Abstracts + Presentations  


  • Louis-Georges Guy, Martin Laflamme, Fabian Soza, Guy Leclerc. Functional and safety evaluation of bioresorbable scaffold in swine coronary arteries. Poster presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology and ToxExpo, Baltimore, MD, USA, March 10-14, 2019.  Abstract in press in The Toxicologist (2019).

  • Louis-Georges Guy, Michel Assad, Nicolette Jackson, Madeleine Chagnon, Fabian Soza, Guy Leclerc. Correlation of micro-CT imaging with histology sections, an important tool to understand the structural function and biological response to implantable medical devices. Poster presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology and ToxExpo, Baltimore, MD, USA, March 10-14, 2019.  Abstract in press in The Toxicologist (2019).

  • Luis Fernando Negro Silva, Julius Haruna, Pritpal Malhi, Simon Authier, Yannick Trudel, Raluca Kubaszky, Victoria Badalone, Michel Assad. Bilateral Distal Femoral Epiphyseal Defect Models for Safety Testing: A 5-Week Rat Bone Healing Study. Oral presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology and ToxExpo, Baltimore, MD, USA, March 14, 2019. Abstract in press in The Toxicologist (2019).

  • Michel Assad, Bryan J. McEntire, Sandra Iacampo, Madeleine Chagnon, Yannick Trudel, B. Sonny Bal. Osteoinduction and osseointegration evaluation of Si3N4 implants using rabbit ectopic bone formation and ovine bilateral long-bone insertion models. Poster presentation at the 39th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, October 10-13, 2018.

  • Madeleine Chagnon, Nicolette Jackson, Michel Assad. Pre-clinical evaluation of explanted orthopedic biomaterials: histology challenges and troubleshooting. Poster presentation at the 39th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, October 10-13, 2018.

  • Michel Assad, Yannick Trudel, Madeleine Chagnon, Nicolette Jackson, Bertrand Lussier. The state-of-the-art animal models for orthopedic implant performance testing. Poster presentation at the 39th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, October 10-13, 2018.

  • Syamend Saeed, Michel Assad, Akiva Elad, Romina Amberg, Anzelika Schreiber, Sarah Heilmann, Tim Fienitz, Daniel Rothamel, Frank Witte. Open-porous scaffolds made of short magnesium fibers as bone defect fillers. Poster presentation at the 39th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, October 10-13, 2018.

  • Michel Assad, Fabian Soza, Nicolette Jackson, Louis-Georges Guy. Micro-computed tomography for qualitative and quantitative evaluation of explanted orthopedic medical devices. Poster presentation at the 39th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, October 10-13, 2018.

  • Michel Assad, Madeleine Chagnon, Nicolette Jackson. Biocompatibility evaluation of new orthopedic devices for regulatory testing. Poster presentation at the 39th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, October 10-13, 2018.

  • Louis-Georges Guy. Preclinical evaluation of bioabsorbable scaffolds in minipig vasculature: imaging technologies to evaluate device performance, safety profile and structural integrity of the implant. Oral Presentation at the 12th Minipig Research Forum, Barcelona, Spain, May 16-18, 2018.

  • Michel Assad, Bryan J. McEntire, Sandra Iacampo, Yannick Trudel, B. Sonny Bal. Osseointegration and Biocompatibility Evaluation of Silicon Nitride Composite Using Ovine Distal Femoral Epiphyseal Insertion and Rabbit Paravertebral Muscle Implantation Models. Poster presentation at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Austin, TX, USA, February 2-5, 2019.

    ORS 2019 Transactions Link

  • Nicolette Jackson, Madeleine Chagnon, Michel Assad. A review of current histopathology evaluation systems for orthopedic biomaterials. Poster presentation at the 39th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, October 10-13, 2018.

  • Michel Assad, Benoît Schaller, John Patrik Matthias Burkhard, Madeleine Chagnon, Stefan Beck, Thomas Imwinkelried, Louis-Georges Guy, Guy Leclerc. Use of miniswine to evaluate magnesium-based maxillofacial plates and screws. Poster Presentation at the 12th Minipig Research Forum, Barcelona, Spain, May 16-18, 2018.

  • Joseph Khoury, Eric J. Woodard, Gilles Claeys, Michel Assad. Novel Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam Processing as a PEEK Surface Treatment: A Four-Month Preliminary Study using an Ovine Lumbar Intervertebral Spinal Fusion Model. Accepted as a poster presentation at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA, USA, March 10-13, 2018.

    ORS 2018 Transactions Link

  • Philip J. Chuang, Chau Ngo, Carlos Aponte, Keenan Hanson, Lin Song, Michael Tanzer. Evaluation of a Novel Additive Manufactured Porous Ingrowth Biomaterial in a Canine Model. Poster presentation at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA, USA, March 10-13, 2018.

    ORS 2018 Transactions Link

  • Luis Fernando Negro Silva, Julius Haruna, Pritpal Malhi, Simon Authier, Yannick Trudel, Raluca Kubaszky, Michel Assad. Bilateral Distal Femoral Epiphyseal Defect Models for Safety Testing: A 5-Week Rat Bone Healing Study. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Montréal, QC, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2018.

  • Michel Assad, Diane Beaudry, Antoinette Forcione, Madeleine Chagnon, Fabian Sosa, Robin Turcotte, Mathieu Beaudoin, Yannick Trudel, Bertrand Lussier. Evaluation of Bone Substitutes using a Rabbit Posterolateral Lumbar Intertransverse Process Spinal Fusion (PLF) Model: A Subchronic Pilot Study. Accepted as poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials, Minneapolis, MN, USA, April 4-8, 2017.

    SFB 2017 Transactions Link