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

UPCOMING ANNUAL MEETING: Save the date for the lustrum meeting of our society on 9-10 December 2021 at De Werelt in Lunteren. If needed, we will adapt appropiately if national regulations prevent us from having the meeting in person. The opening lecture will be held by Prof. Klaas de Groot who will commemorate on the history of the society.

THE NBTE TURNS 30: The NBTE will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year! To mark this historic occasion, a special issue in Bioactive Materials (impact factor 8.724) 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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