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DSM Biomedical to be key contributor to the international medical devices conference & expo

Berkeley CA, US, 03 Aug 2009 17:15 CEST

DSM PTG, part of DSM Biomedical, a global leader in biomedical materials, today announced the company’s participation in the upcoming 2009 International Medical Devices Conference & Expo (IMD EXPO). Dedicated to medical devices design, engineering, material selections and manufacturing, the 2009 IMD EXPO will bring together the world’s leaders in engineering and technology to discuss medical devices and applications for patient care. It is being held September 14-15, 2009 at the Hotel Marriott Downtown in San Jose, California.

Nelson Cooke, Ph.D., DSM PTG’s business development manager, will lead sessions and participate in discussions focused on important issues in the medical device industry. Cooke will chair the September 15th session, “Advances in Materials Complementing Device Design,” and will co-chair a second session that same day titled “Medical Device Design and Development.”

I am honored to be part of a conference that brings together experts from all over the globe to discuss advances in medical devices, medical materials, processes and drug delivery systems,” said Nelson Cooke. “ We have an extremely impressive line-up of speakers, panelists and exhibitors, all of whom bring unique and exciting ideas to the table. This year’s conference and expo promises to be exceptional.”

Other experts from DSM PTG who will be speaking or participating in panel discussions include:

Bob Ward; Shanger Wang, Ph.D; James Parakka; Ph.D; and Robert L. Jones, D.Sc. Topics for discussion will include the use of polymer surface activity and self assembly in medical devices, polymers providing self-assembling antimicrobial surface, degradation behavior of high strength bioabsorbable polyurethanes, surface chemical control and analysis of biomedical materials, and UHMWPE via macromolecular design.