OCTOBER 18-20, 2021

Biomaterials & Medical Devices


Symposium Chair

Jeannine M. CoburnJeannine M. Coburn
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Key Speakers

Donny Hanjaya-PutraSynthetic Biomaterials to Control Stem Cell Morphogenesis
Donny Hanjaya-Putra
Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Katharina MaiselExamining and exploiting lymphatic vessels for drug delivery at mucosal surfaces
Katharina Maisel
Assistant Professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland

Ryan RoederEngineering nanoparticle probes for detecting disease and monitoring therapy with computed tomography
Ryan Roeder
Professor, University of Notre Dame; Founder, Spinesmith LLC

Andrew P. BaumannDevelopment of Best Practices for Finite Element Analysis of Intervertebral Body Fusion Devices
Andrew P. Baumann
Mechanical Engineer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Biomaterials, natural or synthetic materials that interact with biological systems to repair or treat natural body tissues, are designed with the most complex performance requirements and the strictest regulations. These challenges, and the opportunities offered by a worldwide market, drive innovation at industrial, academic and government laboratories around the world. The 10th Annual TechConnect World Biomaterials Symposium will highlight some of the most exciting research and development and focus on industrially relevant new materials. Please submit an abstract and share your research innovation at this dynamic event.

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2021 Symposium Sessions

Monday October 18

1:30COVID-19: Diagnostics

Tuesday October 19

8:30Biotech & Medtech Track Keynotes
1:30Novel Biomaterials & Medical Devices

Wednesday October 20

10:30Applied Biomaterials: Drug/Gene Delivery
1:30New Nano Delivery Technologies
4:00Biomaterials & Medical Devices - Posters

2021 Symposium Program

Monday October 18

1:30COVID-19: DiagnosticsBaltimore 4
Session chair: Jeannine Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute & Prakash Nallathamby, University of Notre Dame
1:30Merging biochemistry and photonic chip technology to enable ubiquitous point-of-need and at-home diagnostics
D. Vermeulen, SiPhox, Inc., US
1:55Low-cost diagnostic biosensors for COVID-19
C. de la Fuente, University of Pennsylvania, US
2:20Femtomolar SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Detection Using the Microbubbling Digital Assay with Smartphone Readout
P. Wang, University of Pennsylvania, US
2:45SalivaDirect: A simplified and flexible platform to enhance SARS-CoV-2 testing capacity
A.L. Wyllie, C.B.F. Vogels, O. Allicock, A.E. Watkins, M.E. Petrone, D. Yolda Carr, C.A. Harden, D.E. Brackney, C.C. Kalinich, M. Breban, I.M. Ott, R. Sikka, L. Kadiri, N.D. Grubaugh, Yale School of Public Health, US
3:05Ultrafast COVID-19 Diagnosis using Saliva Sample
A. Ramanujam, G.G. Botte, Texas Tech University, US
3:25Rapid and Inexpensive Point-of-Use (POU) Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Quantification with Membrane-Based in-Gel Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (mgLAMP) System
J. Li, Y. Zhu, X. Wu, A. Gu, L. Dobelle, C.A. Cid, M.R. Hoffmann, California Institute of Technology, US
3:45Fast COVID-19 diagnosis with deep learning and chest X-rays: from toy datasets to clinical applications, pp. 165-168
S.D. Dias, P.E.M. Lopes, FastCompChem, Lda, PT

Tuesday October 19

8:30Biotech & Medtech Track KeynotesWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Jeannine Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
8:30Integrating Nanotechnology with 3D Bioprinting for Vascularized Tissue Regeneration
H. Cui, T. Esworthy, L.G. Zhang, The George Washington University, US
9:00Innovation in Interbody Spinal Fusion Implants with Porous and Bioactive Composites: The Journey from Concept to Commercialization
R.K. Roeder, University of Notre Dame, US
9:30Accessing Intracellular Targets for Therapeutic Gain in Major Diseases
S. Dhar, University of Miami, US
1:30Novel Biomaterials & Medical DevicesAnnapolis 4
Session chair: Jeannine Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute & Steve Zullo, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
1:30Synthetic Biomaterials to Control Stem Cell Morphogenesis
D. Hanjaya-Putra, University of Notre Dame, US
1:55Gelatin as a Novel Nanofiber Material for Cell Scaffolding
J. Dolgin, Dipole Materials Inc., US
2:15Novel respiratory monitoring using ultrasound signaling
G. Bilen-Rosas, I. Ong, H. Rosas, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, US
2:35Focused Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, pp. 150-152
I. Carmona, D. Kumbhare, M. Baron, R.L. Hadimani, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
2:55Robossis: Orthopedic Surgical Robotic System
M. Abedin-Nasab, Rowan University, US
3:15Lightweight, Compact System for Generating Lactated Ringer's Solution
G. Srinivas, N. Metcalf, A. Robinson, B. Yamona, J. Fredrickson, N. Weinstein, TDA Research, Inc., US

Wednesday October 20

10:30Applied Biomaterials: Drug/Gene DeliveryBaltimore 4
Session chair: Jeannine Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
10:30Examining and exploiting lymphatic vessels for drug delivery at mucosal surfaces
K. Maisel, University of Maryland, US
11:00Identifying the cytosolic fate of DNA nanostructures
D. Mathur, K. Rogers, S.A. Díaz, M. Muroski, W.P. Klein, L. Field, J.B. Delehanty, I.L. Medintz, George Mason University, US
11:20Novel Guidewire Design and Coating for Continuous Delivery of Adenosine During Interventional Procedures
E. Brewer, Z. Brown, M. Foreman, A. Lowman, E. Menshikova, E. Jackson, Rowan University, US
1:30New Nano Delivery TechnologiesBaltimore 4
Session chair: Puneet Tyagi, AstraZeneca & Steve Zullo, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
1:30Nanotechnology-based Tools for Addressing Viral and Cardiovascular Diseases in Pregnant Women
S. Dhar, University of Miami, US
1:55Targeted Transport of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria by Soil Protists
L.M. Shor, C. Hawxhurst, J.L. Micciulla, D.J. Gage, University of Connecticut, US
2:15The Development of Quick-Set, High-Solids Pharmaceutical Tablet Coatings
T. Kalantar, M. Ladika, H. Shao, S. Dean, K. Harris, P. Sheskey, K. Coppens, K. Balwinski, D. Holbrook, Dow, Inc., US
2:35mRNA: from addressing global pandemics to medicines of the future
L. Santos, AstraZeneca, US
3:00Investigation of Lyophilized Platelet Interactions with Human Platelets In Vitro
B. Schnoor, A.-L. Papa, George Washington University, US
3:20A Cancer-Favoring, Engineered Vaccinia Virus for Cholangiocarcinoma.
S.Y. Yoo, Pusan National University, KR
4:00Biomaterials & Medical Devices - PostersExpo Hall AB
Bioinpired virus nanofiber for soft tissue engineering
S.Y. Yoo, Pusan National University, KR
Gelation behavior study of thermogelling poly(ε-caprolactone-co-1, 4, 8-trioxa[4, 6]spiro-9-undecanone)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone-co-1, 4, 8-trioxa[4, 6]spiro-9-undecanone), pp. 153-156
S. Zhong, J.J. Wang, C.X. Wu, A.L. Zhang, T.T. Zhuang, Y.F. Shi, B.H. Luo, S.Q. Tang, X.Y. Wang, ABB EL Corporation Research Center, US
Technology for Sterile Water Generator
G. Srinivas, A. Robinson, B. Yamona, N. Weinstein, TDA Research, Inc., US
Impruvon Health - A Medication Management Platform tailored to Independence
J. Amoyal, IMPRUVON Inc., US
Real Time 3D Digital Model Viewer for Mobile Devices
T. Reks, C. St. George, R. Sepulveda, R.A. Rogers, Rogers Imaging Corp, US
Rosette Arrays(TM) for Quantitative High-Throughput Screening of Human Developmental Neurotoxicity & Neural Tube Defect Risk
G.T. Knight, B.F. Lundin, N. Fedorchak, N.R. Iyer, R. Willet, and R.S. Ashton, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, US
Microfluidics based production liposomal formulation to treat skin infection caused by staphylococcus aureus
S. Joshi, A. Daryanani, R. Sahu, V.A. Dennis, S.R. Singh, Alabama State University, US

Topics & Application Areas

  • Novel Biomaterials
  • Bioprinting
  • Biomimetic, Bioderived & Bioinspired Materials
  • Micro-Devices including MEMS and Lab-on-a-Chip
  • Applied Biomaterials: Drug/Gene Delivery
  • Applied Biomaterials: Implantable Devices
  • Medical Wearables
  • Health Screening and Preventative Monitoring including portable assays
  • Characterization & Imaging for Health Care/Biomedical Materials
  • Other

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