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.

  • 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, 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, 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Robert A. Poggie, Louis-Philippe Lefebvre, Stéphanie Grenier, Madeleine Chagnon, Michel Assad. Efficacy of a new porous titanium compression screw using an ovine osseointegration model. Accepted as a poster presentation at the 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 17-22, 2016.

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  • Madeleine Chagnon, Claudine Savard. Challenges in post-mortem preparation of orthopedic implanted devices. Accepted as a poster presentation at the 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 17-22, 2016.

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  • Benoit Schaller, Michel Assad, Stefan Beck, Thomas Imwinkelried, Tateyuki Iizuka. Comparison of magnesium versus polylactide-co-glycolide resorbable plates and screws using a new porcine maxillofacial fracture fixation model, a pilot study. Accepted as an oral presentation at the 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 17-22, 2016.

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  • Sonida Horng, Louis-Georges Guy, Martin Laflamme, Claudine Savard, Nagarajan Ramesh, Howard Huang, Anuja Patel, John Yan, Guy Leclerc, Vinayak Bhat. Evaluation of DESolve, a Drug Eluting Bioresorbable Scaffold in a Porcine Coronary Artery Model. Accepted as a poster presentation at the 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 17-22, 2016.

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  • Michel Assad, Madeleine Chagnon, Kelly Richelsoph, Robert Crews, Marc Richelsoph. Biocompatibility of a novel expandable threaded screw using an ovine bilateral femoral model: a preliminary study. Accepted as a poster presentation at the 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 17-22, 2016.

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  • Kyle J. Spivack, Ian D. Dickey, James A. Weber, Alex Caddell, Anne B. Lichtenwalner, David J. Neivandt. Highly porous transcutaneous implants of varying material and pore geometry promote healing and in-growth of skin after surgical implantation into rabbits. Accepted as an oral presentation at the 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 17-22, 2016.

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  • Chi-Hung Huang, Louis-Georges Guy, Sonida Horng, Fabian Soza, Guy LeClerc, Ting-Bin Yu, Solomon Su. Fast degradation but low fracture property of Mirage Microfiber Bioresorbable Scaffold using a swine internal thoracic artery model: a preliminary study. Accepted as a poster presentation at the 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 17-22, 2016.

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  • Kathleen O’Connell, Caitlin Pierlot, Helen O’shea, Daniel Boyd. The effect of lanthanum oxide and gallium oxide on the biocompatibility of high borate glasses. Poster presentation at the 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 17-22, 2016.

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  • Brett Dickey, Lauren Kiri, Caitlin Pierlot and Daniel Boyd. Mechanical and in vivo assessment of injectable germanium based glass ionomer cements for vertebroplasty. Poster presentation at the 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 17-22, 2016.

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  • Louis-Georges Guy, Fabian Soza, Capucine Lapointe-Corriveau, Guy LeClerc. Qualitative evaluation of magnesium implants integrity with micro-CT (Computed Tomography) and quantitative degradation evaluation. Accepted as a presentation a poster presentation at the 8th Symposium on Biodegradable Metals, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 14-17, 2016.

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  • Benoit Schaller, Michel Assad, Stefan Beck, Thomas Imwinkelried, Tateyuki Iizuka. Performance of a magnesium plate/screws system in a miniature pig midface and mandibular fracture fixation model. Accepted as an oral presentation at the 8th Symposium on Biodegradable Metals, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 14-17, 2016.

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  • Jeannot Potvin, Dongming Hou, Elena Ladich, Barbara Huibregtse, Renu Virmani, Keith Dawkins, Amelie Bouchard, Guy Leclerc. Hemodynamic and Biology Response of A Full Repositionable and Retrievable TAVI System in a Sheep Model. Accepted as a poster presentation at CIT (China Interventional Therapeutics), Beijing, China, March 17-20, 2016.

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