Navigation Links
Minnesotans to Keynote Materials for Medical Devices Conference

Two leading Minnesota-based innovators in the field of medical implants will keynote the upcoming Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Conference, Aug. 10-12 at the Hilton Minneapolis.

(Vocus) July 27, 2009 -- Two leading Minnesota-based innovators in the field of medical implants will keynote the upcoming Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Conference, Aug. 10-12 at the Hilton Minneapolis.

David Wayne Polly, Jr., M.D., professor and chief of the spine service in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota, will describe spinal implants and devices from a clinical perspective - "what are we doing now, what works, what doesn't work, and where our successes and failures are leading us in terms of materials and design," he said.

Robert S. Schwartz, M.D., medical director of the Minnesota Cardiovascular Research Institute at Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, will describe a potential breakthrough in the biocompatibility of intravascular devices. "The lack of a suitable prosthetic arterial conduit remains a major problem in clinical medicine today," he said. A solution is under development: A new "living" stent that can be placed over artery injury sites to function immediately as a new vessel.

Third keynoter Sri Sridhar, Ph.D., chair of the physics department at Northeastern University, will describe advances in biocompatible nanomaterials that have resulted in dramatic improvements in imaging, early diagnosis and targeted delivery of therapeutics.

Now in its seventh year, the Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Conference is the only medical devices event that brings together materials scientists and engineers, metallurgists, product designers, researchers, and clinicians. The event is presented by ASM International, the materials information society. Visit or call ASM Customer Service at 440.338.5151, ext. 0, or 800.336.5152, ext. 0 for details.

The Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Exposition on Aug. 11-12 complements the unique, focused nature of the conference. "Unlike other expositions serving the medical device sector, MPMD was not created to be the biggest event, nor was our goal to cover all aspects of medical devices," said program chairman Jeremy Gilbert, Ph.D., Syracuse University. "Instead, we have created a targeted event focusing on materials, testing, and processing related to medical devices."

To fill the knowledge gap between the innovators who design medical devices and the engineers who best understand materials and their capabilities, ASM launched its Materials & Processes for Medical Devices (MPMD) initiative in 2003. For more information about ASM products and services supporting the medical devices community, contact

Contact: Rego Giovanetti
Communications Officer
440/338-5151, x5622


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Governors Unallotment Will Force More Minnesotans into Ranks of the Uninsured
2. New Poll: 72 Percent of Minnesotans Support Tobacco Tax Increase
3. Missing: 125 Million Meals for Low-Income Minnesotans
4. New Super Bowl Ad Reminds Minnesotans: We All Pay the Price for Tobacco
5. AARP to State Leaders: Protect Vulnerable Minnesotans from Severe Budget Cuts
6. Blue Cross Teams up With Eight Groups to Address Obesity, Lower Minnesotans Health Risks by Promoting Healthy Eating
7. Blue Cross Launches Statewide Healthy Eating Campaign to Double Number of Minnesotans Eating Fruits, Veggies
8. Smoking Rate Falls Dramatically Among Minnesotans
9. Minnesotans Demonstrate Commitment to Organ and Tissue Donation
10. New Survey Finds 76 Percent of Minnesotans Support Smoke-Free Law
11. Minnesotans Health Stuck in Idle From Inactivity, Unhealthy Eating
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... for Final Cut Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole ... artistically," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women ... diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate ... that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton ... Plant City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: ... The closing for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar ... M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal ... complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, ... the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. ... toward their goal. , Research from reveals that behind the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- According to a new market research ... Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, ... Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global Forecasts to ... for the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. This ... 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, growing at ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. ... failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by removing the ... the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s electrolytes such ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare expenditure on ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... date financial data derived from varied research sources to present ... impact on the market during the next five years, including ... sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: