Webcasts

MD+DI regularly produce webinars and online courses on a wide variety of topics important to medical device professionals. Check back regularly for upcoming webinars and online courses as well as watching the on demand versions listed below.

Upcoming Webinars and Online Courses

Conformal Coatings for Tomorrow’s Medical Technologies

Many of today’s advanced medical technologies rely on surface modification to enhance electrical properties, alter physical properties (e.g., coefficient of friction, strength, etc.), and/or provide chemical, moisture and fluid barrier properties. This webinar will discuss the chemistry and use of Parylene coatings and how they differentiate themselves across the medical market. Also, a variety of current and future Parylene applications will be discussed, including the coating’s use in neurostimulation, infusion and electrosurgical technologies.

Date: September 28, 2016
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
Nelson Laboratories

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ISO 80369 Standards Bring Changes to Medical Device Companies

This webinar will address the details surrounding the new ISO 80369 standards that are affecting medical device manufacturers. The expert in this webinar will outline what ISO 80369 standards are, how they will affect the industry, and when the standards will come into effect.

Date: September 12, 2016
Duration: 30 minutes

Sponsored by:
Nordson

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Automation in Machining

Automation is becoming a key component of the industry and should be a heavily weighted factor in selecting vendor partners. Whether utilizing a highly automated cell complete with 8-axis robots and vision inspection capabilities, or a simple solution through fixturing or palletization, automation provides the following key benefits: higher throughput, higher utilization rates, reduction in labor costs, reduction of opportunity costs and process repeatability and consistency.

Date: September 6, 2016
Duration: 20 minutes

Sponsored by:
Sil-Pro

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Featured Webinars and Online Courses

How to Develop a Risk Based Biological Safety Evaluation Per New US FDA Guidance

This three day course will incorporate the new US FDA guidance on biocompatibility into the three main steps in developing a Biological Safety Evaluation (BSE): Biological Evaluation Plan (BEP), Testing Options, and Biological Evaluation Report (BER). Composed of three one-hour presentations followed by Q&A sessions, the course will cover each step in developing a BSE in detail. This course will provide insight into regulatory expectations when it comes to evaluating device safety.

Date: August 30, 2016 - September 1, 2016
Duration: 60 minutes/day

Sponsored by:
Nelson Laboratories

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Driving Innovation and Adoption 3D Printing in the Medical Device Industry

Learn more as Dr. Scott Rader, Stratasys, and Dr. Vicknes Waran, Centre for Biomedical and Technology Integration (CBMTI) in Malaysia, discuss how 3D printing can reduce cost, improve care or increase speed at every step in the medical device value chain.

Date: June 29, 2016
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
Stratasys

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Archived Webinars and Online Courses

The following webcasts are available on demand. Follow the links to access archived content.

How to Manage Risk Throughout Medical Device Product Development Cycle and Beyond

This course will discuss the foundations of risk and the application of risk management to medical devices before and after market launch. Composed of three one-hour lectures followed by Q&A sessions, the course will cover the evolution of our modern concept of risk and will provide practical guidance on how to minimize risk throughout the product development cycle. The class also will provide a basic introduction to risk management and inductive and deductive risk analysis tools.

The course will be led by G.M. Samaras, a biomedical scientist/engineer in private practice (Pueblo, CO) since 1996. Trained as an electrical engineer, Samaras is a biomedical engineer with doctorates in physiology and industrial engineering. He has worked at the FDA/CDRH as a reviewer and a manager. He was a medical school and engineering graduate school professor, and founded a biomedical engineering product development firm that he ran for a decade.

Date: April 19 - 21, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes per day

Sponsored by:
Arena Solutions

Hosted by:
Qmed Logo

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Build (or Fix) Your Quality Management System

This is a practical crash course on 21 CFR 820 and EN ISO 13485:2012, as well as the key focal points for each element and subpart. Whether you're a startup building a Quality Management System (QMS) for the first time or a Fortune 100 medtech company looking for specific help in a QMS area, learn insider tricks from St. Cloud State University Adjunct Professor and top 40 Under 40 consultant David Amor, an expert who has led multiple QMS implementation and remediation projects for large companies and startups alike. This course focuses on the stuff you can't Google and will take a boot-camp approach to implementing and solving many common QMS obstacles.

Date: March 15 - 17, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
Medgineering

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Three Things to Know When Selecting a Customized DC Motor Drive System for Your Application

In this presentation from maxon motor, we will review the three things you need to understand when selecting a DC motor drive system. Discover ways to carefully design your application before building it and understand the key specifications of brushed and brushless DC motors, gearheads and encoders.

Date: January 13, 2016
Duration: 30 minutes

Sponsored by:
maxon precision motors

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Enhancing Medical Device Performance and Reliability with Parylene Conformal Coatings

During this session, we’ll deep-dive into Parylene coatings for medical devices – how they are applied, how they can enhance performance and reliability for critical technologies including electrosurgical, cardio, neurostimulation devices, pharma containers, stents and infusion components, as well as recent advances in this technology.

Date: November 12, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 30 minutes

Sponsored by:
Specialty Coating Systems

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Regulatory Support for Material Compliance

In today’s high-risk, global business environment, contract manufacturers should seek to ensure that those who design, manufacture, sell, and use consumer products take responsibility for reducing negative impacts to the economy, environment, public health, and worker safety. This webinar explores the important role product stewardship plays in reducing the health, safety, environmental, and social impacts of a product and its packaging throughout all lifecycle stages, while minimizing time to market and maximizing economic benefits.

Date: September 23, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET
Duration: 30 minutes

Sponsored by:
Sil-Pro

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Keys to Optimizing a Compliant Medical Device NPI Process

Medical device manufacturers face the challenge to deliver innovation while complying with strict and vital global regulations, but the good news is that extensive documentation required for medical device compliance can now be managed and delivered electronically to streamline, optimize and harmonize the New Product Introduction (NPI) processes.

Join CIMdata’s President Peter Bilello, Epic Medical Concept’s Vice President & COO Peter B. Lucas, and Arena Solutions’ Product Marketing Manager Ann McGuire for a webinar highlighting the keys to optimizing a compliant medical device NPI process.

Date: September 22, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
Arena Solutions

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Updates & Trends from FDA: Including Recent ISO 10993 Biocompatibility News

Thor Rollins, biocompatibility expert with Nelson Labs, will provide insights on biocompatibility testing and where the ISO/TC-194 working group plans to take the ISO 10993 standard in the future, and Allison Komiyama, regulatory consultant with AcKnowledge Regulatory Strategies, will break down the FDA’s recently released “A-list” guidance documents and discuss how recommendations may impact medical device manufacturers.

Date: August 25, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM PT /2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
Nelson Laboratories

Hosted by:

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