ICoBT 2016

The 3rd International Bio-Tribology conference has just come to a close. It was held at Imperial College, London, PCS’s first home, which brought back many fond memories. A wide range of researchers from all areas of bio-tribology, in both industry and education, came together to present and discuss hot topics such as shaving, tooth brushing, personal care, skin, haptics and orthopedic implants to name a few.

At the PCS stand we showcased the Bio-Tribology Machine (BTM), our first instrument designed specifically for the bio-tribology industry. It was very well received with a raft of enquiries and inquisitive passers-by stopping to see demonstrations and obtain more details.



On the Monday evening, PCS hosted a drinks reception. There was a great turnout with many young and ‘young at heart’ researchers networking and sharing ideas.


On the closing day, Grace Hully gave an enthusiastic, informative presentation discussing the demand within the bio-tribology industry for new testing methods. The presentation looked at the capabilities of the BTM and a case study using the instrument to compare the effectiveness of a wide range of toothpastes. This was followed by an in-depth discussion on how to raise awareness of bio-tribology and the online slots importance of the research being carried out in related industries.


On the whole it was an extremely interesting conference and for PCS another successful event.

If you would like a copy of the presentation please contact us.