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Local Delivery of Drugs and Growth Factors from Implant Coatings

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Room 213 B/C

Local Delivery of Drugs and Growth Factors from Implant Coatings

Scope

This general session will focus on the recent advances in implant coatings for the local delivery of drugs and growth factors. The delivery of drugs locally from implant coatings reduces systemic toxicity and provides site-specific therapy. Such drug-eluting implant coatings have tremendous applications in cardiovascular devices, orthopedic and fracture fixation devices, craniofacial and dental implants, ophthalmic implants, cochlear implants, and neural devices. Growth factors are also commonly released from implant coatings for tissue engineering applications. This session will cover a wide range of implant coatings for the local delivery of drugs and growth factors. The coatings include but not limited to novel biodegradable, biostable, and biological polymer coatings, ceramic coatings, porous, textured, microrough, and reservoir surfaces, organic and molecular coatings, self-assembly coatings, sol-gel coatings, biodegradable metal coatings, thin films, biological and biomimetic coatings. A special emphasis will be provided to the implant coating technologies that have been translated into clinical and pre-clinical products.

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