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    An open invitation:

    I am extending an open invitation to all potentially those interested in
    the Biomaterials Technical Committee to join.

    Over the past 2 years this youngest of technical committees has sponsored
    and co-sponsored several ASME activities, especially with the Solids and
    Fluids divisions. For the meeting in Orlando, Biomaterials is
    co-sponsoring with Materials a symposium on functional biomaterials.
    Finally, we are co-sponsoring a workshop at the upcoming Society for
    Biomaterials (SFB) meeting in St. Paul as a means to extend our influence
    into this large and highly industry-oriented society.

    However, never one to rest on his laurels, I would like to redefine and
    plan for the future expansion of the committee. The way I see it,
    Biomaterials encompasses both more traditional materials issues (such
    polymers used in orthopedic prostheses) to tissue engineered materials.
    My current view is to focus on the utilization of analytical and
    experimental techniques of Mechanical Engineering (Mechanics) to address
    critical problems in biomaterials not adequately addressed by other
    societies (especially SFB). However, others may (and hopefully do) have
    other opinions on where to take this committee. Also, we should plan on
    how to take advantage of the summer meeting for sessions, symposia, etc.

    I would thus like to invite all those interested to come to the
    Biomaterials Technical Committee Meeting at the ASME meeting in Orlando on
    Wed, 11/8, from 3-5 pm Europe 5/Ballroom level.

    Hope to see you there!

    -Michael Sacks

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    Michael S. Sacks,Ph.D.

    Tissue Mechanics Laboratory
    Department of Bioengineering
    Room 749 Benedum Hall
    3700 Ohara St.
    Pittsburgh PA 15261
    Tel: 412-624-8985
    Fax: 412-383-8788
    Pager: 412-740-9048
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