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Workshop on Characterization of Fiber-based Scaffolds

  • Technology Center Auditorium 400 Commercial St Manchester, NH 03101 US (map)

ARMI | BioFabUSA will be hosting a one day workshop with ASTM International and the Standards Coordinating Body on the Characterization of Fiber-Based Scaffolds.

The Workshop on Characterization of Fiber-Based Scaffolds will be held Friday, August 10, 2018 from 9:00am – 6:00pm at the Technology Center located at 400 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH. This workshop is jointly sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, and ARMI l BioFabUSA, with participation from the Standards Coordinating Body.

At a 2013 ASTM Workshop on Standards and Measurements for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, it was determined that the major measurement needs were 1) structural, 2) mechanical and 3) biological (Simon et al. J Biomed Mater Res: Part B, 103B, 949-959, 2015). This upcoming workshop will delve more deeply into these issues and focus on a particular type of scaffold, fiber-based scaffolds. Fiber-based scaffolds are being advanced in tissue engineering for a wide variety of applications. The workshop will focus on fiber-based scaffold characterization including batch to batch variability, measurement validation and release criteria.

Potential Outcomes

  • Report that summarizes the findings for publication in the archival literature
  • Results from the stakeholder surveys that indicate which measurements are most in need of improvement
  • Formation of a working group to write an ASTM Standard Guide for Characterizing Fiber-Based Scaffolds
  • Formation of working groups to address specific measurements