Polymers in Medical Device Applciations - GGPF Annual Fall Symposium


Our next Golden Gate Polymer Forum is our annual fall symposium on Monday, October 26 at "Michaels at Shoreline" in Shoreline Park, Mountain View. This one day symposium, "Polymers in Medical Device Applications", will feature seven speakers from both academia and industry. The symposium is in the form of a one day Gordon Conference, and will cover medical polymer characterization, polymer device applications, and polymer controlled release technology. This should be a great symposium! See below for more details and abstracts. To register for the dinner lecture, send electronic mail to


Preliminary Schedule

8-9 Registration / Continental Breakfast
9-10:30 Professor Alan Hoffman, University of Washington, Dept. of Bioengineering, "Smart Polymers in Separations, Diagnostics, Bioprocessing, and Drug Delivery
10:45-11:30 Professor Lisa Pruitt, UC Berkeley, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, "Medical Polymers - Applications in Orthopedics"
11:30-12:15 Dr. Hermann Neidlinder, "Current Trends in the Design of Polymers for Contact Lenses
1:15-2:30 Dr. Debashi Dutta, Guidant Corporation, "Polyurethanes in Biomedical Applications"
2:30-3:15 Dr. Rajesh Patel, Aradigm Corporation, "Laser Ablation of Polymers - Industry Perspective"
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:15 Dr. Brett Berner, Cygnus, Incorporated, "Hydrogels and Transport in non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring"
4:15-5:00 Dr. Jerry Wright, ALZA Corporation, "Implantable Osmotic Drug Delivery Systems"
5:00-7:00 Wine and Cheese Reception

Enrollment is limited to the first 75 people, so early registration is suggested. The enrollment fee of $125 includes a continental breakfast, lunch, the symposium, and a wine a cheese reception at the end of the day. For advanced registration, please send a check made out to "GGPF" to W. Glenn Stapleton (408.756.3232), 7448 Tamarach Drive, Dublin, CA, 94568-1770.

Same day registration is also allowed, space providing.

Michaels at Shorline is located in Shoreline Park, Mt. View, CA.

Dress is casual.

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