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Below is a list of recent and forthcoming events at Lucideon, as well as conferences and other events that we have attended or will be attending.

2021                                 Event
10 - 13 May 2021 23rd Microencapsulation Industrial Convention (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Dr. Gilda Gasparini is presenting at the 23rd Microencapsulation Industrial Convention. She will be presenting 'Inorganic Controlled Release Particles and Abuse Deterrent Properties' on Wednesday the 10th in the morning session. For more information and to register to attend click here
2020                                 Event
15 October 2020 Webinar: Oxidation Kinetics in Titanium
Titanium is one of the most widely used metals in alloys for medical device applications due to its strength, corrosion resistance, and biocompatibility, amongst other characteristics. It is also has form versatility and manufacture versatility. However, one of the most challenging phenomena with the use of titanium is oxidation. Whether intentional or unintentional, the process by which oxides form must be understood and well controlled to ensure optimal performance of any medical device. In this webinar, Julius Bonini, Principal Consultant of Metallurgy, explores the various reactions, phenomena, and challenges associated with titanium oxidation, exploring thermodynamics, atomic diffusion, and a whole lot more. To view the webinar recording, please click here
10 September 2020 Webinar: The Use of Surface Science for Solving Pharmaceutical and OTC Product Challenges
Pharmaceutical and Consumer Healthcare / OTC manufacturers are continually faced with a variety of issues throughout their development and manufacturing processes. These include, but are not limited to contamination, formulation and tablet discoloration, packaging incompatibilities, and major product failures. Our advanced analytical method development service allows our clients to implement and validate methods to evaluate their products, and our world class surface science suite is leveraged for troubleshooting and counterfeiting investigations. In this webinar, Ursula Thompson will explore how such techniques can be used for solving the aforementioned challenges. To view the webinar recording, please click here
3 September 2020 Webinar: The Use of Surface Science for Solving Cardio and Neurovascular Device Challenges
Cardiovascular and Neurovascular device manufacturers continue to innovate the surfaces of implants for improved clinical performance, enhanced therapeutic action, and market differentiation. The innovation can be achieved through changing materials, functionalizing surface chemistries, applying coatings, or employing processing treatments, to name a few. However, as with any innovation, challenges can arise - e.g. poor coating adherence on the surface of neurovascular stents; inconsistent pharmaceutical active loading on the surface of drug coated cardiovascular balloons; or pitting corrosion on the surface of overlapping stents. These are just a few of the many challenges encountered in the industry. As we collaboratively work to root-cause issues, optimize processes, and implement corrective actions, visualizing and quantifying surface chemistries and morphologies is paramount. In this webinar, Ursula Thompson explores various surface analysis techniques used to achieve these aforementioned goals. To view the webinar recording, please click here
12 March 2020 Webinar Series: Post Processing Issues Associated with Metallic Medical Components
Post-processing of medical devices is an important part of the manufacturing process to ensure products are clean, structurally and chemically stable, and in some cases to improve aesthetics. There are a wide range of post-processing treatments for medical devices. The best option for each device will depend on many factors, such as: material, manufacturing technique, final application and product geometry, and understanding the processes and key factors is crucial to achieving the best finish. This webinar series, hosted by our leading metallurgy expert Julius Bonini, takes a broad look at the range of treatments available and the typical effects of each. Julius discusses how each process is used, and its pros and cons, for traditional manufacturing techniques and for additive manufacturing processes. The first webinar in the series was released as a recording on 12 March, with the others being released over the ensuing weeks. To view the webinar recordings, please click here
2019                                 Event
14 - 17 November 2019 COA 2019 (Shanghai, China)
We exhibited at this leading exhibition for Chinese orthopaedic device manufacturers. The event gave us a chance to meet up with our existing partners and to network with other companies looking for regulatory testing support to get into the USA and European markets. To find out more please click here
3 October 2019Advancing Formulations: The 5th Innovation for Industry Forum (Lucideon HQ, Stoke-on-Trent, UK)
This event brought together industry and academia to discuss the challenges and opportunities in formulations and product development for skin, hair and oral care applications. To find out more please click here
10 - 11 July 2019 Ceramics UK (Telford, UK)
This newly established event showcased the growing technical ceramics market in the UK. Lucideon was on stand 1417, talking about how we help both technical and traditional ceramics manufacturers develop the products and processes of the future. To find out more please click here
2 - 3 July 2019Naturals in Cosmetic Science Conference - Manchester, UK
The Naturals in Cosmetic Conference brought together the latest thinking and expertise from leading practitioners and suppliers in the Personal Care and Cosmetic Industry. To find out more please click here
6 - 8 June 2019New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) 2019 Annual Conference (Holiday Inn, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA)
Julius Bonini presented on the second day of this event: "Overview of Current Trends in Metal Additive Manufacturing - What Engineers Should Know". To find out more please click here
2 - 7 June 2019BIO 2019 (Philadelphia and Maryland, USA)
Lucideon joined the Midlands Engine as it led a trade delegation to BIO International Convention and Exhibition, the largest international Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical convention and partnering event. To find out more please click here
30 April - 1 May 2019Making Pharma 2019 (Coventry, UK)
We exhibited on stand 327 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Our colleagues Dr Gilda Gasparini and Dr Mark Cresswell also presented on controlled release technologies for pharmaceutical applications. Making Pharma is one of the UK's largest gatherings of pharmaceutical professionals. To find out more, click here
30 April - 1 May 2019 CeramicsExpo (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
We again exhibited at CeramicsExpo, the materials, manufacturing and components show, showcasing our materials and processing support capabilities, and our platform technologies. To find out more please click here
19 March 2019 ASM International Meeting (San Diego, USA)
Metallurgy expert Julius Bonini gave his technical talk on "Current Trends in Metal Additive Manufacturing Nuances and Critical Microstructural Features". To find out more please click here
12 - 16 March 2019 AAOS 2019 (Las Vegas, USA)
We exhibited at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. AAOS is one of the world's largest gatherings of orthopaedic professionals including: surgeons, OEMs and service providers. Find out more, click here
2018                                 Event
14 December 2018 Drug-free Antibacterial Technology for Medical Applications: First Cambridge International Conference
New concepts of Drug-free Antibacterial Science and Technology were reviewed and progress reported in developing new antibacterial material systems for medical applications. Through a series of keynote presentations, the clinical need, research trends and opportunities for new products was outlined.
29 November 2018The Swiss MedTech Event (Glattpark Switzerland)
Anike Butow attended the Swiss MedTech Event which is aimed at Business & Technology developers and product managers who see new opportunities for their company in the field of medical technology. To find out more please click here
20 September 2018 Webinar: Single Tooth Restorations and Dental Treatments of the Future
Presented by Anike Bütow, Technology & Strategy Leader at Lucideon, this webinar discusses the challenges and drivers facing the dental industry, with a particular focus on caries. To view the webinar recording, please click here
9 - 13 September 2018 29th European Conference on Biomaterials (MECC, Maastricht)
This event brought together scientists, clinicians and industrialists, with different backgrounds and expertise, to advance the field of biomaterials by presenting their latest research, attending stimulating workshops and symposia and having lively discussions during breaks and social events. To find out more please click here
13 June 2018 4th Innovations for Industry Forum: Advancing Formulations, Lucideon HQ, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
A free-to-attend event that brought together industry and academia in the personal care and consumer healthcare sectors to explore collaborative opportunities and learn about the latest developments in the formulation arena. To find out more please click here
7 June 2018 Webinar: Wear Testing - Load-Control vs. Displacement-Control: What the Standards Don’t Tell You
In the second part of our "What the Standards Don't Tell You" series, we dig a little deeper into ISO 14243, the wear testing standard for total knee replacements. Not every knee replacement is made equal, nor is every knee system suitable for every patient. How do you know that your design is being tested for its intended application? To view the webinar recording, please click here
1 – 3 May 2018 Ceramics Expo (Cleveland, Ohio)
We exhibited at this event for advanced ceramic materials and technologies. To find out more please click here
21 – 24 March 2018 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition (Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA)
Representatives from Lucideon attended this event and welcomed meeting requests at the event and in the surrounding area. To find out more please click here
12 – 13 March 2018 Materials Research Exchange (London)
We exhibited at this event which showcased the richness of UK materials research and innovation. To find out more please click here
6 – 8 March 2018 JEC World 2018 (Paris)
We showcased our offerings around composites at the Department for International Trade (DIT) UK Pavilion at JEC World 2018. To find out more please click here
8 February 2018 Webinar: Ceramic Forming Techniques
A wide range of techniques are employed to form ceramic components, with each technique having specific advantages and disadvantages. In this webinar, Richard White discusses these techniques, and how and why they are chosen, with regards to advanced ceramics. To see the webinar recording please click here