Shaping Implantable Medical Devices to Avoid Immune System

Tiny medical implants that can ferry drugs, cells, or other therapies safely to sites of disease are already seeing the light of day. Designing implantable devices that are ignored by the immune system can be a challenge, so we usually rely on materials that are naturally biocompatible. At MIT, researchers have discovered that the size and shape of implantable microparticles is also important as to whether the immune system will attack them.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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