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Meeting 2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Biodegradable Materials for Medical Applications
Sponsorship TMS Extraction and Processing Division
TMS: Materials Characterization Committee
Organizer(s) Jaroslaw Drelich, Michigan Technological University
Petra Maier, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund
Jan Seitz, Syntellix AG
Norbert Hort, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Huinan Liu, University of California-Riverside
Scope To mitigate the long-term side effects associated with current corrosion-resistant implants, a new generation of bioabsorbable medical devices is currently being developed. Implants made of biodegradable materials are absorbed and excreted by the body after completing their temporary mechanical, scaffolding and biointegration functioning. Biochemical and mechanical attributes of all classes of materials including metals, ceramics and polymers are broadly explored by the scientific and industrial research and development laboratories for various clinical applications over the last two decades. The symposium will address this emerging multi-disciplinary field involving materials scientists and engineers working with biologists and medical personnel. Papers will be presented on all aspects relating to biodegradable-based implants including vascular, orthopedic, dental, tissue engineering, wound closure and other applications. This covers – but is not limited to – materials selection/development and their processing, surface treatments and modifications, in-vitro/in-vivo performance assessment and evaluation, as well as product design and certification.
Abstracts Due 07/01/2017
Proceedings Plan Undecided
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