Industry and academic experts will share their knowledge and experiences to give you insights into the types of corrosion you can expect, appropriate testing methods to identify corrosion, and guidance on remediation tactics, including:
- Asset longevity - what's meant to corrode, what's not
- Metallic materials in the human body and their applications
- Choosing the right materials for their service life
- Simulating in vivo
- Small and large devices (from stents to joint replacements)
- Corrosion mitigation methods
- Test methods and performance tests
- Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) Methods
- Advance tribocorrosion methods
- Implant retrieval analysis
- What does the future hold for the industry?
- Recognize the impact of corrosion, biology, and chemistry on biomedical devices and metallic biomaterials used in the human body.
- Distinguish the difference between devices meant to corrode (biodegradable alloys including magnesium) versus those meant to withstand the impacts of biology and corrosion.
- Identify the effects of corrosion and tribocorrosion ( Medical devices – specific corrosion aspect – when you have degradation and corrosion in body – usually combination conjoint degradation process – other factors that play heavily is surface tribology or mechanics – tribocorrosion – in particular it's fretting corrosion and fretting crevice corrosion – -abrasion of surface and chemistry and then throw in biology around that on biomedical devices and metallic biomaterials).
- Review the corrosion test methods and standards applicable to biomedical devices.
- Dr. Jeremy Gilbert, Ph.D., FBSE, FAIMBE, Hansjorg Wyss Endowed Chair, Professor of Bioengineering Clemson University and the Director, Clemson – MUSC Bioengineering Program Medical University of South Carolina
- Dr. Bruce Pound, Senior Managing Scientist and Medical Devices Consultant at Exponent
- Dr. Michael Bryant, Associate Professor, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
- Stephanie Smith, PhD, Biomedical Engineer, Intracolumnar Spinal Devices Team Food & Drug Administration
Who should attend
Professionals from the following company types:
- Medical Device Engineers
- Regulatory Affairs Experts
- Alloy Manufacturers
- Test Laboratory Consultants and Engineers
- Design Engineers
- Product Development