April 18–19, 2018Boston Convention & Exhibition CenterBoston, MA

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What's New & Exciting in Medical Materials


Asmita Khanolkar (Manager, Manufacturing Engineering, CeQur)

Jeff Borenstein, PhD (Laboratory Technical Staff, Draper)

Location: 160 A

Date: Wednesday, April 18

Time: 8:30am - 9:15am

Pass Type: Conference (Paid) - Get your pass now!

Conference Track: Biomed Track A: R&D

Vault Recording: TBD

What’s New & Exciting in Medical Materials
Emerging materials that provide improvements for medical device manufacturers are crucial to developing successful medtech products. What is new today for medical devices? In this session, we’ll look at 5–10-year trends in biomaterials, medical electronics, plastics, and soft materials, and explore cutting-edge applications being used by today’s medical device engineers.

Topics covered will include:
  • The role of materials in the medical device life cycle
  • Advancements in materials and technologies and factors driving innovation
  • Models of today's complex devices and material advancements
Asmita Khanolkar, Manager, Manufacturing Engineering, CeQur

Case Study
Microfluidic Materials & Technology Platforms for Critical-Care Devices
Dr. Borenstein will discuss his recent work with novel developments in cardiopulmonary support, including acute applications such as cardiac bypass surgery and longer-term applications such as respiratory failure.

Topics covered will include:
  • New applications of the technology in kidney failure and dialysis
  • A look into next-generation technologies where stem-cell biology may be used to provide long-term device applications (e.g., wearables, implantables)
  • How microfluidic materials and technology address challenges with clotting and bleeding currently faced by vascular access devices
Jeffrey Borenstein, Laboratory Technical Staff, Draper