Bioceramics 26 – Barcelona

Bioceramics 26 Barcelona Spain 2014, november 6-8
Raquel LeGeros Award

The Racquel LeGeros Award is established to recognize, encourage and stimulate outstanding research contributions to the field of bioceramics and is annually presented during the Bioceramics International Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine. It consists of a certificate, a plaque and a refund of the registration fee and travelling expenses to the conference, in addition to an economic remuneration.

The nominee must have contributed significantly to the knowledge in the fields of bioceramics and biomineralization, where Racquel LeGeros was a true pioneer, through basic, experimental and/or clinical research. He/she must in addition have largely contributed to the Bioceramics Conference in the past, and be registered in its present edition.

Candidates will be assessed by an independent Bioceramics Award Committee, currently chaired by Prof. Maria-Pau Ginebra, integrated by three members of the ISCM Executive Comitee and a representative of the Award Sponsor, Biomatlante SA (France), Himled (USA), EincoBio (Brazyl).

Any member of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine may nominate candidates for the Raquel LeGeros Award. The proposer should send the curriculum vitae of the candidate along with a statement describing the reasons for nomination. The deadline for nomination of candidates for this award is the 30th September 2014.

25th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine

The 25th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine – BIOCERAMICS 25  will take place at the Conference Center from Howard-Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel, Bucharest, Romania during November 07-10th 2013. (

BIOCERAMICS 25 is the well established world-class event in bioceramics and the ceramics applications in medicine, and will bring together a panel of highly-accomplished experts from around the world working in different interdisciplinary areas: bioceramics processing and synthesis, bioceramics characterization and testing, cells and tissues interaction with bioceramics, tissue engineering, surface engineering and bioceramic coatings, adhesion and interface phenomena, biomineralization and biomimetics, biocomposites, clinical applications of bioceramics in medicine (especially in dentistry and orthopaedics). During the three-day conference, we will feature keynote addresses, plenary invited talks, a number of oral and poster sessions. Also, during the conference the participants will be able to visit the exhibition organized in the same area where will be present different companies interested to promote their products related to bioceramics synthesis and processing, bioceramics characterization and testing, tissue engineering products, dental and orthopaedic applications of bioceramics. The conference will enhance the networking of the participants with exceptional academic, clinical & industrial professionals and will act as a good platform to find partners for international research collaborationsIn addition to scientific events, you can take some reasonable time to visit the beautiful Bucharest and surrounding area.

We would kindly ask you to promote and distribute the BIOCERAMICS 25 Conference to your colleagues, research fellows, students, project collaborators, and any Networks/Forums/Associations you participate in!

On the conference website ( you could find all the relevant information regarding the conference! The registration process it’s now OPEN! The deadline for abstract submission is 10th May 2013.

Looking forward to seeing you in Bucharest in November 2013 during the BIOCERAMICS 25!

Best regards,

Iulian Antoniac

President, BIOCERAMICS 25

News on Bioceramics Applications and Development

The Bioceramics Development and Applications (BDA) is a scholarly open access, peer-reviewed, and fully refereed journal dedicated to publishing articles concern chemical composition and physical structure, interactions with biological fluids, cells and tissues, surface modification and analysis are key issues in the field. Hybrid materials issue, combining cells and growth factors, are also accepted for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications in addition to drug delivery system, gene therapy, and carrier for growth factors. Other specific topics have been polymers and composites for development of Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS) using injectable biomaterial.

BDA currently accepts manuscripts through Ashdin online manuscript tracking system ( Simply log-in into the system (or register first) and follow the on-screen instructions to upload the manuscript file.

The members of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine will get 33% discount off the article processing charges (i.e., the author will pay only 100 euros upon acceptance).

Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication, it will undergo language copyediting, typesetting, and reference validation in order to provide the highest publication quality possible.

For further information, please visit the journal website ( or contact the Editorial Office (

ISACB 6 Nantes France June 5-8, 2013 Annoucement

ISACB 2013 Symposium – 6th International Symposium on Apatites and Correlative Biomaterials

5-8 June 2013
Nantes, France
Nantes University, INSERM U791 LIOAD Laboratory for Osteoarticular and Dental Engineering

This is a unique opportunity for all those involved in science, research and development, technology and clinical application of apatite and related biomaterials to come together with researchers, medical and dental clinicians, veterinary surgeons and allied health disciplines to promote the worldwide advancement of Apatite Science and Technology in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.
This specific Interdisciplinary Symposium integrate currently developed apatite and related experimental research and development and clinical needs. ISACB 5 was organized in 2010 in Australia. Three years after ISACB6 will be in Nantes, a recognized University for Bioceramics development. The policy of the symposium is also aims to provide inspiration for further growth and development of students.
It will be the aim of the 6th edition of the symposium to bring a single session meeting with invited lectures by international speakers and founders of ISACB. Innovative topics, new biotechnology approaches and stimulating clinical debates, will be led by a balance of international and national speakers and the opportunity for industry to contribute.
The meeting will pay particular interest to current needs, expectations, directions and goals for the progress of the development, production and use of apatite, apatite containing composites, apatite with biogenic additives, characterization methods, animal and clinical trials, clinical applications, properties and applications for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine by scientists and clinicians.
In addition to scientific events and the trade exhibit, you can take some reasonable time to visit the historical place of Nantes and most famous beach of Europe (La Baule), and to appreciate the French gastronomy with the Brittany sea food.

Session Topics
• Advances in research, development and applications of apatite and calcium phosphate biomaterials
• Bioceramics
• Bone grafts and cements
• Osteogenic-osteoinductive scaffolds
• Orthopedic and dental implant surface modification and coatings;
• Scaffolds for tissue engineering
• Biotechnology and Drug delivery systems
• MSC, growth-factor carriers and biogenics
• Cell and tissue response to biomaterials
• Nanomedicine and nanotechnology
• Clinical applications
• Commercialisation of tissue engineering implants

Abstracts Key Dates
Abstract submissions available through online access 30 march 2013
Abstract acceptance 15 April 2013
Full papers (to be published in 2013 issues of Bioceramics Development and Application, the ISCM Journal, International Society for Ceramic in Medicine) 30 may 2013

Homage to Racquel LeGeros

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden grief which affects the entire family Legeros, and the scientific community.
Our Friend Professor Racquel Legeros we abruptly left following a cardiac arrest January 14, 2013 in Nantes, France.
Racquel was a woman of great quality, personality recognized in the scientific world, a pioneer in the field of calcium phosphates, biomineralization, Bioceramics and calcium Phosphate Cements, and she was one of the main developers of the concept of the phosphocalcic biphasic bioceramics.
Moreover Racquel LeGeros was a sincere person and always there when we needed her. She was indeed a great scientist but above all a great person.
Racquel LeGeros was one of the founder of ISCM, the whole executive committee pays homage to the Professor Racquel Legeros.
It was a great loss.

We invite you to join us in Nantes at the ISACB 6, International symposium on Apatite and Correlative Biomaterials June 6-8 2013, a Conference in his honour, with plenary lecture dedicated to her important scientific contribution the the field.
Professor Klaas de Groot will present the career of Racquel LeGeros, and her contributions to the advancement of the Science of Calcium phosphate, Bio mineralization and Bioceramics.

Bioceramics 25

Welcome to the BIOCERAMICS 25 congress
Dear Colleagues,
It is a great pleasure for me to invite you to Romania to attend the 25th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (BIOCERAMICS25), which will be held in Bucharest from November 07-10, 2013.
Bucharest is Romania’s capital and largest city, as well as the most important industrial and commercial centre of the country. With more than 2.4 million in the urban area, Bucharest is one of the important cities in Europe and a booming city with many large infrastructure projects changing the old face of the city. Known in the past as “The Little Paris,” Bucharest has changed a lot lately, and today it has become a very interesting mix of old and new that has little to do with its initial reputation. Finding a 300 year old church near a steel-and-glass building that both sit next to a communist style building is commonplace in Bucharest. Bucharest offers some excellent attractions, and has cultivated a sophisticated, trendy, and modern sensibility that many have come to expect from a European capital.
We look forward to welcoming participants from countries around the world to Bucharest in November 2013.
With Best Regards,
President of Bioceramics-25
Iulian Antoniac, Ph.D.

International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (ISCM)
Romanian Society for Biomaterials
• UNAS [National Union of Stomatological Association]
• SOROT [Romanian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology]
• SRPDMF [Romanian Society of Maxillo-Facial Prosthodontics]
• CMDR [Romanian Dental Council]

Endorsed by
• European Society for Biomaterials (ESB)
• Biomaterials Network (
• Swiss Society for Biomaterials (SSB)
• Trans Tech Publications (Switzerland)

Bioceramics 24


Bioceramics 24


24th Symposium and Annual Meeting of International Society for Ceramics an Medicine (ISCM)

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure for us to invite you to Japan to attend the 24th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (Bioceramics 24), which will be held in Fukuoka from October 21-24, 2012.

Fukuoka is a cosmopolitan coastal city of 1.4 million residents, and is the largest city on the island of Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands. It is known as the gateway city to Asia and has a long history of economic and cultural exchanges with its Asian neighbors.

In 2010 Fukuoka was 14th in Monocle’s most livable cities index, and in 2006 was selected by Newsweek as one of the world’s 10 hottest cities. Fukuoka has a mix of traditional and modern architecture and is “one of the best places in the world to see the works of world-class contemporary architects side by side” (New York Times, September 24, 2006).

Fukuoka has important cultural and historical sites, and the island of Kyushu is known for its natural beauty and numerous hot springs. It is famous for its delicious seafood and convenient airport, which is just a 10-minute subway ride from the city centre.

We look forward to welcoming participants from countries around the world to Fukuoka in October 2012.

With Best Regards,
Presidents of Bioceramics-24

Kunio Ishikawa, Ph.D. Yukihide Iwamoto, MD, Ph.D.