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  Coatings Tech Center
     Wednesday, June 12 - Thursday, June 13



 Coatings Technology in Orthopedics is on the Cusp of Rapid Development. 

1.5 Days | 6 Sessions | 15+ Speakers – Don't Miss This Conversation!

Orthopedic manufacturers are prioritizing coating applications in the design, manufacture and promotion of new implants as greater

emphasis is being placed upon surface structure, bone integration and device longevity. ASTM, FDA and ISO are pursuing guidance and standards to boost uniform knowledge of how coatings work, coating test methods and coating manufacturing applications. 

The Tech Center brings together coating experts from Aesculap, Smith & Nephew, Orchid, Surface Dynamics, Duke University, Promimic, ASTM and others for one and a half days of research-and-experience-based education. Join us!

Wednesday, June 12

Antimicrobial Coatings: The Research and Regulatory Perspective

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Moderator: Thomas Webster, Ph.D., Professor & Department Chair, Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University
Karl F. Richter, President, RFH BioTek

Attendee Takeaways

  • Learn the applications for orthopedic antimicrobial coatings
  • Discover how research demonstrates the success of antimicrobial coatings
  • Gain insight into regulatory pathways for antimicrobial coatings

ISO 17327-1: How to Apply the Latest Coating Standard

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Gary Fischman, Ph.D., Principal, Future Strategy Solutions

Attendee Takeaways

  • Learn what ISO 17327-1:2018 covers
  • Understand what the standard means for device companies
  • Gain knowledge of what’s next for the ISO/TC 150/WG 12 on coatings from Dr. Fischman, the U.S.-voting member

Joint Replacement: The Current and Future Impact of Coatings

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Moderator: Parimal Bapat, Ph.D., Research Engineer, Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
Panelists: Rajendra Kasinath, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, DePuy Synthes
Gordon Hunter, Ph.D., Principal Manager, Materials Science, Advanced Surgical Devices, Smith & Nephew
Armando Salito, Director of Coating and Additive Manufacturing Innovation, Orchid Orthopedic Solutions

Attendee Takeaways

  • Understand what research demonstrates about current hip and knee coatings
  • Gain perspective from leading device companies about the future of coatings in joint replacement implants

Spine: Porous Coatings vs. Porous Materials vs. Additive Manufacturing

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Moderator: Mukesh Kumar, Ph.D., Global Technology Director, Surface Dynamics
Ken Gall, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University
Byron Masi, Ph.D., Associate Director R&D Global Alignment, U.S. Innovation, Aesculap
Jason Cianfrani, Vice President of Product Development for IMSE and Camber Spine

Attendee Takeaways

  • Learn what current research demonstrates about the use of porous coatings, porous materials and additive manufacturing in spine
  • Gain perspective from leading companies and researchers about the future of coatings and surface characteristics in spine implants

Thursday, June 13

Orthopedic Coatings: Predictions for 2025

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Gordon Donald, M.D., Managing Member and Director of Spinal Surgery, NJ Ortho Group
Christopher Scifert, Ph.D., Director of Engineering, Orchid Design, Orchid Orthopedic Solutions

Ulf Brogren, Sales Operations North America, Promimic

Attendee Takeaways

  • Understand research on thin coatings and ceramic coatings
  • Learn the opportunities and challenges of current coatings
  • Hear predictions for coating commercialization in the next decade

Biomechanical Pros and Cons of Your Manufacturing Options:
Coatings, Surface Technologies and Additive Manufacturing

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Lisa Ferrara, Ph.D., President, OrthoKinetic Technologies

Attendee Takeaways

  • Understand bone interface biomechanics and the way that surface structures can enhance or inhibit interface responses
  • Gain knowledge of mechanotransduction and how surface structures or coatings can influence this response