ASTM Workshop Programm:

«Standards and measurements for tissue engineering scaffolds: what do we have and what do we need?»

Sponsored by ASTM Committees F04 and F04.42 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN, USA

Workshop Co-Chairs: 
Reto Luginbuehl, Robert Mathys Foundation, Bettlach, Switzerland
Carl G. Simon Jr., National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
John A. Tesk, Biomedical Materials & Devices Consulting, Highland, MD, USA
Paul Tomlins, European Stardards Consulting, Englefield Green, Surrey, UK

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A PDF copy of the abstracts can be downloaded here.

Session 1: Introduction

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Intro to ASTM documents (classifications, specifications, test methods, practices, guides, terminology) and existing documents for scaffoldsByron Hayes, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Flagstaff, AZ, USA

Session 2: Needs revealed by clinical research experience

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Scaffolds and clinical needs: tendons and ligaments, articular cartilage Anthony Ratcliffe, PhD, Synthasome, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA

Use of consensus standards in the regulatory approval of tissue engineered medical products (TEMPs) David S. Kaplan, PhD, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA, Silver Spring, MD, USA

Needs revealed by clinical research experience: discussion Greg A. Brown, MD, PhD, Park Nicollet Health Services, St. Louis Park, MN, USA

Session 3: Hydrogels

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Gel strength and gelation kinetics as parameters in the development and quality control of hydrogels for medical products Michael Dornish, FMC BioPolymer/NovaMatrix, Sandvika, Norway

Session 4: Solid scaffolds

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Characterization and quality control of electrospun medical devices Jed Johnson, PhD, Nanofiber Solutions, Columbus, OH, USA

Poster-on-laptop session:
Poster 2, Mrignayani Kotecha
Poster 5, Masood Machingal

Session 5: Natural scaffolds and characterization

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Mechanical properties of cell‐remodeled collagen scaffolds: personalized regenerative medicine Tetsuro Wakatsuki, InvivoSciences, Inc., Madison, WI, USA
Measuring porosity (millimetre to nanometre scale) Paul Tomlins, Englefield Green, Surrey, UK

Session 6: Conclusion

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Standards needs for measuring cell-material interactions in 3D scaffolds Carl G. Simon Jr., National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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