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DSM Biomedical to be Key Contributor at The Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation’s 2010 BioInterface Symposium and Workshop

Berkeley CA, US, 07 Oct 2010 17:15 CEST

DSM Biomedical, a global leader in biomedical materials science, and its Berkeley based operation, DSM PTG, today announced the Company will be participating at the Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation’s 2010 BioInterface Symposium and Workshop, which will be held October 18 – 20 in Atlanta, Georgia.

With extensive experience in developing biomaterials for medical devices, the experts at DSM Biomedical will be discussing the latest industry developments. During an October 18th presentation, Jens Thies, Ph.D., business development manager and principal scientist at DSM Biomedical, will present his paper titled “DSM Non-Biofouling Coatings: A Stealth Approach to Fighting Biofilms”, which explains how DSM has developed and marketed a variety of hydrophilic UV curable coatings. Further, CEO and president of DSM PTG, Bob Ward, will also discuss exciting applications under contract development by DSM that use biomaterials in a new role, specifically the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.

“All of us at DSM are honored to be part of a prominent event that brings together world-class experts to discuss advances in the biomaterials industry,” said Christophe Dardel, president of DSM Biomedical. “We have an extremely impressive line-up of speakers, all of whom bring their unique expertise and valuable insight to creating innovative solutions for material design and selection, synthesis and characterization, prototype fabrication and manufacturing of components and medical devices. This year’s symposium and workshop promises to be exceptional.”

Other experts from DSM who will be participating in the symposium and workshop include: Aylvin Dias, Principal Scientist, who is on the 2010 Program Committee and will be chairing the session titled, “Prevention of Biofilm Infections” on October 18, and Alessio Piermattei, Research Scientist, who will present a poster on October 19 on the use of antimicrobial coatings for Central Venous Catheters and prevention of biofilm infections.

To learn more about DSM Biomedical’s participation at the event, or to register to attend the conference, go to http://www.surfaces.org/cde.cfm?event=292411.