Didn't Attend MD&M East? Here's What You Missed

Catch up with a roundup of our coverage from the MD&M East conference and exhibition last week in Philadelphia.

June 24, 2013

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Didn't Attend MD&M East? Here's What You Missed

Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners Announced

The GORE Septal Occluder took home the prize for best in show, and Robert Langer was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Are You Ready for a 'Fast Future?' A Snapshot of Audience Reaction at MD&M East

Global futurist and trend-spotter Jim Carroll told an audience at MD&M East that the future belongs to companies that can move fast and adapt quickly to changes.

What's Really Important in Supplier Quality Controls?

Supplier management is about a balance of controls, Brian Dense told a lunch and learn group during MD&M East this week. Medtech companies need to assess the trustworthiness of suppliers and react accordingly.

Is The Economic Recovery Happening Now?

A majority of the audience at MD&M East said they believe it is.

How The Affordable Care Act May Affect MedTech Suppliers

Thousands of medical technology suppliers converged at the MD&M East conference and trade show in Philadelphia on Tuesday, and a handful told MD+DI that the Affordable Care Act is not having a major effect on their businesses—at least yet.

FDA Isn't Prepared to Deal with Digital Health, Cybersecurity

At MD&M East, Qualcomm Life's Rick Valencia spoke with MD+DI about FDA's struggles with digital health and its recent safety communication regarding cybersecurity for medical devices, which has garnered a great deal of attention from the mainstream media.

5 Facts about UDIs: Hints from FDA on the Final Rule

FDA has provided hints as to what changes we should expect, Judy Bunch, a former FDA employee and current senior regulatory affairs consultant at QA Consulting, told attendees MD&M East.

How 3-D Printing Is Helping Doctors Do Their Jobs

Adam Stegeman, senior applications engineer at Minnesota-based Stratasys, says doctors are using customized 3-D-printed materials as communication aids.

At MD&M East 2013, Two Scales Inspire Product Design

Qualcomm vice president Rick Valencia's habit of using both a traditional scale and a Withing's scale to measure his weight piqued the interest of an IDEO designer.

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