Webcasts

MD+DI regularly produce Webcasts on a wide variety of topics important to medical device professionals. Check back regularly for upcoming webcasts but in the meantime view our current webcasts available on demand.

Featured Webcasts

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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Archived and On-Demand Webcasts

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

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

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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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Connecting Devices within the Medical World

As the Medical Industry becomes more advanced and devices are getting smarter, wireless connectivity has become even more crucial. From consumer medical devices, such as the Fit Bit, to connecting patients with their nurses through wireless electronic monitors, how does your company grow and adapt?

Join us to look at some simple ways to add smart phone or mobile connectivity to your devices, and the pitfalls to look out for along the way.

Date: May 22, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET
Duration: 45 minutes

Sponsored by:

Sparton Corporation

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12 Techniques to Get Better Fluid Dispensing Control in Today’s Life Sciences Market

Are you fully optimizing your current fluid dispensing process? True precision dispensing creates better process control throughout all assembly areas. From choosing the right disposable components to fully incorporating your process into a complete system, an objective evaluation of your current process can have noteworthy gains. When accurate deposits are consistently dispensed, significant savings are realized. Let us show you how to elevate your process in order to increase productivity while reducing costs.

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

Sponsored by:

NordsonEFD

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Human Factors Workflow Mapping Techniques

Whether designing a medical device for an entirely new procedure or improving an instrument for an existing procedure, it is essential to first understand the common practices, expectations, and needs of the various users who will interact with the device.

But what do you do with the mountain of observations and insights that result? How do you communicate key findings and opportunities with team members who did not make it out into the field themselves? Reports and specifications can only do so much. Creating a Workflow Map is a much more effective way of establishing a shared understanding of the design problem within your project team and your organization as a whole.

Date: February 27, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET
Duration: 20 minutes

Sponsored by:

DesignConcepts

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Solving Today's Medical Device Challenges through Interoperability

Strategic interoperability is a critical requirement for medical device companies to integrate and make their devices interoperable with enterprise systems and solutions. In this webinar, we will discuss why standalone “intelligent” devices are no longer sufficient enough to stay competitive in this market. Manufacturers and solution providers want to provide true value to their customers by enabling interoperability that seamlessly integrates data into clinical workflows, and deliver the ability to extract actionable “real-time” quantifiable analytics from device data and unstructured clinical content.

Date: February 18, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:

InterSystems

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Enhancing Medical Devices with Force Sensors

Download our White Paper: "Improving Medical Devices with Force Sensing Technology" to learn how integrating force sensors improve medical devices and explore a variety of medical applications that benefit from force sensing technology.

Available On-Demand
Date: January 30, 2014
Duration: 10 minutes

Sponsored by:

Tekscan

Hosted by:

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Considerations in the Development and Manufacture of Quantitative Lateral Flow Assays

In this webinar we will discuss the current state of art in lateral flow technology, demonstrating the performance that can be generated in the current generation of assays. We will also highlight the main elements of optimal device design and the criteria for selecting the optimal reagents and materials for developing and manufacturing a quantitative, sensitive lateral flow assay. Finally we will present data demonstrating the value of highly reproducible nitrocellulose membranes in controlling variability in lateral flow assays, a critical element in the ability to achieve accurate and quantitative results

Available On-Demand
Date:
November 13, 2013
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
GE Healthcare Life Sciences

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How to Optimize Accuracy and Repeatability using Microscope-Based Measurement Systems

In this webinar you will learn how the latest progression of telecentric optics, application-specific optimized optical components, and leading-edge digital cameras and metrology software can increase your overall measurement certainty and throughput.

Available On-Demand
Date: September 30, 2013
Duration:
20 minutes

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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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Hospital Infection Control and Impact on Environmental Stress Cracking in Polymers

Join Nexeo Solutions’ Healthcare Market experts and renowned plastics industry consultant Mike Sepe to learn about hospital infection control and its impact on environmental stress cracking in polymers.

Extensive studies of failures in plastic products show that environmental stress cracking (ESC) is the most common cause of product failures. Medical devices are particularly vulnerable to ESC since the majority of the polymers used in medical devices are amorphous and the application environment contains a large number of chemicals that act as stress crack agents.

In the wake of changes to payment policies regarding hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), hospitals are ramping up efforts to support infection prevention, resulting in the use of aggressive compounds to clean and disinfect. Different sterilization methods also affect the physical and optical properties of the polymers used in medical devices.

The simultaneous presence of chemicals and stress on the medical device are required in order for ESC to occur. Consequently, design and processing are important elements that contribute to preventing ESC.

Available On-Demand
Date:
May 8, 2013
Duration: 20 minutes, including Q&A

Sponsored by:

Nexeo

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Conquering Complexity - Medical Device Biological Wet Testing

Outsourcing is a normal part of medical device design and manufacturing. However, for some complex devices, it goes well beyond production and into qualified wet testing. Wet testing is a complex laboratory methodology itself, and the qualification of partners that specialize in wet testing is no less important than for device manufacturing.

Take part in this webinar developed by Sparton Corporation that will cover general concepts and value of wet testing and the options that you have as a complex device OEM.

During This Webcast, learn:

  • General Concept of Wet Testing
  • The value of wet testing
  • The options you have as an OEM

Available On-Demand
Date: April 16, 2013
Duration: 20 minutes

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The Medical Device Excise Tax: Minimizing Its Impact with a Lean Labor Strategy

In 2013, no medical device manufacturer can afford to be without a plan for reducing operational expenses. Here's your chance to learn techniques for weathering today's economic challenges — including the new medical device excise tax — through a Lean Labor strategy.

In January, manufacturers began paying a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device sales. Since then, companies have been struggling to deal with the new cost. One solution they're discovering: focusing on their largest, controllable operational expense — the workforce — by applying the principles of Lean Labor.

Join us for a complimentary webinar to learn why and how you should implement a Lean strategy in the management of your workforce.

Available On-Demand

Date: April 16, 2013
Duration: 20 minutes

Sponsored by:

Kronos

Hosted by:

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