Abstracts + Presentations  


  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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