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Medical Device + Diagnostic Industry is a monthly magazine written exclusively for original equipment manufacturers of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic products. The goal of MD+DI is to help industry professionals develop, design, and manufacture medical products that comply with complex and demanding regulations and market requirements. MD+DI is published 12 times each year, along with two additional issues of its Guide to Outsourcing supplement. For more than 25 years, MD+DI has served the industry as the leading source of in-depth news and information. MD+DI' s feature articles offer authoritative perspectives and provide a valuable reference on the full range of device industry issues. In addition to peer-reviewed articles by leading experts on specific technology issues, broader features offer overviews of key business, industry, and regulatory topics.

 

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

ARTICLES

MD+DI welcomes articles for review. Manuscripts must be clearly directed to MD+DI 's readership, must not repeat recent coverage of the same topic, must be sharply focused on a well-defined thesis, and must meet the standards of peer reviewers. When possible, authors should consult with editorial staff before beginning manuscripts. Query letters, summaries, and outlines are welcome. For more detailed guidelines, see our Information for Authors.

RESOURCE PLANNING CENTER

Every issue of MD+DI includes a special section called the Resource Panning Center. Items included are described in detail below. For guidance on how to prepare your materials for submission, see How to Submit a Press Release.

EYE ON SUPPLIERS

This section features news about suppliers to the medical device industry. Such news can include expansions and acquisitions, collaborations and partnerships, new plant openings, and more. Press releases should state how the company serves the device industry. High-quality, compelling photographs are also welcomed. This section does not cover personnel announcements or company certifications. Submit news for consideration to mddi@ubm.com.

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

New products and services are featured in every issue. These products describe new materials, components, equipment, and services available to medical device manufacturers. If possible, include a high-quality photograph. Releases submitted for consideration should clearly state the applications for the medical device industry. MD+DI shares press releases with its sister publication MPMN. Submit a press release for consideration to mddi@ubm.com.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Each issue, the editors select two products to feature on the Contents page of the Resource Planning Center. These products are targeted specifically at the device industry and must include a high-quality photograph. Releases submitted for consideration should clearly state the applications for the medical device industry. Submit a press release for consideration to mddi@ubm.com.

FOCUS SECTIONS

Focus sections feature a particular product type. Each issue highlights two or three product types. These products must clearly fall into this category in order to be considered. Submit a press release for consideration to mddi@ubm.com.

SHOWCASES

Showcases run twice each year: Contract Services in August and Packaging and Sterilization in October. They are special sections for advertisers only, and you must have submitted an insertion order to advertise in an issue before submitting material for the Showcase. In addition, the product must fit the topic and must adhere to editorial guidelines. All written materials will be edited to adhere to MD+DI style. Photographs are encouraged, but no logos will be accepted. If you are scheduled for one of these issues, request a form via mddi@ubm.com. Be sure to indicate which issue you are advertising in. Include your sales representative's name if you know it.

DIRECTORIES

Directories run throughout the year. These also are special sections for advertisers only, and you must have submitted an insertion order to advertise in an issue before submitting material for a particular directory. In addition, the company's products or services must fit the topic and must adhere to editorial guidelines. All written materials will be edited to adhere to MD+DI style. If you are scheduled for one of these issues, contact your sales rep or request a form via mddi@ubm.com. Be sure to indicate which issue you are advertising in. Include your sales representative's name if you know it.

INDUSTRY EVENTS

This calendar features upcoming events for the medical device industry.