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Innovations in Biomedical Materials 2016 (Archive)


Final Program 


Meeting Description

Update from CeramicTech Today


The Innovations in Biomedical Materials 2016 meeting took place on July 29-31 at the Hyatt Rosemont (Chicago area).  This was the third in a series of biomaterial meetings organized by The American Ceramic Society. The meeting  emphasized collaboration between R&D, medical practitioners, and biomedical materials manufacturers/marketers to better develop emerging technologies into marketable products. Cutting-edge research and product developments related to novel materials for orthopedic, dental, and maxillofacial applications; advanced manufacturing technologies; power sources, energy harvesting, power transmission and telemetry; as well as implantable and wearable sensors were featured.


The meeting highlighted five keynote speakers immediately followed by an expert panel session where the audience was able to interact with renowned experts in the biomedical field. In addition, a robust technical program consisting of five tracks provided a forum for scientists, engineers, medical professionals, and industrial researchers to discuss recent advances in the field of biomedical materials. This meeting was endorsed by the European Ceramic Society and the Society for Biomaterials. The Orthopedic Application (Track 1) was supported by the Orthopaedic Research Society.


Track Descriptions
Track 1 Orthopedic application – Where are we? Where do we need to go?
Track 2 Dental and maxillofacial applications
Track 3 Material needs for medical devices
Track 4 Advanced manufacturing technologies
Track 5 Power sources, energy harvesting, power transmission, and telemetry


Program Chairs
Roger Narayan

University of North Carolina, USA

Alessandro Alan Porporati

CeramTec GmbH, Germany

Markus Reiterer

Medtronic, PLC., USA



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