Biomaterials & Medical Products Commercialization

B&MPC SIG members exchange ideas and experiences about the commercialization of medical products dependent upon biomaterials for utility and efficacy.  Society for Biomaterials members, ranging from students to veterans in the field, will find an open forum to explore issues facing commercial biomaterials, such as regulations, patents, litigation, reimbursement for the resultant medical device, manufacturing and distribution; as well as perceptions of safety and patient benefits.  Translation from development to marketing of safe and innovative medical products is challenged by the inconsistent availability of biomaterials in the shadow of these concerns, and a politically lively healthcare arena.  Join the Biomaterials and Medical Products Commercialization SIG to enhance your knowledge and coping skills in the dynamic healthcare community.


Chair: Stephanie Steichen, Ph.D.
Senior Technical Service & Development Specialist
2200 W Salzburg Rd
Auburn, MI 48611
t: (203) 830-9803

Vice Chair: Eric Sussman, PhD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993
t: (301) 796-7008

Secretary/Treasurer: Robert Hastings, MS, PE
Research Director
Depuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction
Department of Research
700 Orthopaedic Dr
PO Box 988
Warsaw, IN 46581-0988
T: (574) 372-7438

Program Chair: Subramanian Gunasekaran, PhD
Encoll Corporation
Dept of Research & Development
4576 Enterprise St
Fremont, CA 94538
t: (510) 795-8581

Web Contact: TBD

Student Contact: Travis Prest
PhD Candidate
University of Pittsburgh
450 Technology drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
t: (724) 322-8501

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Puneeth Shridhar, MD MS
University of Pittsburgh
3700 O'Hara St,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
t: (650)276-9952

Industry Representative: Elaine Duncan, MSME, RAC
Paladin Medical, Inc.
PO Box 560
Stillwater, MN 55082
t: (715) 549-6035


Past Chair: Chair: Eric Sussman, PhD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993
t: (301) 796-7008


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