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The PneumRx Endobronchial Coil, a Novel Application of Nickel-Titanium

  • September 04, 2018
  • Michael's at Shoreline
  • Mountain View , CA , USA

Description

Wednesday, the 12th of Sept  we will be meeting at Michael’s at Shoreline 2960 Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View

 

5:30 pm Social/Networking…6:15 pm Dinner…7:30 pm Speaker

Buffet Dinner Cost: ASM Members $30……Students $10……Guests $35…..Talk only - Free

Reservations: Contact Al Kwong at (408) 248-1916 or al_kwong_41@yahoo.com or Jack Jew at jjew128@sbcglobal.net

 

Abstract

Nitinol is a nickel-titanium alloy that exhibits the unique properties of shape memory and superelasticity. Largely modified by changes in composition, mechanical work, and heat treatment, these unique properties, in addition to well-documented biocompatibility, make it suitable as an implant material in medical device development. Innovations in the manufacturing and processing of nitinol have led to an expansion of nitinol medical devices in a variety of therapeutic areas. One such novel device is the PneumRx® Endobronchial Coil.  The PneumRx® Coil is a shape-memory nitinol coil implanted in the sub-segmental airways of the lungs in patients with severe emphysema via a minimally invasive bronchoscopic procedure. Developed over the past decade by PneumRx, Inc., a BTG International group company, I will present a brief history of the product, including the unmet clinical need behind its development and its designed mode of action.

The PneumRx® Endobronchial Coil System is an investigational device in the United States, limited by United States law to investigational use. The PneumRx® Endobronchial Coil System is not available for commercial sale in the United States

 

Biography

Verna Rodriguez

Sr. Director, Research and Development, PneumRx, Inc., a BTG International group company

Verna Rodriguez has over 35 years of experience in medical device design, development and manufacturing.  She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from U.C. Berkeley.  Verna spent that last 5 years focused on leading an engineering team to develop a nitinol (nickel-titanium) implant for treating patients with severe emphysema. Prior to that, she led engineering teams for development of various cardiovascular devices including stents, grafts, balloon and ablation catheters, and delivery systems.  Her expertise includes design control, root cause analysis, risk management and process validation, and she has a particular interest in the application of nitinol and its superelastic properties to medical devices.

 

Past Chairman’s Night

As a way of saying thank you to the many people who have volunteered to help these organizations we invite our past Chair people to be our guest at this meeting.   Listed below are the past chairs for both orgs

ASMI-SCV

Chairperson

Year

Chairperson

Year

Chairperson

Year

Ralph Parkman

1957-1958

Linda Clements

1978-1979

Scott Dickerson

1999-2000

Perry Slocum

1958-1959

Elliott Rennhack

1979-1980

Lou Wirtz

2000-2001

Howard Sumsion

1959-1960

Patrick Pizzo

1980-1981

Wendy Chung

2001-2002

Malcom Davis

1960-1961

Harry Wachob

1981-1982

James Knowles

2001-2002

Oleg Sherby

1961-1962

Robert Elliott

1982-1983

Janine Kardokus

2002-2003

Al Spencer

1962-1963

Robert Caligiuri

1983-1984

Hui Hui Lin

2002-2003

Edward Wright

1963-1964

Dave Himmelblau

1984-1985

Jacques Matteau

2003-2004

Robert Johnson

1964-1965

Charles Schmidt

1985-1986

Ramas Raman

2004-2005

Marvin Buehler

1965-1966

Brian Boggs

1986-1987

Stacy Ewert

2005-2006

Robert Hansen

1966-1967

Rosemarie Koch

1987-1988

Mark Alexander 

2006-2007

Donald Crooks

1967-1968

Surya Pattanaik

1988-1989

Jie Zhang

2007-2008

Raymond Fenn

1968-1969

Gary Holmquist

1989-1990

John Stringer

2008-2009

Alfred Goldberg

1969-1970

John Mardinly

1990-1991

Francis Honey

2009-2010

William Donnelly

1970-1971

Cal Augason

1991-1992

Brock Hinzmann

2010-2011

Sheldon Roberts

1971-1972

Jim Lewis

1992-1993

Paul Flowers

2011-2012

Roger Perkins

1972-1973

Gary Wozadlo

1993-1994

Ben Jackson

2012-2013

Edward Kaminski

1973-1974

Al Kwong

1994-1995

Joshi Anne

2013-2014

John Leatherman

1974-1975

Leonard Migliore

1995-1996

Heather Jackson

2014-2015

Jerry Dassell

1975-1976

Bob Wallace

1996-1997

Jack Jew

2015-2016

Frank Crossman

1976-1977

Jamie Sandoz

1997-1998

Brock Hinzmann

2016-2017

Elliott Willner

1977-1978

Paul Flowers

1998-1999

William Slocumb

2017-2018

 

Nor Cal SAMPE

Year

Chairperson

Year

Chairperson

Year

Chairperson

1961-1962

Al Johnson

1980-1981

Ken Rice

1999-2000

Gary Holmquist

1962-1963

Fred Turner

1981-1982

Jim Bumgarner

2000-2001

Jack Jew

1963-1964

Chuck Butler

1982-1983

Stan Peters

2001-2002

Roger Stonier

1964-1965

Milt Williams

1983-1984

Bill Mellberg

2002-2003

Carroll Bergdahl

1965-1966

James Church

1984-1985

Jerry Zakrzewski

2003-2004

Derek Edinger

1966-1967

Sam Jacobs

1985-1986

Bob Milligan

2004-2005

Wally Hansen

1967-1968

Chuck Mercer

1986-1987

Bob Kromrey

2005-2006

Scott Bonneville

1968-1969

Dean Clark

1987-1988

Kevin Marshall

2006-2007

Jon Danckwerth

1969-1970

Walt Osaka

1988-1989

Dan Chafey

2007-2008

Samantha Holdener

1970-1971

Stan Peters

1989-1990

Brian Boggs

2008-2009

Tamir Lance

1971-1972

Jerry Gott

1990-1991

Lauri Crowe

2009-2010

Scott Poveromo

1972-1973

Larry Diebler

1991-1992

Carroll Bergdahl

2010-2011

 

1973-1974

Ray Fenn, Jr

1992-1993

Paul Yamaguchi

2011-2012

 

1974-1975

Tom Dougherty

1993-1994

Carl Steigerwald

2012-2013

Ken Saito

1975-1976

Norm Kordsmeier

1994-1995

Mitch Mehlman

2013-2014

Paul Flowers

1976-1977

Clayton May

1995-1996

Curt Vass

2014-2015

Hale Reynolds

1977-1978

Jack Patock

1996-1997

Kendall Oblak

2015-2016

Carey Hijmans

1978-1979

Don Mazenko

1997-1998

Paul Flowers

2016-2017

Kendall Oblak

1979-1980

Joe Camahort

1998-1999

Carl Steigerwald

2017-2018

 

 

 

Programming / Calendar of Events

Every year our managing board of volunteers work to put together a program of technical talks for our local community of Materials Scientist and interested parties.

If there is a topic you would like to hear or if you would like to speak at one of our meetings – feel free to send a message to us!

Here is our Tentative plan for the season’s meeting speakers

 

Month

Special Recognition

Topic

Speaker

Sept 12

Past Chairman's Night

The PneumRx Endobronchial Coil, a Novel Application of Nickel-Titanium

Verna Rodriguez

Oct 10

 

Highly Efficient Electrocaloric Cooling

with Electrostatic Actuation

Roy Kornbluh, SRI

Nov 14

Student Night

SJSU Senior Project Proposals

SJSU MatE

Dec 4

Companion's Night

The Glass of Wine (In Situ NMR)

James Shackelford

Jan 9

Fellows Night

TBD

 

Feb 13

 

Clean Energy

Alex Cannara

Mar 13

 

Materials for Hypersonic Flight

Mark Wilson

Apr 10

Awards Night

TBD

 

May 8

Student Poster Night

Sustainability in Materials Engineering

Dr John Wolodko, ASM Trustee

 

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