Med Tech Trends: Innovation and Adaptation

The medtech industry continues to grow though at a much slower pace than the previous decade. The industry’s long-term outlook is at risk due to underinvestment in digital capabilities, competition from technology and retail companies, and the growing need to demonstrate better outcomes. This webinar will keep you informed of recent trends in the medtech industry to stay competitive. 

Thurs, November 29, 2018

Duration: 60 minutes


Packaging Design Validation Testing

Manufacturers of medical devices need to ensure their terminally sterilized products are contained in validated packaging. Attendees of this webinar will learn about packaging design considerations and various package testing including shelf-life, distribution, strength, integrity, and microbial barrier.

Tues, November 13,  2018 - November 13,  2020(all day)

Duration: 44 minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

Disinfectant-Resistant Polymers for Medical Equipment Housings

The increased use of aggressive cleaners and disinfectants to prevent hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) has created an industry-wide problem of cracking in medical equipment housings. Proper material selection can prevent housing failures. When you evaluate chemical resistance for daily use in medical equipment housings, you must consider multiple factors, including the material's chemical compatibility under stress.

Mon, November 12,  2018 - November 12,  2019(all day)

Duration: 25 minutes

Sponsored by: Solvay

Rapid Molding vs. Traditional Molding

The plastic injection molding industry and its manufacturing processes have evolved through the years.  Gain an understanding the differences between the rapid and traditional molding processes and how each influences and impacts the outcome of parts, costs and speed to market. 

Wed, October 24,  2018 - October 24, 2019(all day)

Duration: 18 minutes

Sponsored by: Xcentric Mold & Engineering

Packaging Validation of Medical Devices – Impact of the Revisions of ISO 11607 and Suitable Strategies

The medical device industry is a fast changing environment that is continuously adapting to the constant challenges within the medical landscape. One such challenge is designing an evaluation plan for fulfilling the requirements for a suitable and validated packaging system using package testing that will comply with FDA or international health and safety regulations. This webinar will mainly focus on packaging systems for sterile products; however, several test models are suitable to be used for packaging of non-sterile products.

Wed, November 28,  2018 - 8:00 am PST / 11 am EST

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Eurofins Medical Device Testing

Designing Vascular Access Catheters - Avoiding Costly and Life Threatening Mistakes 

Learn how Vascular Access Design can contribute to cost efficiencies and safer devices that could help your medical device company avoid costly and life threatening mistakes. 

Tues, October 09,  2018 - 11:00 am PST / 2 pm EST

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Flexan, LLC

How Artificial Intelligence Has Changed Everything for Medtech

Join MDDI for a  webinar that will review the evolution of AI in medical devices and explore how it is changing medical device development and use.

Tues, August 28,  2018 - 11:00 am PST / 2 pm EST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Hosted by MD+DI

Keeping Your Biocompatibility Program Current in a Changing Regulatory Landscape

In this course you will learn what changes are occurring in regulatory standards, including ISO 10993, Medical Device Regulations, and FDA guidance. Then based on these changes you will learn how to keep your biocompatibility program current.

Tues, August 21 - Thurs, August 23, 2018 - 12:00 pm each day

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

Overmolding for Medical

Overmolding is a great injection molded feature you can utilize in your design to capture color contrasts, add flexibility or eliminate assembly. Take advantage of this feature by learning how to design your medical part for overmolding.

Wed, July 25, 2018 (all day) 

Duration: 17 minutes

Sponsored by: Xcentric Mold & Engineering

Top 3 Medical Device Packaging Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

You’ll discover how to avoid these costly and time consuming mistakes, and instead, learn how to develop the ideal packaging solution for your medical device. The webinar includes a discussion of mistakes to avoid when working with a packaging supplier, the advantages of an inside-out design approach, and the reasons to consider all stakeholders in the packaging design process. If you are part of a design or new product team, you will want to join us for this informational webinar!

Thurs, July 17, 2018 (all day) 

Duration: 15 minutes

Sponsored by: CleanCut

Changing Expectations with Endoscope Reprocessing

Endoscope manufacturers and healthcare facilities are under increased scrutiny from regulatory bodies, including the US FDA. It is essential that both manufactures and end users understand the increasing requirements enacted to improve patient safety. This webinar covers the important changes enacted in industry standards and guidance documents relating to the reprocessing of endoscopes in healthcare facilities and the validation methods used to generate the reprocessing instructions.

Thurs, June 28, 2018 (all day) 

Duration: 45 minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

What You Need to Know About Design Validation

Design validation ensures that devices conform to defined user needs and intended uses under actual or simulated use conditions. When you truly understand the root of design validation—namely, your users—you are better equipped to define user needs and test them to meet the spirit of design validation as required by 21 CFR 820.

In this webinar, Jessica Lee, director of quality at Boston Scientific, will walk through the five W’s (Who? What? Where? When? Why?) to help you understand your users, using specific examples from Boston Scientific. She will also address frequently asked questions on topics such as leveraging, sample size, dry runs, and failures.

Tues, June 12, 2018 (all day) 

Duration: 45 minutes

Hosted by MD+DI

New Guidance on Product Family Adoption for Radiation Sterilization: TIR 35:2016

Product family grouping is discussed in Clause 4 of ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11137-2:2013 entitled ‘Sterilization of health care products – Radiation – Part 2: Establishing the sterilization dose’. This document is designed to provide general requirements and guidance for establishing a product family for radiation sterilization. This webinar will discuss the concepts found in this document and provide examples of how the guidance might be applied.

Tues, April 26, 2018 (all day) 

Duration: 45 minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

OEMs: Discover The Hidden Costs and Risk In Your Complex Supplier Network

Top medical device OEMs are evolving to optimize their global footprint to stay competitive within the industry, and outsourcing partners must evolve, as well, to adapt to new market demands. In this webinar, you will learn how to develop a stronger partnership with your suppliers by navigating the complexities of OEM supplier networks. VP Engineering, VP R&D, VP Operations, and Sourcing Directors will benefit from watching this webinar. 

Tues, April 10, 2018 (all day) 

Duration: 25 minutes

Sponsored by: Flexan LLC

Improve Your Design Cycle to Get to Market Faster

Manufacturing processes are critical to part outcome and getting to market faster.  It is important to consider key factors that will assist in improving upon your overall efficiency and production timing.  

Tues, March 13, 2018 (all day)

Duration: 30 minutes

Sponsored by: Xcentric

Satisfying ISO 18562 and FDA Biocompatibility Regulatory Requirements for Breathing Gas Pathways in Healthcare Application

In March of 2017, the new ISO 18562 standard series was released. This standard covers the general principles regarding biocompatibility assessment of medical device materials which comprise the gas pathway. This standard greatly increases the scrutiny for gas path devices and their required tests. This presentation will cover the required biological endpoints and the unique test methods to test these devices.

Tues, February 20, 2018 (all day)

Duration: 45 minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

Automating Policy Management: Document Control, Training and Exception Handling

A dynamic policy management system is critical to an organization’s GRC initiatives. Increased litigation, compliance requirements and a diverse workforce require a well-constructed policy management system to mitigate risk and improve user compliance. Learn how automating and integrating policy management creates a controlled process to design, communicate and track corporate policy and procedure. The presenter will discuss policy challenges and solutions, including development, review and release, attestation and training, revision management and exception handling.

Tues, January 23, 2018 (All day)

Duration: 28 Minutes

Sponsored by: AsssurX

Packaging: Design for Sterilization

Medical device packaging plays a critical role in the efficacy and safety of the device being packaged. Each device will have its own unique requirements for sterilization and the packaging design must support this role. Each sterilization method, EO, steam, gamma and so on presents unique challenges to the packaging design engineer. Armed with a few resources, knowledge of the sterilization method, and with some careful planning, the packaging design engineer will be able to successfully bring the medical device from concept to end user in a safe usable condition.

Thurs, Dec 7, 2017 (All day)

Duration: 40 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Laborartories LLC

Materials for Medical

Plastic materials are used with increasing frequency in the medical/healthcare market. Keeping up with the various requirements needed to service this industry is daunting, as the rules are in a constant state of change. This webinar is designed to highlight the key characteristics of materials used for medical/healthcare applications and manufacturability considerations.

Wed, Dec 5, 2017 (All day) - Wed, Dec 5, 2018 (All day)

Duration: 30 Minutes

Sponsored by: Xcentric Mold

The “New” EU Medical Device Regulations: A Game Changer for European Medical Device Companies?

After years of speculation, discussion and debate, the new Medical Device Regulation (“new MDR”) and corresponding In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) were published in May 2017.

This 3-part webinar series will provide an overview of the new MDR focusing on the thinking that lead to them and the thinking to prepare for them. Similarities and differences compared to US regulatory and quality requirements will also be discussed emphasizing the actions that attendees should take now to be ready for 2020 and beyond.

Tues, December 12 - Thurs, December 14 - 02:00 pm each day

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: EtQ

Turning User Needs into Design Inputs for Medical Devices

With consumers today accustomed to having sleek, user-friendly technology at their fingertips, it’s increasingly important for medical technology to meet the same standards for usability and exceptional user experiences. As such, medical device designers today need a deep understanding of user needs and how to translate them into user-centered attributes in the finished device, but gaining those insights can be tricky. Join Carolyn Rose and Craig Scherer of the medtech design and development firm Insight Product Development for advice on how to uncover user needs and turn them into design inputs for your next innovative medical device.

Thurs, Dec 14, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Duration: 60 Minutes

Jumpstart Your Career in Medtech

Medtech is a great industry in which to stake out a career, with salaries far above the national average for all occupations and high demand for skilled employees. But that doesn’t mean medtech professionals can put their careers in cruise control. To maximize your earning potential and keep the promotions coming, you need to be proactive. Whether you’re looking to move your career forward or get your foot in the door at a medical device or diagnostics company, we’ll have tips and tricks to help you get ahead in our upcoming webinar

Tues, Nov 14, 2017 - 02:00 pm

Duration: 60 Minutes

New FDA Expectations for Endotoxin Testing

New FDA guidance documents changes the requirements for bacterial endotoxin testing of medical devices. This webinar will cover the four key points that need to be addressed when submitting a (510(k)). Information will also be presented on the test methods, endotoxin limits, and sampling plans.

Thurs, Oct 26, 2017 (All day)

Duration: 15 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Laborartories LLC

Improving Compliance with Increased Global Regulations

Today’s medical device companies must deal with increased product complexity and evolving global regulations. To deliver cutting-edge solutions, companies must comply with quality management system requirements like ISO 13485:2016, while meeting corporate and production objectives. Medical device companies strive to improve patients’ lives by leveraging the latestquality management systems (QMS) to deliver innovative solutions to market while maintaining compliance with the FDA and ISO regulations. Using outdated document-centric QMS solutions hinders product development, quality, and production processes. How can you improve compliance and performance?

Wed, Oct 4, 2017 - 02:00 pm

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Arena Solutions

Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Testing Regulatory Updates, Trends, and Anticipated Changes including: FDA, ISO, USP, and MDRs

This three-day webinar will provide engineers and QA/QC/RA managers with an overview of medical device and pharmaceutical industry trends, updates, and anticipated changes. Four major topics will be covered in three days, including: biocompatibility assessments, sterilization methodologies, packaging integrity testing, and medical device cleanliness testing.

Learn the most up-to-date information about these topics from the Nelson Labs’ experts who sit on the domestic and international committees that set the standards for the industry. These experts understand the day-to-day regulations that impact manufacturers and will be providing relevant, current information for attendees. Come prepared with questions, as ample time for your questions will be provided at the end of each webinar.

Tues, September 26 - Thurs, September 28 - 02:00 pm each day

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Laboratories

Medical Device Disinfection for Reprocessing Products for US and EU

This webinar is designed for engineers, quality assurance personnel, microbiologists, and marketers of reusable medical device manufacturers to deepen their knowledge about disinfection validation methods for reprocessed devices. Specifically, attendees will better understand disinfection validation standards and practices in the United States and Europe: US FDA Guidance from 2015, AAMI TIR12, AAMI TIR30, ISO15883, among others. Validation techniques and information regarding chemical, thermal, and A0 disinfection testing will be explained.

Thu, Jun 1, 2017 (All day)

Duration: 15-minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Laboratories

Considerations for Third-Party Reprocessing Of Single-Use Medical Devices

Reusing single-use devices that have been safely reprocessed by a third-party reprocessor can enable healthcare providers to maintain high-quality patient care while saving on costs and reducing medical waste. This webinar will navigate through the required validation aspects to reprocess single-use devices safely and effectively.

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 (All day) - Sat, Mar 30, 2019 (All day)

Duration: 20-minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Laboratories

The Power of Extractable/Leachable Chemistry Testing for Medical Devices

This presentation will teach you the three most important points of extractable/leachable chemistry testing for medical devices: how it will save you time and money, how it provides detailed information that protects patient safety, and how it will keep you at the front of an evolving approach to the evaluation of biocompatibility.

Thu, Dec 8, 2016 (All day)

Duration: 35-minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Laboratories

Changing a Colorant in an Approved Medical Device, What Should I Know?

In this webinar we will examine the unique challenges colorants pose to medical devices, including FDA's current position on changing a colorant or pigment. The webinar will cover topics such as possible impacts to human health, how testing can mitigate risk to patient, toxicological risk assessment and choices available for chemical analysis.

Thu, Oct 27, 2016 (All day)

Duration: 30-minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Laboratories