5 Can't-Miss Happenings at MD&M Minneapolis

If you're near the Twin Cities this week, head to the Minneapolis Convention Center to take advantage of these networking and educational opportunities for medtech professionals.

October 26, 2013

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5 Can't-Miss Happenings at MD&M Minneapolis

In many ways, Minneapolis is the center of the medical device universe. That’s especially true this week, as more than 5000 medtech industry professionals converge on the Minneapolis Convention Center for the MD&M Minneapolis conference and exposition.

If you’re near the Twin Cities this week, stop by to take advantage of networking and educational opportunities at the event. Here are five things you won’t want to miss.

Check out the New iPhones

Apple’s newest iPhone iterations hit stores last Friday. If you weren’t willing to brave the long lines, find out what the buzz is all about in a free Tech Theater session comparing the iPhone 5s and 5c, led by Eric Doster, market development manager at Dozuki, a division of online repair site iFixit. 

What: iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5c: Exploring the Differences Between the New Low-Cost iPhone and its Big Brother

Where: Tech Theater

When: Tuesday, October 29, 3:15–3:35 p.m.

Bone Up on Power Management

The bulky batteries of the past resulted in behemoth medical devices, but new sources of power are helping to bring designs down to size. Learn what new power management trends mean for implantable medical devices in this three-hour class led by industry experts from Boston Scientific, Greatbatch Medical, and Medtronic.

What: Master Class on Power Management

Where: Conference Rooms

When: Wednesday, October 30, 10:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Get a Grip on Globalization

Traditional medtech markets such as the United States and EU have seen growth stagnate in recent years. Going forward, opportunities for OEMs lie in emerging economies. But where are these new international markets, and how can medtech manufacturers do business there while maintaining quality and protecting their intellectual property? Get answers to those questions and more in the globalization conference track.

What: Conference Track on Globalization: The Challenges and Solutions

Where: Conference Rooms

When: Wednesday, October 30, 10:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Witness the 3-D Printing Revolution

Among the most disruptive innovations of our time, 3-D printing has the potential to put the power of manufacturing in anyone’s hands. The technology has been used to make everything from food and clothing to firearms. But what does it mean for medical device makers? Susan York, North American business manager for materials at Stratasys, a leader in 3-D printing and finalist for MD+DI’s 2013 Manufacturer of the Year, gives you the lowdown on this exciting technology in a free Tech Theater presentation.

What: Tech Theater Presentation on the 3-D Revolution

Where: Tech Theater

When: Wednesday, October 30, 12:00–12:45 p.m.


Browse The Future of Medtech

Whether you’re shopping for a solution for an active medical device project or just looking for inspiration, you’ll find what you're looking for on the MD&M Minneapolis trade show floor. More than 600 suppliers to the medtech industry will be on hand to showcase their products and services and answer your questions. There’s no better way to stay up to date on the cutting-edge technologies you need to stay competitive in the medical device space.

What: MD&M Minneapolis Exposition

Where: Show Floor

When: Tuesday, October 29, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, October 30, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 

Jamie Hartford, managing editor, MD+DI
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