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Plastics in Medical Devices

7/9/2024 - 7/11/2024


This seminar is designed for individuals interested in an introductory course about how polymers and plastics are used in medical devices. This will include basics of biomaterials, material selection considerations, materials testing, biocompatibility, extractables and leachables, and device sterilization. Other materials as alternatives or complements to plastics, such as metals and ceramics, will also be described. 



  • Definitions and basic concepts 
  • Intro biological terminology and immune response 
  • Polymers and natural materials 
  • Metals and ceramics Interfaces and coatings 
  • Biodegradation and controlled release 
  • Introduction to Biomedical Devices market and applications 


  • ISO 10993 and endpoints of biological evaluation 
  • Extractables and leachables 


  • Common methods 
  • Relative advantages and disadvantages 
  • Sterilization process validation

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7/9/2024 - 7/11/2024
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