International Workshop on Bioinspired Adhesives and Functional Coatings based on Catechols

International Workshop on Bioinspired Adhesives and Functional Coatings based on Catechols

11 Oct 2019

During the 10th and 11th of October, ICN2 and Nanosfun were in charge of holding and organizing the International Workshop on Bioinspired Adhesives and Functional Coatings based on Catechols within the framework of the COST ACTION “European Network of BioAdhesion” (ENBA – CA15216). The congress was attended by experts in the area who have shared their research and the latest advances in the use and application of catechols in functional biomaterials.

The workshop was focused on:

  • Assessment of existing European laboratories and initiatives focusing on catechol-based adhesives and coatings, with a view towards adjusting them for a possible common objective, in a competitive manner with other international initiatives, mainly from the United States and Asia.
  • Exchange information and experiences related to the synthesis, characterization and implementation of catechol-based adhesives and coatings.
  • Stimulate linkages and relationships with companies and technological centres around Europe.
  • Identify appropriate actions required to develop and implement a common European project.

Poster of the International Workshop