Workshop 2: New Directions in Biomedical Surface Analysis

Timeslot: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Room: Skagit 4/5


New Directions in Biomedical Surface Analysis: Biomedical surface analysis has undergone significant and numerous advances in the past 35 years in terms of improved instrumentation, introduction of new techniques, development of sophisticated data analysis methods, and the increasing complexity of samples analyzed.  Comprehensive analysis of biomedical surfaces, surface immobilized biomolecules and biological materials with modern surface analysis instrumentation provides an unprecedented level of detail about samples.  This workshop will provide an overview of the impact of surface analysis on biomaterial research and development along with latest developments and challenges in this field. Examples will show how multi-technique analysis with techniques such as x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry and sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy, combined with advanced multivariate data analysis methods, can provide detailed information about the surface structure and composition of biomaterials and their interactions with biomolecules.  Application areas will range from biomedical devices and nanoparticles to 3D imaging of cells and tissues.