ASTM workshop on Coatings for Medical Devices in in November

Workshop on Coatings for the Medical Industry - November 6, 2018

Coatings are becoming a more prevalent issue in medical devices. The need to strategize about upcoming needs in the development of coatings for the medical industry is important so that they don’t become stalled in their development and approval or problematic in their deployment.  This workshop will help create a strategy for developing coating standards and specifications that will augment the pending ISO TC 150 coatings document (ISO 17327)

Abstracts are being accepted until March 2nd for this workshop which will be held in Washington DC just before the ASTM F04 (Medical and Surgical Devices and Materials) fall committee meeting. 

Abstract should be no more than 300 words and submitted to the Workshop Corresponding Chair - Gary Fischman at no later than March 2nd, 2018.

The meeting is anticipated to have five speaking sessions and a poster area.  These will included:

  • Introduction to Coatings and ISO 17327 (the new ISO coatings standard)
  • Coatings for hard tissue interfaces
  • Coatings for soft tissue interfaces
  • Coatings for blood tissue interfaces
  • Path forward


  • Gary Fischman - Future Strategy Solutions and Covalent Coating Technologies
  • Ryan Syskey - Exponent
  • Parimal Bapat - Orchid Biocoat
  • Jill Baxter - Depuy-Synthes
  • Kevin Tingey - WL Gore
  • Hany Demian - US Food and Drug Administration
  • Hani Haider - University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Byron Hayes - WL Gore

We look forward to seeing you there.

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