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Biomaterial Degradation Analysis

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Room 213 A

Biomaterial Degradation Analysis


Biomaterial degradation is a critical concern for any medical device whether it is preventing degradation of implantable devices or predicting the rate of degradation of drug releasing particles or tissue engineering scaffolds. Researchers often use accelerated in vitro testing to predict long term in vivo behavior; however, there are several pitfalls that can lead to incorrect conclusions about how a device will perform after implantation. This workshop will provide a background on in vivo degradation mechanisms, experimental design of accelerated degradation studies, and discuss in vitro-in vivo correlations.


Case Western Reserve University
Texas A&M University