SPE - Emerging Trends in Medical Plastics MiniTec

SPE - Emerging Trends in Medical Plastics MiniTec

Designs & Materials for Next Generation & Medical Devices & Drug Delivery Systems

Wednesday, October 18–19, 2023 at 9:00 AM–6:00 PM EET
Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic

Hosted by SPE European Medical Polymers Division & University Institute, Centre of Polymer Systems (U17)

Join us for an exciting conference event with Expert guest speakers on Day 1 (October 18, 2023), and the latest new technology in materials and processing for new medical devices on Day 2 (October 19, 2023).

18 October 2023

Session I – Advanced Processing in Novel Healthcare Medicine

Moderator & Conductor: Assistant Prof. Nibedita Saha
8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcome / Introduction of Tomas Bata University
Prof. Petr Saha
9:00 Converging Technologies
Dr. Austin Coffey
9:45 Additive Manufacturing
Dr. Sean Lyons
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 AM PCL Stem Cells for Bone Regeneration
Prof. Dr. Martijn van Griensven
11:30 DNA-spider silk spinning
Dr. Martin Humenik
12:30–13:30 Lunch Break

Session II - Medical Devices Delivering Advanced Methods in Healthcare

13:30 Resorbables for Orthopaedics
Prof. Vimal Katiyar
14:15 Bacterial Cellulose Hydrogels
Prof. Nabanita Saha
15:00 Coffee Break
15:15 Cell Culture Models
Prof. Radostina Alexandrova
16:00 Sustainability in Footware
Asst. Prof. Nibedita Saha
16:45 Round Table discussion & Concluding remark
17:00 Recess for Day 1
18:00 - 21:00 Official Dinner [Invited speakers/Guests/ Organizers and Participants]
An arrangement of tea, coffee, water and snacks will be made available outside of the seminar room.

19 October 2023

Session I – Designs & Materials for Next Generation

Moderator & Conductor: Assistant Prof. Nibedita Saha
8:00–9:00 Registration and Poster Session set-up
9:00 Welcome/Introduction
Prof. Petr Saha
9:10 Keynote: Sustainability in new products
Prof. Austin Coffey
9:50 DSM Leading Toward Sustainable Materials
Paul Moruzi
10:20 Coffee break / Poster Session
10:30 Celanese Polyoxymethylene – A Real Ecomaterial
Klaus Kurz
11:00 Bone Tissue Scaffolding
Adam Aberra Challa
11:30 Lubrizol- Versatile Medical Grade TPUs
Monika Kriete

Session II – Medical Devices & Drug Delivery Systems

Moderator & Conductor: Assistant Prof. Nibedita Saha
13:00–13:10 Registration and Poster Session set-up
13:10 Keynote: Factory 4.0: A MedDev Manufacturing Perspective
Dr. Siobhan Matthews
14:00 Novel Biomaterial
Mainak Chaudhuri
14:30 Drug Delivery Device Materials
Qamar Zia
15:00 Electro-spun Blended Gelatin Scaffolds as Biomaterials
Hannah Lacy
15:30 Coffee Break
15:40 PARA for New SU Instruments for Sustainability
Federico Baruffi
16:10 Medical Polymers
Speaker TBD
16:40 Speaker Panel: Sterilization, Sustainability, MDRs, BioMaterials, etc.
16:55 Closing Remarks: Nabanita Saha, Austin Coffey, and Siobhan Matthews
17:00 Center for Polymer Systems Lab Visit / Poster Session for Discussion
18:00 Dinner TBD
Posters will remain on display from 9:00 to 18:00.

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