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Understanding Biocompatibility for Medical Devices

20 & 21 March 2024 | Live Online Course

£1,295.00

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Understand biocompatibility for medical devices to ensure your products are safe and compliant

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Discount has been applied to the price above. VAT, if applicable, will be added. The full price for the classroom option is £1,695 and live online is £1,495.

Course Overview

 

Biocompatibility assessments are essential for identifying, evaluating and managing the biological risk of medical devices. Regulators and Notified bodies must see evidence that a device follows the ISO 10993 series of standards to ensure it is biologically safe. They also want to see the biological evaluation in the wider context of ISO 14971 risk management.

 

This biocompatibility training course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of biocompatibility and ISO 10993. You will understand how biocompatibility relates to risk management and safety requirements in the EU (MDR) and US (FDA). Once completed you will understand the biological evaluation process, testing end-points and material characterisation.

 

With the Educo Post Learning Implementation Plan (PLIP) you will have the framework to apply and implement the knowledge acquired in the training, supporting you in your development. Learn more about how we deliver classroom and live online training. If you have any concerns about COVID-19 before registering on to the course, please read our COVID-19 commitment.

Course Dates

 

Find out when this course is running so you can plan your training.

20 & 21 March 2024

Live Online Training

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23 & 24 October 2024

2-Day Hybrid Training

Get in touch to register for these dates. The largest price saving of £400 will be applied.

Key Learning Objectives

 

  • Gain a complete overview of the biocompatibility requirements in the EU and US to ensure you are compliant
  • Fully understand the ISO 10933 series and examine important parts within the series to ensure your device manages biological risk
  • Understand biological evaluations to ensure you can outsource effectively and can interpret results
  • Examine the link between biocompatibility and ISO 14971 risk management
  • Review a step by step approach to the biological evaluation process for a medical device
  • Examine the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) safety requirements in the context of biocompatibility to maintain compliance
  • Learn to interpret the requirements to identify and determine testing end-points
  • Explore material characterisation and learn how to characterise novel materials

What is Included in a Live Online Course?

 

  • Direct access to an expert trainer
  • Interactive and engaging sessions with exercises and discussions
  • Bitesize learning
  • Access to the Educo Life Sciences Training Portal
  • Unlimited access to the recordings for 4 to 5 weeks after the last session
  • Reinforcement session delivered 4 to 5 weeks after the course (online) providing you with extra time with the trainer
  • A validated certificate of attendance is available for you to download

Learn more about the course by toggling through the tabs below (trainer, agenda, who should attend?)

Live Online Training Information

The training starts at 9.00 am UK time and finishes approximately 4:00 pm / 5:00 pm on each day. For online attendees, you will receive joining instructions.

Hybrid Training Information

The training starts at 9.00 am UK time and finishes approximately 4:00 pm / 5:00 pm on each day. For classroom attendees, refreshments are served from 8:30 AM. For online attendees, you will receive joining instructions. 

Post Learning Implementation Plan (PLIP)

Pre-course

  • Access to the Educo Training Portal
  • Submit your needs analysis and objectives for training by completing a simple online form

Action Plan

  • At the end of the training you will create an action plan to help you implement and develop your new skills and knowledge

Reinforcement Session

  • Delivered 3 to 4 weeks after the training
  • It is a 1 hour virtual session enabling the group to reinforce the key learnings from the training and cover and subsequent questions and challenges
Introductory Online Module
FREE to Attend | Live & Recorded

25 January 2024 | 60 mins | 11:00 AM UK

Delivered Online

Overview of biocompatibility

  • An introduction to biocompatibility
  • Biocompatibility vs biological safety

Register For Module 1 | Free

There are limited spaces on module 1. If demand is high you may not be able to attend the live session, however you will be sent the recording. Priority is given to full registrations.

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Day 1

20 March 2024

Introduction to the course and overview of biocompatibility

Examining the ISO 10993 series

  • ISO 10993 history and development
  • ISO 10993 structure and content
  • Relationship between regulatory standards

Regulatory aspects

  • Examine the impact of the Medical device Regulation (MDR)
  • Review the impact of Brexit

Biological evaluation process for a medical device

  • Gap analysis of existing biocompatibility data
  • Medical device categorization for biological risk assessment

Interactive group exercises are also included as part of the course to cement your knowledge on ISO 10993 and regulatory aspects of biological evaluations.

Day 2

21 March 2024

Biocompatibility testing

  • Endpoints to be addressed in a biological risk assessment
  • GLP requirements
  • Lab selection

Material characterisation

  • Physical and Chemical characterisation
  • Extractables and leachables testing – when and why?
  • Use of QSAR

Assessment strategies

  • Change Management
  • Use of data sources to provide chemical information
  • Literature searching to support safe use of materials

Global considerations for biocompatibility

  • International requirements
    • Differences in in-vivo testing interpretations – US and Europe

Gas pathway devices

  • Gas Pathway devices

Interactive group exercises are also included as part of the course to cement your knowledge on biocompatibility testing and assessment strategies.

Philip Clay is Director and principal toxicologist with Chorley Consulting. He is a registered toxicologist and specialises in product safety assessment with over 30 years’ experience. He has published and presented widely in his expert field of genetic toxicology and in the wider area of safety assessment. Phillip has recently joined the BSI Ch/194 Committee to provide UK input to ISO/Tc 194 and CEN/TC 206 for standards relating to biological evaluation of medical devices.

Janine Townsend

Janine is a Senior Safety Assessor with Chorley Consulting. She holds a MSc in Global aquatic biodiversity and a BSc in Molecular biology and biotechnology, both from the University of Hull. She has over 10 years of regulatory and product safety experience within FMCG and the Fragrance industry. She is an experienced project manager and is also our Quality Manager developing and maintaining our ISO 9001 quality management system. Janine brings to Chorley knowledge in the regulatory arena as well as toxicological data analysis skills for use in the risk assessment of medical devices.

Rona Middlemiss

Rona is a Senior Safety Assessor with Chorley Consulting. She holds a first class MSci in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Aberdeen. Additionally, she has attended training courses on the Practical Application of Toxicology in Drug Development and also Personal Animal License Course, Modules 1-3. She spent her year industry with a multinational consumer healthcare and medical device manufacturer, gaining experience in the safety assessment of medical devices. She joins Chorley from a Scientist role with British American Tobacco where she honed her toxicology skills performing toxicological risk assessment for harm reduction products. Rona brings to Chorley experience gained with a healthcare medical device manufacturer as well toxicological risk assessment skills gained during her time with BAT.

During her time with Chorley, Rona has rapidly developed her skills in performing toxicological risk assessments of extractable and leachable data including the use of in silico tools for the prediction of toxicological effects. She has also developed her presentation skills, having presented a number of on-line training modules around various aspects of Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices.

This course is suitable for professionals who must have a good understanding of biocompatibility. It is suitable for professionals who work in areas and would benefit from a deeper understanding of biological evaluations. These include:

  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Design & Development Professionals
  • Clinical Professionals
  • Risk Management Personnel
  • Quality Personnel
  • Engineering Professionals

Most of our classroom courses are located at a venue in central London. The city has good transport links and is good place to socialise with fellow attendees. Accommodation is not included in the price. We recommend staying in a hotel within walking distance of the venue. Lunch and refreshments are included on all days where you will be able to interact with fellow peers and the trainers.

 

The course is held in the following venue:

Hallam Conference Centre, Cavendish Venues, 44 Hallam St, London, W1W 6JJ

 

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Learn more about the course by toggling through the tabs below (trainer, agenda, who should attend?)

Post Learning Implementation Plan (PLIP)

Pre-course

  • Access to the Educo Training Portal
  • Submit your needs analysis and objectives for training by completing a simple online form

Action Plan

  • At the end of the training you will create an action plan to help you implement and develop your new skills and knowledge

Reinforcement Session

  • Delivered 3 to 4 weeks after the training
  • It is a 1 hour virtual session enabling the group to reinforce the key learnings from the training and cover and subsequent questions and challenges
Introductory Module 1
FREE to Attend | Live & Recorded

| 60 mins | 11 AM UK

Overview of biocompatibility

  • An introduction to biocompatibility
  • Biocompatibility vs biological safety

Register For Module 1 | Free

There are limited spaces on module 1. If demand is high you may not be able to attend the live session, however you will be sent the recording. Priority is given to full registrations.

Module 2

 | 60 mins | 11 AM UK

Examining the ISO 10993 series

  • ISO 10993 history and development
  • ISO 10993 structure and content
  • Relationship between regulatory standards
Module 3

 60 mins | 12 PM UK

Regulatory aspects

  • Examine the impact of the Medical device Regulation (MDR)
  • Review the impact of Brexit
Module 4

| 60 mins | 11 AM UK

Biological evaluation process for a medical device

  • Gap analysis of existing biocompatibility data
  • Medical device categorization for biological risk assessment
Module 5

 | 60 mins | 11 AM UK

Biocompatibility testing

  • Endpoints to be addressed in a biological risk assessment
  • GLP requirements
  • Lab selection
Module 6

| 60 mins | 11 AM UK

Material characterisation

  • Physical and Chemical characterisation
  • Extractables and leachables testing – when and why?
  • Use of QSAR
Module 7

| 60 mins | 12 PM UK

Assessment strategies

  • Change Management
  • Use of data sources to provide chemical information
  • Literature searching to support safe use of materials
Module 8

 60 mins | 11 AM UK

Global considerations for biocompatibility

  • International requirements
    • Differences in in-vivo testing interpretations – US and Europe
Module 9

60 mins | 11 AM UK

Gas pathway devices

  • Gas Pathway devices

Philip Clay is Director and principal toxicologist with Chorley Consulting. He is a registered toxicologist and specialises in product safety assessment with over 30 years’ experience. He has published and presented widely in his expert field of genetic toxicology and in the wider area of safety assessment. Phillip has recently joined the BSI Ch/194 Committee to provide UK input to ISO/Tc 194 and CEN/TC 206 for standards relating to biological evaluation of medical devices.

 

Janine Ingleby

Janine is a Senior Safety Assessor with Chorley Consulting. She holds a MSc in Global aquatic biodiversity and a BSc in Molecular biology and biotechnology. She has over 10 years of regulatory and product safety experience within FMCG and the Fragrance industry. Janine brings knowledge in the regulation of cosmetics and fragrances as well as toxicological data analysis skills for use in risk assessments of medicines, medical devices, cosmetics and general products. She has been actively monitoring the impact of Brexit on the requirements for medical devices in the UK.

 

 

Katherine Torrance

Katherine is a Senior Safety Assessor with Chorley Consulting. She holds a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and an MSc in Translational Oncology. She has worked within the health sector in both the NHS and in industry for several years gaining product safety experience working with medicines and medical devices. She is an experienced MedDRA coder and is a skilled medical writer. She has extensive experience in the assessing of biological safety of a range of medical devices. Alongside her knowledge of biocompatibility, she has attended training on EU MDR implementation and has prepared numerous biological safety assessments ready for MDR submission. Katherine brings skills in literature and data searching as well as analysis skills for use in risk assessment of medicines, medical devices, cosmetics and general products.

This course is suitable for professionals who must have a good understanding of biocompatibility. It is suitable for professionals who work in areas and would benefit from a deeper understanding of biological evaluations. These include: Regulatory Affairs | Design & Development Professionals | Clinical Professionals | Risk Management Personnel | Quality Personnel | Engineering Professionals.

Free Online Module and Pricing
  • Module 1 is free to attend and is delivered online and is recorded.
  • To enrol onto module 1, please submit your details in the form.
  • Module 1 is recorded so if you are unable to attend, you can catch up ahead of the course start date.
  • There are price tiers for this course. The dates of these are at the located above the course overview.

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19 reviews for

Understanding Biocompatibility for Medical Devices

20 & 21 March 2024 | Live Online Course

  1. Oxsonics (verified owner)

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  2. ZImmer Biomet (verified owner)

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  3. Individual Booking (verified owner)

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  4. ISDIN

    I had no experience in medical device. This course has served me as a starting point to have a basic knowledge about how to do the biological development of the safety of a medical device.

  5. ISDIN

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  6. Zimmer Manufacturing GmbH (verified owner)

    Broad understanding of International standards requirements for biological evaluation and effective tools provided for their applicability in ensuring compliance for medical devices.

  7. Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA)

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  8. Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA)

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  9. Summit Medical Ltd

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  10. Bedfont Scientific Ltd

    For anyone in the future who needs biocompatibility training, I will recommended Educo/ Chorley. The two instructors Rona and Janine were so informative and were able to answer all questions thrown at them. The Cavendish Centre were amazing with hospitality, lovely food, and always topping up drinks for our breaks.

  11. Bedfont Scientific Ltd

    Incredibly informative with very knowledgeable trainers. Would highly recommend to anyone responsible for co-ordinating biological evaluations and biocompatibility testing.

  12. ZuriMED Technologies AG (verified owner)

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  13. Vitreq (BVI Medical)

    Very well explained training

  14. Zimmer Biomet (verified owner)

    Highly recommended. Good overview of ISO 10093 with current relation to MDR as well as to other international standards. Nice given examples to sum up your knowledge. Friendly atmosphere and competent tutors.

  15. Vitreq (BVI Medical)

    Educo’s online course on “Understanding Biocompatibility for Medical Devices” was well-organized. Communication was clear at all stages, the training portal provided all the information and instructions, and the live sessions were presented by knowledgeable professionals.

  16. Vitreq (BVI Medical)

    Great course for general understanding and the expectancy from notified bodies. Thank you so much for the clear presentations.

  17. Innoviamedical

    Really enjoyed, The trainer was very knowledgeable and happy to help. Very engaging and easy to understand.

  18. Alliance Pharma

    It was an excellent course and I’ve learnt a lot I would definitely recommend the course to my colleagues.

  19. Endomagnetics Ltd

    The training course was very informative and provided valuable insight into important considerations for current and future projects

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