Call for Abstracts: Workshop on Coatings for the Medical Device Industry

November 6, 2018, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC
Sponsored and held together with the bi-annual
ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices

The aim is to discuss and strategize about upcoming needs of standards in the development of coatings for the medical industry. An intended outcome is a plan to augment the pending ISO TC 150 coatings document (ISO 17327).

Planned sessions for this workshop include:

  • Introduction to coatings, the clinical risks associated with them, and ISO 17327
  • Coatings for soft tissue interfaces
  • Coatings for hard tissue interfaces
  • Coatings for blood tissue interfaces
  • Path forward

Please submit your 300 word abstract to the Workshop Corresponding Chair Gary Fischman at gfischman_@_futurestrategysolutions.com by March 2, 2018.

http://www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/F04.htm

http://www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/F04.htm

Registration information to the workshop will be posted at a later date. ASTM F04 meeting schedules are poster on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/F04.htm.

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LifeLongJoints at the European standards agency (CEN) – updated

LifeLongJoints partners have been at CEN, the European standards agency, in Brussels this week to discuss two CEN Workshop Agreements based on wear particle isolation and the biological impact of those wear particles from total joint replacement. (see previous post)


Stakeholders from industry, research, regulatory bodies and standards agencies commented on the drafts and took part in the workshop to refine the CWAs, which are voluntary but could form the basis of a new European standard. They enable the methodologies developed by LifeLongJoints for isolating wear particles and evaluating their biological impact to be shared and utilised widely thus meeting a key project objective.

International Travelling Research Fellowship Award for LifeLongJoints Research Fellow

LifeLongJoints Research Fellow wins 2018 British Orthopaedic Research Society Travel Fellowship Award

Dr Saurabh Lal, Research Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences received 2018 British Orthopaedic Research Society/Bone & Joint Research International Travelling Research Fellowship Award at the annual British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS) conference held on 4th and 5th September 2017 at the Imperial College London.
The travelling fellowship involves close collaboration with a number of international centres of excellence in musculoskeletal research and will coincide with the ORS meeting in New Orleans in March 2018.
Saurabh, along with other five fellows, will present his research at the Centres and assimilate the work of the Centre through local presentations, lab visits and discussions. There will also be an opportunity for social and cultural interaction.
Saurabh has been contributing to LLJ WP2 and WP5 on isolation, characterization and biological evaluation of silicon nitride wear particles. He has also been actively involved in the preparation of the CEN Workshop 87 documents.

Registration Open for LLJ CEN Workshop

LLJ is contributing to the enhancement of standards with the preparation of two CEN Workshop Agreements – ‘Novel methods for isolating wear particles from joint replacements and related devices’ and ‘ Tiered toolkit approach to evaluate the biological impact of wear particles from joint replacements and related devices’.

The kick-off meeting for CEN Workshop 87, which will oversee the development of these CWAs, was held on 15 June. The process will now continue with a workshop in Brussels from 26 – 28th September to discuss the two draft documents and review comments received prior to the workshop. If you would like to be part of this process please register for the workshop at www.cencenelec.eu/….

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Please note that even if you are unable to attend the physical workshop your registration will enable you to comment on the drafts at the various stages of their development. In order to comment on the first draft of the documents you will need to register before 11th August. Your later registration will still enable you to comment on the revised drafts following the workshop.