Technology Lecture : Overview of Current Trends and Opportunities in Biomedical Implants

Date: 14 Jul 2011 - 14 Jul 2011

Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, Tower Block, SIMTech

Biomaterial can be studied from two perspectives : firstly, the response of the body towards the biomaterial - an immune response and foreign body reaction; secondly, the response of the biomaterial to the body - corrosion, biodegration, and mechanical failure.
This seminar will briefly outline the foreign body reaction caused by biomaterials followed by an overview of biomaterials, their applications in medical devices, and compositions, and mechanical properties : bioceramics (bioinert, biodegradable), and bioactive), webiopolymers (thermoplastic, thermosetting and biodegrable) and finally biometals. A focus will be made throughout on the Biomaterials research which the presenter has conducted in the last 25 years, including hydroxyapatite, biocoatings, ceramic-metal composites and spinal disk prostheses.

1.30pm     Registration
2.00pm     Technology Lecture by Associate Prof Andrew J Ruys
3.00pm     Q&A
3.15pm     Refreshments and Networking
3.45pm     End of Seminar

About Associate Prof Andrew J. Ruys
Prof Ruys has 152 publications in many prestigious journals and has been awarded $4.9 million in competitive research grants over the last 15years. He was the recipient of several fellowship awards including the distinguished Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, which was awarded in 2001. His research works include the synthesis and mechanical and biological testing of biomaterials and medical device design such as spinal disk prostheses, bioscaffolds and functionally graded composites. Currently, he is the Director of Biomedical Engineering (Education) in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Sydney and is personally involved in 3 ongoing commercialisation projects, 2 of which are based in Australia and 1 in South East Asia.

This is a non-chargeable lecture. To reserve a seat, please register online.

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