MD&M Minneapolis Announces Speakers and Keynotes

The two-day medical device and advanced manufacturing event will cover the latest in medtech regulations, R&D, design, manufacturing, security, UI/UX, and digital transformations.

MDDI Staff

October 19, 2021

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Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M), part of Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis on November 3-4, has announced speakers for its four-track medical conference as well as three expo floor theaters. Medical device focused conferences will explore the latest in regulations and research and development; medical device design and manufacturing; medtech security, UI/UX, and digital transformations; and innovation in medical design and engineering. MD&M Minneapolis will be co-located with Design & Manufacturing (D&M), Automation Technology Expo (ATX), Plastec, and MinnPack.

"This year's education lineup is remarkable, with visionaries from all corners of the medtech and advanced manufacturing fields that play an influential role in progressing the global economy forward sharing their knowledge and returning to face-to-face networking," said Suzanne Deffree, Group Event Director, Informa Markets, in a news release. "With Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis, we’ve made a significant effort to secure not only the best and most innovative engineers from Minnesota to speak but have presenters coming from all corners of the U.S. to share insights you won’t hear elsewhere. These efforts are led by three impactful keynotes crossing medtech and AI, electric vehicles, and innovation in the American Midwest.”  

Keynote speakers José Morey, M.D., consultant for NASA, IBM, Hyperloop, and Liberty BioSecurity Health; Steve Grove, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development; and Loren McDonald, CEO of EVAdoption will share their perspectives on engineering and manufacturing growth opportunities. Check out these keynotes:


Here are a few free and paid conference sessions to consider:  

Maintaining a Validated State for Connected Medical Devices, SaMD & DTx in an Era of Chaotic Innovation

Speakers: Pat Baird, Regulatory Head of Global Software Standard, Philips; Randy Horton, VP of Solutions and Partnerships, Orthogonal

Automated Operator: The future of Med Device Assembly 

Speaker: Dave Neville, President, Infinity Robotics 

Harmonizing Quality Systems: FDA ISO 13485 

Speaker: Michelle Jirak, Senior Design Assurance Engineer, Biomerics 

Regulatory Playbook for Innovative Medical Devices 

Speaker: James Kleinedler, Fellow, Regulatory Affairs, Boston Scientific 

Case Studies — How the Experience Economy Has Improved Product Design 

Speaker: Avishek Mishra, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Medtronic 

Panel — Making Human Factors & User Experience Work Together 

Speaker: Russ Branaghan, President & Chief Scientist, Research Collective 

Unpacking the Science of Medical Packaging Requirements 

Speaker: Amy Stewart, Product Development Manager, Printpack Medical; Henk Blom, VP of Research and Technology, PAXXUS; Dhuanne Dodrill, CEO, PAXXUS

Stability Testing in Today’s New Regulatory Environments

Speaker: Wendy Mach, Senior Manager, Nelson Labs


Attendee registration is open; secure a pass today.

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