JUNE 17-19, 2024

Biomaterials & Medical Devices


Symposium Chair

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

Key Speakers

William BentleyBio Electronic Information Processing: An Emerging Technology
William Bentley
Professor, University of Maryland

Solomon MensahCatalyzing Global Change: The Power of Innovation for Positive Impact
Solomon Mensah
Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Medical devices include instruments, apparatus, implants, machines, tools, and reagents to diagnose, treat, prevent, cure, or mitigate a disease or medical condition. Biomaterials inherently play a key role in the function of medical devices, and take the form of polymers, metals, and/or ceramics. Presentations in this session focus on medical devices and/or associated biomaterials that interface with the human body to repair or replace function. Medical devices that interface with the human body may include implants (e.g., brain stimulating devices, pacemaker), externally contacting (e.g., limb prosthetics, contact lenses), or those that contact fluids or blood products that ultimately contact a patient. All aspects of biomaterials investigation and medical devices are encouraged.

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2024 Symposium Sessions

Monday June 17

1:30Medical Device Innovations
4:00Biomaterials & Medical Devices - Posters

Tuesday June 18

1:30Medical Devices & Tissue Engineering

2024 Symposium Program

Monday June 17

1:30Medical Device InnovationsTBA
Session chair: Jeannine M. Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, US
Bio Electronic Information Processing: An Emerging Technology
W. Bentley, University of Maryland, US
High-precision magnesium microtubes for stents with improved mechanical properties
S. Mueller, S. Gall, R. Nitschke, F. Gensch, FORMING GmbH, DE
Phenotype independent capture of circulating tumor cells using magnetic probes
K. Morris, C. Bilynsky, A-L. Papa, The George Washington University, US
SampleCAP: A power-free system for biomolecule concentration
S.V. Angus, B. Swan, C. Stewart, A.S. Cowan, M.F. Smiechowski, Guild Associates, Inc., US
Simulations of exhaled breath aerosol deposition to support laboratory breath aerosol measurements
V. Malave, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US
Catalyzing Global Change: The Power of Innovation for Positive Impact
S.A. Mensah, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, US
Transforming Dental Appliance Management and Fall Monitoring for Enhanced Well-being
L.L. Alconcel, L.B. Fischer, Cydent, US
4:00Biomaterials & Medical Devices - PostersExpo Hall BC
ASTM Standards in Medical Device Cleaning Validation
G.J.C. Braithwaite, S.H. Spiegelberg, Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc., US
Development of a Three-Species Biofilm Model on Ex Vivo Porcine Skin Tissues
F. Tabatabaei, N. Byrnes-Shaver, T. Conti, iFyber, US
3D-Printed Tool for Creating Standardized and High-Throughput Burn Wounds in Ex Vivo Human Viable Skin Tissues
M. Javid, F. Tabatabaei, iFyber, US
Analyzing the Influence of Microarchitectural Design on Chitin Cell Culture Scaffolds for 3D Tissue Engineering Applications
T. Basak, J. L. Shamshina, Texas Tech University, US
Evaluation of the Biocompatibility of SiOxD Wound Matrix
A.M. Jorgensen, M. Loll, D. Hickerson, W. Hickerson, SiOxMed, LLC, US
A Novel Silicone Based Polymer Universal Combat Matrix (UCM) Provides Multi-day Hemostatic Control of Junctional, High Pressure, and Non-compressible Hemorrhagic Injuries
A.M. Jorgensen, SiOxMed, LLC, US
How a University-based Incubator Program Supports Early-Stage Medical Device Innovation
K. Durdon, Central New York Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University, US

Tuesday June 18

1:30Medical Devices & Tissue EngineeringTBA
Session chair: Jeannine M. Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute & Thomas Webster, Interstellar Therapeutics, US
Engineering a temporary replacement biomimetic retinal tamponade hydrogel
G.J.C. Braithwaite, M. Xheka, Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc., US
Transforming Battlefield Trauma Care: Assessing the Universal Combat Matrix in Preclinical Models of Burns, Junctional Hemorrhage, and Non-Compressible Torso Hemorrhage
A.M. Jorgensen, F. Marini, T. Shupe, J. Rall., J. Radowsky, L. Paladino, W.L. Hickerson, SiOxMed, LLC, US
Antimicrobial Peptide Functionalized Bacterial Cellulose for Wound Dressing Applications
E.M. van Zyl, J.M. Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, US
WoundSentry: A Revolutionary AI-Driven Wearable for Enhanced Infection Detection
T.J. Ko, L. Yeh, P. Lubet, J. Wang, A. Gnatt, X.L. Liu, Nanobiofab, US
The Combined Effect of Photobiomodulation and Nanoparticle-based Biomaterials for the Treatment of Pathogen-Infected Wounds
S.S. Dhilip Kumar, H. Abrahamse, University of Johannesburg, ZA
Topics & Application Areas
  • Prosthetics
  • Implants
  • Wound dressings
  • Blood and fluid replacement products
  • Organ assistive devices
  • Monitoring equipment
  • Protective equipment
  • Regulatory oversight
  • New regulatory standards development
  • Other

Medical devices focused exclusively on pharmaceutics, biologics, or living cells may be better suited for the Tissue Engineering and Disease Model symposium or Drug Delivery symposium.

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