Out in Havana advances in biomaterials
- Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
- Science and Technology
- 03 / 25 / 2012
The progress made worldwide in tissue engineering, dental implants and bone regeneration are set out in the Third International Course on Biomaterials to be exta developed in Havana.
The lectures show how recent advances in the field of biomaterials and nanobiotechnology have a promising field of applications in different medical specialties, particularly with regard to improving the quality of life of patients.
This was said to Granma in Chemistry Dr. Ruben Alvarez Brito, general coordinator of the UNESCO Chair in Biomaterials at the University of Havana.
Among those present at the event include Drs Julio San Román del Barrio, the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology of Spain, James Kirkpatrick, University of Mainz, Germany, Wolf Dieter Muller, Medical University of Berlin, and Javier Gil Mur, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
Also attending the event, taking place until Friday at the Colegio San Geronimo de La Habana, other distinguished lecturers from United Kingdom, Holland, Italy, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Portugal and other countries.
One of the personalities expected, Dr. Alan Hoffman of the University of Washington, global specialist in the subject of controlled drug release, could not attend the Treasury Department deny the U.S. the corresponding authorization to travel to Cuba, under the laws of the blockade.