Tutorial: Best Practices for Immunohistochemistry - Foreign Body and Other Responses to Medical Devices

Timeslot: Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Track: Thought Leader
Room: Skagit 3


A critical feature of biomaterials is how the body responds to the materials once exposed to the tissue. In order to improve the design and capabilities of biomaterials, a detailed understanding of the host response throughout the entire time of implant is needed. However, the common approaches, such as immunohistochemistry, to characterizing the host response can be experimentally tricky to apply, resulting in artifacts that can be highly misleading. Indeed, questions emerge regarding whether H&E is sufficient for full characterization. And if not, what alternative methodologies exist that can enhance our understanding of this critical response process. In this tutorial, experts in the field present an in-depth review on immunohistochemistry and foreign body tracking, sharing their experiences on techniques, pitfalls to avoid, and experimental instrumentation that can improve outcomes.


Abstracts will be available for download on April 3, 2019.

  • 10:30 AM 461. Invited Speaker: TBD

  • 11:00 AM 462. Invited Speaker: TBD

  • 11:30 AM 463. Invited Speaker: TBD

  • 12:00 PM 464. Invited Speaker: TBD