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New Course Offering for Fall 2014

(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 yjchun@pitt.edu to express your interest in the course.  

    

 

 


 
Recent Updates

 

NSVascular, Inc., a NeuroSigma Subsidiary, Signs an Exclusive License Covering UCLA's Thin-Film Nitinol (TFN) Stent Technology for Endovascular Applications

http://www.kptv.com/story/15097553/nsvascular-inc-a-neurosigma-subsidiary-signs-an-exclusive

-license-covering-uclas-thin-film-nitinol-tfn-stent-technology-for-endovascular-applications

 

BMES (BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING SOCIETY) Annual Meeting 2011

October 12-15, 2011; Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, Conn.

http://www.bmes.org/aws/BMES/pt/sp/meetings

 

FASEB: $1.6 billion cut at NIH proposed by Congress

http://www.bmes.org/aws/BMES/pt/sd/news_article/45963/_PARENT/layout_details/false

 

Lab grown blood vessels could help treat diabetes

http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/28/engineers-create-human-blood-vessels-from-skins-cells/

 

The Body Future (Pittsburgh Magazine)

http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/May-2011/The-Body-Future/

 

Spotlight on Research: Charting the Future Through Bioengineering

http://www.chronicle.pitt.edu/?p=7685

 

Ten Leading Cause of Deaths in 2008 (WHO Data)

http://gamapserver.who.int/gho/interactive_charts/mbd/cod_2008/graph.html

 

 

 

 


 
Links

Department of Industrial Engineering

http://www.engr.pitt.edu/industrial/

 

Regenerative Medicine at the McGowan Institute

http://www.mirm.pitt.edu/

 

Center For Biologic Imaging

http://www.cbi.pitt.edu/index.html

 

CASIT (The Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology)

http://casit.ucla.edu/

 

Active Materials Laboratory at UCLA

http://aml.seas.ucla.edu/home.htm

Updated Feb. 07 2014