PharmaTell seminar: Addressing clinical problems of implantable medical devices through material design Event as iCalendar

18 February 2013

12 - 1pm

Venue: Seminar Room 503-020, Building 503, 85 Park Road, Grafton

The widespread use of medical devices has represented a major advance in medical science, with applications to all known organs, e.g. urological catheters, endotracheal tubes. Unfortunately, whilst these devices represent a major advance in modern medicine, their use is associated with several clinical problems, including fracture, encrustation, infection and, in the case of arterial stents, restenosis.

This presentation will provide an overview of the problems associated with the use of these devices and novel biomaterial strategies that may be employed to reduced/eliminate their incidence and, in so doing, reduce patient morbidity and mortality.

Professor Jones’s research concerns the characterisation, formulation and engineering of pharmaceutical materials/dosage forms and biomedical devices. He is the author of two textbooks, 6 patents and over 400 research papers/communications and has been awarded the Lilly prize for pharmaceutical excellence and the British Pharmaceutical Conference Science Award.

Professor Jones is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Member of the Institute of Engineers in Ireland. He is the Editor of the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology and holds the prestigious position of a Royal Society Industrial Fellow.