Launch of CEN Workshop based on LLJ results

Under the auspices of CEN, LLJ has initiated a process to achieve Workshop Agreements based on the techniques developed by Prof. Joanne Tipper and team at the University of Leeds who have been working on in vitro testing of the silicon nitride coating. Preparation of the workshops has been coordinated by Dr Peter Hatto, Ionbond and Jacqui Burman of BSI.

CEN/WS 87 – “Novel methods for isolating wear particles from joint replacements and related devices and for evaluating their biological impact in vitro” will hold a web based kick-off meeting 15 June 2017. Details on how to participate can be found on the CEN website .

The Workshop aims at producing two CEN Workshop Agreements. It will deliver

  1. new wear particle isolation procedures that will allow the collection and subsequent biological testing of wear debris from joint simulator and reciprocating wear testing under joint relevant conditions and
  2. a toolkit of tests providing a significantly more relevant, and complete measure of biological impact of wear particles by considering inflammatory cytokine release, cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, oxidative stress and membrane toxicity.

LLJ Partner Uppsala University uses LLJ to present the excitement of science to the wider community

SCIFEST 2017 is a festival of science organised  in Uppsala which reaches out especially to schoolchildren and their teachers as well as the general public. Through workshops, shows, competitions opportunities to meet researchers and lectures, people of all ages have … Continue reading

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LLJ Lead researcher honoured in UK New Year Honours List

Anne Neville’s, Professor of Tribology and Surface Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, distinguished career and contribution to engineering has been honoured. She has been made an Officer of the (Most Excellent) Order of the British Empire (OBE) … Continue reading

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New channels of dissemination

LLJ as a project community takes broader dissemination of what we do and why we do it seriously. We have had two very successful events for hip replacement patients. In October the project was represented by Prof. Morlock in a … Continue reading

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LLJ moving into its final phase reaches consensus on exploitation scenarios

LLJ held a technical discussion meeting at ETH Zürich 1-2 November focussing on reviewing the coating development and test results. Since commencement of the project the market for hard-on-hard implants has collapsed to be replaced largely by hard on polyethylene … Continue reading

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