The Implant Research Center of Drexel University and Exponent, Inc., are pleased to archive the conference transactions on this website, including conference abstracts, as well as the final program for the 2nd PEEK International Meeting, which was convened at the Cosmos Club, Washington DC, USA, on Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24, 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together engineers, scientists, regulators, and clinicians from academia, industry, and government agencies and present leading edge research on advancements in medical grade PEEK technology and clinical applications. The focus of the 2nd meeting was on identifying and closing gaps in the regulatory science for PEEK biomaterials applications; innovations in orthopaedic bearings and tribology incorporating PEEK; bioactive PEEK composites; advances in PEEK rods and artificial disc applications for spine; advances in PEEK formulations for dental, trauma, and arthroscopic implants; structural composites and woven fiber applications of medical grade PEEK; and advances in biologic aspects of PEEK wear debris.The first day of the conference included a workshop on regulatory aspects of PEEK medical devices, organized in collaboration with scientists from FDA.
The program included a half day regulatory session co-chaired in collaboration with the FDA including 8 invited talks and 2 roundtable discussions. There was one day of free papers and a poster session.