bio-related areas range a number of applications, including tissue engineering, 3D scaffolds and cell culture, cell delivery, biological arrays, etc. Such building blocks are also important in cosmetics and food science. The current session aims at presenting advanced soft materials and technologies covering these aspects.