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Michel Assad, PhD

Executive Orthopedics and Biomaterials Director

Dr. Michel Assad is an accomplished biomaterials scientist with over 25 years of experience in preclinical research and product development. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from McGill University, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Montreal, and then completed a Fellowship in Materials Science at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.

Michel joined AccelLAB in 2009 (now a Charles River Company) and oversees all orthopedic, hard and soft musculoskeletal research activities. He also serves on the site’s leadership team and senior management committee, and is currently the vice-chair of the IACUC Committee. His scientific expertise includes biocompatibility, soft and hard tissue integration, in addition to safety, efficacy and performance evaluation of various orthopedic biomaterials and biologics.

Michel is an active member of the US Orthopedic Research Society (ORS) and the US Society for Biomaterials (SFB). He is also an SCC Mirror Committee Member (ISO/TC 150/SC 4 - Bone and Joint Replacements) with the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). Dr. Assad is the author of over 120 publications and scientific presentations in the biomaterials field. He currently serves as the associate editor of the Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology Journal (Biomaterials Section).

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