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Panel Discussion: Polyurethanes: From Materials Development to Device Evaluation and Back Again

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Room 217 A

Panel Discussion: Polyurethanes: From Materials Development to Device Evaluation and Back Again

Scope

Polyurethanes have been used in medical devices for over fifty years due to their biocompatibility and exceptionally tunable mechanical properties. This session will provide an overview of the full life cycle of polyurethanes in medical devices from development and scale-up to medical device design, testing and FDA approval to clinical retrieval analysis. This session is expected to engage numerous industry members and provide an excellent opportunity for student members to hear about the spectrum of materials design and testing in medical devices.

Oral Presentations

  • 396. History of Biomedical Polyurethanes, Jim Anderson, Case Western Reserve University

  • 397. Scale Up of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes and Silicone-Polyurethanes for Implantable Devices, Bob Ward, ExThera Medical

  • 398. Development and Characterization of Polyisobutylene Polyurethanes, Pat Willoughby, Boston Scientific

  • Product Development, Regulatory Approval, and Post-market Monitoring of Implantable Medical Devices Utilizing a Novel Silicone Polyurethane, Chris Jenney, St. Jude Medical

  • Development of New Biodegradable Polyurethanes for Resorbable Devices, Scott Guelcher, Vanderbilt University

Speaker(s)

Vanderbilt University
ExThera Medical
Boston Scientific
Case Western Reserve University
St. Jude Medical