Instructor: Larry Hench
The late Dr. Larry Hench brought to the BME program 45-plus years of educational and research experience at the interface of materials and medicine, with many important medical and dental products based upon the research from his laboratories at the University ofFlorida (32 years) and Imperial College London (10 years). Dr. Hench's seminal achievement came in 1969 when he discovered Bioglass, the first man-made material to bond to living tissues. The concept of bioactive bonding pioneered by Dr. Hench's discovery opened the field of biomedical materials to innovation that has led to numerous second- and third-generation materials and devices and revolutionized the approach to repair and regeneration of the body.
Classes by this instructor
BIOCERAMICS: ADVANCES AND CHALLENGES FOR AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE - BMEP1001 Addresses the ethical and technical challenges facing affordable healthcare in the 21st century. Emphasizes the evolution and clinical applications of bioactive ceramic materials. Includes tissue bonding, regenerative medicine, state-of-the-art medical implants and long-term viability, socio-economic implications and ethical considerations. Also discusses alternative approaches to tissue repair and the advent of third generation materials and nano-materials.