Stryker provides guest lecture to BME students

Please join us for a special seminar presented by Dr. Brian Thomas of Stryker Sustainability Solutions! Stryker is the leading provider of reprocessing and remanufacturing services for medical devices as well as comprehensive recycling and redistribution initiatives. They are also one of the BME department’s industry partners.

Dr. Thomas is the Senior Science and Technology Manager at Stryker and is also on the External Advisory Board for the department.

There will be a free pizza lunch offered before the seminar for those students attending. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of our leading industry partners!


Friday, September 18th
11:30am-12:00pm – pre-seminar pizza lunch
12:00pm-1:00pm – seminar
Biomedical Sciences Building, room JG32

Medical Device Reprocessing

Health care costs in the United States are on the rise.  Every day thousands of devices are used once and discarded into the waste system.  Hospitals are actively pursuing sustainability practices to reduce the impact on the environment and decrease operating costs.  Medical device reprocessers partner with healthcare providers to help deliver excellent patient care by supplying practical, efficient services designed to optimize the use of financial resources and minimize environmental impact, while maintaining the highest level of product quality and patient safety.  If only 2% of the devices which can be reprocessed were reprocessed, the healthcare system in the United States would save two billion dollars.  The talk will focus on the medical device reprocessing industry including the benefits, challenges, and future opportunities associated with a fast growing market segment.