Biomaterial Interfaces Division

Advancing the Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

About the Division

The Biomaterials Interfaces Division of the AVS is a multidisciplinary group focused on the fabrication, characterization and applications of biomaterials, biointerfaces, biosensors, non-fouling materials, cells, tissues, and microbes.  The BI program aims to provide a forum for those interested in the field of biomaterial surfaces and interfaces in order to foster an improved understanding of the interactions of materials with biological media, including their physico-chemical properties, their surface composition and modification, their in vitro and in vivo characterization, and their applications as implants, sensors, or as templates for bio-inspired materials.  Also of interest is the application of advanced characterization and imaging methods to cells, tissues and biomaterials.
Focus areas include:
  • Innovative surface analysis methods in bio-interfacial systems
  • Materials in biological systems
  • Protein-surface, cell-surface and microbial-surface interactions
  • Biosensor, biossay and biotechnology interfaces
  • Biology at the nanoscale and imaging modalities
  • Colloidal, particle and biomembrane systems
  • Artificial biosystems: tissues, drug delivery systems, and cellular networks
  • Bio-inspired materials and biomimicry
  • Surface characterization of cells and tissues
  • Advanced data analysis methods to process complex data

AVS 65th International Symposium & Exhibition