• Welcome

  • Dear colleagues and friends,
    It is my pleasure to welcome you to ESB2022, the 32nd Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB), to be held between the 4th and the 8th of September 2022 in the beautiful and historical city of Bordeaux! 
    Hosted in France for the 5th time, we know it will be another success!
    For many of us this will be one of the first events we will attend live since the start of the COVID19 pandemic, and for ESB this means to meet face-to-face after 3 long years. I am sure this will be a thrilling event, where we will have the opportunity to reconnect with collaborators and friends, as well as meet new members, all bonded by our interest in Biomaterials. Therefore, it was no surprise for us when we learned about the massive support from our community to this event. Both researchers and companies have strongly engaged in so many ways. 
    This would not have been possible without the commitment of our hosts. Joëlle Amédée, Jean Christophe Fricain, and Didier Letourneur, have been relentless in putting together an amazing program and a showcase for the best French hospitality. The Conference motto – “Innovative Biomaterials and Translational Research” – is a demonstration of their will to look into what lies ahead, promoting a forum to discuss the present and the future of our Society’s contributions to the improvement of the patient’s quality of life. So, make the best out of the great plenary, ESB 2022 Awards and keynote talks that have been organized, as well as the exciting program that will give voice to researchers, clinicians, entrepreneurs, and industry.
    Last but not least, our hosts included in the program different moments for all of us to network in both formal, e.g., Meet the Industrials Lunch, and informal ways during the social events where the French “Art of Living” will be at display.
    Seize the opportunity to reach any of us in the ESB Council to get to know better our Society, how you can engage and to discuss any suggestions.
    Together with the rest of the ESB Council, I look forward to meeting you at ESB2022. Let’s make it memorable!
    Kindest regards,

    Ana Paula Pêgo
    ESB President


    Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues

    It is our pleasure to invite you to the 32nd Annual Conference of the European Society of Biomaterials which will take place from September 4 to 8, 2022 in Bordeaux, France. We are excited to host this meeting which is sure to be an extremely popular event.

    The motto of the ESB 2022 Conference is “Innovative Biomaterials and Translational Research”.

    One of the key missions of this conference is to promote interactions between basic researchers, applied scientists, clinicians, and industry in order to drive the development of innovative solutions for clinical applications. We keenly understand that the new solutions to repair or produce tissues or organs will come from the combination of fundamental knowledge, multidisciplinary development efforts, as well as advances in production /analytic / imaging / communication tools. Accordingly, your participation to this meeting is crucial to promote the translation of our scientific activity into clinical reality.
    The conference will take place at Palais du Congrès, located in northern Bordeaux and connected to the historic city center by a state-of-the-art tramway system. Boasting exceptional classical and modern architecture, and surrounded by the most famous vineyards in the world, Bordeaux is a perfect symbol of the French “Art of Living”.
    Please come and join us at the ESB2022 meeting to share your ideas, discover our hospitality, the French cuisine and the Bordeaux wines!

    The main information of the ESB 2022 conference can be downloaded here.
    On behalf of the national organizing committee,

    Joëlle Amédée,

    Jean Christophe Fricain,

    Didier Letourneur

  • Organizer