(Banner Medical: Carol Stream, IL) -- Banner Medical executives Vince Adams, vice president of Sales, Marketing and Strategic Planning; and Bob Khin, quality assurance director; along with Peter Johns, supplier quality manager for Pioneer Surgical, will participate on a faculty panel at the upcoming Supplier Quality Management Congress sponsored by FDAnews, to be held July 31–Aug. 2, 2012, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
The Banner Medical and Pioneer Surgical alliance is a successful strategic OEM and supplier partnership that was formed to address the challenging supplier and raw-material control issues that have been a focus of the FDA and the medical device industry for the past decade. The partnership model, which the two companies have developed together, has produced positive results and yielded best practices that have been recognized by many and already adopted by some within the industry.
This year’s Supplier Management Congress marks the fourth annual event and is designed to bring together suppliers, producers, top regulators and policy makers, and legal and advisory consultants to the industry to ensure the integrity of device raw materials and supply chains. FDA representatives as well a dozen other OEM and supplier executives will participate as the faculty during this three-day event.
Attendees will include manufacturers and suppliers to the industry, who will learn about risk management, recalls, liability issues, and the new regulations recently instituted by the FDA to better control the international drug and device supply-chain to the medical markets.
Banner supplies medical and orthopedic device manufacturers with medical-grade materials to meet the highest quality standards. It operates two ISO 13485- and ISO 9001-certified, and FDA CFR part 820-compliant facilities in Carol Stream, Illinois, and Charlotte, North Carolina. The company provides its GuardiaN customer support solution program for supply-chain management and medical materials stocking, plus its AssuraNce protocol that ensures all products made for the medical market are produced on equipment validated per the FDA requirements. Banner’s EsseNtial Quality Systems is a patent-pending, IT-based quality program that manages the company’s materials selection and production processes to deliver medical-grade bar and plate stock.
Banner Medical is a strategic business unit of Banner Services Corp., a provider of precision ground bar as well as centerless grinding, turning, and straightening, among other machining services.