376-1308-00L Development Strategies for Medical Implants
|Semester||Spring Semester 2019|
|Lecturers||J. Mayer-Spetzler, M. Rubert|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Number of participants limited to 25 until 30.|
Assignments will be considered chronological.
|Abstract||Introduction to development strategies for implantable devices considering the interdependecies of biocompatibility, clinical and economical requirements ; discussion of the state of the art and actual trends in in orthopedics, sports medicine, traumatology and cardio-vascular surgery as well as regenerative medicine (tissue engineering).|
|Objective||Basic considerations in implant development|
Concept of structural and surface biocompatiblity and its relevance for the design of implant and surgical technique
Understanding of conflicting factors, e.g. clinical need, economics and regulatory requirements
Concepts of tissue engineering, its strengths and weaknesses as current and future clinical solution
|Content||Biocompatibility as bionic guide line for the development of medical implants; implant and implantation related tissue reactions, biocompatible materials and material processing technologies; implant testing and regulatory procedures; discussion of the state of the art and actual trends in implant development in orthopedics, sports medicine, traumatology, spinal and cardio-vascular surgery; introduction to tissue engineering. Selected topics will be further illustrated by commented movies from surgeries. |
Group seminars on selected controversial topics in implant development. Participation is mandatory
Planned excursions (limited availability, not mandatory, to be confirmed):
1. Participation (as visitor) on a life surgery (travel at own expense)
|Lecture notes||Scribt (electronically available): |
- presented slides
- selected scientific papers for further reading
|Literature||Reference to key papers will be provided during the lectures|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Achieved Bachelor degree is mandatory|
The number of participants in the course is limited to 25-30 students in total.
Students will be exposed to surgical movies which may cause emotional reactions. The viewing of the surgical movies is voluntary and is on the student's own responsability.