Handling mutagenic extractable and leachable compounds released from devices

Presented by

Ron Brown, Toxicologist at Risk Science Consortium and Piet Christieans, PhD, Scientific Director at Nelson Labs

About this talk

Genotoxic compounds can be released from some medical devices during their clinical use. The ISO 10993-17:2002 standard outlines steps to assess the risk posed by patient exposure to genotoxic compounds released from device materials. It is important to note; however, that the ISO 10993-17 standard is currently undergoing revision and the procedures for conducting a toxicological risk assessment of genotoxic compounds are likely to change following revision of the standard. This talk will outline the proposed changes to the ISO 10993-17 standard regarding methods to assess the risk posed by patient exposure to genotoxic compounds released from medical devices and will describe steps to mitigate the risk using risk management strategies. The talk will also briefly address how Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, and Reproductive (CMR) compounds will be handled in Europe under the new Medical Devices Regulation 2017/745/EU.

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