“The partnership between Florida Institute of Technology and The American Ceramic Society is one that seeks to advance our shared goals of continuing education and a lifelong passion for learning,” says Mark Mecklenborg, ACerS Director of Publications and Meetings. “To be able to share Larry Hench’s passion for and knowledge of bioceramics with the world—and to do it with Florida Tech—is a significant opportunity for ACerS.”
Hench, a professor in Florida Tech’s Biomedical Engineering Program, created the short course and helped bring about the partnership between ACerS and Florida Tech. An ACerS Fellow, Distinguished Life Member, and recipient of the Society’s W.D. Kingery Award, he is well known for the development of Bioglass—the world’s first synthetic material capable of long-term bonding with living tissue—which has become an essential component of countless orthopedic devices and medical procedures.
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