Hantel Technologies is pleased to announce the next seminar in the 2011 – 2012 Hantel Tech webinar series:
Plasma Surface Modification for the
Life Sciences Industry
Speaker: Mikki Larner, Plasma Technology Systems
Date: Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PST
Location: Hantel Technologies | 703 Sandoval Way | Hayward, CA
The first 30 minutes will be used as a networking session, and the seminar (webinar link on hanteltech.com website) will begin at noon.
You are cordially invited to attend in person at Hantel Tech (lunch provided / limited number of seats), to join live via Webinar, or to view at a later date (links will be posted on Hantel website at http://hanteltech.com). Please register on Event Brite for this free seminar - and select how you would like to participate.
Gas plasma is a powerful method for molecular reengineering of materials to impart unique surface properties, without affecting the bulk properties. The technology is a critical tool for the life sciences industry. Applications include but are not limited to: atomic level cleaning; incorporation of functional species for diagnostic and research tools; deposition of nanometer scale thin film organic coatings to change lubricity, permeation or chemical resistance on devices; and creation of interfacial surfaces for primerless adhesion and overmolding. The effect of plasma on a material is determined by the chemistry of the reactions between the surface and the reactive species present in the process gas employed. One tool may be used for myriad applications as it is easily configured with several gases. Each gas produces a unique plasma composition resulting in different surface properties. Liquids may also be introduced as vapors, expanding by many orders of magnitude the potential for unique surface alterations and coatings. The presentation will provide an overview of the diverse plasma processes applied to materials for life science applications. Discussions will include surface stability, surface validation, and a review of common study variables.
Mikki Larner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Plasma Technology Systems (PTS), a Plasmatreat company. Prior to the recent acquisition, she was the PTS President and formerly the Sales Manager at 4th State, Inc. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, Gainesville, receiving a degree in marketing. She has a strong technical understanding of surface modification manufacturing practices, primarily for the life science, aerospace and electronics markets. Activities include memberships in the Surfaces in Biomaterials foundation, Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering, and the Society of Plastics Engineers Golden Gate chapter where she has held board positions since 2006. She volunteers for the Silicon Valley Engineering Council, and has advised students at San Jose State University, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on plasma applications.
Since 2007, Hantel Tech has hosted a webinar series forum for the medical device community in the Bay Area generally on the fourth Thursday (noon) of each month. Please feel free to peruse former seminars in the series available via the hanteltech.com website and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
When & Where
Hantel was founded in 1999 with a vision of a company that would bring medical devices to market, with all services provided under one roof. Since then, Hantel has become a leader in contract design and manufacturing, having developed hundreds of products for a wide array of applications. Hantel retains a highly qualified and diverse workforce with expertise in all aspects of medical device development and manufacturing. Located near the heart of Silicon Valley, Hantel is convenient and accessible to a wide array of device and bio-tech firms. Providing fast and flexible service, Hantel was built to meet your needs.