The society aims to promote the interests of biomaterials science and tissue engineering in the Netherlands and to stimulate cooperation between universities, institutions and industries in these domains. For this purpose the society:

- organizes conferences such as the Annual NBTE meeting Lunteren and the CR@E/ICMS/NBTE mini-symposium

- promotes collaborations with related national and international societies

- offers exhibition space to sponsors

- awards a prize for the best thesis in biomaterials science or tissue engineering

News section


November 2nd 2021 With the uprising covid-19 infections, we did not want to expose our participants to any unnecessary risks by bringing many people together. In addition, the current regulations would require us to make substantial modifications to the evening program so that one of the goals of the meeting -allowing our members to socialize and network with each other- could not be met. The NBTE board has therefore unanimously decided to postpone our NBTE lustrum meeting, orginially scheduled for next week in Lunteren, to April 2022. Read the full annoucement here.

THE NBTE TURNS 30: The NBTE will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2021. To mark this historic occasion, a special issue in Bioactive Materials (impact factor 14.12) will be dedicated to the research work within the NBTE and will focus on highlighting the latest findings and trends in the field in the Netherlands.

We have extended the submission deadline to 31st December 2021 so that you will have more time to prepare the submission. See the call for papers for more details!


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