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Boston Thaws for Medtech Event

This spring, medical technology executives and innovators will converge at the BIOMEDevice forum in Boston. The event takes place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center April 6–7. Executives who are involved in R&D, engineering, manufacturing, product development, and regulatory and quality affairs should attend the two-day forum. It will kick off on Wednesday, April 6 with a keynote presentation from Susan Windham Bannister, executive director of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Bannister will conduct a neurotechnology roundtable discussion about the how rapidly evolving technology has led to novel approaches in diagnosing and treating brain and nervous system disorders. The first half of the day will consist of neurotechnology discussions and the second half of the day will delve into drug delivery and diagnostics.

Thursday morning’s forum will focus on cardiovascular topics, including how the use of biomaterials in cardiovascular devices, regulatory and reimbursement strategies, and funding and commercial opportunities in this sector. The afternoon will feature discussions about the global market such as the key opportunities and challenges for device manufacturers in emerging markets and how to do business in China.

Visitors to the exhibit area should stop by the free technology presentations at the Innovation Briefs Theater. The sessions on Wednesday, which run from 11 A.M. until 3:30 P.M., will cover a range of topics including data-driven problem solving, bioabsorbable polymers in medical devices, and micromolding. Thursday’s presentations will run from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. Speakers will educate attendees on how to turn an invention into a business, 3-D design and simulation tools for device testing, laser machining in cardiac pacing leads, and more.

The expo floor will showcase products and processes that include coatings, automation and robotics, software, and sterilization services. Attendees will get information about services in contract manufacturing, design, and outsourcing. Special event sections focus on quality, biomaterials, and contract manufacturing. For more details about BIOMEDevice, visit

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