CEN/WS 87 – Novel methods for isolating wear particles from joint replacements and related devices and for evaluating their biological impact in vitro 

The Workshop is related to the European Commission’s FP7 RTD project ‘LifeLongJoints’, which focuses on developing a new ceramic coating system for use in hip prostheses that will have very low wear and for which the wear particles, when produced, will be bio-resorbable and biocompatible.

This Workshop aims at producing two CEN Workshop Agreements. It will deliver (1) new wear particle isolation procedures that will allow the collection and subsequent biological testing of wear debris from joint simulator and reciprocating wear testing under joint relevant conditions and (2) a toolkit of tests providing a significantly more relevant, and complete measure of biological impact of wear particles by considering inflammatory cytokine release, cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, oxidative stress and membrane toxicity.

The web-based kick-off meeting will take place on 15 June 2017.

All interested parties are welcome to register for participation by completing the registration form.

The project plan is open for public comments. Please submit your comments to the WS Secretary, Ms Jacqueline Burman by 2017-05-29.

During the kick-off meeting the Project Plan will be adopted, the Secretariat will be confirmed and the Chairman appointed.
Please note that formal registration as a member of the Workshop will happen after the kick-off meeting.