BioManufacturing and Vascular Device Laboratory

Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh




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New Course Offering for Spring 2012 (Biomaterials and Biomanufacturing)


Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a background in biomaterials and biomanufacturing and provide them with an opportunity to learn about the many modern aspect of biomaterials from basic science to clinical applications. This course will provide students the formulations and chemistry of polymers, ceramics, metals and their use in various biomedical devices and implants, as well as their clinical performance and host responses. Students will also gain knowledge and experience with designing and manufacturing biomedical devices through team projects. This one-semester, senior/graduate course is intended for students majoring in all disciplines of engineering. Students enrolled in the class should have an understanding of various biomaterials, and the ability to understand biological phenomena and manufacturing processes.

Topics to be discussed include:

o   Biomaterials

o  Polymers, Metals, Ceramics, Glasses

o   Host reactions to Biomaterials: Tissue, Immune, and Thrombogenic responses

o  Biological Testing of Biomaterials             

o   Application of Materials in Medicine, Biology, and Artificial Organs


o  Biomanufacturing

o  Introduction to Biomedical Devices and Implants

o   Device Design and Optimization

o   Manufacturing Processes

o   In-vitro and In-vivo Tests

o   Product Realization of Biomedical Applications

Please send email to to express your interest in the course.  




Recent Updates


Invited seminar: Claire Soojung Hur, Junior Fellow from Rowland Institute, Harvard University

March 22, 2012



Invited seminar: So Young Sohn, Professor from Yonsei University

Janurary 20, 2012




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Updated Feb. 07 2014