• Conference survey needs your input

    As part of the Institute's continuing commitment to provide the best services and products possible, IOM3 is inviting you to participate in a survey on conferences.
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    An eye for drug delivery

    Materials World magazine
    A drug-eluting contact lens that dispenses a constant amount of medication for over 30 days may provide an alternative to eye drops for treating conditions such as glaucoma.
  • Nominations invited for Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes

    The Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes are accepting nominations until 18 December.
  • Nanotechnologies: influence and inform the UK strategy

    Nano Committee
    The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) is inviting views to assist t he Government in developing a strategy for nanotechnologies.
  • Deadline approaching for CEnv fast track

    Members have until the end of August to take advantage of the fast track accreditation for Chartered Environmentalist status.
  • Microcracks that have self-healed

    Self-healing infrastructure

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers in the USA are engineering a concrete to repeatedly self-heal when it cracks. The aim is to limit the costs and environmental footprint of regular maintenance.
  • Concrete bridge

    Slowing concrete creep

    Materials World magazine
    Low-cost and more durable nanoengineered concrete materials are the goal for researchers at MIT in the USA, through improved understanding of creep and how to minimise it.
  • Registration for Offshore Europe now Open

    Oil & Gas Division
    Registration for Offshore Europe 09 is now open. The Offshore Europe Conference & Exhibition attracts a global audience of engineers, technical specialists, industry leaders and experts, to share ideas, debate the issues of the moment and to create common agendas for the future of the upstream industry. To register go to http://www.offshore-europe.co.uk/page.cfm/Link=1/t=m/goSection=1
  • The hydroxyapatite and beta-tricalcium phosphate blend five days after being seeded with the MG-63 human osteosarcoma cell line. The material shows good colonisation, with the cell morphology and structure intact

    Algae for bone grafts

    Materials World magazine
    Synthetic bone fillers derived from mineralised marine red algae could transform grafting procedures for broken bones, according to scientists at Queen’s University Belfast, UK.
  • Manchester polymer chemistry students seek work placements

    The Polymer Society
    Students at Manchester Metropolitan University studying chemistry with modules on polymers are seeking work placements.