ST. PAUL, Minn., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Advances in medical materials for
orthopaedic, dental, vascular and neural surgery will bring healthcare's best
to the ASM Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Conference at the
Radisson Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul, Minn. on August 25-27.
The only conference on the science, applications and manufacturability of
biomaterials, this second annual event will gather participants from around
the world to discuss advances in metals and alloys, nitinol, non-metallics,
surface engineering, and nano- and microfabricated structures specific to
medical devices. The conference is sponsored by ASM International -- The
Materials Information Society and is co-sponsored by ASTM, Controlled Release
Society, Society for Biomaterials and American Academy of Orthopaedic
"Our qualified set of keynote speakers make the conference well worth the
price of registration," said Dr. Michael N. Helmus of Boston Scientific
Corporation, conference co-chair:
-- Dane A. Miller, president and CEO of Biomet, Inc., will discuss the
future of orthopaedic devices.
-- Jack E. Lemons, University of Alabama-Birmingham, will discuss the
evolution of materials and biomaterials for dental implants.
-- Robert O. Ritchie, University of California-Berkeley, will describe
the state-of-the-art on predicting fatigue life of medical devices --
what every manufacturer must know to protect themselves from
-- P. Hunter Peckham, Case Western Reserve University, will discuss
functional electrical stimulation devices that are helping to restore
control of movement in paralysis.
-- Lawrence E. Eiselstein, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, will
describe case histories in failures.
-- Joshua J. Jacobs, Rush Medical College, will describe the biological
effects of having metal components in the body and the adverse and
dangerous reactions that can occur.
An optional day-long education program on Basic Metallurgy for the Medical
Device Engineer, a poster session featuring powder metallurgy techniques and
new biomaterial alloy development, and an expanded exposition area complete
this comprehensive summit. Visit http://www.asminternational.org/meddevices
ASM International is the leading society serving the materials science and
engineering profession. ASM's worldwide membership is comprised of
36,000 research scientists, materials engineers, faculty members, industrial
and manufacturing engineers, technicians and students whose work involves
advanced materials, processes that improve performance and applications that
improve our quality of life. ASM's Materials Park headquarters (near
Cleveland) is known for the world's largest openwork geodesic dome.
Visit http://www.asminternational.org for further details.
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