Implantable Pressure Sensors and Applications-Robert T. Stone, Ph.D.-06/07/2011 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Implantable Pressure Sensors and Applications
Event Date: 
06/07/2011 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 W. Olive, Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Robert T. Stone, Ph.D.
Event Speaker Title: 
CEO of the Medical Division
Event Speaker Company: 
Tronics Group
Event Speaker Bio: 

Dr. Robert Stone is currently the CEO of the Medical Division of the Tronics Group – a MEMS specialty company with facilities in Crolles France, Dallas Texas, and Milpitas California. He has held key positions in the development efforts of several California–based companies including Nellcor, MedaSonics, Natus Medical and Pacific Consultants/Pemstar. Dr. Stone has supervised all phases of new product development including concept definition, prototyping, design, clinical trials, FDA clearance and regulatory compliance including UL, CSA, and CE listings. Dr. Stone also specializes in patent development and technology licensing. Dr. Stone possesses a BSEE and MSEE from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Event Details
Event Details: 

Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, June 7, 2011

Topic: “Implantable Pressure Sensors and Applications”
Speaker: Robert T. Stone, Ph.D., CEO, Medical Division of the Tronics Group
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 8:30 am
Location: Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 W. Olive, Sunnyvale, CA (across the street from Sunnyvale Public Library)
Cost: Free
Park in Street and in NOVA and library parking lots across the street.

Topic Description
There is great potential for enhanced disease diagnosis and management with reliable and accurate wireless pressure sensing devices. However, the challenges inherent in providing a biocompatible housing which provides protection of the sensing element and supporting electronics from contamination by body fluids and which inhibits encapsulation have, thus far, prevented successful long-term implants.

The discussion will describe these challenges, currently applied strategies, and the operational requirements for muscular, thoracic, abdominal, intra-cranial, intra-ocular, bladder, uterine, orthopaedic, and gastro-intestinal applications for such sensors.