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10 Things to Do at MD&M East

MD+DI’s guide to the three-day medtech event.

  • Medtech professionals will find several opportunities for medtech education, product sourcing, networking, and more at MD&M East, held June 11-13 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The several on-floor education stages will bring you the latest manufacturing expertise and perspectives, while the expo will showcase must-see components, materials, services, and more for medical device manufacturing and more.

    Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend additional co-located expos — Atlantic Design & Manufacturing, ATX East, EastPack, Plastec East, and Quality Expo — with just one badge.

    Click through our slides to learn more!



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  • Celebrate Excellence in Design

    Join us June 11 for the Medical Design Excellence Awards ceremony. We'll highlight all the 2019 finalists and announce the gold, silver, and bronze winners in nine categories, and then we'll announce the Best in Show and MD+DI Readers' Choice winners. Come celebrate innovation and enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres with your industry peers!

    Awards Ceremony: June 11, 2019
    4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Cocktail Reception
    4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Award Presentation
    5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Post Ceremony Reception
    Location: Medtech Hub Booth #1669
    Cost: FREE with expo badge

    Speakers from several MDEA finalist companies will be speaking at the Medtech Hub throughout the show. Be sure to check out these sessions at Booth #1669:

    Tuesday, June 11 • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Smaller, Easier, Faster, Cheaper—A No-Fail Recipe for Medtech Innovation
    Ray Woo, Chief Technology Officer at Ceribell

    Tuesday, June 11 • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
    Panel: Award-Worthy Medtech Design on a Dime
    Moderated by MDEA juror Bryce Rutter, PhD, founder & CEO at Metaphase Design Group Inc., the panel will feature Liam Pender, PhD, senior director, research & development at Dexcom; Chris Mickiewicz, principal engineer at DePuy Synthes/J&J Medical Devices Companies; Cristo Corera, senior engineer at Quest Medical; and Ben Keller, product development engineer at Genesys Spine.

    Thursday, June 13 • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 
    Panel: Drugs and Device: A Match Made in Healthcare Heaven
    Featuring Michael Noderer, associate principal scientist, device development & packaging, product development at AstraZeneca


  • Product Showcase

    In this series of booth presentations on Tuesday, June 11, these exhibitors will highlight the latest components, materials, equipment, and services for developing your next medical device:

    RePliForm Inc's Electroplating 3D Printed Parts
    Tuesday, June 11, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM, Booth #315

    Mactac's CleanTape Low VOC Clean Acrylic Adhesives
    Tuesday, June 11, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM, Booth #1049

    Teleflex Medical OEM's EPIC Medtec Centers
    Tuesday, June 11, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM, Booth #1439

    Bodycote's S3P - Specialty Stainless Steel Processes
    Tuesday, June 11, 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM, Booth #1464

    JN White's Backlighting
    Tuesday, June 11, 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM, Booth #1751

    Arkema Inc.'s Kynar MED PVDF
    Tuesday, June 11, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM Booth #1862

    MasterControl Inc.'s MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence Suite, featuring eDHR Solution
    Tuesday, June 11, 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM, Booth #1939

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  • Seminar: Biological Safety Evaluation: Using a Risk-Based Approach for Biocompatibility

    On Wednesday, June 12 from 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Thor Rollins, director of toxicology and E&L consulting at Nelson Laboratories LLC, will lead the half-day seminar, Biological Safety Evaluation: Using a Risk-Based Approach for Biocompatibility. This seminar will explain the risk-based approach to evaluting medical device biocompatibility, based on the most recent feedback from FDA. The instruction will include an introduction to the ISO 10993 standards and FDA guidance documents and will be divided into three parts: 

    • Part 1 ISO 10993-1 Biocompatibility (Applying the New ISO 10993 Standards)
    • Part 2 – ISO 10993-18 What is E&L and How to Evaluate Changes to Medical Devices
    • Part 3- MDRs Riding out the Storm

    "We are in the middle of a regulatory storm--with MDR right around the corner we now have an updated ISO10993-1. With all this change, it's more important than ever to stay up to date and learn what others are doing to prepare," Rollins told MD+DI. "In this presentation we will cover the new regulations and give case studies in what companies are doing to prepare.”

    Rollins is a certified microbiologist and specializes in the selection and conduct of in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility tests. He actively speaks on biocompatibility related topics through external seminars, webinars, conferences, and tradeshows. He is a participating member on all Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) TC 194 and 10993 ISO committees and plays an active role along with the FDA and regulatory committees developing standards, discussing biocompatibility methods and voting on changes to those standards. 


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  • Lunch and Learn on Integrating New Chips, Packages & Modules

    In need of chips and interconnectsfor your next project? Join Samtec Inc. for the free lunch and learn, “Biomedical Solutions: Successfully Integrating New Chips, Packages & Modules,” on Tuesday, June 11 from 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM. Brian Niehoff, Technical Marketing Engineer, Samtec Inc., will discuss the key parameters to consider when choosingeither interconnects between the silicon chip and package or between the printed circuit board to the backplane of a server rack.Samtec is aleading interconnect solutions company.

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  • Lunch and Learn about Medical Joining

    On Wednesday, June 12 from 11:45 am to 1 pm, Emerson will host the lunch-and-learn event, “Emerson - Solving Today’s Medical Joining Challenges with Branson Technologies.”

    Tom Hoover, Emerson’s Business Development Segment Manager, Medical, will discuss the full range of Branson technology and products, including ultrasonic and clean laser technology, as well as support and service offerings for customers across the medical industry.

    Attendees will also get an exclusive preview of the Branson GSX E1 Ultrasonic Plastic Welding System, a solution specifically designed to address medical industry demands for joining miniaturized parts with embedded electronics that require super-precise actuation force, the company reported.

    “The new Branson GSX E1 leverages major advances in actuation and control to help medical manufacturers achieve a process that’s superior in consistency and repeatability. Its advanced user interface offers selectable, tunable actuation force controls, ergonomically designed to enable set up and optimization of the GSX system in minutes, not hours or days,” said event co-host Tarick Walton, Emerson’s Global Product Manager, Ultrasonics.

    Customers are invited to continue the discussion at the Emerson booth #1839. Seating to this special event is limited and must be reserved.

    Image courtesy of Emerson
  • Glimpse the Future of Robotic Surgery

    Hear from these veterans of robotic surgery innovation during Wednesday's panel discussion, Robotic Surgery - Visions of the Future:

    • Gianluca De Novi, PhD, CEO at XSurgical
    • Anthony Fernando, Chief Operating Officer & CTO at TransEnterix
    • Dave Saunders, Chief Technology Officer at Galen Robotics

    Moderated by Shana Leonard, vice president, content & strategy, advanced manufacturing, for Informa Markets, the panel discussion will explore how the market is responding to new surgical robotics technologies, new surgical robotics innovations expected in the next decade, and more.

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  • Unwind Wednesday afternoon with a Booth Crawl!

    Wed. June 12, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Expo Hall

    All attendees are invited to visit participating booths for wine, beer, and networking! Check here for details.

  • Smart Manufacturing and 3D Printing Hub

    There's a wealth of manufacturing expertise planned to help you prepare your operations for the future. Here are just a few sessions, with many more listed here:

    Tuesday, June 11 • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 
    Getting Started on Factory of the Future 
    Speaker: Michael Jacobs, President & CEO at Applied Manufacturing Technologies

    Tuesday, June 11 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Additive Manufacturing with Metals and Composites: The Next Industrial Revolution is Here
    Speaker: Andrew de Geofroy, VP, presales, services & sales enablement at Markforged

    Tuesday, June 11 • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 
    Digital Transformers: Real Examples of How First-Movers Are Innovating Manufacturing
    Speaker: John Danese, senior director – Life Sciences at Birlasoft

    Thursday, June 13 • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 
    Behind Manufacturing's Mass Customization Trend
    Speaker: Luis Folgar, executive vice president, Americas at Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) Limited


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  • Build Your Career

    A lot of career support is lined up for attendees in the Career Zone on Thursday, June 13. Be sure to check out these sessions:

    10:00 AM - 10:25 AM How to Start Your Own Startup

    10:30 AM - 10:55 AM Salary Trends

    11:00 AM - 11:25 AM Working in a Global Environment

    11:25 AM - 11:55 AM Precision Resume Submittals: Fine Tune Your Strategy to Maximize Results

    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Job Fair

    If you're looking to start your own venture, be sure to check out the Medtech Hub session on Tuesday, Funding: Seed to Commercialization, Surviving 2019's Valley of Death.

    And don't miss this Smart Manufacturing Hub session on Wednesday, Panel: Is Your Resume Better than a Robot's?

    For an idea on how medtech professionals are faring in terms of salary and job outlook, check out MD+DI's 2018 salary survey.  

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  • Unbox the Latest Trends at the Packaging Hub

    Check out these sessions for the latest on healthcare product packaging:

    Wednesday, June 12 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Packaging Solutions for the Opioid Crisis
    Speaker: Walter Berghahn, Executive Director at Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council

    Wednesday June 12 2:00PM to 2:45 PM
    Trend Analysis and Best Practices in Sustainable Packaging
    Speaker: John Blake, Senior Director Analyst - Packaging and Artwork Management at Gartner

    Wednesday, June 12 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
    State of the Flexible Packaging Industry
    Speaker: Alison KeanePresident & CEO at Flexible Packaging Association

    Thursday, June 13  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 
    What Package Designers Can Learn from Eye-Tracking Software
    Speaker: Sylvia Knust, Director of Insight Research Services at Tobii Pro

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