Jaffe to discuss the performance of biomaterials

Published: Jan 22, 2009 4:09:00 PM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334.844.3447

Michael Jaffe, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Medical Device Concept Laboratory, will present "Impact of Process and Physical Structure on the Performance of Polymeric Biomaterials" on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. in 104 Textile Building. His presentation is hosted by Auburn University's Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering.

Little work has been done to define the impact of biomaterials processing, sterilization or morphology on the performance of various polymer chemistries. Jaffe will discuss their variations, which have a significant effect on mechanical properties, dimensional stability and the bio-erosion rates of erodible or biologically relevant substrates designed for in-vivo use.

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