Professor Jarek Drelich and PhD student Patrick Bowen (MSE) were featured in the QMed article: “Stent Designers Think Zinc.”
From Tech Today.
Seeking an alternative to magnesium-based stents, researchers at Michigan Technological University (Houghton) are conducting studies on a stent design made from zinc. This material, the scientists say, offers better degradation rates than magnesium and can be processed in such a way as to increase its mechanical properties. In the following conversation, Jaroslaw Drelich, professor in the department of materials science engineering, and Patrick Bowen, PhD candidate in materials science and engineering, share their insights into zinc as a potential candidate for next-generation absorbable stents.
Read the full interview at Qmed, by Bob Michaels.
Learn more about stent research at Surface Innovations, a research group at Michigan Tech.