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Dow Corning engineer honored by Society for Biomaterials

Jim Curtis, Dow Corning.

Jim Curtis, Senior Application Engineering and Technical Service specialist in the healthcare business of Dow Corning (Midland, MI), has received the prestigious C. William Hall award from the Society for Biomaterials (Mount Laurel, NJ). This award recognizes members who have made a significant contribution and have an outstanding record in developing, establishing, maintaining and promoting the organization’s objectives and goals. 

The Society for Biomaterials is a network of academic, healthcare, governmental and business professionals dedicated to promoting advances in all aspect of biomaterial science. Curtis has been a member of the society for more than 25 years and continues to serve as a peer reviewer, session chair and officer of the Biomaterials & Medical Products Commercialization Special Interest Group. 

Curtis has been involved in the medical device and materials field for 35 years; he has been employed by Dow Corning for 29 of those years. He has also been published in more than 30 publications and has been a keynote speaker at several biomaterial and silicone technology meetings. In winning this award Curtis joins a distinguished list of prior recipients, including past presidents of the society and pillars of the biomaterials community.

The award is named after C. William Hall, MD, a distinguished U.S. surgeon and researcher who participated in the development of the first clinically used implantable blood pump, among numerous other accomplishments.

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