We are pleased to announce the 3rd International PEEK Meeting to be convened from April 27 to 28, 2017 in Washington, DC, USA at the Cosmos Club. The conference will be hosted by the Implant Research Center of Drexel University in collaboration with Exponent, Inc., and with support provided by Invibio Biomaterial Solutions.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together engineers, scientists, regulators, and clinicians from academia, industry, and government agencies for the presentation of leading edge research on advancements in medical grade polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymer technology and clinical applications.
Although all scientific studies, clinical applications and innovations related to the broad family of medical grade PAEKs are welcome at this conference, the majority of submissions are anticipated to be related to implantable PEEK and its composites.
The 3rd International PEEK Meeting will focus on identifying and closing gaps in the regulatory science for medical grade PEEK technology and clinical applications including:
Steven Kurtz, Ph.D., Implant Research Center, Drexel University and Exponent, Inc.
Joanne Tipper, Ph.D., Leeds University
Katherine Kavlock, Ph.D., US FDA CDRH (Center for Devices and Radiological Health)
John Bowsher, Ph.D., US FDA CDRH
A wave of recent research projects presented at the latest International PEEK Meeting* in Washington, D.C., has highlighted the increasing adoption of PEEK implants in clinical practice as well as the material´s established position due to possible patient benefits.