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Materials, Medicine and Nanotechnology Summit
September 7, 2006

Materials that are leading to better medical devices – and improved quality of life for patients – will be the focus of leading ASM presenters during the upcoming Materials, Medicine and Nanotechnology Summit, hosted by the Cleveland Clinic, ASM International and Nano-Network.

The event will be held October 2-5, 2006 at the InterContinental Hotel & MBNA Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

“The challenges faced in the design of medical implants and devices are frequently materials related,” said Shuvo Roy, Ph.D., Co-Director of the BioMEMS Laboratory at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute. “Which material will reduce the possibility of clotting most effectively? Which one will best ensure compatibility with living tissue? How can a smaller implant lead to a less-invasive surgical procedure?”

The Summit begins on Monday, October 2nd, with ASM tutorials on Materials and Processes for Medical Devices. Morning sessions are designed for engineers, while afternoon sessions are designed specifically for clinicians. Topics and presenters include:

Introduction to Polymers for Medical Devices, presented by Richard Lange, Ph.D., The Lubrizol Corporation (Retired)

Basic Metallurgy for Medical Devices, presented by Dana Medlin, Ph.D., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Nitinol for Medical Devices, presented by Alan Pelton, Ph.D., Nitinol Devices and Components

Fatigue, Fracture and Corrosion for Medical Devices, presented by Brad James, Ph.D., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates

Please visit the conference website at for registration and exhibitor information.

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