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In Vitro Medical Device Testing Symposium

December 10-11, 2013
Johns Hopkins
Mt. Washington Conference Center
Baltimore, MD

Platinum Sponsor: NAMSA  
Supporters: CeetoxCook Medical and Medtronic Inc.
Endorsed by: Society of Toxicology

This symposium, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), examined how the National Academy of Sciences, Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century can be applied to Medical Devices. The program examined current requirements and testing approaches, followed by an examination of in vitro assays useful in medical device testing. 

Speaker Manuscripts are now available (PDF)

Agenda

Available presentations are linked as PDF

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 (Day 1)

9:30 – 10:20
Coffee & Registration

10:20 – 10:30
Welcome and Introduction
Alan Goldberg, JHU-CAAT

10:30 – 11:00
An introduction to Medical Devices and the ISO TC 194 Evaluation Process
Albrecht Poth, Harlan Laboratories

11:00 – 11:15
Discussion

11:15 – 11:45
Currently used In Vivo Testing Methods
Joseph Carraway, NAMSA

11:45 – 12:00
Discussion

12:00 – 12:45
Lunch  

12:45 – 1:15
Currently Used In Vitro Test Methods
Michael Wolf, Medtronic

1:15 – 1:30
Discussion

1:30 – 2:00
Recently Available In Vitro Methods – Irritation, Sensitization and Acute Toxicity
James McKim, CeeTox

2:00 – 2:15
Discussion

2:15 – 2:45
Success of an In Vitro Evaluation
Kelly Coleman, Medtronic

2:45 – 3:00
Discussion

3:00 – 3:30
Biocompatibility, Toxicology and In Vitro Experiences
Barbara Musi, Gambro R&D

3:30 – 3:45
Discussion

3:45 – 4:15
Break

4:15 – 5:00
Translational Toxicology for Medical Devices in the 21st Century
Thomas Hartung, JHU-CAAT

5:00 – 5:30
Open Discussion

7:00
Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, December 11 (Day 2)

8:30
Coffee

9:00 – 9:30
TTC Initiatives for Medical Devices
Richard Hutchinson, Ethicon - a Johnson & Johnson Company

9:30 – 9:45
Discussion

9:45 – 10:15
TTC Continued
Ronald Brown, US FDA

10:15 – 10:30
Discussion

10:30 – 11:00
Break

11:00 – 11:30
Materials Safety Testing and Nanomaterials
Harald Krug, EMPA

11:30 – 11:45
Discussion

11:45 – 12:45
Lunch

12:45 – 2:15
Human on a Chip
Anthony Bahinski, Wyss Institute at Harvard

2:15 – 3:00
Closing Discussion

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