Dr. Jeremy Schaffer from Fort Wayne Metals represented our program on Zn-based biodegradable stents and delivered a keynote address during the 9th Biometals: Symposium on Biodegradable Metals for Biomedical Applications in Bertinoro, Italy (August 27 – September 1). His presentation was entitled Multi-parameter Instability of Zn-Mg Alloy Wires, and was co-authored by A.J. Griebel, C. Galligan, P.K. Bowen, J. Goldman, and J.W. Drelich.