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What You’ll Learn at the MD&M West Nelson Laboratories Classroom on Materials Selection and ISO 10993 Biocompatibility Update

Thor Rollins, Biocompatibility Expert and Consultation MangerCytotoxicity-testing


Thor Rollins will present the latest information on standards affecting materials selection for medical device manufacturers at the 2014 MD&M West Conference. Thor is a Biocompatibility Expert and Consulting Manager at Nelson Laboratories in Salt Lake City, Utah. His presentation will include:

  • An overview of changes to last year’s FDA draft document, including rationale for the changes and how the draft may affect medical device manufacturers
  • Strategies and considerations for selecting materials for devices before development or early in the development cycle
  • What medical device manufacturers can do to proactively ensure materials are safe before the design stage
  • A summary of qualification processes required to ensure the safety of materials

Take Away:

  • Attendees will learn how to make smarter choices while selecting materials for medical devices, allowing them to save time and money later in the validation process
  • Attendees will gain a clearer understanding of the FDA’s intentions regarding implementation of ISO 10993, helping them be prepared before the FDA draft becomes an official guidance document


Thor will present for approximately one hour at the Nelson Laboratories classroom in 208AB on February 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Register at www.canontradeshows.com/expo/west14/conference-nelson-rsvp.html

Nelson Laboratories website: www.nelsonlabs.com