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2010 Panel on the Biomaterials Grand Challenges

Reichert, William “Monty” and Ratner, Buddy D. and Anderson, James and Coury, Art and Hoffman, Allan S. and Laurencin, Cato T. and Tirrell, David (2011) 2010 Panel on the Biomaterials Grand Challenges. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A, 96A (2). pp. 275-287. ISSN 1549-3296.

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In 2009, the National Academy for Engineering issued the Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century comprised of 14 technical challenges that must be addressed to build a healthy, profitable, sustainable, and secure global community ( Although crucial, none of the NEA Grand Challenges adequately addressed the challenges that face the biomaterials community. In response to the NAE Grand Challenges, Monty Reichert of Duke University organized a panel entitled Grand Challenges in Biomaterials at the at the 2010 Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Seattle. Six members of the National Academies—Buddy Ratner, James Anderson, Allan Hoffman, Art Coury, Cato Laurencin, and David Tirrell—were asked to propose a grand challenge to the audience that, if met, would significantly impact the future of biomaterials and medical devices. Successfully meeting these challenges will speed the 60-plus year transition from commodity, off-the-shelf biomaterials to bioengineered chemistries, and biomaterial devices that will significantly advance our ability to address patient needs and also to create new market opportunities.

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Additional Information:© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Received 3 August 2010; accepted 24 August 2010. Published online 29 November 2010 in Wiley Online Library. William ‘‘Monty’’ Reichert is the Panel organizer and Buddy D. Ratner, James Anderson, Art Coury, Allan S. Hoffman, Cato T. Laurencin, and David Tirrell are the Panelists of 2010 Panel on the Biomaterials Grand Challenges.
Subject Keywords:biomaterial; grand challenges; biocompatibility testing; smart polymers; regenerative medicine
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Official Citation:Reichert, W. "., Ratner, B. D., Anderson, J., Coury, A., Hoffman, A. S., Laurencin, C. T. and Tirrell, D. (2011), 2010 Panel on the Biomaterials Grand Challenges. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 96A: 275–287. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.32969
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