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Nelson Laboratories to Host Free Educational Device Testing Classes at 2013 MD&M West Show

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nelson Laboratories ( will host a free conference session on sterilization validation, packaging, cleaning validations and biocompatibility testing at the 2013 MD&M West Show beginning at 10 a.m. on Feb. 14 in Anaheim, Calif. The sessions outline basic testing and validation requirements medical device manufacturers need to learn to avoid delays when releasing new products.


"These sessions will be very useful to medical device manufacturers that are planning to release products anytime in the future," said Thor Rollins, Nelson Laboratories biocompatibility specialist. "The five classes explain the tests and validations needed to release a product on time and avoid costly errors."

Click here to see a detailed schedule and register for open sessions. The classes will each last one hour and will cover the following topics:

10 a.m. Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Validation – by Dan Floyd

  • How to validate your sterilization process

11 a.m. Radiation Sterilization Validation – by Martell Winters

  • Explanation on various test methods used in validation

1 p.m. Sterile Barrier Packaging Validation – by Wendy Mach

  • The values and methodology of package testing with a focus on ISO 11607

2 p.m. Cleaning Validations for Newly Manufactured Devices – by Alexa Tatarian

  • Cleaning validations pertaining to newly manufactured devices and single use implants

3 p.m. Biocompatibility – by Thor Rollins

  • Testing requirements of ISO 10993 and choosing the correct methods for your product

Nelson Laboratories' experts will be available from Feb. 12-14 at MD&M West in booth #3228 to answer questions about the sessions or any of the tests Nelson Laboratories performs.

Additionally, MD&M West show organizers asked Thor Rollins to run the "Biocompatibility and Chemistry Testing Workshop" on Feb. 13 from 2-5 p.m. as part of the regular conference track. Rollins will also present "The Big Three: Cytotoxicity, Sensitization & Irritation" at the Innovations Brief theater, booth #637 Hall E on Feb. 13 at 1:00 p.m.

For a free pass good for the duration of the show please contact Nelson Laboratories' marketing department at

About Nelson Laboratories

Nelson Laboratories is a leading provider of full, life-cycle microbiology testing services. We are known for exceptional quality, but we look beyond the testing process and partner with you to achieve your long-term business goals. It's what we call The Science of Success™. It's transparency in the testing process. It's approachable experts that guide you through ever-changing compliance requirements. It's helping you mitigate risk, be first to market, and succeed with your customers. Learn more at

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