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White Paper: Sterilization and Biocompatiblity of 3D-Printed Orthopedic Devices: Testing Considerations by Nelson Labs

Ahead of this year's Extractables & Leachables Europe 2017, Nelson Laboratories have shared a white paper on 'Sterilization and Biocompatibility of 3D-Printed Orthpoedic Devices: Testing Considerations'.

Orthopedic medical devices fabricated using 3D-printing methods, also known as additive manufacturing, are gaining attention and popularity due to their potential for enhanced biocompatibility, customizability and cost-effectiveness. These advantages, however, come with a unique set of challenges specifically in the areas of sterilization and biocompatiblity.

The white paper, authored by Matthew Jorgensen, Thor Rollins and Martell Winters of Nelson Laboratories, covers these challenges and provides information on sterilizing 3D-printed orthopedic devices, differences in sterilization validation, assessing the biocompatibility, microvoids and biocompatiblity and much more.

You can download your free copy of the white paper below.

Matthew Jorgensen will be presenting at the E&L Europe conference this November on 'Extractable/leachable chemistry for medical device biocompatibility assessment' as part of the Biocompatibility session. Other presenters in the session include PPD and Becton Dickinson.