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Posted on April 12, 2023 |
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Join us for a FREE webinar on evaluating medical device compatibility using in vitro tissue models

The use of in vitro human tissue models for testing the safety of medical devices is gaining momentum as an alternative to traditional animal testing. In vitro tissue models provide a more accurate representation of human biology and are often more cost-effective than conventional testing methods when evaluating the biocompatibility of medical devices.

To shed more light on this topic, our upcoming webinar will discuss current test methods available now, and the importance of advancing complex in vitro models for medical device testing. We will explore the various types of in vitro human tissue models available and their applications, including EpiDerm and the ISO Skin Irritation for Medical Device Extracts (ISO 10993-23:2021) . We will also cover current regulatory guidelines, and discuss an outlook on the role this technology will play in the near future. Our expert panelists will also share their experiences and insights into best practices for conducting in vitro testing, including advancing MatTek’s EpiVaginal tissue model through the FDA’s Medical Device Development Tools Program.

This webinar is a must-attend for anyone involved in medical device development or interested in learning more about in vitro testing methods!

Join us Wednesday, May 17th at 10 am EST

Can’t make it? All registrants will automatically receive an email with the recording.

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Meet Our Panelists:

Christian Pellevoisin, Ph.D.

Christian Pellevoisin is a toxicologist and scientific director at MatTek. During his career he has been involved in projects that led to the introduction of new reconstructed human tissue models and in vitro methods for evaluating the safety and efficacy of products in different industries, including cosmetics, medical devices or drugs. As chairman of the French AFNOR commission for biocompatibility of medical devices and convenor of working group 8 for irritation and sensitization of the ISO technical committee 194 (ISO/TC-194/WG8), he participated and conducted projects that led to the publication of the ISO standards 10993-23 for irritation and  10993-10 for skin sensitization. Connect on LinkedIn


Andrew Nguyen, Ph.D.

Dr. Andrew Nguyen has a PhD in biology from the University of Vermont, US, and several years of postdoctoral research experience at the University of Florida, US. Over the past 4 years, he has advised the Science Consortium on non-animal methods for testing food and medical devices and on the use of in silico models. Connect on LinkedIn


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