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MD&M West Kicks Off with Conference Sessions

MD&M West kicked off Monday with five all-day conference sessions held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. FDA's John Stigi, William Sutton, and Marjorie Shulman offered those new to the medical device industry an overview of the regulations required to market a device in the United States. Representatives from Boston Scientific, Minnetronix, and other firms proffered tips for efficient and effective medical device product development. A number of researchers in the nanotechnology field shared their thoughts on materials, processes, and applications for medical nanotech.

Consultant Mark Crossley offered insights on how to account for measurement errors and how to use the Evolutionary Simplex method to make the Design of Experiment process more efficient. And validation expert Brian Callahan shared tools to be used in medical device process validation. Tuesday marks the opening of the MD&M West exhibit hall, and the conference sessions will continue, with presentations on CAPA, manufacturing innovation, and polymer engineering, among other topics. Stay tuned to hear about the latest developments at the show from the MD&DI staff.

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