PulmoStent News

PulmoStent will be presented at 17th Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium

Donnacha McGrath from NUIG will present the PulmoStent Project at the 17th Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium held on the 28th and the 29th of April. This is the second year in a row that Mr. McGrath will participate and present his work connected to the PulmoStent project to the Symposium. His poster entitled "Nitinol Stent Design - Optimizing Crimp Deformations" shows the evolution of the advancements made by the PulmoStent consortium in improving stent deployment and preventing stent deformation and buckling.

This year the Symposium will be held at NUI Galway.

For more information about the Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium 2014, please visit: www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp

And for more information about the NUI Galway, please visit: www.nuigalway.ie


On April 16th, Ms Weiluan Chen from Utrecht University presented a poster entitled Gefitinib Eluting Stent for Bronchotracheal Cancer. The poster was presented as part of the Poster Session in the symposium?s opening evening. The 13th edition of the European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery welcomed visitors and presenters from a variety of countries with knowledge and interest in the advancement of Drug Delivery systems. The three day program included 26 presentations from experts, a poster session and a symposium banquet.


For more information about the European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery, please visit: www.escdd.eu


In July, Mr. Donnacha McGrath from the NUIG will present a poster entitled "Analysis and Design of a Novel Stent for Tracheobronchial Cancer Treatment" at the the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston Massachusetts. The World Congress of Biomechanics is only occurs once every four years. This international conference rotates among Europe, Asia and the Americas. Once again the WCB will bring together engineers, scientists from various disciplines including biology, physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry and various clinical specialties. Applications range from basic biology to medical devices to the latest technologies.

For more information about the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston Massachusetts please visit: wcb2014.com


PulmoStent was presented at the PerMediCon

The PulmoStent project was chosen to present at the Personalized Medicine Conference in Cologne. The conference took place on the 20th and 21st of March 2014. 25 projects were chosen and will be presented on the first day of the conference.

For the fourth time the PerMediCon brought together leading members of the medical, research, industrial, political and regulatory fields. The PerMediCon gives professionals a platform for an exchange of ideas and experiences regarding the advancements and challenges of personalized medicine as well as its practical implications for the healthcare sector.

For more information about the Personalized Medicine Conference please visit: www.permedicon.com


PulmoStent at the Medica 2013

Svenja Schulze, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Research, Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Jockenhoevel of the UKA and Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Merklein, the CEO of 3T GmbH discussing the current collaborative projects between UKA, 3T and ITA.
Garrelt Duin, the Minister for Economics, Energy, Industry and Commerce and Dr.-Ing. Christoph Monfeld of the ITA discussing current research projects.

The PulmoStent partners AME- Applied Medical Engineering, ITA- Institute for Textile Technology and 3T TexilTechnologieTransfer GmbH each attended the Medica 2013 as part of the Medical Technology Cluster of North Rhine-Westphalia. The expo took place in Düsseldorf from November 20th to the 23rd 2013. The Medica is the world?s largest medical expo with over 4500 exhibitors from 70 countries. As part of this annual event, AME, ITA, and 3T GmbH met with visitors from all over the world to discuss their new state of the art research and projects including the PulmoStent. The partners also received a visit from both Svenja Schulze, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia and Garrelt Duin, the Minister for Economics, Energy, Industry and Commerce of North Rhine-Westphalia.

For more information about the Medica please visit: www.medica.de


The Pulmostent Consortium held its 4th Conference

On the 4th and 5th of September, the Pulmostent consortium came together in Utrecht to discuss the progress of the project. The conference was hosted by Utrecht University in the David de Wied building. The topics included all aspects of the current stent design. Presentations were held by all the partners about their current progress and results. Over the two day conference, the partners had an in-depth discussion regarding the results thus far as well as next steps in all facets of the Pulmostent project.

UKA and ITA presented PulmoStent at TERMIS-EU

On June 17-20, the European Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS-EU 2013) held a conference in Istanbul. The meeting brought together scientist from both industry and academia. The four day meeting covered the following topics: Biomaterials; Scaffold Designs and Fabrication Technologies; Tissues and Cells; Stem Cells Science; Genetic Modifications and Regulations; Bioreactors; Bioactive Agents; Animal Models; Clinical Trials; Sensors and Arrays for Molecular Follow-ups; Bioimaging; Nanoapproaches; Bioprinting; Biomimetics and Bioinspration and more.

At the conference, Lena Thiebes in collaboration with Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University held an oral presentation entitled "The BioStent - from vascular to pulmonary application". The BioStent was the predecessor to the Pulmostent and its design was the basis for the Pulmostent.


Below you can find the abstract from Ms. Thiebes' presentation.


For more information about TERMIS please visit www.termis.org/eu2013/index.php



NUIG presented at the Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium

The Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium was held on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th April 2013. Donnacha McGrath from NUIG presented his poster entitled Model for Crimping of Covered Stent - implications for cell seeding.


The Sir Bernard Crossland Bursary is awarded annually to a postgraduate student who has completed one year of research in Mechanical Engineering at universities in Ireland. This was the 16th event organised by the Council of Professors of Mechanical Engineering. Funding for the prizes was provided by a bequest from Sir Bernard Crossland.


This year's symposium was hosted by the school of mechanical engineering at Trinity College Dublin on April 10th and 11th with the winner being selected on the basis of both technical content and presentation.


An annual postgraduate research workshop is also held concurrently with the symposium.



ITA expected to present PulmoStent at EURO BioMAT 2013

Euro BioMAT 2013 is a biannual conference held in the Jena-Weimar Region, which addresses the growing interest of science and industry in the different aspects of the creation, characterization, testing and application of biomaterials and closely related areas. This conference brings together engineers, materials scientists, physicists, chemists, biologists and medical professional in industrial and academic R&D. The purpose of Euro BioMAT is to encourage interdisciplinary cooperation to further the development of biomaterials and medical devices.

For more information about Euro BioMAT please visit: dgm.de/dgm/biomat/index.php


NUIG presented PulmoStent at BINI (Bioengineering in Ireland)

The 19th Annual Conference of the Bioengineering Section of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland took place on 18th January 2013. It is one of Ireland's longest-running and most active research conferences in engineering and science.
Two abstracts were presented at the conference by NUIG.
For more information about BINI, please visit www.bini.ie/2012/index.html