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

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.

Available On Demand
Date: January 13, 2015

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

Hosted by:

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Archived Webinars and Online Courses

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

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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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

Hosted by:

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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

Hosted by:

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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

Hosted by:

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