Biomaterials & Medical Products Commercialization

B&MPC SIG members exchange ideas and experiences about the commercialization of medical products dependent upon biomaterials for utility and efficacy.  Society for Biomaterials members, ranging from students to veterans in the field, will find an open forum to explore issues facing commercial biomaterials, such as regulations, patents, litigation, reimbursement for the resultant medical device, manufacturing and distribution; as well as perceptions of safety and patient benefits.  Translation from development to marketing of safe and innovative medical products is challenged by the inconsistent availability of biomaterials in the shadow of these concerns, and a politically lively healthcare arena.  Join the Biomaterials and Medical Products Commercialization SIG to enhance your knowledge and coping skills in the dynamic healthcare community.


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

Secretary/Treasurer: Jim Curtis
Senior Specialist, Healthcare
Dow Corning Corporation
PO Box 994
MS C40D01
Midland, MI 48686-0994 
t: (989) 496-6809
f: (989) 496-5710

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

T: (540) 231-0048

Web Contact: TBD

Student Contact: Travis Prest
PhD Candidate
University of Pittsburgh
450 Technology drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
t: (724) 322-8501

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Puneeth Shridhar, MD MS
University of Pittsburgh
3700 O'Hara St,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
t: (650)276-9952

Industry Representative: Elaine Duncan, MSME, RAC
Paladin Medical, Inc.
PO Box 560
Stillwater, MN 55082
t: (715) 549-6035


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


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