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

ISTA2018 – Innovative Solutions For Arthoplasty

Save the date: ISTA2018, 10-13 October, 2018 London, United Kingdom

More information:

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.