Welcome and Scope

Dear colleagues, the Biometal 2020 onsite edition has been cancelled due to CoViD-19

Welcome to the Virtual Workshop

"Updates in Bioabsorbable Metals 2020" 

Please see the online program here

“Trends In Biometals 2020 Program, as of Aug 4, 2020”

This online workshop will be take place on August 24 and 25, in real time and synchronic mode, i.e. presenters and speakers online at the same time*. The organizers will make every effort to ensure that it continues to follow the spirit of Biometal, and it will be exciting and thought-provoking event with many opportunities, both for promoting your research activities and learning about the latest developments. There will a single track of presentations. Presentations will be divided into the following distinctive types:
i) Keynote presentation, on invitation only. This will be 30 minutes , + 10 minutes discussion; 
ii) Oral presentation, 15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion,
iii) Short oral of 10 minutes, with 20 minutes discussion every 6 presentations.

iv) Accepted abstracts that cannot be included in the sessions will be available online during the Symposium. Authors can be contacted directly for private discussipn.

Call for abstracts is open up to June 28th, 2020.

We look forward to a safe, socially conscious, but nonetheless stimulating event.
We cannot wait to e-meet you on-line on August 24th and 25th

Prof. Diego Mantovani, Prof. Mark Staiger, Prof. Yufeng Zheng, Prof. Frank Witte

Endorsed and Supported by www.biomat.net

*Tentatively, the following is the proposed schedule for the online event:

Europe - (Berlin time): 10 am to 4 pm (Aug 24 and Aug 25, 2020)

Asia - (Peking time): 4 pm to 10 pm (Aug 24 and Aug 25, 2020)

United States of America and Canada (Québec City): 4 am – 10 am (Aug 24 and Aug 25, 2020)

Australia-New Zealand (Wellington time): 8 pm to 2 am (Aug 24/25 and Aug 25/26, 2020)


Endorsed and Supported by


Special Issue

The International Organizing Committee of Updates in Bioabsorbable Metals 2020 is proud to announce that Bioactive Materials (IF2019: 8,724), a KeAi young open-access young journal with a strong ambition, endorsed the Symposium and will provide strong collaboration to highlight the scientific content of the Symposium. Regular papers, reviews and short communications will be published in a special issue (after regular submission to the Journal and full peer-review).

The main topics of consideration for this special issue will include:

Materials development, design, processes, surfaces and interfaces;
Corrosion, processes, degradation, assessment, standardization procedures;
In vitro works, including the assessment of the performances by in vitro processes;
In vivo results, prediction of the preclinical and clinical performances, methods for assessing the in vivo results, including imaging, non-destructive testing, and others;
Any other pertinent research devoted to biodegradable metals

Although Bioactive Materials is a young journal, please note that the impact of this special issue comprising a whole cluster of papers focused on biodegradable metals. The special issue will be limited to 18 manuscripts, so start planning today your next paper in the special issue on Biodegradable Metals in Bioactive Materials. Deadline for submission is 31 October 2020.

Bioactive Materials is an open access journal. Fees for publishing apply (840 US$). However, for manuscripts submitted during the free week (19-25 October 2020), open access fees will be waived.

Please note that a special service for English revision at minimal cost is available (but not mandatory) to maximize the quality of your manuscript prior to submission. More information are available here.



Important Dates

General Abstract Submission

Open in January 2020, close July 5, 2020 

Notice of acceptance
July 15, 2020
Registration deadline for accepted abstract presenters
July 26, 2020
August 24 and 25, 2020

Please do not wait the last minute to beneficiate of the early bird registration fee, register today! In doing so, you will help us in planning, and providing a superior experience.