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Brianna Sporbert

Brianna Sporbert is the VP of Engineering and has been with Boyd Technologies since 2014. In her current role, she oversees commercialization of new products, the material sourcing and product development platforms, and enacting the company’s strategic growth plan. Brianna received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Western New England University. Previously, she worked as a research and development engineer with Flo Design Sonics where she assisted in the development of a novel acoustophoretic liquid filtration system that focused on blood filtration and biopharmaceutical processing. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching figure skating at the local rinks and mentoring young women in STEM.

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Challenges and Risks in Batch Bioprocessing

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Batch bioprocessing is the industry standard in biopharmaceutical production. Although the advancements in biomedical technology that have allowed for batch bioprocessing have been invaluable, some aspects of batch bioprocessing come with limits and challenges. 

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So, is Aliphatic TPU Foam All it's Cracked Up To Be?

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Polyurethane raw materials themselves have long seen use as dressings in the medical industry, but aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane (aliphatic TPU) foams are gaining popularity as options for wound care management. A basic breakdown of the term can help healthcare industry professionals better understand what they're looking at when they deal with aliphatic TPUs:

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White Paper: MedTech Supply Chain Strategies

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What's New With Nonwovens in the Medical Industry?

In Brief

The utilization of nonwoven fabrics in the medical field has outpaced woven materials in recent years. Even when traced back to their rapid adoption during WWII, nonwovens were proven to be superior products in terms of adaptability, disposability, cost, and effectiveness. Manufacturing technology improved in the following decades until current-day use of nonwovens has placed them in a position to dominate the medical textile industry.

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Vision for the Future: Smart Contact Lenses

 

 

Researchers are working to develop and fabricate soft, smart contact lenses by combining recent advances in wearable electronics with wireless communications. Their vision is to create a smart contact lens which is capable of monitoring the physiological information of the eye and tear fluid, to provide real-time, non-invasive medical diagnostics.

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