Montreal Student Chapter

Canadian Biomaterials Society

Biomaterial Research Day 2017 – Schedule

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The conference will occur on Feb 23, 2017 from 8 AM to 5:30 PM.

8:00 – 9:00 AM Arrival, registration, and poster setup
9:00 – 10:30 AM Session 1 – Drug Delivery
10:30 – 11 AM Coffee break and poster viewing
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Session 2 – Industry Presentations
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM Lunch and Poster viewing
1:15 – 2:30 PM Session 3 – Tissue Engineering
2:30 – 3 PM Coffee break and poster viewing
3:00 – 4:30 PM Session 4 – Medical Device invention, approval and commercialization
4:30 – 6 PM Cocktails and poster session
5:30 PM Poster prize announcement

Feb. 6 UPDATE: Sessions 2 and 4 have been exchanged. Device approval and commercialization will now be in the afternoon, and Industry sessions will now be in the morning.

Session 1 – Drug Delivery

Keynote – Prof. John Oh – Concordia University
Title: Tumor-targeting smart nanomedicines for enhanced drug release

Prof. Marc Gauthier – INRS
Title: Therapeutic bio-conjugate Design

Prof. Nicolas Bertrand – Université Laval
Title: The biological interactions with nanomedicines

Session 2 – Industry presentations

Alexandre Therrien, PhD – Bioastra Technologies
Title: Open innovation, smart polymers and a ton of data

Piotr Kujawa, PhD – Altus Formulations
Title: SmartCelle: Enabling Technologies for Highly Insoluble Drug Delivery

René Nguyen – Anton Paar
Title: Litesizer 500: Anton Paar’s new particle Size Analyzer

Session 3 – Tissue Engineering

Keynote – Prof Showan Nazhat – McGill University
Title: Injectable Tissue Equivalents

Prof. Caroline Hoemann – École polytechnique de Montréal
Title: Merging 2 evolving paradigms in translating biomaterials for bone tissue engineering

Prof. Sophie Lerouge – École de technologie supérieure
Title: Injectable thermosensitive scaffolds for cell therapy and tissue engineering

Session 4 – Medical device invention, approval, and commercialization

Keynote – Colin Foster, PhD – Health Canada
Title: Medical Devices: Canada’s Regulatory Framework

Camille Blanckaert – Univalor
Title: Intellectual property and commercialisation at the University

Alain Dumont, PhD – GGD
Title: The path to obtaining a patent