Thomas Twardowski, Ph.D. is currently manages the core materials analysis laboratory for Integra LifeSciences, Inc. Integra is a world leader in regenerative medical devices, including the Integra Dermal Regeneration Template and the DuraGen Dural Regeneration Matrix. Dr. Twardowski has been working in tissue regenerative materials since 1993 in both the industrial and academic sectors. He has designed biomaterials classes for Drexel, Philadelphia and Widener Universities. He has co-authored papers that have appeared Journal of Biological Chemistry and Current Pharmaceutical Design. Sponsors for his biomaterials research have included the US Army, NIH and the Pennsylvania Keystone Innovation program. Dr. Twardowski has diverse research experience in biomaterials, composites and adhesives.