March 2006 Meeting "Radiation Sterilization Effects on Medical Device Polymers"


The Golden Gate Polymer Forum Announces the March GGPF
Monthly Dinner Lecture -

"Radiation Sterilization Effects on Medical Device Polymers"
by Byron Lambert of Guidant
Wednesday, March 15

-----> Reservations requested by 5pm Monday March 13. Late registrations are $5 more, if possible.

Register through the web page,, or by following alternative directions given below.

Full details follow.
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The Golden Gate Polymer Forum presents

Wednesday, March 15 - GGPF Monthly Dinner Lecture
Michael's at Shoreline, Mountain View

"Radiation Sterilization Effects on Medical Device Polymers"
Byron Lambert, Ph.D.
Advisor, Sterilization and Materials Engineering
Coordinator, Sterilization Leadership Council
Guidant Corporation , Temecula


Radiation sterilization accounts for 45% of the medical device sterilization market. Gamma, e-beam and x-ray radiation sterilization processing facilities are described. The fundamental physical and chemical interactions with polymeric materials for all
three modalities are reviewed, along with their practical differences with respect to affecting device performance. Guidelines for material compatibility of common classes of device materials with radiation sterilization are presented. Results from aging models that predict long-term device performance after radiation sterilization are compared with data.



DATE: Wednesday, March 15

Location: Michael's at Shoreline, 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.
Free if you attend just the lecture at 8PM.
(but please let us know for headcount)
$35 after registration deadline

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

Deadline for registration: 5 PM Monday March 13

Please register on the web site

Or, contact:
Lothar Kleiner

You should receive confirmation of your registration; if not,
please contact us again.


Dinner choices (pick one when registering):
Seafood - Broiled Salmon Breurre Blank
Chicken - Chicken Portobello
Vegetarian - Spinach and Cheese Tortellini

Note that we must request that you be liable for your
registration fee if you register and do not attend;
cancellation is allowed up to the registration deadline.


Restaurant's web page directions

From 101 in Mountain View, take the Shoreline Boulevard
Exit, turning toward the bay. Drive past the Shoreline
Amphitheater on the left hand side and go straight ahead,
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 Restaurant.
Address: 2960 N Shoreline Blvd.
Restaurant phone: 650-962-1014
(do not call restaurant for reservations)


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