What to Expect at MD&M West - Day 2

A quick preview of Day 2 of MD&M West, one of the largest advanced manufacturing shows in the medtech industry.

Amanda Pedersen

February 6, 2024

2 Min Read
A photo of the Anaheim Convention Center
MD&M West is happening this week at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CAIMAGE CREDIT: LORDRUNAR VIA GETTY IMAGES

These are our must-attend sessions at MD&M West on Wednesday, the second day of the event.

Keynote: Transforming the Future of Patient Care with Human-Machine Interfaces

Jennifer Samproni, chief technology officer for health solutions at Flex, will talk about how medtech companies can approach product design to remain competitive. Beyond using human-machine interfaces (HMI) to create medical devices that meet consumer expectations, companies should also take a closer look at how HMI can transform the future of health and patient care. For a preview of Samproni's keynote, check out the latest episode of Let's Talk Medtech.

Time: 9 am to 10 am

Location: Level 3 ballroom

Navigating Uncharted Waters: The Emergence of Custom GPTs in Manufacturing

Embark on a journey through the novel landscape of custom GPTs (generative pre-trained transformers), exploring their potential to revolutionize manufacturing. As we delve into the pressing issue of technological adaptation and the skill gap faced by industries, we'll uncover how these bespoke AI solutions could offer a lifeline, transforming challenges into opportunities for innovation and efficiency.

Time: 10:15 am to 11 am

Location: Room 205AB

Enabling Medical Device Miniaturization with Ultra-Precision Micro Tooling, Micro Molding, and Micro Automation
Through compelling case studies, this presentation will illustrate instances where extreme miniaturization has revolutionized medical device manufacturing. Join us to explore this frontier where precision meets high-volume micro-scale production, reshaping the landscape of healthcare devices. These advancements redefine size limitations, empowering the development of smaller, yet more impactful, medical solutions aimed at elevating patient care globally.

Time: 10:30 am to 11:15 am

Location: MedTech Theater

Revolutionizing Quality Control in Medical Device Facilities: Cost-Effective Root Cause Analysis for Particle and Fiber Contamination

Foamtec will introduce new techniques that empower quality engineers to identify the root sources of particle contamination efficiently and cost-effectively. Real-world case studies will be shared to illustrate the successful application of these techniques in aseptic environments. Attendees will gain invaluable insights into how these advancements can revolutionize quality control and minimize the impact of contamination-related issues.

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm

Location: MedTech Theater

Rationalizing the Medtech Development Portfolio in the Face of a Downturn

As an extended economic downturn looms, many medtech companies will miss their guidance as demand for products and services slows and supply chain challenges persist.  Now is the time to act fast, make the required strategy changes, and thoughtfully rationalize and rebalance your development portfolio. This presentation will cover practical tips to right size a medtech development portfolio.

Time: 11:15 am to 2 pm

Location: Room 203AB

Check out the full IME West agenda for additional sessions and details.

About the Author(s)

Amanda Pedersen

Amanda Pedersen is a veteran journalist and award-winning columnist with a passion for helping medical device professionals connect the dots between the medtech news of the day and the bigger picture. She has been covering the medtech industry since 2006.

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