Coatings and Processes for Biomedical Applications

Coatings and surface treatments are important and used in many biomedically related areas. Recent advances in knowledge related to biological systems have motivated the development and characterization of coatings with the purpose of improving osseointegration, interfacing with the nervous system, extending implanted device lifetimes, and improving biocompatibility to highlight a few. The applications also extend beyond implantable devices. For example, energy harvesting for health monitoring wearable devices requires biocompatibility and flexibility. Applications for coatings in healthcare are already broad and continue to expand. To disseminate advances and address technical issues in this broad and growing area, The Coatings and Processes for Biomedical Applications Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) welcomes papers reporting on biomedical coatings and surface modifications, characterization of these materials and their performance, as well as advances leading to new applications in the biomedical area. The following list is intended as a guide to topics appropriate for this session but other biomedically relevant papers are also encouraged: Topics of interest for this session include but are not limited to:
  • Orthopaedic and osseointegration applications
  • Cardiac rhythm management
  • Neurostimulation
  • Cardiovascular intervention
  • Bio-corrosion
  • Flexible electronics
  • Biosensors, bioelectronics, and biochips
  • Antimicrobial applications
Coatings and Processes for Biomedical Applications TAC Co-Chairs: Hana Baránková, Uppsala University, Sweden,; Jeff Hettinger, Rowan University,; Gregory Taylor, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,