Symposium title: New advancements in drug-free antibacterial biomaterials for medical application – 28th June 2017


HyMedPoly researchers present at TERMIS-EU 2017.

HyMedPoly researchers and supervisors presented to the symposium “New advancements in drug-free antibacterial biomaterials for medical application” at the recent European Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society in Davos, Switzerland.

Valeria Chiono (Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino) chaired the meeting supported by co-chair Ayesha Idrees, who is based at the University Clinic Knappschaftskrakenhaus, Bochum and Politecnico di Torino.

The symposium consisting of six talks was opened by a keynote presentation by Jochen Salber, the HyMedPoly supervisor in Bochum, who explained the problem of post-implant infection and the need for novel strategies exploiting intrinsically antimicrobial biomaterials.

There were two further presentations from HyMedPoly researchers:

Sheila Pirali and Elena Marcelo (University of Westminster) gave a shared talk on the development of antimicrobial poly(hydroxyalkanoate)s (PHAs).

Subha Purkayashta (Politecnico di Torino) talked about the amphiphilic polyurethanes mimicking the antimicrobial peptides he is developing under the project.

Two other contributions were given in the poster sessions by Ayesha Idrees and Elena Marcelo.

Valeria Chiono said “The session was a success with a good number of attendees and many questions.”


Titles of poster presentations in the session:

  • P822 Three-dimensional human skin wound infection equivalent as a tool for bioanalysis of antimicrobial polymeric biomaterials for wound dressings
    Ayesha Idrees, Sandra Pacharra, Richard Viebahn, Gianluca Ciardelli, Valeria Chiono, Jochen Salber
  • P825 Novel natural polymers with antivacterial properties
    Elena Marcello, Pooja Basnett, Ipsita Roy




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