Sterilisation methods applicable to Optogenerapy medical device divulged at ISBPPB 2018
The results of a review of sterilization methods to determine which ones are most suitable for Optogenerapy’s bio-electronic implant, have been presented during the 4thInternational Society for Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials (ISBPPB) by Radoslaw A. Wach, researcher at the Lodz University of Technology. The Conference, which has taken place in Krakow during 15-18 July 2018, is an important meeting point for researchers working with biomedical polymers.
Wach, member of the Institute of Applied Radiation Chemistry at Lodz University of Technology, has explained to the audience the importance of the sterilisation of surgical implants for the total destruction of all microorganisms and their spores. With bio-electronic multicomponent devices as the Optogenerapy implant for treating patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, including a chamber with engineered cells and an optoelectronics module, sterilisation becomes a complicated process as it can alter material properties and effect the functioning of the device.
To ensure that Optogenerapy implant delivers correctly beta interferon protein (IFN-ß), Optogenerapy partner Lodz University of Technology has evaluated the possible sterilisation methods, concluding that only low-temperature methods are acceptable. Different low-temperature sterilisation techniques will be validated with Optogenerapy’s implant to ensure that neither the materials nor the components deteriorated during the process.
The International Society for Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials (ISBPPB)conference and exposition is a recognized event in the fields of biomedical polymers and biomedical materials. The Conference sessions include topics such as controlled release systems, drug delivery systems, antimicrobial polymers, biodegradable polymers and copolymers and tissue engineering.