Congratulations to Cameron Bloomquist, who successfully defended his dissertation on September 28th! Bloomquist’s dissertation, “Continuous Liquid Interface Production of Medical Devices for Drug Delivery and Cancer Therapy,” explored how small molecule drug release can be controlled through design and formulation parameters such as device geometry, crosslink density, and polymer network composition. This work also characterized the clinical suitability of CLIP devices, including analysis of drug stability to the CLIP process and biocompatibility of the resulting part. These lessons were applied to the development of a drug-eluting implantable device for reducing the incidence of tumor recurrence following surgical resection.
In his career, Bloomquist is seeking to apply his research and leadership experience towards industry roles focused on biomaterials development and drug delivery.