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2024 Webinar Series

The Latest Innovations in Orthopaedic Testing

What OEMs Need to Know

Dual Mobility Hips // The challenges and solutions in testing.

June 20, 2024          12pm CT          Duration: 30 mins + Q&A

Are you developing dual mobility hip devices? Are you interested in learning about the complexities of these systems and how we test them appropriately? Then this webinar is for you!

This webinar will discuss:

  1. The mechanics of a DM hip replacement
  2. The clinical advantages of a DM hip replacement
  3. Important considerations when planning for a DM hip wear test
  4. How the OIC modifies standard test methods to be applicable to DM hip replacements
  5. The OIC’s solutions for DM hip replacement worst-case assessment, test set-up, and post-test analysis
Trevor Gascoyne

Presented by Trevor Gascoyne, M.Sc., P.Eng

President & CEO

As the President & CEO of the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre, Trevor leads a team of energetic, passionate engineers and scientists involved in multi-faceted research and development initiatives to improve orthopaedic medicine and enhance the safety and efficacy of medical devices. With nearly 15 years as a Biomedical Engineer in orthopaedics, Trevor has gained direct hands-on experience with a wide variety of device wear testing, mechanical testing, failure analysis, clinical trials and patient-centered research.  Trevor also serves as the Canadian Co-Chair of the ISO Implants for Surgery – Bone and Joint Replacements subcommittee and is the General Manager of the Canadian RSA (radiostereometric analysis) Network.

Spinal Tethering // What is it and how are these novel devices tested?

June 25, 2024          12pm CT          Duration: 30 mins + Q&A

Are you developing spine devices? Are you interested in learning about the complexities of spinal tethering systems and how we test them appropriately? Then this webinar is for you!

This webinar will discuss:

  1. What is VBT and how do the mechanics treat scoliosis
  2. The clinical advantages of a VBT system over traditional spinal fixation
  3. Importance and need for evaluating the performance of VBT systems through testing
  4. The OIC’s customized test methods for VBT systems adapted from standard methods
  5. The OIC’s multi-axial testing innovations for evaluating implant durability and long-term performance under simulated physiological conditions

Presented by Sara Gustafson, M.Sc., P. Eng

Senior Biomedical Engineer, Technical Lead – Spine & Osteosynthesis

Sara is a senior biomedical engineer and technical lead for spine and osteosynthesis at the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre with experience in biomechanical testing, implant failure analysis, precision measurement, and clinical research. Her focus over the last six years has been on understanding and improving the technical aspects of spine and osteosynthesis device testing for standard and novel designs.

Adverse Wear Testing // Why is it needed and how do we do it?

June 27, 2024          12pm CT          Duration: 30 mins + Q&A

Are you in the orthopaedic industry? Are you developing a joint replacement product that needs wear testing? Then this webinar is for you!

This webinar will discuss:

  1. What is adverse wear testing versus traditional wear test methods?
  2. Why is adverse wear testing so important?
  3. What are the different approaches for adverse wear testing?
  4. How the OIC modifies existing methods for adverse wear testing?
  5. Answers to frequently asked questions about adverse wear testing.

Presented by Sarah Fay, M.Sc., P. Eng

Biomedical Engineer, Technical Lead – Joint Replacement

Sarah is a biomedical engineer and technical lead for joint replacement at the OIC. Her master’s research was focused on microstructural analysis and performance of additive manufactured biomedical alloys. Sarah is focused on managing long term wear test projects, conducting mechanical testing, as well as performing microscopic analysis and surface characterization for joint replacements. She has project managed wear testing for all types of joint replacements, and is OIC’s expert in customized testing for dual mobility hip replacements, adverse wear testing, hip impingement, and many more.

2023 Webinar Series

Summer Surge in Device Testing

Ignite Your Orthopaedic Innovations

How To Adapt Test Standards for Novel Spine Devices

June 6, 2023

Presented by Sara Gustafson, M.Sc., P.Eng

Senior Biomedical Engineer, Technical Lead – Spine & Osteosynthesis

In this webinar, Sara Gustafson will guide you through the process of adapting test standards for novel spine devices. You will learn how to select appropriate standards, combine methods effectively, incorporate physiological conditions, and evaluate device performance while considering implant-to-bone interaction. Join us to gain valuable insights into creating suitable custom test methods for relevant and accurate results.

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How To Plan for a Joint Replacement Wear Test

June 8, 2023

Presented by Sarah Fay, M.Sc., EIT

Biomedical Engineer, Technical Lead – Joint Replacement

Sarah Fay will share her expertise on planning for a joint replacement wear test, helping you avoid common pitfalls through strategic planning and preparation. Discover how to select appropriate preconditioning and post-test analysis methods, and learn how to schedule your wear test to ensure regulatory submission deadlines are met. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your joint replacement testing approach.

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How FEA Can Save You Time and Money

June 20, 2023

Presented by Ian Polyzois, Ph.D, EIT

Mechanical Engineer, Technical Lead – FEA Simulation & PPE Testing

Join Ian Polyzois as he demonstrates the power of finite element analysis (FEA) in the medical device industry. Explore how FEA can quickly predict device performance, identify design flaws early on, classify best- and worst-case scenarios, support optimal material selection, and simulate unique clinical conditions for patient-specific devices. Learn how FEA can save you valuable time and resources throughout the device development process.

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