Biomaterial-Tissue Interaction

Events that follow binding of the first host ion to an implant’s surface are dictated by reactions not well understood for any biomaterial or device. Understanding these events is the purpose of the Biomaterial-Tissue Interaction Special Interest Group. Only through such understanding can one definitively answer such questions as: “Why did it fail?” and “What led to its success that we can apply to future devices?” These answers will come from such fields as physiology, immunology, pathology, biomechanics and material science. They will apply to the subjects of every other SIG in the Society.  All those interested in the mechanisms of host-implant interaction are welcome to join BTI's quest.

Introduction to BTI


Chair: Floyd Karp, MME
University of Washington
Dept. of Bioengineering
Box 355061
Seattle, WA 98195-5061
t: (206) 715-5386

Vice Chair: Thomas Dziubla, PhD
Associate Gill Professor
University of Kentucky
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
177 F Paul Anderson Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0046
t: (859) 257-4063

Secretary/Treasurer: Nicholas P. Ziats, PhD
Department of Pathology
2103 Cornell Road
Wolstein Building #5143
Cleveland, OH 44106
t: (216) 368-5176

Program Chair: Olivares-Navarrete, DDS PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Biomedical Engineering
401 W. Main Street
Room 1252
Richmond, VA 23284

t: (804) 828-8718

Web Contact: TBD

Student Contact: Marvin Mecwan
University of Washington
3720 15th Ave NE
Foege N307
Seattle, WA 98195
t: (901) 219-4863

Industry Contact: Jon Moseley, PhD
Wright Medical Tech Inc
Senior Director - Applied Research
Wright Medical Tech Inc
1023 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
t: (901) 867-4414

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Howard Winet, PhD
University Of California, Los Angeles
Bioengineering Dept.
PO Box 951600 
Los Angeles, CA 90095
t: (213) 742-1007 x1459
f: (310) 794-5956

Past Chair: Floyd Karp, MME

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