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

Officers

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

Vice Chair: Lynne C. Jones, PhD
3510 Glen Oak Dr.
Jarrettsville, MD 21084
t: (443) 695-0584
e: ljones3@jhmi.edu

Secretary/Treasurer: 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
e: jmoseley@wmt.com

Program Chair: 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
e: hwinet@seas.ucla.edu

Web Contact: TBD

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

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
e: jmoseley@wmt.com 

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
e: hwinet@seas.ucla.edu

Past Chair: Janson Emmanuel

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