Polymers are extensively used for tissue repair and replacement in the form of implantable biomedical scaffolds. Examples include surgical meshes, cardiovascular stents, nerve conduits, and bone regeneration scaffolds and fixation devices. Thermal processing is a common denominator in all these applications. Rather than discuss use of the rheometer to study polymer rheology, on which a large body of literature exists, the webinar will focus on the use of capillary rheometer as a tool for optimizing the process parameters with a few grams of polymer before using up hundreds of grams in extruders. Capillary rheometer is indispensable in the evaluation of degradable polymers that have a tight window for processing. Join us for this and more on rheology as it relates to this application. A live Q & A session with the attendees will conclude the web seminar.



Professor Sanjeeva Murthy - Associate Research Professor at the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials (NJCBM), is a materials scientist with expertise in polymers, biomaterials and biological structures. His current activities at the lab include testing and characterization of new polymers for regenerative medicine, and fabricating them into devices, scaffolds for tissue repair and replacement, biomedical implants, nerve regeneration scaffolds and drug delivery systems. A common denominator in all NJCBM’s research projects is the processing of polymers into various forms, fibers, pins and films.

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- Who should attend?
Anybody using polymer extrusion processes who would like to know how capillary rheometry can be used to optimize processing conditions
- Why attend?
To learn how capillary rheometry can be used to screen large numbers of polymers for stability and processing prior to larger scale extrusion, thereby saving time and money
- What will you learn?
How capillary rheometry can be used to screen biodegradable polymers and additives for thermal stability and processability with just a few grams of sample

Measurement type:
November 13 2018 - November 13 2018
10:30 - 11:30
(GMT-05:00) Eastern [US & Canada]
Event type:
Webinar - Live