CA COST Action CA15216
European Network of Bioadhesion Expertise: Fundamental Knowledge to Inspire Advanced Bonding Technologies
Action website: http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15216
Project Official Website: http://www.enba4.eu/
Members of Committee: Željka Kojić and Olivera Dolić; Division of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Banja Luka
This COST Action European Network of Bioadhesion Expertise (ENBA) will unite the widespread European expertise in the field of biological adhesives (spanning biology, physics, chemistry, and engineering) by streamlining and pooling knowledge, methods and techniques, and will focus activities by avoiding duplication of efforts, decreasing research costs, and accelerating scientific and technological progress in Europe. The bottom-up approach of this COST Action, integrating universities, applied research organizations and industry into a holistic program providing technical and scientific progress in understanding the fundamentals of natural bonding principles and test these natural systems in vitro. Knowledge achieved in this COST Action would certainly have a major impact on European academia and industrial competitiveness in the field of adhesion, nanotechnology, biomaterial, and biotechnology and raise public awareness of the diversity of bioadhesives and their impact for technical applications in the future.