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Dr. Steven Kurtz Given John W. Hyatt Benefit to Society Award


May 19, 2008

Dr. Steven Kurtz, Principal Engineer, Corporate Vice President, and Director of the Philadelphia office, was recently awarded the John W. Hyatt Benefit to Society Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers. Dr. Kurtz has contributed notably to the characterization and understanding of medical plastics, the state of the art in orthopedic and spinal implants, and the education and training of engineers, thus directly impacting the advancement of medical device technology. His research has contributed to improved levels of understanding of the physical properties, degradation, and real-world performance of key medical plastics, including UHMWPE, polyurethanes, and PEEK.