MD&M West 2011 Presentation: Composites in Medical Devices

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    • Wooley, P. Composites in Medical Devices. Presented at the MD&M 2011 conference in Anaheim, CA, February 9, 2011.
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    • Composites
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Paul Wooley from the Orthopedic Research Insitute in Wichita provides an overview of composites in medical devices. Aerospace materials can provide significant advantages over many historical biomaterials. Composite biomaterials permit the engineering of application specific properties, such as directional strength and porosity. Bone scaffolding materials based upon pyrolytic carbon foam have broad applications for orthopaedic devices.