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2015 MRS Fall Meeting Logo2015 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 29-December 4, 2015 | Boston
Meeting Chairs: T. John Balk, Ram Devanathan, George G. Malliaras, Larry A. Nagahara, Luisa Torsi

Symposium M—Micro- and Nanoscale Processing of Materials for Biomedical Devices

There have been several recent advances in the processing of microstructured and nanostructured materials for use in medical diagnosis and treatment. For example, building blocks for bottom-up assembly of biomaterials are being developed, which will simplify the development of nanostructured materials. In addition, functional nanobiomaterials are being developed that exhibit unique interactions with proteins, DNA, and other biological structures. This symposium will cover novel techniques for processing metals, ceramics, polymers, natural materials, and composite materials that will enable enhanced diagnosis and treatment of medical and dental conditions.

This symposium will allow for discussion among the many groups involved in the development and use of biomaterials, including materials researchers, medical device manufacturers, regulatory officials, and clinicians.

Topics will include:

  • Electrospinning of biomedical materials
  • Fabrication of patient-specific prostheses andmedical devices
  • Incorporation of cells and growth factors duringprocessing of clinically-relevant materials
  • Laser processing of biomedical materials
  • Microwave synthesis of biomedical materials
  • Plasma surface modification of biomedicalmaterials
  • Preparation of sensors and MEMS for biomedical applications
  • Solid freeform fabrication of biomedicalmaterials
  • Supercritical carbon dioxide processing ofbiomedical materials
  • Surface modification of biomedical materials

Invited Speakers:

  • Vipul Davé (Johnson & Johnson, USA)
  • Mohan Edirisinghe (University College London, United Kingdom)
  • Paula Hammond (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Christian Hellmich (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
  • Kam Leong (Columbia University, USA)
  • Jennifer Lewis (Harvard University, USA)
  • Markus Reiterer (Medtronic, USA)
  • Mehmet Sarikaya (University of Washington, USA)
  • Min Wang (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Jackie Ying (A*STAR, Singapore)

Symposium Organizers

Roger Narayan
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University
Joint Deptartment of Biomedical Engineering

Suwan Jayasinghe
University College London
Department of Mechanical Engineering
United Kingdom

Mallika Kamarajugadda
Medtronic, Inc.
Corporate Core Technologies

Antoni Tomsia
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Materials Sciences Division