The Korean society for Biomaterials(KSBM) was founded in 1996 in accordance with rapidly growing biomaterials sciences and technology in Korea. Many universities, research institutes and hospitals have directly engaged in the research and development of biomaterials and in almost all aspects of biomaterials are involved including the research, development, production, clinical application, education and so on. KSBM currently has over 3,000 members active in the interdisciplinary biomaterials field from academia, industry and government.
KSBM is holding domestic annual meetings twice a year, where about 600 papers per meeting are presented covering the recent advances in polymers, ceramics and metals for medical applications. Also our society runs Summer Membership Training and Young Scientists Forum every year. 'Biomaterials Research', the official journal of KSBM, is published both online (every month) and hard copy (four times per year). It is the strategy of KSBM to expand the international collaborationship that will provide the vision of our biomaterials research.
Professor Seung Jin Lee,
Department of Pharmacy, Ewha Womans University,
11-1 Deahyun-Dong, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul 120-750, Korea
Professor Ki Dong Park,
Department of Molecular Science & Technology/Biomedical Engineering, Ajou University, San 5, Woncheon-Dong, Yeongtong-Gu, Suwon 443-749, Korea
Professor Dong June Chung,
School of Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Seobu-ro, Jangan-Gu, Suwon 16419, Korea
Professor Kwon Oh Hyeong,
Dept. of Polymer Sci. & Eng.,
Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Daehak-ro 61, Gumi 730-701, Korea