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Engineering for the Body: Reproducing body functions

Over the last several years, engineering has empowered numerous innovations in the field of medicine that have improved the lives of many. These innovations cover a wide array of areas, including prostheses (producing limbs with 3D printers) and transplants, nanotubes, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine (growing body forms) and genetic medicine to name just a few. The applications for these innovations are growing as their use increases and more and more physicians learn about the expanding technologies. These innovations enable doctors and their patients to do things that they could never have imagined five or ten years ago.

The speakers will address the technological needs and intellectual property protection issues related to these new innovations in the areas of tissue engineering, cell modeling, and device development.

Panel of Experts:

  • David Stout '10
    Research Engineer
    Brown University

  • Fred Burbank, M.D.
    Partner/Medical Director
    Salt Creek Medical

  • Partner/General Manager
    Salt Creek Medical

  • Adam Young, Ph.D.
    Bioengineering Consultant
    Cytograft Tissue Engineering, Inc.

  • Patrick Ikehara
    Senior Patent Counsel
    Applied Medical

  • Nick Sramek-Moderator
    Board of Harbor Commissioner
    Port of Long Beach


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