US and UK-based Lucideon, the materials technology company, and Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre (STC), the testing, inspection and certification organization based in Hong Kong and China, are offering orthopaedic implant manufacturers in the Asia region, and their supply chain, a series of seminars on wear testing and medical devices testing.
The seminars will run on 24 May at STC’s new facility in Dongguan and on 26 May in Shanghai.
Topics covered in the seminars will include ISO and ASTM standards for orthopaedic implants testing, mechanics of AMTI and ProSIM multi-station simulators for upper and lower limb joints, and regulatory requirements for FDA approvals. Adverse testing, such as third-body abrasion, impingement, micro-separation and aging will also be included, as will wear debris analysis, ion release testing and surface characterization.
The seminars form part of Lucideon’s and STC’s collaboration that offers testing and analysis services to the medical device sector and allows Asian orthopaedic implant manufacturers who export to the EU or USA to have their products tested by an accredited European or US test house.
Lucideon has ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation for the wear testing of total hip and knee replacements. The accreditation encompasses ISO 14242-1 and ISO 14242-2 standards, awarded by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), and ISO 14243 standards, awarded by L-A-B (Laboratory Accreditation Bureau). In addition to wear testing, Lucideon also offers impingement and fatigue testing and debris analysis.
To sign up for the seminars visit www.lucideon.com/china-seminars.