March Dinner Lecture Mar 21- Dr. Cheng Li of Boston Scientific


The Golden Gate Polymer Forum March 2007 Dinner Lecture
       Wednesday, March 21
       Michael's Restaurant at Shoreline Park, Mountain View

"Biomaterials, Cells, and Bioengineered Medical Implants"
       Cheng Li

       Senior Research Fellow, Boston Scientific

Biomaterials are essential to the development of a wide range of medical implants. The scope of applications is extensive, including joints and limbs, tendons and ligaments, heart and vessels, bones and dentures, ocular and contact lenses, skin and breast implants.  Most applications are for medical purposes such as the replacement of diseased tissues or organs to save and improve life; others are purely for aesthetic reasons, such as breast implants and facial reconstruction.  Recent advances in fundamental understanding of proteins, peptides, cell and molecular biology, wound healing process, targeted drug delivery, and tissue integration are creating opportunities to develop the next generation of biomaterials and bioengineered medical implants.

This presentation will focus on the development of biomaterials and their applications as medical implants.  It will discuss how biomaterials interact with cells, proteins, and tissues, as well as how material designs influence biocompatibility, wound healing, and tissue integration.  An example of the development of bioengineered vascular grafts will be highlighted.  The presentation will also cover future directions, challenges, and job opportunities in biomaterials research and development

       Speaker Background:
Cheng Li received his PhD in Polymer Chemistry and Engineering from the University of Southern California and his MBA in Executive Management from Saint Mary’s College of California.  He is a Senior Research Fellow at Boston Scientific Neurovascular and is currently developing neurovascular embolic systems to treat cerebral aneurysms and stenting devices to treat intracranial atherosclerotic disease.  Before he joined Boston Scientific, he served as the Vice President of Research and Development at InCube, where he developed biomimetic peptides, vascular grafts, and covered stents.  He has worked in the medical device industry for 17 years and has authored more than 25 publications and patents.



DATE:            Wednesday, March 21
Location:        Michael's Restaurant at Shoreline Park, Mountain View

       See directions below.

Timing:       6 PM  social hour
                   7 PM  dinner
                   8 PM  lecture

Cost:             $30 with advance registration
            Half price for students, retired, and unemployed. (late fee still applies, if applicable)
            Free if you attend just the lecture at 8PM.
                     (but please let us know for headcount)
                    $40 after registration deadline
, if possible.Please contact us to inquire.
DIRECTIONS to Michael's at Shoreline Park:

Restaurant's web page directions
From 101 in Mountain View, take the Shoreline Boulevard
Exit toward the Bay. Drive past the Shoreline Amphitheater
and go straight ahead on Shoreline, entering into Shoreline Park.  

After a mile or so inside the park, a sign for Michael's will
direct you to turn left into the parking lot for Michael's


2960 N Shoreline Blvd.

Restaurant phone: 650-962-1014
Do NOT call restaurant for reservations.

PLEASE NOTE:  we accept cash or checks, but are unable to accept payment by credit card at this time.   You may pay at the door.

Deadline for registration:    5 PM, Monday, March 19
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       Eveleen Tang

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