Over the past four decades, atomic layer deposition has been successfully utilized for the growth of thin films of many classes of materials, including metal oxides, metals, polymers, and inorganic-organic hybrid materials. This talk will review the use of atomic layer deposition for growth of conformal thin films on medical device materials and biologically-derived materials. In particular, recent advances involving the use of atomic layer deposition for the development of biosensors, drug delivery devices, and implants will be considered. The commercialization of atomic layer deposition technology for medical applications will also be discussed.

This presentation was part of the Materials Today Virtual Conference: Biomaterials (19-21 November, 2013).


Roger Narayan, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University