Chemistry Seminar with Professor Matthew Becker Duke University

Host: Professor Barnes

Join Professor Matthew Becker of Duke University for his seminar on “A Molecular Approach to Additive Manufacturing Medical Devices for Use in the Clinic”

The emergence of additive manufacturing has afforded the ability to fabricate intricate, high resolution, and patient-specific polymeric implants. However, the availability of biocompatible resins with tunable resorption profiles remains a significant hurdle to clinical translation. In this presentation, I will outline our strategies for synthesizing highly functional oligomeric resins that can be photochemically printed into a variety of structures possessing unique mechanical, chemical and degradation properties.  I will also describe their use in a number of pre-clinical applications.