2012 BioInterface Highlights

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BioInterface Handouts

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
8.30 – 5.00pm
Biointerface Workshop
Theme: The Biointerface – Developing Concepts
9.45 – 10.30:
Workshop Speaker 1: Implanted Materials – Future Concepts and Designs
with Mai Nguyen Misra; Medtronic
10.30 – 11.15:
Workshop Speaker 2: Advances in Dental and Orthopaedic Surfaces
with Reto Luginbuhl; RMS Foundation
11.45 – 12.30:
Workshop Speaker 3: Evaluation of the Pharmaceutical Applications of Citrox, a Natural Extract from Sour Oranges
with Howard Thomas; Citrox
12.30 – 1.15:
Workshop Speaker 4: Bionanotechnology – Potential for Implant Devices
with Prof. Gill Lee, University College Dublin
2.15 – 3.00:
Workshop Speaker 5: Lessons Learned - Old Surfaces Drive New Innovation
with Luis Pinto, Ceramed
3.30 – 4.30:
Applied Technology Workshops (6 at 20-minutes each)
Chair: Peg Palmer; Surface Solutions Lab
>>Ceram's handouts
>>KARIM's handouts
>>Plasma Technology Systems' handouts
>>PVATepla's workshop handouts
>>Physical Electronic's handouts

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Location: University College Dublin

9.30 – 11.00:
Session 1: Controlling the Biomaterial-Tissue Interaction A: Infection and Immunity
Co-Chairs: Jonathan Thompson; DePuy Orthopaedics Worldwide and Larry Salvati; Bausch & Lomb
9.30 – 10.00:
Invited Speaker: Prof. G.H.I.M. Walenkamp, M.D., Ph.D.
Topic: "Local Antibiotic Carriers: Pharmacokinetics and its Consequences for Prevention and Therapy"
10.00 – 11.00:
Jelmer Sjollema; University of Groningen
"Persistence of a bioluminescent bacteria on and around degradable and non degradable surgical meshes in a murine model"
Andrea Montali; Synthes GmbH
"Antibacterial coated implants in the management of risk patients – development and implementation"
Jonathan Thompson; DePuy Orthopaedics Worldwide
"Preclinical Evaluation of an Antibiotic Releasing Coating for Hip Arthroplasty"
11.15 – 12.45:
Session 2: Controlling the Biomaterial-Tissue interaction B: Integration and Inflammation
Co-Chairs: Ruud Bank; University of Groningen and Gene Boland; Cardiovascular Innovation Institute
11.15 – 11.45:
Invited Speaker: Dror Seliktar, Technion
Topic: "Cell-Compatible Hydrogels Designed for Tissue Regeneration"
11.45 – 12.45:
Gene Boland; Cardiovascular Innovation Institute
"Fibrinogen based soft tissue scaffold for chronic wounds"
Yoshihiro Ito; Nano Medcial Engineering Laboratory, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute
"Immobilization of growth factors on inorganic materials"
Ivan Jirka; J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
"On the role of surface acidity of ß-TiNb alloy in its interaction with osteoblast-like MG-63 cells"
2.00 – 3.30:
Session 3: Biomaterial Characterization
Chair: George Grobe; Bausch & Lomb
2.00 – 2.30:
Invited Speaker: Anna Belu; Medtronic
Topic: "Characterization of Surfaces and Interfaces in the Medical Device Industry"
2.30 – 3.30:
Colm McManamon; University College Cork
"Three-Dimensional Depth Profiling of PLGA Copolymer"
C. Pettersson; JPK Instruments AG
"Quantitative characterization of biomaterials and their interaction with living cells by AFM"
Reto Luginbuehl; RMS Foundation
"Prevention of Device Associated Infections: Strategies for Immobilization of Antimicrobial Actives"
5.00 – 6.00:
Keynote Speaker Presentation: Emerging Biointerface Solutions - Translating in Vitro Results to the in Vivo Environment
Buddy Ratner, University of Washington

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Location: University College Dublin

9.00 – 10.30:
Session 4: Drug Delivery Systems - Recent Advances
Co-Chairs: Aylvin Dias, DSM Biomedical; Yen-Lane Chen, Boston Scientific
9.00 - 9.30:
Invited Speaker: Wim Hennink; Universiteit Utrecht
Topic: Biodegradable Polymers for Protein Delivery
9.30 – 10.30:
Prof. Abhay Pandit; National University of Ireland Galway
"Designing Biomaterials for the Host"
George Mihov; DSM Biomedical
"Poly(ester amide) Degradable Polymer Platform inspired by challenges in Drug Delivery"
Terry W.J. Steele; Nanyang Technological University
"Taming the untameable thin film: how to tailor hydrophobic drug release, mechanical properties, and delivery profiles independently."
11.00 – 12.30:
Session 5: Emerging Treatments in Wound Healing
Chair: Brian Meenan, University of Ulster and Abhay Pandit, National University of Ireland, Galway
11.00 – 11.30:
Invited Speaker: David Grainger; University of Utah
Topic: Lost in translation: Correlating In Vitro and In Vivo Data in Anti-Microbial Biomaterials
11.30 – 12.30:
Melissa Reynolds; College of Engineering Colorado State
"Therapeutic biodegradable polymers for wound healing devices"
Robert Ward; ExThera Medical Corporation
"Control of Surface Chemistry in a Biomimetic Therapeutic Device for Treating Bacteremia and Sepsis"
Dr. George Burke; University of Ulster
"Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cell Viability and Functionality on Electrospun PLLA Biomaterial Scaffolds”
2.00 – 3.30:
Session 6: Plasma Medicine - Processing Technology to Control the Biointerface
Co-Chairs: Denis Dowling, University College Dublin; Dan Storey, IonAtom Consulting, LLC
2.00 – 2.30:
Invited Speaker: Marcela Bilek, University of Sydney
Topic: Bioactivation of Surfaces Using Embedded Radicals
2.30 – 3.30:
Liam O’Neill; PlasMedica Technologies Ltd.
"Plasma Assisted Deposition of Biopolymers for Enhanced Wound Healing"
Matteo Gherardi; Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
"Atmospheric Plasma Surface Modification of Electrospun Poly(L-lactic acid): Effect on Mat Properties and Cell Culturing"
Jean-Michel Pouvesle; Universite d’Orleans, France
"Non thermal Plasmas for cancer treatment: results and perspectives"

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