Biomaterials & Medical Products Commercialization

Developing and commercializing a useful new biomaterial or medical product can be difficult enough from a scientific perspective, but additional challenges may await you in bringing products to the market. Issues can arise in the regulatory, reimbursement, patent, litigation, economic, manufacturing and political realms, along with the unavailability of many materials for implantation. The B&MPC SIG members interact and exchange information on these and related issues, providing a forum to assist Society members in coping with uncertain and evolving matters in the commercialization of products.

Officers

Chair: Eric Sussman, PhD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993
t: (301) 796-7008

Vice Chair: Carl R. McMillin, PhD

Synthetic Body Parts
6099 Warblers Roost
Brecksville, OH 44141
t: (440) 838-0985
f: (440) 838-4516
e: carl@syntheticbodyparts.com

Secretary/Treasurer: Jim Curtis
Senior Industry Chemist, Healthcare
Dow Corning Corporation
PO Box 994 
MS C40D01 
Midland, MI 48686-0994 
t: (989) 496-6809
f: (989) 496-5710
e: jim.curtis@dowcorning.com

Program Chair: Mark VanDyke, PhD
Virginia Tech
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
323 Kelly Hall (0298)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

T: (540) 231-0048
e: mvandyk5@vt.edu

Web Contact: Rich Payne, PhD
Rich Biomedical Solutions, LLC
934 Franklin Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101

t: (336) 970-0724
e: rpayne@alum.mit.edu

Student Contact: Claire Witherel
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
t: (609) 923-7434
e: cwitherel@drexel.edu

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Rahim Jindani, PhD
NCSU College of Textiles
Textile Enigineering Chemistry Science
2401 Research Drive
1000 Main Campus Dr 3305
Raleigh, NC 27695

t: (248) 821-0923
e: rjindan@ncsu.edu

Industry Representative: Peter Edelman, PhD
Boston Scientific
3 Scimed Place
Mail Stop C140
Maple Grove, MN 55311
t: (763) 494-1486 
e: Peter.Edelman@bsci.com 

 

Past Chair: Anne E. Meyer, PhD
University At Buffalo
Industry/University Center For Biosurfac
110 Parker Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3007
t: (716) 829-3560
f: (716) 835-4872
e: aemeyer@buffalo.edu

 

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