As many as 59 Asian bioceramics experts attended the 10th meeting of Asian BioCeramic Symposium (ABC) 2010 at UGM on Wednesday (3/11). The event lasts for three days from 3-5 November 2010.
ABC was first held in 2001. This meeting aims to promote young Asian researchers who have interest in bioceramics. Asian BioCeramic is held annualy in Asian countries, it is a forum of the vanguard of researchers, scientists, engineers, manufacturers, dentists, and surgeons in Asia. "ABC 2010 is a platform in which researchers in Asia can share the latest research results and discuss the various possibilities of bioceramics-based therapies," said Ika Dewi Ana, DDS., Ph.D., chief organizer of the 10th of bioceramics meeting.
This lecturer of Faculty of Dentistry explained that on the 10th meeting, UGM was asked to host the event. Some researchers attended the event, including from India, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand. There is also an expert of bioceramics from Netherlands. "The meeting of researchers from various multidisciplinary science based on ceramics, biochemical, and clinical researches is expected to contribute significantly to patients and humanity," she said.
Ika said that this material (bioceramics) has been widely used for the future of regenerative therapy and played an important role for decades in orthopedic, spine, and upper jaw surgeries. Synthetic tissue-based therapy is very helpful in overcoming the damage to the hard tissues of the body and becomes a promising option.