Forthcoming webinars are detailed below. All Lucideon webinars are free to attend and commence at 3pm, UK time, unless otherwise stated.
Links to recordings of some of the webinars we have presented in recent years are available below.
Titanium is one of the most widely used alloys for medical device applications due to its strength, corrosion resistance, and biocompatibility, amongst other characteristics. It is also has form 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 explores the various reactions, phenomena, and challenges associated with titanium oxidation, exploring thermodynamics, atomic diffusion, and a whole lot more.
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.
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.
In this webinar Julius Bonini, principal consultant, metallurgy at Lucideon, discusses the finer details of metal powders used in additive manufacturing. He covers topics including: the three most common methods of metal additive manufacturing, how metal powders are made, how you can test and evaluate your powders and products, and the challenges that the industry still faces in exploiting the full potential of metal additive manufacturing.
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.
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.
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?
A wide range of techniques are employed to form ceramic components, with each technique having specific advantages and disadvantages. In this webinar, Richard White and Mike Salt discuss these techniques, and how and why they are chosen, with regards to advanced ceramics.
In this webinar, presented by Dr Phil Jackson and Delihta Fernando, we explore the important drivers facing the dental industry and discuss the potential roles that novel materials could play as 'enablers'.
While this general topic has been covered in various webinars in the past, here we isolate several key aspects of the problem. The unique porous coated surfaces of new additively manufactured (AM) medical implants have proven to be quite complex and are creating challenges with respect to effective cleaning.
This webinar, presented by Julius Bonini, Principal Consultant, Metallurgy, covers all of the common post-processing treatments applied to additively manufactured (AM) metal components. Topics related to the removal from build plates and stress relieving of as-fabricated parts to more complex processes such as machining, cleaning and surface finishing, are covered.
In this webinar, Julius Bonini, Principal Consultant, Metallurgy, explores a number of analysis techniques that can be used to provide insightful competitive advantage through design and performance evaluation.
Presented by Dr Gilda Gasparini, Chemical Engineer, and Dr Phil Jackson, Technical Manager, both of Lucideon's Healthcare division, the webinar focusses on the benefits that design of experiments affords in terms of product optimization, time and cost savings, and yield improvement.
Hosted by Dr Richard Padbury, polymer technology consultant at Lucideon, the webinar looks at the beneficial properties of polymers in a range of applications and how these can be best utilized.
Hosted by Dr Chris Pickles, consultant to Lucideon, the webinar looks at the application of surface science techniques in industry to provide understanding of the distribution of ingredients in materials, with a specific focus on healthcare applications.
In this webinar, hosted by Gary Kagel, we explore various microchemical techniques, their uses and limitations, and how to most effectively solve key coatings challenges.
Medical devices and pharmaceutical products can present a risk to patients by way of exposure to substances present in manufacturing or packaging materials. This webinar, presented by Craig Donald and Malcolm Rose, discusses how to understand and evaluate those risks by following the procedures set out in ISO 10993.
This webinar, presented by Sara Randall, Senior Materials Engineer, describes the general processes applied to a typical failure analysis of a metal component.
This webinar, presented by Julius Bonini, Principal Consultant, Metallurgy, provides a blueprint for the typical procedures which should be applied when a component fails in fatigue.
This webinar, presented by Craig Donald, discusses reusable medical devices (such as surgical tools, etc.) which need to be cleaned and/or sterilized before each use. Manufacturers are required to validate their cleaning/sterilization instructions accordingly. The webinar addresses a range of factors to consider when developing such protocols.
Hosted by Joan Morra, Metallurgical Engineer, and Dr Phil Jackson, Technical Manager, Healthcare, this webinar covers the importance of powder quality and optimization for successful Additive Manufacturing processes.
This webinar, presented by Julius Bonini, Principal Consultant, Metallurgy, highlights and discusses several issues associated with additive manufacturing (AM) technology that the medical implant and device community are currently facing.
This webinar, presented by George Jones, discusses the new USP <232> Heavy Metals limit test, which will be fully in place by 1 January 2018, and the effects it will have for businesses.
This webinar, presented by Ramiro Alan Ramirez and Kevin Night, discusses: common standards - what they cover and what they don’t and areas that require unique test methods including: coatings of devices; ageing of devices; adverse wear testing; dynamic testing of acetabular components and adapting simulators to emulate joints without available standards.
This webinar covers metal additive manufacturing, various methods & equipment, E Beam vs. laser melting methods, powder bed vs deposition methods & available metal systems
Presented by Dr Chris Pickles, this webinar focusses on how chemical mapping and topographical profiling can be used to support product claims.
Presented by Dr Chris Pickles and Stuart Watson, the webinar covers current regulatory guidance, residues and sources of contamination, and how to identify contaminants and their source via surface, gravimetric and residue analysis.
Presented by Dr Chris Pickles, this webinar covers the use of surface chemical analysis for the validation of device cleaning processes and discusses how surface and chemical analysis can be used to validate the cleaning processes of medical devices.