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Zhijun Bai, PhD (Principal Process Engineer, Boston Scientific)
Date: Tuesday, February 6
Time: 11:00am - 11:45am
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Conference Track: MD&M: Technical Solutions
Vault Recording: TBD
Metallic biomaterials have been widely used to manufacture implantable medical devices in the past decades. These alloys provide appropriate mechanical properties, high corrosion resistance, as well as good biocompatibility. Most implantable alloys are covered by a thin oxide film such as Chromium oxide (SS, CrCo, PtCr) or Titanium oxides (Ti64, Nitinol). These oxides interact with the human body, and play a crucial role for medical device’s biocompatibility while the interactions are not fully understood. This session will discuss advances and developments of implantable alloys/medical devices manufacturing as well as state-of-the-art about surfaces oxides formed on these alloys/devices; meanwhile, we will discuss the interactions between the surface oxides with the human body.
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