This cover image represents a promising approach on the processing of biodegradable stent structures out of a novel developed FeMnCS alloy by selective laser melting. Thereby, significant changes in the microstructure ‐ in comparison to the as‐cast counterpart ‐ can be observed, as displayed by electron backscatter diffraction mappings. Further details can be found in the article by Julia Hufenbach, Jan Sander, Fabian Kochta, Stefan Pilz, Andrea Voss, Uta Kühn, and Annett Gebert.
BIOREMIA Workshop entitled “Research methodology, characterisation techniques, and reporting scientific results” was held on 1.10. - 2.10.2020, as an online event with more than 50 participants from 13 countries.
It aimed at introducing the PhD fellows to the whole Consortium members and so to integrate them into the BIOREMIA community. The workshop provided outstanding interdisciplinary training for the researchers involved, with lectures on structural and mechanical characterisation techniques of biomaterials, biomechanics of skeleton, basics of microbial diversity, introduction to biomaterial-associated infection, biofilms and ethical issues.
BIOREMIA ("BIOfilm-REsistant Materials for hard tissue Implant Applications") is a 4-year project funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (European Network Training, GA No. 861046). The key idea behind this project is to tackle the implant-associated infections problem by proposing innovative material-based solutions with enhanced antibacterial and antifouling functionality for bone-related applications (orthopedics and dentistry).
Two BIOREMIA PhD students are hosted by our institute (IKM / Chemistry of Functional Materials):
Der Posterpreis wurde im Rahmen der Fachtagung "Werkstoffe und Additive Fertigung" von der Bundesvereinigung-GRAT „Gesellschaft für Ressourceneffizienz und Additive Technologien“ e. V. verliehen. Die Fachtagung vom wurde in diesem Jahr als Web-Konferenz durchgeführt.