The Swiss Society for Biomaterials (SSB) welcomes you to its home page. The SSB is the assembly of people in Switzerland working or interested in the field of biomaterials, be it on the industrial or the university level. Our Charter and Bylaws describe the goals of our Society. We welcome everybody interested in the wide field of biomaterials to join our Society and to participate in our meetings.
The SSBRM meetings are devoted to all aspects of biomaterials science including designing, preparation, characterisation, quality control and application. Emphasis is not only placed on basic research but also on engineering and medical implications. The meetings are open to everybody interested in the scientific, technological and medical aspects of biomaterials and primarily target graduate students, scientists, medical doctors, dentists and engineers dealing with metal, ceramic, polymer or other biomaterials and tissue engineering.
2014 Theme: Besides the general session, the program includes a Young Scientist session, a Tissue Engineering session and a special session dedicated to Ion and Molecule Release from Biomaterials. more details
The Executive Committee of the SSBRM has designated three of its members (Katharina Maniura, Marcy Zenobi-Wong, David Eglin) to be part of the Task Force to define more precisely the goals and the organizational needs related to the integration of tissue engineering activities in the purpose and activities of the Society. We are now looking forward to completing the group with at least three persons outside the EC. Participants of the Task Force might have to attend a couple of dedicated meetings during the next months, but most of the work is likely to be achieved via internet media. more details (24.11.2013)
During the General Assembly of the SSB in Davos on June 26, 2013, the members accepted to integrate Tissue Engineering research and development in its purpose and activities. In September 2013, a task force will be set up to identify actions and organizational changes that need to be undertaken in order to fully incorporate tissue engineering in the scope of the Society. Subsequently, the members voted in favor of a new name for the SSB:
THE SWISS SOCIETY FOR BIOMATERIALS AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
As soon as a new logo has been designed, it will appear on this website. In the meantime the current logo and acronym (SSB) will continue to be used.
Group Photo at SSB2013 (all photos)