Audrey Turley has 20 years of experience working in research, laboratory, and test design functions in the medical device industry. She is a biocompatibility expert having performed all the in vitro tests offered at Nelson Labs, which include cytotoxicity (MEM and agar overlay), hemolysis (PTT, PT, complement activation, blood circulation, ASTM, and NIH methods), and genotoxicity (Ames and chromosomal aberration). Audrey also has experience performing, consulting, and training on bioburden, microbial IDs, sterility, and bacteristasis/fungistasis testing. She trains staff within the biocompatibility department and works on a company-wide level to troubleshoot problems.
Audrey worked on the team responsible for the development of the in vitro mammalian chromosomal aberration assay at Nelson Labs under OECD. She is also one of the leads at Nelson Labs for developing the in vitro skin irritation assay for medical devices. Audrey is collaborating with ISO members around the world to approve a procedure for round robin testing in order for this assay to gain acceptance by regulatory bodies in Europe and then in the United States. Audrey is an active committee member of many working groups with the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).