Save the Date - 3rd International PEEK Meeting, April 27 - 28, 2017
The Implant Research Center of Drexel University and Exponent, Inc., are convening the 3rd Internation PEEK Meeting. With support provided by Invibio Biomaterial Solutions, the meeting will be held at The Cosmos Club in Washington, DC, USA on April 27th and 28th, 2017. The purpose of the conference is to bring together engineers, scientists, regulators, and clinicians from academia, industry, and government agencies for the presentation of leading edge research on advancements in medical grade polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymer technology and clinical applications. Although all scientific studies, clinical applications and innovations related to the broad family of medical grade PAEKs are welcome at this conference, the majority of submissions are anticipated to be related to implantable PEEK and its composites.
For further information on the PEEK conference, please visit: http://www.medicalpeek.org.
Announcing the 8th Internation UHMWPE Meeting - October 2017
We are pleased to announce the 8th International UHMWPE Meeting being held in Tornio, Italy in October 2017. The meeting is being organized by the University of Torino in collaboration with the Implant Research Center of Drexel University and Exponent, Inc..
For further information on the UHMWPE conference, please visit: http://www.uhmpwe.org.
Daniel MacDonald Receives 2014 Heinz-Mittelmeier Research Award
Daniel MacDonald received this award for investigating the role of ceramic materials in reducing the amount of corrosion observed in modular junctions in total hip arthroplasty. He is invited to present his research at the German Congress For Orthopaedics And Traumatology (DKOU) in Berlin, Germany, October 28-31, 2014.
Alex Sevit Receives 2013 Goldwater and Whitaker International Scholarships
Alex Sevit first became interested in biomedical research when he began a co-op position at Drexel’s Implant Research Center under Prof. Steven Kurtz. There, he helped initiate a multi-center cardiac pacing lead retrieval program that characterizes the biodegradation of the wires that connect the pulse generator of the pacemaker to the heart wall. Alex presented his research at the 2013 annual meetings of the Heart Rhythm Society and the Society for Biomaterials. His research has since shifted towards development of a novel antibacterial coating on the surface of orthopedic implants to prevent infection.
For more information, visit: Drexel University Fellowship Office