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Polymer Nano composites (PNC) consist of a polymer or copolymer having nanoparticles or Nano fillers dispersed in the polymer matrix. Plastic packaging for food and non-food applications is non-biodegradable, and also uses up valuable and scarce non-renewable resources like petroleum. With the current focus on exploring alternatives to petroleum and emphasis on reduced environmental impact, research is increasingly being directed at development of biodegradable food packaging from biopolymer-based materials. A biomaterial is any matter, surface, or construct that interacts with biological systems. As a science, biomaterials are about fifty years old. The study of biomaterials is called biomaterials science. It has experienced steady and strong growth over its history, with many companies investing large amounts of money into the development of new products. Biomaterials science encompasses elements of medicine, biology, chemistry, tissue engineering and materials science. Global Biomaterial market over the forecast period of 2012-2017 market for biomaterials is estimated at $44.0 billion in 2012 and is poised to grow at a CAGR of 15% from 2012 to 2017 to reach $88.4 billion by 2017.

  • Track 1-1Polymer hybrid assemblies
  • Track 1-23D printing of materials in Biopolymers
  • Track 1-3Surface and Interfaces of Biopolymers
  • Track 1-4Industry and Market of Biopolymers
  • Track 1-5Biopolymers for Food packaging
  • Track 1-6Biopolymers for plastic production
  • Track 1-7Biological materials in the areas of automotive manufacturing

Natural polymers group consists of naturally occurring polymers and chemical modifications of these polymers. Cellulose, starch, lignin, chitin, and various polysaccharides are included in this group. These materials and their derivatives offer a wide range of properties and applications. Natural polymers tend to be readily biodegradable, although the rate of degradation is generally inversely proportional to the extent of chemical modification for Polymeric Materials. US demand for natural polymers is forecast to expand 6.9 percent annually to $4.6 billion in 2016. Cellulose ethers, led by methyl cellulose, will remain the largest product segment. This study analyzes the $3.3 billion US natural polymer industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by market.

  • Track 10-1Polymer Gels usage in Biopolymers
  • Track 10-2Rheology of Natural and Biopolymers
  • Track 10-3Degradation & Stability approach through Biopolymers
  • Track 10-4Degradation & Stability approach through Biopolymers
  • Track 10-5Chitin & Chitosan Polymers in Biopolymers
  • Track 10-6Chitin & Chitosan Polymers in Biopolymers
  • Track 10-7Life cycle analysis of Biopolymers
  • Track 10-8Natural polymeric vectors in Gene therapy
  • Track 10-9Copolymers & Fibers

Biopolymers, the most promising of which is Polylactide (PLA), are a type of plastic which, instead of being manufactured from petrochemicals, are made from sustainable feedstocks such as sugar, starch or Cellulose. Till date, the use of biopolymers, including first generation PLA, has been limited by their Physical properties and relatively high cost of manufacture. Next generation biopolymers, including Plastic component fabrication, Polysaccharides second generation PLA, are expected to be cheaper and to offer improved performance and a wider application reach, enabling them to capture an increasing share of the various markets for Biopolymers. Innovations has already achieved significant success with its early investments its £1.5m investment in obesity drug developer  return up to £22m, following its sale for£100m in 2013, while the sale of Respivert, a small molecule drug discovery company, resulted in Innovations realizing £9.5m, a 4.7 return on investment. In the year to2015, Innovations invested £14.0m in 20 ventures, helping to launch three new companies.

  • Track 11-1Chemistry of biopolymers
  • Track 11-22 Plastic component fabrication using Biopolymers
  • Track 11-3Polylactic acid in Biopolymers
  • Track 11-4Nucleic acids in Biopolymers
  • Track 11-5Polysaccharides in Biopolymers
  • Track 11-6Polynucleotide in Biopolymers
  • Track 11-7Micro fabrication techniques
  • Track 11-8Production of Biopolymers from Acetobacter xylinum

Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, or microbiota. Bioplastic can be made from agricultural by-products and also from used plastic bottles and other containers using microorganisms. Common plastics, such as fossil-fuel plastics  are derived from petroleum or natural gas. Production of such plastics tends to require more fossil fuels and to produce more greenhouse gases than the production of biobased polymers (bioplastics). Some, but not all, bioplastics are designed to biodegrade. Biodegradable bioplastics can break down in either anaerobic or aerobic environments, depending on how they are manufactured. Bioplastics can be composed of starches, cellulose, biopolymers, and a variety of other materials.

  • Track 12-1Bioplastics Engineering
  • Track 12-2Food and Beverage Packaging Technology
  • Track 12-3Bio-Based Plastics
  • Track 12-4Synthetic Biology
  • Track 12-5Innovations in Food Packaging
  • Track 12-6Biodegradable Plastics
  • Track 12-7Nanomaterials

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops methods and software tools for understanding biological data. As an interdisciplinary field of science, bioinformatics combines computer science, statistics, mathematics, and engineering to analyze and interpret biological data. Bioinformatics has been used for in silico analyses of biological queries using mathematical and statistical techniques.

  • Track 14-1Polymers for Electronics, Energy, Sensors and Environmental Applications
  • Track 14-2Biomedical & Environmental Applications
  • Track 14-3Applications in Packing

Whole green composites are the composite materials that are made from both renewable resource based polymer (biopolymer) and biofiller. Whole green composites are recyclable, renewable, triggered biodegradable and could reduce the dependency on the fossil fuel to a great extent when used in interior applications. Whole green composites could have major applications in automotive interiors, interior building applications and major packaging areas. Despite the large number of recent reviews on green composites defined as biopolymers or bio-derived polymers reinforced with natural fibers for bioprocessing of materials, limited investigation has taken place into the most appropriate applications for these materials. Global composite materials industry reached $19.6B in 2011, marking an annual increase of 8.2% from 2010, and driven by recovering of majority of markets. Market value of end use products made with composites was $55.6B in 2011. North American composites industry accelerated by 9 % in 2014, Europe increased by 8%while Asia grew by 7% in 2015. By 2017, composite materials industry is expected to reach $ 29.9B (7% CAGR) while end products made with composite materials market value is expected to reach $85B  Global Automotive composite materials market was estimated to be around $ 2.8 B in 2015, and forecast to reach $ 4.3 B by 2017 @ CAGR of approx. 7%.

  • Track 15-1Bio composites in Biopolymers
  • Track 15-2Biopolymers usage in Bio Ceramics
  • Track 15-3Biopolymers in Nanotechnology
  • Track 15-4Polymer Physics
  • Track 15-5Bionano Composites for Food packing applications of Biopolymers
  • Track 15-6Micro & Nano Blends based on Natural polymers
  • Track 15-7Wood & Wood polymer Composites in Biopolymers

Tissue engineering has been an area of immense research in recent years because of its vast potential in the repair or replacement of damaged tissues and organs. The present review will focus on scaffolds as they are one of the three most important factors, including seed cells, growth factors, and scaffolds in tissue engineering. Among the polymers used in tissue engineering, poly(-hydroxy esters) (such as PLA, PGA, and PLGA) have attracted extensive attention for a variety of biomedical applications. Besides, PCL has been widely utilized as a tissue engineering scaffold. Scaffolds have been used for tissue engineering such as bone, cartilage, ligament, skin, vascular tissues, neural tissues, and skeletal muscle and as vehicle for the controlled delivery of drugs, proteins, and DNA.  The global market for tissue engineering and regeneration products reached $55.9 billion in 2010, is expected to reach $59.8 billion by 2013, and will further grow to $89.7 billion by 2016 at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.4%.

  • Track 16-1Tissue engineering and Regenerative medicine
  • Track 16-2Whole organ engineering and approaches
  • Track 16-3Bone and cartilage tissue engineering
  • Track 16-4Scaffolds
  • Track 16-5Novel approaches in guided tissue regeneration
  • Track 16-6Biopolymer methods in Cancer therapy