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MD&M West 2019

We are happy to announce Nelson Labs will be exhibiting in booth #3029 at the 2019 MD&M West tradeshow, in Anaheim California, February 5-7, 2019.

Nelson Labs will have consultants available to MD&M participants to answer even the most difficult testing and compliance questions. Stop by booth #3029 for a complimentary personalized 30 minute consultation, and mark your calendar for Nelson Labs’ educational lectures, and roundtable debate (additional details provided below).

Nelson Laboratories’ MD&M West Events:

Tech Theater Lecture (Free)

Topic: Becoming Compliant with the MDRs, A Real Life Case Study
Date:  February 5, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM
Presenter: Matt Jorgensen, PhD, Chemistry and Materials Scientist

Full Day Seminar Track (Free) Register Now

Topics: Medical Device Validation- Biocompatibility Testing, Cleaning, Sterilization and Packaging
Date: February 6, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
Presenters: Thor Rollins, Wendy Mach, Alpa Patel, Martell Winters, Matt Jorgensen, Nicole Palluck
See below for the view the full agenda.

8:30-9:30 am
Biocompatibility: Applying the New ISO 10993 Standards
Speaker: Thor Rollins, Director, Toxicology & E&L Consulting, Nelson Labs, LLC

  • An overview of the new ISO 10993-1
  • Performing a Biological Evaluation Plan
  • Overview of the Big Three including new in vitro alternatives
  • What is needed in a Biological Evaluation Report for the FDA?

9:30-10:30 am
Chemical Characterization and Toxicological Risk Assessment for Medical Device Biocompatibility
Speaker: Matt Jorgensen, PhD, Chemistry & Materials Scientist, Nelson Labs, LLC

  • How extractable/leachable chemistry testing will save them time and money
  • How this testing strategy increases patient safety
  • How approaches to evaluation of biocompatibility are evolving to focus even more chemistry

10:30-10:45 am- Break

10:45-11:45 am
Ethylene Oxide: Annual Requalification Review
Speaker: Nicole Palluck, Sterigenics

  • Overview of the Requalification Decision Tree under ISO 11135 Annex D.
  • Guidance on how to conduct the Annual Review.
  • Discuss possible examples based on output of the Annual Review.

12:00 – 12:45 pm ISO 10993 Workshops
Hands-On Biocompatibility Training- Thor Rollins and Matt Jorgensen, PhD

  • How to categorize devices
  • Hands on sample preparation discussion ( know when to use coupons and how to represent a final device)
  • Hands on E&L examples

12:45 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break (lunch not provided)

1:30-2:30 pm
Radiation Sterilization: A discussion on new options, testing packaging, and failures
Speaker: Martell Winters, Director – Scientific Competency, Nelson Labs, LLC

  • AAMI radiation dose determination: New methods and options soon to arrive
  • Bioburden recovery efficiency: 50% no longer in the standard, so now what?
  • Bioburden and sterility tests: To test the packaging or not, that is the question
  • Sterility test failures: Tough bugs or contamination during testing, which is it?
  • Sterility assurance level (SAL): Concepts and flexibility

2:30- 3:30 pm
Package Validations – a look at current and future state testing
Speaker: Wendy Mach, Consulting Manager, Nelson Laboratories, LLC

  • MDR changes to the packaging process
  • Overview of Common Packaging test methods
  • Sample size considerations

3:30- 3:45 pm Break

3:45- 4:45 pm
Upcoming challenges for cleaning validation studies for reusable medical devices
Speaker: Alpa Patel, Senior Scientist, Nelson Labs, LLC

  • Recent updates regarding standards that govern reprocessing validations for reusable medical devices.
  • What reprocessing validations requirements are needed for capital equipment?
  • Upcoming changes to cleaning validations for reusable medical devices?


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