2.782 Design of Medical Devices and Implants

Class Info

Solution of clinical problems by use of implants and other medical devices. Systematic use of cell-matrix control volumes. The role of stress analysis in the design process. Anatomic fit: shape and size of implants. Selection of biomaterials. Instrumentation for surgical implantation procedures. Preclinical testing for safety and efficacy: risk/benefit ratio assessment. Evaluation of clinical performance: design of clinical trials. Project materials drawn from orthopedic devices, soft tissue implants, artificial organs, and dental implants.

This class has 3.091, 5.111, 7.01x, and 8.01 as prerequisites.

2.782 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by I. V. Yannas and M. Spector.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 1-379.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 2.782 was rated 6.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the http://www.google.com/search?&q=MIT+%2B+2.782&btnG=Google+Search&inurl=https site or on the 2.782 Stellar site.

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