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 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)

Prof. Joanne Tipper of Leeds University chaired the workshops, tirelessly assisted by Jacqui Burman from BSI, acting as secretariat for the CWAs.
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.

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) in the UK New Year’s Honours list for services to engineering. Among many achievements cited, her research group was the first to be able to monitor corrosion in a full hip joint simulator, which enabled the team to understand corrosion processes and link this to lubrication of the joint in a way previously not possible. LLJ is building on this knowledge.read more