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Medical Design & Manufacturing Online West Conference Agenda Announced

Sept. 28–29, 2011, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT

Published: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 13:53

(UBM Canon: Los Angeles) -- The Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Online conference focuses on issues critical to medical device development professionals—direct from your desktop. Interactive sessions focus on regulation, innovation, supply chain, medical-grade material selection, designing for manufacturability and assembly, packaging, and validation.

Attendees will benefit from a unique combination of presentations from high-level medical-device industry professionals, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and some of the industry’s leading experts. Sessions will be directly followed by Q&A opportunities and live interaction with the presenters. Medical device design and manufacturing professionals will gain complete access to the resources they need to accelerate their active projects to market.

Medical-device design and manufacturing professionals are always welcome and eligible for free admission to the exposition. Register to see if you qualify for free admission.

Navigate to the MD&M Online Virtual Expo Hall to locate and download or view content. Clicking on a booth will take you into that booth, where you can meet with live exhibitor representatives who can answer your questions via chat (text, audio, and video) or e-mail, and exchange virtual business cards—all from the convenience of your computer.


Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

All times in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
10:15 a.m.–11 a.m.—FDA Hot Topics, presented by Kim Trautman, quality system expert, FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) 
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.—Top Five Supply-Chain and Supplier Control Issues: What are today’s best practices? Presented by Steven Walfish, statistician, GE Healthcare 
12:45 p.m.–1:30 p.m.—Integrating Innovation into a Robust Product Development Process, presented by Robert Cottone, vice president, iIntellectual property and technologies at OrbusNeich Medical Inc.; and Larry Schmitt, president, The Inovo Group 
2 p.m.–2:45 p.m.—Design for Manufacture and Assembly, presented by Jose Wong, director of product engineering at FARM 

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011

10:15 am.–11 a.m.— Incorporating Next-Generation Medical Materials into Innovative Devices, presented by Xin Fu, Ph.D., pharmacologist, FDA CDRH and Office of Device Evaluation (ODE)
11:30a.m.–12:15 p.m.—Top Five Validation Issues and How to Solve Them, presented by Vinny Sastri, Ph.D., president, Winovia 
12:45 p.m.–1:30 p.m. —Designing for Safety Compliance: Leveraging Risk Management, presented by Deborah Madsen, senior staff engineer, lead auditor, regional lead reviewer, health sciences at Underwriters Laboratories
2 p.m.–2:45 p.m.—Medical Device Packaging Update, presented by Jan Gates, principal packaging engineer, Abbott

For up-to-the-minute show information, visit the Medical Design & Manufacturing OnlineWest.


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UBM Canon is a B2B media company dedicated exclusively to the global advanced manufacturing sector delivering a highly coordinated suite of trade shows, conferences, publications, websites, e-newsletters, databases, and other digital media. UBM Canon helps support the flow of information, commerce, and innovation in medical devices and pharmaceutical development segments. UBM Canon also addresses cutting-edge developments in broader areas of advanced engineering design and manufacturing, and manufacturing processes and packaging. Canon Communication LLC was acquired by UBM in October 2010 and renamed UBM Canon.