Publication of CEN Workshop Agreements

A key result of LLJ from the work on in vitro simulation and biological assessment of wear conducted by the University of Leeds has been the development of novel methodology to isolate very low volumes of wear particles from simulator lubricants and tissues which is 100-fold more sensitive compared to current methods. The work has been presented for wider use through the publication of two CEN Workshop Agreements:

  • CWA 17253-1 “Joint implants — Part 1: Novel methods for isolating wear particles from joint replacements and related devices”
  • CWA 17253-2 “Joint implants — Part 2: Tiered toolkit approach to evaluate the biological impact of wear particles from joint replacements and related devices”

These can be obtained from the CEN website.

It is envisaged that these may in the not too distant future become EN or ISO standards.

A video relating to the Workshops set up to discuss these can be seen HERE: