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BMT 2014 

48. Annual Conference of the DGBMT 



Ladies and Gentlemen,

Collaborative Research Centre SFB 599 Biomaterial Engineering “Sustainable bioresorbable and permanent implants of metallic and ceramic materials” is an interdisciplinary research alliance between the Hannover Medical School (MHH), the Leibniz University Hannover, the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Foundation (TiHo), Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), Braunschweig Technical University and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig.

This alliance will be the host of the BMT 2014, the 48th annual conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT within VDE). Medical implants are the main focus of the conference and reflect the principal themes of the collective scientific institute of the academies of Hannover, NIFE – Lower Saxony Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development. Fundamental research, applied research, clinical research and medical application on a high level represent the whole range of research and developmental processing in cooperation with worldwide leading industrial partners.

The venue of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT within VDE) is located at Hannover Congress Centre (HCC). Biomedical Engineering flourishes mainly due to the intensive communication network between the users, consisting of the clinical physicians, practitioners and the patients. Progress in the ever increasing complex environment of Biomedical Engineering is one of the topics of this conference.

We are honoured to introduce and welcome you to the BMT 2014 in Hannover.


Prof. Prof. h.c. Dr. med. Thomas Lenarz
Chairman Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical University
of Hannover; Chair of the DGBMT and Chair of the BMT 2014




Ladies and Gentlemen,

It’s a particular pleasure to welcome participants to the forty-eighth annual conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT) at the VDE.

Niedersachsen has an exceptionally strong cross-disciplinary research infrastructure. Hannover in particular, this year’s conference venue, offers an excellent medical technology location to stage the DGBMT annual conference at VDE on this year’s principle topic, ‘medical implants’.

Along with an excellence cluster two special research areas with a focus on biomedical technology have settled here in recent years: Since 2003 the special research area of Sustainable Bioresorbable and Permanent Implants of Metallic and Ceramic Materials has been working as an alliance of several higher education facilities, universities and research centres. The second special research area addresses trans-regional and interdisciplinary cooperation with partners in Aachen, Rostock and Ulm under the name Transregio 37 – Micro- and Nanosystems in Medicine – Reconstruction of Biological Functions. Last not least, the excellence cluster From Regenerative Biology to Reconstructive Therapy (REBIRTH) is a further Niedersachsen research project in the field of biomedical technology. The aim of this cluster is to develop innovative therapy approaches for organ regeneration. The scientific strengths are concentrated at the Lower Saxony Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development (NIFE).

In our efforts to support technology transfer from research to commercial applications, the State of Niedersachsen runs a central contact office for companies who wish to form a network or are looking to cooperate with research facilities, or who simply wish to keep informed about the latest trends and subsidy opportunities: BioRegioN, the Niedersachsen Innovation Network for Life Sciences.

And because of these many and varied opportunities offered by Niedersachsen’s research infrastructure, in recent years a particularly attractive entrepreneurial community with a strong knowledge base has established itself here.

The growth potential in this field is very promising; demographic change, raised awareness of health issues and increasing prosperity all have a stimulating effect on this development, quite independently of the need to intensify and carry forward research in the field of medical implantology. In all our efforts we should constantly bear in mind that the main concern of modern medical implant technology is to help seriously ill and disabled people to play their part in society with a minimum of impairment and pain.

And in this spirit I wish the participants and organisers of this conference every success, many interesting encounters, and lively discussion that creates many new impulses for your important work!

With my best regards

Olaf Lies
Minister of Economic Affairs, Labor and Transportation for Lower Saxony

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