Partners meet in Hamburg

LLJ Partner Assembly at TUHH in Hamburg on 7-8 February 2018 – the last time the full project gathers.

Film crew on tour for LifeLongJoints

We’re compiling a video dossier to highlight key achievements of the LifeLongJoints project. Heiner Schäfer and Jo Dawes were in Leeds this week to film the research teams im action.They’ve also visited ETH Zurich and project partner Ionbond.

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 by March 2, 2018.

Registration information to the workshop will be posted at a later date. ASTM F04 meeting schedules are poster on the ASTM web site at

Not your average joint

No two people are alike, or walk alike, so LLJ partner Leeds Teaching Hospitals National Health Service Trust (LTHT) has been putting patient volunteers through their paces to get realistic movement patterns for developing simulation and test systems. In September, just under 100 hip replacement patients with friends and family gathered at Leeds University to hear how their contribution to the project has been used. Here, members of the LLJ team and testing volunteers talk about their involvement in developing better replacement joints.

Video with statements from LifeLongJoints partners

In this video several project partners explain how the project was set up, what the expected results are and what their role is in the project.