This webinar covered the strengths and weaknesses of standard biomaterial characterization techniques used today. It focused on surface characterization (such as chemistry, roughness, topography, wettability, etc.) necessary to understand biocompatibility, cytocompatibility, and tissue responses. It also summarized mechanical property characterization necessary to understand in situ biomaterial performance as well as biological responses. Lastly, a brief summary of in vitro and in vivo assays was covered. In summary, this webinar defined:
- Surface characterization
- Mechanical characterization
- Biological characterization
techniques necessary to develop the next generation of biomaterials with a focus on current strengths and weaknesses of these characterization techniques.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Thomas J. Webster, SFB President, is currently the Department Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. His research explores the use of nanotechnology in numerous applications and he has started over 9 biomaterials' companies. He has interacted with our 50 companies on various aspects of biomaterials’ research and education. He has over 15 years of experience characterizing Biomaterials for a wide range of medical device applications. Dr. Webster also serves as the current President of the Society for Biomaterials.