ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Upcoming Workshop to focus on tissue engineering scaffolds.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
February 7, 2013 - Standards and Measurements for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds: What Do We Have; What Do We Need? will take place in Indianapolis, IN, on May 21 to identify highest priority items for future standards work for scaffolds for TEMPs. Bringing together government, academia, and industry, workshop will include discussions on how standards for tissue engineering scaffolds are currently being used by community and what opportunities exist for developing new scaffold standards.

ASTM International Announces Upcoming Workshop on Standards and Measurements for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: January 31, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.–A Workshop on Standards and Measurements for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds: What Do We Have; What Do We Need? will be held May 21 the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Ind. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the committee’s standards development meetings.

The purpose of the workshop is to identify the highest priority items for future standards work for scaffolds for TEMPs. This workshop will bring together government, academia and industry to discuss how standards for tissue engineering scaffolds are currently being used by the community, and what opportunities exist for developing new scaffold standards. Leaders in the field, including clinicians, regulators and product developers will discuss how their organizations use ASTM scaffolds standards and what standards they needed to accelerate future scaffold development. The workshop will focus more on discussion of future needs than on presentation of past accomplishments.

The target audience is those involved in developing scaffolds-based TEMPs including industry, government and academia. Discussion items will include:
• Identify issues needed for future ASTM TEMPs standards activities;
• Standards to advance regulatory approval and product introduction;
• Prioritize future work so that most important issues are addressed first;
• Determine how standards or reference materials are most likely to be used;
• How can measurements/standards help with translation;
• Determine whether standards/reference materials are for discovery stage or product review stage;
• Identify targets for future scaffold reference materials;
• Prioritize the measurements that should be used from the current standard guides;
• Develop a hierarchy of future measurements/standards priorities for scaffold characterization;
• Validation of models for predicting scaffold properties;
• Needs for scaffold standards as revealed by basic research and/or clinical research/experience;
• Traceability of measurements for reporting and publication of laboratory/clinical results;
• Assessing incorporation of new measurement technologies into standards;
• Value of standards from a regulatory perspective;
• In vitro testing of cell behavior on scaffolds and factors that affect cell response: structural, chemical & mechanical properties of scaffolds;
• Storage and packaging of scaffolds, determination of shelf life; and
• Batch to batch testing of scaffolds, release criteria.

Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes May 15. The attendance fee for ASTM members is $75 USD online and $100 USD onsite; the fee for non-members is $100 USD online and $125 USD onsite; and there is no fee for students.

For registration and additional information, visit .

Additional technical information is available from workshop co-chairmen Carl G. Simon Jr., National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, Md. (phone: 301-975-8574;; John A. Tesk, Biomedical Materials & Devices Consulting, Highland, Md. (phone: 301-854-9727;; Paul Tomlins, European Standards Consultant (phone: 44-0789-9680-713);; and Reto Luginbuehl, Robert Mathys Foundation, Bettlach, Switzerland (phone: 032-644-1416;

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677;
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
 More New Product News from this company:
ASTM Workshop to address additives in biomedical polymers.
Oil Training Course examines sampling, testing, evaluation.
Radiant Barrier Systems Standards approved by ASTM committee.
Training Course addresses hazards in oxygen systems.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
ASTM/NIBS Workshop on Building Science Education in North America
Fatigue and Fracture of Metallic Medical Materials and Devices
ASTM International Compilation on Silica and Associated Respirable Mineral Particles
Guidance for Potential Solar Photovoltaic Investors to Be Provided in Proposed ASTM Standard
Test for Sustained Air Performance of Central Vacuum Cleaning Units Approved as ASTM Standard
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address