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8: How Polymers Can Save Lives (feat. Dr. Jeff Hrivnak)

8: How Polymers Can Save Lives (feat. Dr. Jeff Hrivnak)

Update: 2020-11-09
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Polymers provide a diverse range of solutions to some of our most challenging problems - especially in healthcare. In today’s episode we talk with Dr. Jeff Hrivnak, a Strategic Growth Manager at Solvay, to explore the possibilities unlocked by polymers. He can be reached at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffhrivnak/. In this conversation we unpack of the challenges polymers are uniquely equipped to solve in the biomedical field. 



 



Our topics in today’s episode include:



  • What polymers are, and how they vary from other classes of materials (2:10 )


  • How structure and types of polymers drive their applications (9:02 )


  • Using polymers to filter blood in hemodialysis (14:44 )


  • How Solvay has used their technologies to help during COVID-19 crisis (20:20 )


  • Analyzing sustainability of plastic medical devices (30:29


  • And much more!



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8: How Polymers Can Save Lives (feat. Dr. Jeff Hrivnak)

8: How Polymers Can Save Lives (feat. Dr. Jeff Hrivnak)

Tom Miller and Punith Upadhya