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eCM (Eur Cell Mater /ecells & materials)
published by AO Foundation
(Not-for-profit foundation)

eCM provides an interdisciplinary forum for publication of preclinical research, including the field of tissue engineering & regenerative medicine in the musculoskeletal field (Trauma, Maxillofacial (including dental), Spine and Orthopaedics) . Scope.
eCM Impact Factor 2014 4.886. Five year Impact Factor 5.984

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2016 eCM XVII: Stem cells, Bone Fixation, Repair & Regeneration. 20th - 23rd June 2016, Congress Center, Davos, Switzerland. Keynotes: 21 excellent keynotes confirmed; 4 day programme with free afternoons to enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and sport opportunities (Free Travel on Mountain Rail & Cableways and lots more). Early Registration until end of May, large reduction for students.

International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies Meeting 2016, 21-25 September 2016, in Xian, China. The meeting has more than 30 workshops contributed by 9 national orthopadeic societies covering all aspects of orthopedic clinical and research. 

European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS) 24th annual meeting will be 14-16 September 2016. Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy.

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1) Tissue engineering for articular cartilage repair – the state of the art B Johnstone, M Alini, M Cucchiarini, GR Dodge, D Eglin, F Guilak, H Madry, A Mata, RL Mauck, CE Semino, MJ Stoddart

2) Challenges and strategies in the repair of ruptured annulus fibrosus CC Guterl, EY See, SBG Blanquer, A Pandit, SJ Ferguson, LM Benneker, DW Grijpma, D Sakai, D Eglin, M Alini, JC Iatridis, S Grad

3) Cartilage constructs engineered from chondrocytes overexpressing IGF-I improve the repair of osteochondral defects in a rabbit model H Madry, G Kaul, D Zurakowski, G Vunjak-Novakovic, M Cucchiarini

4) The pericellular environment regulates cytoskeletal development and the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells and determines their response to hydrostatic pressure AJ Steward, DR Wagner, DJ Kelly

5) Cell-scaffold interactions in the bone tissue engineering triad CM Murphy, FJ O’Brien, DG Little, A Schindeler

6) Effect of scaffold microarchitecture on osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells A Phadke, Y Hwang, S Hee Kim, S Hyun Kim, T Yamaguchi, K Masuda, S Varghese

7) Capacity for sliding between tendon fascicles decreases with ageing in injury prone equine tendons: a possible mechanism for age-related tendinopathy? CT Thorpe, CP Udeze, HL Birch, PD Clegg, HRC Screen

8) Alterations of the subchondral bone in osteochondral repair – translational data and clinical evidence P Orth, M Cucchiarini, D Kohn, H Madry

9) Meniscus repair and regeneration: review on current methods and research potential C Scotti, MT Hirschmann, P Antinolfi, I Martin, GM Peretti

10) Best Paper NASS 2013: Link-N can stimulate proteoglycan synthesis in the degenerated human intervertebral discs R Gawri, J Antoniou, J Ouellet, W Awwad, T Steffen, P Roughley, L Haglund, F Mwale

1) Mesenchymal stem cells: a perspective from in vitro cultures to in vivo migration and nichesA Augello, TB Kurth, C De Bari

2) Design of ceramic-based cements and putties for bone graft substitution
M Bohner

3) Osteoinductive biomaterials: current knowledge of properties, experimental models and biological mechanisms
AMC Barradas, H Yuan, CA van Blitterswijk, P Habibovic

4) Roles of inflammatory and anabolic cytokines in cartilage metabolism: signals and multiple effectors converge upon MMP-13 regulation in osteoarthritis
MB Goldring, M Otero, DA Plumb, C Dragomir, M Favero, K El Hachem, K Hashimoto, HI Roach, E Olivotto, RM Borzì, KB Marcu

5) Long-term dynamic loading improves the mechanical properties of chondrogenic mesenchymal stem cell-laden hydrogel
AH Huang, MJ Farrell, M Kim, RL Mauck

6) Osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells is regulated by osteocyte and osteoblast cells in a simplified bone nicheE Birmingham, GL Niebur, PE McHugh, G Shaw, FP Barry, LM McNamara

7) Proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament cells on akermanite and β-TCP bioceramics
L Xia, Z Zhang, L Chen, W Zhang, D Zeng, X Zhang, J Chang, X Jiang

8) Micromass co-culture of human articular chondrocytes and human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells to investigate stable neocartilage tissue formation in vitro S Giovannini, J Diaz-Romero, T Aigner, P Heini, P Mainil-Varlet, D Nesic

9) Aligned electrospun polymer fibres for skeletal muscle regeneration
KJ Aviss, JE Gough, S Downes

10) VEGF incorporated into calcium phosphate ceramics promotes vascularisation and bone formation in vivo E Wernike, M-O Montjovent, Y Liu, D Wismeijer, EB Hunziker, K-A Siebenrock, W Hofstetter, FM Klenke


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