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.

Featured Webinars and Online Courses

Tracking Medical Device Field Inventory

This webinar is intended for medical device manufacturers of high-value physician preference items (PPI) who employ trunk stock and consignment inventory. In this webinar, John Smith, Director of Supplier Solutions for WaveMark, Inc., will examine the common challenges faced by medical device manufacturers in managing field inventory. He will recommend best practices and review how manufacturers are deploying cloud-based mobile software, enabled by RFID technology, to take control of their field inventory while controlling costs.

Date: May 14, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM PT /11:00 AM ET
Duration: 15 minutes

Sponsored by:
Wavemark

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PC Influences on Embedded Systems

As x86 systems- processors, memory, and I/O technologies (cables, radio, etc.) have evolved, the embedded world has absorbed these in various forms and in some cases taken an entirely different approach. In this presentation we explore some of the history of x86 influences on embedded systems as well as new approaches and markets that the embedded world has created.

Date: May 12, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM PT /11:00 AM ET
Duration: 20 minutes

Sponsored by:
Sparton

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Practical Risk Management: How to Integrate ISO 14971 into your Product Development Lifecycle

Medical device risk management using ISO 14971 has become an industry best practice for medical device manufacturers. Adopting ISO 14971 methodology may become burdensome or complex if elements such as risk planning, risk analysis, risk reporting, and postmarket risk surveillance are implemented poorly.

This practical course will highlight key deliverables and how to generate them, reference warning letters and 483s for examples of what and what not to do, and identify when and how to integrate risk management with the typical medical device product development lifecycle.

Learn from David Amor, an industry consultant who specializes in helping companies such as Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical, and smaller startups navigate through FDA remediation activities surrounding risk management.

Date: April 28 - 30, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
Arena Solutions

Hosted by:
Qmed Logo

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The Lifecycle of a UDI Record - Submission is only the beginning

This webcast gives device labelers a different perspective on UDI submission. Rather than being an endpoint, UDI submission is the start of a living record – that has a lifecycle. The presentation also examines the long term benefits of UDI data as persistent, living records for use across sectors of the life sciences industry. These UDI records will be a key building block in the drive toward global healthcare interoperability.

Date: May 15, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET
Duration: 10 minutes

Sponsored by:
Reed Techn

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Make vs. Buy – A Model for Performing this Analysis

When an idea for a new medical device – or reinvention of an obsolete one – arises, it can be difficult to decide its development and manufacturing destinations. Does your company have the necessary resources to take on that kind of challenge, or is it more economical to begin research on Contract Manufacturers? Essentially do you make, or do you buy? How do you choose?

Date: February 17, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
Arena Solutions

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Archived and On-Demand Webcasts

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

The Secret to Accelerated Innovation AND Increased Compliance

In today’s increasingly complex market, some medical device companies fear stricter regulatory standards will compromise their ability to accelerate innovation. Fortunately, that is not true. Solid design control business practices coupled with a modern product design solution can ensure medical device companies — even those with globally disseminated supply chain teams — achieve compliance without sacrificing accelerated innovation. Join Topera’s Quality Assurance Director Ken Perino and Arena Solution’s Validation Program Manager Yelena Bolton to learn how medical device companies are balancing business and compliance with their design control process.

Date: January 21, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
Arena Solutions

Hosted by:

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Biocompatibility: Rethinking the New Big Three (Cytotoxicity, Sensitization & Irritation Testing)

This webinar will examine how the “Big Three” biocompatibility tests (cytotoxicity, sensitization, and irritation) are advancing and what those advancements mean for medical device manufacturers. In addition to the Big Three, course registrants will learn about the in vitro sensitization/irritation testing model, and what is being done to ensure regulators accept in vitro alternatives. Additionally, registrants will receive insight into the value of in vitro testing as a means of reducing testing costs, and accelerating time to market.

Date: November 20, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
Neslon Laboratories

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Choosing the Right System Software for Medical Devices

Join Stephen Olsen, Product Line Manager for VxWorks and Neil McLellan, Senior Product Manager, Medical Platforms, for Wind River as they cover areas that software developers and manufacturers need to consider when choosing the right system software for medical device applications.

Date: October 7, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:

Wind River

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How Medical Device Manufacturers Control Their Supply Chain and Achieve Compliance

Medical Device companies are innovating faster than ever. New technologies and materials are behind the wave. It all comes down to staying in control. Strict control over design history, product lifecycle management, comprehensive change control processes, and proactive supply chain risk analysis are key to success. In this webinar, you'll learn — from three very unique perspectives — the keys to achieve compliance, reduce product risks, and maximize business results.

Date: September 17, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:

Arena Solutions

Hosted by:

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Improving Medical Devices and Advanced Technologies through Conformal Coatings

Heightened demands for improved product reliability are often addressed through the use of high-quality conformal coatings. Poly(para-xylylene), known as Parylene, is an ultra-thin, inert, transparent coating that meets the challenges of product reliability. Parylene provides useful electrical and dielectric properties, dry film lubricity, biocompatibility and biostability to a wide range of applications. This webinar will offer an opportunity for participants to increase their knowledge of Parylene, learn how they are applied and understand how medical devices and other advanced applications can benefit from their properties.

Date: September 11, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:

Specialty Coating Systems

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How the New FDA Guidance on ISO 10993 Could Possibly Affect You

In April of 2013 the FDA released a draft guidance on using ISO 10993 for biocompatibility. This draft is intended to replace the #G95-1 document on the current thinking and application of biocompatibility testing for medical devices. In the webinar we will cover three areas of the new document:

1. Summary of ideas that are currently practices by the FDA but this is the first instance that they are put in writing
2. Concepts that can be used for justifying testing plans, and
3. New ideas that are not current thinking with the FDA that could change how you are testing.

Available On-Demand
Date: August 21, 2013
Duration: 60 minutes

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