EAG Presents at Biointerfaces 2016
Dr. Juergen Scherer, Senior Scientist of EAG Laboratories will present a paper at the BioInterfaces 2016, October 3-5, Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Scherer’s presentation, entitled “Surface and Other Analytical Characterization Methods for Implantable Medical Devices,” details advanced analytical techniques available for characterizing medical device surfaces.
The success of many of today’s implantable biomedical devices is often associated with the surface properties of the device materials, as the chemistry of these surfaces directly affects body-device interactions. Surface sensitive tools include Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), and Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (TOF-SIMS). Examples of studies presented will include device cleanliness/contamination, metal oxide thickness/passivation, and plasma or corona treatments on polymers.
Dr. Juergen Scherer specializes in the characterization of surfaces and interfaces of materials and products ranging from semiconductors to biomedical devices. This includes the study of passivation layers and corrosion, as well as surface segregation of reactive species which can affect the performance and reliability of a device. Dr. Scherer received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany in 1995.
EAG Laboratories is a member of the Surfaces of Biomaterials Foundation. We will be showcasing our expertise in the Exhibits, please stop at our booth to discuss