Ask the Expert: Clinically-led manufacture of custom-made collagen membranes

Ask the Expert: Clinically-led manufacture of custom-made collagen membranes

Date: October 30, 2018

Location: Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London

Ask the Expert: Clinically-led manufacture of custom-made collagen membranes

Tuesday 30th October 2018, 10:00 – 15.30

Seminar room, 4th Floor, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Turner Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 2AD

This event will highlight key performance requirements and future needs for the scalable manufacture of next-generation collagen-based biomaterials from the perspective of both an orthopaedic and a periodontal surgeon, together with a medical device manufacturer specialising in bone and cartilage regeneration.

Collagen-based membranes are important for replacement or reinforcement of connective tissues, and as occlusive barriers in Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) and Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR). Application areas include periodontal, maxillofacial and orthopaedic surgery, where the biocompatibility, degradability and versatility of collagen-based membranes are highly prized. As clinical procedures continue to advance in various fields of surgery, new functional demands are being placed on the specifications of collagen-based membranes with regard to properties such as long-term stability, mechanical properties, adhesion and the ability to control biofilm infection. New manufacturing techniques based on hydrogels, fibres and nonwovens are also in development providing new physical formats and routes to customisation.

This workshop will give an overview of clinical needs, methods of manufacture and performance requirements, with the opportunity for attendees to discuss requirements and challenges with clinical specialists, engineers and product manufacturers.

10:00 – 10:30           Coffee and Registration

10:30 – 10:45           Welcome – Prof Nikos Donos, Head of the Clinical Oral Research Center at the Institute of Dentistry, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

10.45 – 11.00            Prof Stephen Russell, Director, Clothworkers’ Centre for Textile Materials Innovation for Healthcare, University of Leeds – “New Approaches for Customised Collagen Membrane Manufacture”

11:00 – 11:40           Prof Peter Giannoudis, Honorary Orthopaedic and Trauma Consultant, Leeds General Infirmary –Role of Collagen Membranes in Fracture Non-Unions and Bone Defects

11:45 – 12:00           Coffee Break

12:00 – 12:45           Marco Mehr, Head of Translational Regenerative Biology, ‎Geistlich Pharma AG -The cell biology and clinical pharmacology of Bio-Gide

12:45 – 13:30           Lunch

13:30 – 14:30           Prof Nikos Donos, Head of the Clinical Oral Research Center at the Institute of Dentistry, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) –Preclinical Studies and Clinical Applications of Barrier Membranes

14:30 – 15:30           Guided Tour of Clinical and Biomedical Research Facilities including the Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

15:30                          CLOSE

 

 

 

 

 

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