October 7, 2013 in Cleveland, OH – Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade

Rubber Division, American Chemical Society, 411 Wolf Ledges Pkwy., Ste. 201, is excited to announce the finalization of the program for the Advanced Materials in Healthcare Conference taking place October 7, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade in Cleveland, OH.

Judit E. Puskas, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow AIMBE, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Polymer Science, Integrated Bioscience and Chemistry at The University of Akron, led a distinguished group to develop this conference. Registration includes the one-day conference, a reception at the conclusion of the day and complimentary admission all three days of the International Rubber & Advanced Materials In Healthcare Expo October 8-10 at the I-X Center in Cleveland, OH.

Supporting Partners of this conference include Global Center for Health Innovation and the Cleveland Convention Center, TeamNeo, BioOhio, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, BioEnterprise and The University of Akron – College of Engineering.

Following is the outline of the conference.

Session: Advanced Elastomers for Healthcare
Chair: Judit E. Puskas, The University of Akron

  • Dr. Joseph P. Kennedy, The University of Akron Rubbery Polyurethanes and Polyurethane
    Nanocomposites with Unprecedented Properties for Medicine
  • Dr. Stuart Cooper, The Ohio State University
    Polyurethane Biomaterials
  • Dr. Miroslawa El Fray, University of Szczecin, Poland
    Polyester-Based Elastomers
  • Dr. Colleen McMahan, USDA-ARS
    Protein-Polymer Interactions in Natural Rubber for Healthcare Applications

Session: Advanced Materials for Healthcare Continued
Chair: Kim Dempsey-Miller, West Pharmaceutical Services

  • Dr. Lingyun Liu, The University of Akron
    Biomaterials for Wound Healing
  • Dr. Judit E. Puskas, The University of Akron
    Halogen-free HalobutylRubber Division, ACS
  • Dr. Sharon Grundfest-Broniatowski, Cleveland Clinic
    Voice of the Clinician
  • Dr. Matthew Kroh, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Voice of the Clinician 2

Session: International Regulatory Affairs
Chair: Tom Hutchinson, C.R. Bard

  • Brad Hossack, Stryker
    Materials Testing for Medical Device Registrations Outside of the US and EU
  • Tom Hutchinson, Davol, Inc.
    Considerations for IP Protection for Materials Development

Session: Testing of Advanced Materials for Healthcare
Chair: Sukhy Toot, Smithers Rapra

  • Sukhy Toot, Smithers Rapra
    Consideration of Extractables & Leachables in Medical Materials
  • Saman C. Nanayakkara, Parker Hannifin & Dr. Gino G. Banco, Parker Hannifin
    Antimicrobial Polyisoprene Materials for Elastomeric Closures for Injections
  • Dr. Amalendu Sarkar & Jim Miller, QureMed
    Elastomeric Products for Healthcare Industries

Workshop on Advanced Materials in Healthcare
Chair: Cheryl Stults, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

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