SUBSTITUTES & BIOTECHNOLOGY  (ISABB)  www.medicine.mcgill/artcell  



This international network was formed in 1976 to encourage research, development

and clinical applications in artificial cells, blood substitutes, nanomedicine, regenerative

 medicine, tissue engineering, cell/stem cell therapy, hemoperfusion, bioencapsulation,

and related areas. We have avoided a tight and restrictive organizational structure. Instead,

responsibilities are widely distributed to committees and organizers of congresses and

symposia. This allows this society to benefit from fresh ideas and novel approaches and

to move with the frontier of research. This, plus the enthusiastic participation and voluntary

contribution of members of the society, has allowed us to continue this international network

for more than 30 years without charging membership fees




Honorary President & Editor-in-chief: T.M.S.Chang (McGill, Canada)

Executive committee (Elected Past-Presidents of of ISABI congresses and/or symposia):

V.Bonamini(Bologna U, Italy)1978;L.Bulow (Lund Univ,Sweden), 2015; C.U.Casciani(Rome U, Italy)1990;

T.M.S.Chang(McGill, Canada)1976, 1987, 1991,1996; D.Falkenhagen (Germany)1988;

AG.Greenburg (Borwn U, USA)2005;K. Kobayashi(Keio U, Japan)2003; R.Langer(MIT,

USA)1994; Qin Liu (Academic of Medical Sc, China) 2007; A. Mozzarelli (Parma U, Italy)

V.Nikolaev(Acaemy of Sci, USSR)1986; M.Odaka(Chiba U, Japan)1989; E.Piskin(ankara U,

Turkey)1982,2001; S.Sideman(Technion, Israel)1980; A.Trevino Becerra(Mexico U,

Mexico)1985; E.Tsuchida(Waseda U, Japan)1997; R.Winslow(UC at San Diego,

USA)1993, 2000; C.M.Yang(Academy Med Sci, China), 1997; Y.T.Yu(Nankai U,

China)1983, WM Zapol (Harvard, USA), 2011: Zheng (BTI, China) 2013


Subcommittee of ISABB: International Committee on Blood Substitutes:

. Executive board members (past elected ISBS presidents or their representatives):

1987: Chang (1987, 1991,1996) (Hon 1997,2003,2005,2007,2009,2011,2013)

1993: Keipert (Winslow 1993, 1999)

1997: Yang/Yu YT (1997)

1997: Saito (Tsuchida 1997)

2003: Kobayashi (2003)

2005: Greenberg (2005)

2007: Liu/Xiu (2007)

2009: Mozzarelli (2009)

2011: Zapol (2011)

2013: Zheng/Liu/Yang (2013)

2015: Leif Bülow (2015)

Scientific Advisory Board

Alayash A, Bian Y,Biro B, Bucci E, Bülow L, Burhop K, Chang TMS, Chen C,

Cooper C, D’Agnillo F, Estep T, Feola M,Gould S, Greenburg AG,Han JQ, Hong Z,

Intaglietta M,Jahr S,Keipert P,Kim HW,Kluger R,Kobayashi K, Krafft MP, Liu Q,

Liu JX, Ma L,Meßmer K, Mozzarelli A, Palmer A, Riess JG,  SAKAI H, Selivanov E,

Su ZG, Tsai AG,Wei G,Wong JT, Xiu RJ, YANG CM, Yu BL, Yu YT, Zapol W,

Zhao L, Zhu YJW

Industrial scientific advisory board

Abuchowski A, Pugach I, Privalle C, Rausch Carl, Simoni, Norman W, Wong B,

     Zafiris G, Zal.



Each congress or symposium president in consultation with his local organizing

committee, makes the final decision and has the final responsibilities including

financial responsibilities. After each congress or symposium, the   president or

appointed representative becomes a member of the executive committee of the

ISABI. Please see under meeting announcements and related websites on home page

I 1976 ISABI HPS President: TMS Chang (McGill, Canada)

II 1978 ISABI HPS President: V Bonamini (Bologna U, Italy)  co-chair TMS Chang

(McGill Canada) 

III 1980 ISABI HPS President: S. Sideman (Technion, Israel) co-chair TMS Chang

(McGill Canada)

IV 1982 ISABI HPS   President:  E. Piskin (Ankara U, Turkey)  Honorary President:

TMS Chang(Canada)

V 1983 ISABI HPS   President: C Z Huang (President, Chinese Academy of Medical

Sciences), co-chair TMS Chang (McGill Canada)

VI 1985 ISABI HPS President: A. Trevino Becerra (Mexicao U, Mexico). Honorary

President: TMS Chang (Canada)

VII 1986 ISABI  HPS   President: V.Nikolaev(USSR Academy of Sci), Honorary President:

TMS Chang (McGill, Canada)

VIII 1987 ISABI (III ISBS) President: TMS Chang (McGill, Canada), Cochair: R.Geyer

(Harvard, U.S.A.) 1987

IX  1988 ISABI HPS President: D.Falkenhagen & Klinkmann(Germany) Honorary

President: TMS Chang(McGill, Canada)

X 1989  ISABI HPS   President: M.Odaka(Chiba U, Japan), Honorary President:

TMS Chang (McGill, Canada)

XI 1990 ISABI HPS: President: C.U.Casciani(Rome U, Italy), Cochiar: G Splendiani

(Rome U, Italy) Honorary President TMS Chang (McGill, Canada)

XII 1991 ISABI  (IV ISBS)  President: T.M.S.Chang(McGill, Canada) Cochair R.Geyer

(Harvard, USA)

XIII  ISABI (V ISBS) President: R.Winslow(Letterman, USA) Cochairs: TMS Chang

(McGill, Canada) & R.Riess (France), 1993

XII 1994 ISABI   President: R. Langer (MIT, U.S.A.) , Honorary president: TMS Chang

(McGill, Canada)

XIII 1996 ISABI (VI ISBS)  President: TMS Chang (McGill, Canada) Cochairs:

A.G.Greenberg (Brown U, U.S.A) & E.Tsuchica (Waseda U, Japan)

XIV 1997 ISABI President: Denian Ba (President,Academy of Med Sci, China) &

C.M. Yang (CAMS,China)  Honorary President TMS Chang (McGill, Canada) 

XV 1997 ISABI (VII ISBS)  President: E.Tsuchida (Waseda U, Japan) Cochairs:

S.Sekiguchi (Red Cross, Japan) & TMS Chang (McGill, Canada)

XVI 1999 ISABI (VIII ISBS)  President: R.Winslow (UC at San Diego, U.S.A.)  Cochairs:

TMS Chang (McGill, Canada), M.Intaglietta(UC at San Diego, U.S.A.) & E.Tsuchida

(Waseda U, Japan)

XV 2001 ISABI  President: E. Piskin (Ankara U, Turkey)  Honorary President: TMS

Chang (McGill, Canada)

XVI 2003 ISABI (IX ISBS) President: K. Kobayashi (Keio U, Japan), Cochair: E.Tsuchida

(Waseda U, Japan), Honorary President: TMS Chang (McGill, Canada) 

XVII 2005 ISABI (X ISBS) President: G. Greenberg (Brown U, U.S.A.)  Honorary

President: TMS Chang (McGill, Canada)

XVIII 2007 ISABI (XI ISBS) President: Q. Liu (Vice-president, Chineswe Academy

of Medical Sci., China) Executive President: R Xiu (Academy of Medical Sci, China),

Honorary President: TMS Chang (McGill, Canada)

XIX ISABI (XII ISBS) 2009   President: A. Mozzarelli (University of Parma, Italy),

Symposium Vice Presidents Professor Enrico Bucci (University of Maryland) and

Professor Clara Fronticelli ( Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A.)

Honorary President  Professor TMS Chang (McGill University, Canada)

XX ISABI (XIII ISBS) 2011 President: Professor W Zapol (Harvard Medical School, U.S.A.)

Honorary President: Professor TMS Chang (McGill University, Canada)

XXI (XIV ISBS) 2013 President: Professor Zheng (BTI China)

Vice presidents Professor Liu (BTI China) & Professor Yang (BIT China)

Honorary President, Professor Chang (McGill, Canada)



(publisher: Informa, United Kingdom

This is a peer reveiw journal that is the oldest journal in the field having started in 1972 as

"Biomaterial, Medical Devices & Artificial Organs, an international journal". We allow the name

of the journal to change to reflect the frontier of research in the area. Before 2003 this journal

 was "Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes and Immobilization Biotechnology"). Starting in 2003 the name

of the journal has been "Artificial Cells Blood Substitutes and Biotechnology.  Then in 2012 it

become Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology.  

Editor in chief:  TMS Chang (McGill, Canada)

Associate Editors: R.Langer(MIT, USA); Poncelet (France); HC Wandry(Suisse);

YT Yu (Nankai U, China)

International Editorial Board: 52 members

Please see home page for this section:  for details




Editor in chief: TMS Chang (McGill,Canada)

Volume 1:  Monograph “ARTIFICIAL CELLS: Biotechnology, Nanomedicine, Regenerative Medicine,

                    Blood Substitutes, Bioencapsulation and Cell-Stem  Cell Therapy” Chang 2007

Volume 2: Present and future Therapies for End-Stage Renal Failure.

                   Editors: Eli Friedman & MC Mallappallil (2010)

Volume 3: Selected Topics in Nanomedicine. Editor: TMS Chang (2013)



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