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Biomedical Engineering Departmental Seminar Series

Drug Device Combination Products

Dr. SuPing Lyu
Presenter Affiliation:
414 Bonner
North Campus
10:00 a.m.
Sponsored by The Department of Biomedical Engineering
Cheryl Michalowski at 645-8500 (
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Dr Lyu will review the major drug device combination products and technologies in the markets. Examples include drug delivery coatings and pumps. The talk will be focused on clinical needs and industrial requirements. While great achievements have been made in the areas, a lot of challenges remain and they impede further advance in the fields. Examples such as drug device interactions and testing will be discussed.
SuPing Lyu received his B.E. from Tsinghua University in 1991 and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2000. Both are in chemical engineering. He joined Medtronic as a materials scientist in 2000 and was elected to Technical Fellow in 2008. Currently, he is a Senior Principal Scientist. He has experience in developing materials and related technologies for cardiac, spinal, vascular, and renal disease management products. He has extended experience in drug-combination product development. He has served on industrial advisory boards for multiple institutes. He authors over 25 peer-reviewed papers and has given many invited and graduate student seminar talks. He co-edited the book, Drug-device Combinations for Chronic Diseases. He has a number of patents that help the market-release of several medical products that have helped millions of patients. SuPing’s current focus is on reliability prediction of medical implants by applying first principles and regulatory guidance. He also works on drug-device combination technologies.