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August 1, 2022

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Description

This design course targets the solution of clinical problems by use of implants and other medical devices.

Topics include the systematic use of cell-matrix control volumes; the role of stress analysis in the design process; anatomic fit, shape and size of implants; selection of biomaterials; instrumentation for surgical implantation procedures; preclinical testing for safety and efficacy, including risk/benefit ratio assessment evaluation of clinical performance and design of clinical trials. Student project materials are drawn from orthopedic devices, soft tissue implants, artificial organs, and dental implants.

Course Curriculum

    • Clinical Problems Requiring Implants for Solution Unlimited
    • The Missing Organ and its Replacement Unlimited
    • Tissue Engineering I: Scaffolds Unlimited
    • Tissue Engineering II: Cells and Regulators Unlimited
    • Case Study of Organ Regeneration Unlimited
    • Design Specifications: Biomaterials Survey Unlimited
    • Biocompatibility: Local and Systemic Effects Unlimited
    • Biocompatibility: Scar Formation and Contraction Unlimited
    • Degradation of Devices: Corrosion and Wear Unlimited
    • Federal Regulation of Devices I Unlimited
    • Scaffolds for Cartilage Repair Unlimited
    • Implants for Bone Unlimited
    • Dental and Otologic Implants Unlimited

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