This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
Each year billions of health care dollars are spent on medical devices that fail in clinical practice. These failures occur over various timescales and are due to a multitude of factors. Over the last 50 years much has been learned about these device failures and attempts have been made to provide a solution.
Despite these efforts, the incompatibility of these materials within human blood and tissue still causes serious complications in patients. In this presentation, a new material platform will be described; one that is biocompatible and yet practical to manufacture, making their translation from the bench to bedside possible and promising.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.