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Nelson Laboratories To Provide Materials Selection, ISO 10993 and Reprocessing of Reusable Devices-Validation Updates at 2014 MD&M West

SALT LAKE CITY – Jan. 31, 2014 – Nelson Laboratories (www.nelsonlabs.com) will conduct MD&M-West-Seminartwo classes for medical device manufacturers at the 2014 MD&M West Conference Feb. 12 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in room #208AB covering the most up-to-date information on material selection, ISO 10993 biocompatibility and reprocessing of reusable devices at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Nelson Laboratories will exhibit in booth 3228.

Additional medtech classes will include industry updates and information on ethylene oxide and radiation sterilization validation, packaging test methods and processing validations for newly manufactured devices.

Thor Rollins, biocompatibility specialist at Nelson Laboratories, will present an overview of changes the FDA made in its draft document regarding the implementation of ISO 10993, and insights into making smarter decisions when choosing materials for medical devices early in the validation process.

“Medical device manufacturers can save a lot of time and cost if they make smarter material selections before design begins,” said Rollins. “We’ll show you how, and provide the latest updates on what the FDA is thinking regarding ISO 10993 before the changes become an official guidance document.”

Emily Mitzel, laboratory manager at Nelson Laboratories, will discuss human factors in reprocessing reusable device validations. She will address three specific residuals and the exact amounts appropriate for cleaning that came out of the AAMI/FDA round table discussion on “How clean is clean?” and many more industry updates on cleaning and sterilization validations for reusable medical devices.

Nelson Laboratories’ complete class schedule in room 208AB will include:

  • 10:00 a.m. Materials Selection and ISO 10993 Biocompatibility Update – Thor Rollins, Biocompatibility Specialist
  • 11:00 a.m. Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Validation Overview – Dan Floyd, Laboratory Manager
  • 1:00 p.m. Radiation Sterilization Validations Overview – Martell Winters, Senior Scientist
  • 2:00 p.m. Packaging Test Methods for Validation of Sterile Barrier Materials – Wendy Mach, Packaging Section Leader
  • 3:00 p.m. Process Validations for Newly Manufactured Devices-Is your New Device Clean? – Alexa Tatarian, Study Director
  • 4:00 p.m. Managing Human Factors in Reprocessing of Reusable Devices-Validation Considerations – Emily Mitzel, Laboratory Manager

Click here for class registration. Nelson Laboratories will be available at booth 3228 for the duration of MD&M West Feb. 11-13.

In addition, Emily Mitzel will present a free class at the Tech Theater Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 1:40-2:10 in booth 635. She will present “Healthcare Reprocessing of Medical Devices and Human Factors Debrief.”

About Nelson Laboratories: Nelson Laboratories is a leading provider of full, life-cycle microbiology testing services. We are known for exceptional quality, but we look beyond the testing process and partner with you to achieve your long-term business goals. It’s what we call The Science of Success™. It’s transparency in the testing process. It’s approachable experts that guide you through ever-changing compliance requirements. It’s helping you mitigate risk, be first to market, and succeed with your customers. Learn more at www.nelsonlabs.com.