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How AirXpanders' AeroForm® Tissue Expander System Incorporated New Technology

Jennifer Hoffman, PhD (Director, R&D, Materials Science, AirXpanders)

Location: 210A

Date: Wednesday, February 6

Time: 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Track: MD&M West: New Technology & Next-Gen Design

Vault Recording: TBD

Start your day by hearing about the AeroForm Tissue Expander System, winner of Best in Show at the 2018 Medical Design Excellence Awards. AirXpanders is leading the charge in disrupting breast reconstruction with a new standard of care: a first-of-its-kind, needle-free, patient-controlled tissue expander for women undergoing two-stage breast reconstruction following a mastectomy. The product not only includes design and engineering innovation, but functional innovation as well.

Topics covered include:
  • How the product was inspired
  • Key technologies used in the device, including inductive coupling
  • Design and development challenges