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Upcoming Webinars

 

Choosing a Medical Device Contract Manufacturer with the Right Quality and Regulatory Credentials

Join Spartronics Site Leaders, Casey Cramer and Ryan Carlson, as they discuss the importance of selecting a Contract Manufacturer who has the right quality and regulatory credentials to support the manufacturing of medical devices. Together, they will discuss various quality and regulatory credentials, and will specifically dive into the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) its impact on Medical Device Contract Manufacturing.

Date: September 15, 2022

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Spartronics

Designing for high-risk class MDR & FDA medical devices

When designing and developing motor assemblies for medical devices, there are critical steps which need to be taken, along the path from functional samples to serial production, to ensure compatibility with MDR and FDA regulations. This process involves initially selecting the right products, with correct materials, capable of sterilization, biocompatibility, and environmental conditions. In this webinar, we’ll share our expertise in component design selection and provide some best practices to help medical device companies with their product development efforts.

Date: September 14, 2022

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: maxon

5 Critical Quality Questions You Must Ask a Prospective CMO

This webinar is intended for any Engineer, Quality Professional or Operations Executive who is tasked with choosing a CMO to support their Medical Device manufacturing.

Date: September 13, 2022

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Flexan

Focus on Fundamentals: Guidance for Changes in a Medical Device

With no relief in sight for supply chain issues and sterilization constraints, understanding the options associated with change has become an immediate need in industry. This 3-day focus on fundamentals course will identify considerations and challenges outlined in regulatory standards to allow for success in an agile environment. Our topics of focus include navigating Biocompatibility, Packaging and Sterilization changes and addressing the expectations around managing changes.

Dates: August 30, 31, and September 1

Duration: 3-day course, 60 minutes each day

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

Bioburden Alert and Action Levels – Low Hanging Fruit for an FDA Citation

Most medical device industry standards for bioburden and related environmental testing (e.g., ISO 11737 1 8.6 and ISO 11137-2 10.1) refer to establishing alert and action levels. They may include guidance, which must be flexible and therefore lack details. This webinar can help by providing you with a foundation for setting alert and action levels. It includes common practices, different approaches, and suggestions for bioburden excursion actions.

Available On Demand

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

5 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Micro Molding

Not everyone is up to meeting the challenges of miniaturization or finding partners to help them capitalize on its value-adding market opportunities. But have you heard about micro injection molding? Join us for this webinar to learn all about it. You’ll learn about its capabilities, scalability, and sustainability. It includes product development processes from prototype through DfMM/Design for Micro Molding, production scale-up and quality assurance—plus examples including options such as inserts, overmolding, thin-wall molding, LSR molding, and micro 3D printing.

Available On Demand

Duration: 30 Minutes

Sponsored by: Accumold

Why Medical Testing in Electronic Contract Manufacturing Is Crucial

Join Spartronics Test Engineers, Eric Masloski, and Jeremy Peterson, as they discuss the importance of developing and implementing test strategies for medical device and life science applications focused on providing high yields while reducing gaps. They will speak to both effective and efficient test methodology used to help minimize cost and maximize quality. 

Date: Thursday, June 02, 2022

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Spartronics

 

Additive Manufacturing in MedTech: Advantages, Case Studies, and Success Stories

Join Chief Technology Officer Simon Tan of Sunningdale Tech for a review of how additive manufacturing applications are being used for tool making in the medical device manufacturing process. In addition to case studies, this webinar will cover the latest technological advancements in additive manufacturing along with the benefits and cost savings.

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Sunningdale Tech

Discovering Biosynthetic Cellulose: A Material for Wound Management, Implants and Drug Delivery

Biosynthetic cellulose is a unique, nature-inspired material. Its bioengineered structure holds high levels of moisture, making it suitable for a wide range of applications including wound dressings, implants, drug delivery, and cosmetics. In this webinar, two technical experts from Evonik will explore how bacteria biosynthesize the structure of biosynthetic cellulose and how it functions. They'll review current uses and aim to inspire new ideas for using biosynthetic cellulose in future development plans.

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Evonik

Medical Injection Molding Technology Update

This webinar focuses on removing the barriers that constrain plastic part design, speed to scale, and risk-free production quality – and technological breakthroughs that can remove those barriers, including recent medical application examples.

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Husky

Redefining Linear Motion for Surgical and Procedural Applications

Tune-in to this webinar to learn about design innovations in linear motion technology that offer optimum rigidity, increased positioning, and play-free smooth motion for enhanced performance and safety. The presentation, by the leaders of Ewellix’ Medical Sector business, highlights ready-to-install modular components; engineering and product development services; and the overall theme of “Smart Innovation” for competitive differentiation.

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Duration: 30 Minutes

Sponsored by: Ewellix

Diagnostics: Materials Science Solutions for Fast Detection

Key problems must be overcome to bring novel diagnostic tests to market to get patients diagnosed faster. At a time of rapidly evolving diagnostic technologies, material science specialists are being asked about the quality and functionality of materials. This webinar is designed to address this, as well as challenges in areas such as material “puncture-ability,” material flexibility, barrier requirements, low autofluorescence, accurate dosing, the ability to detect color changes in samples; and many more.

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Duration: 30 Minutes

Sponsored by: Tekni Plex

Enhancing Clinical Design and Innovation with a Contract Manufacturing Partner

This webinar will help engineers and or project managers tasked with continuously innovating a next-generation device. It will show that choosing the right contract manufacturing organization (CMO) can improve clinical design and innovation. You’ll learn this from the real-life example of a vascular access OEM who found improvements in R&D partnering on catheter design innovation with CMO Flexan – including new designs for a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) and midline catheter.

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Flexan

Packaging Validation 101, Part 2 (Process Validation)

ISO 11607 is divided into two parts: Part 1 covers making and validating sterile barrier packaging which will be covered in a separate webinar.  ISO 11607 Part 2 covers packaging process validation. This on-demand webinar is presented by technical consultant Jennifer Gygi, an expert on validating packaging test methods and equipment as well as writing test procedures.

Date: Monday, March 7, 2022

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

Upcoming Changes to Cleaning Validations for Reusable Medical Devices

AAMI TIR30 has been one of the primary documents used to provide guidance on the recommendations for the cleaning validations of reusable medical devices for the last ten years. During this time, the industry has changed due to the advancement of reusable medical devices and the test methods used to evaluate the effectiveness of the cleaning procedures. Now, AAMI TIR30 is being revised to become a standard, AAMI ST98. It will provide the first standard with clear guidance on how to perform cleaning validations. This presentation will cover the upcoming changes to the requirements for the cleaning validations of reusable medical devices in the upcoming standard.

Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

Introduction to Integrated Medical Injection Molding Systems

This webinar focuses on Integrated OEM System's (machines, hot runners, molds & controllers) ability to reduce cost associated with wastage while ensuring performance. Our Husky expert will review the real market trends and opportunities in the medical market specifically focusing on laboratory consumables such as blood collection tubes.

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Husky

Creating Impactful Clinical Software Around Your Medical Device

While connectivity is now a given for new equipment in hospitals, many vendors still struggle to effectively capture and use data from their devices to improve patient outcomes, increase efficiency of clinical procedures, and reduce maintenance. Find out how to be smart about implementation: using lightweight, cloud-based infrastructure that supports clinical settings, integration with EHRs, and the transition of therapies from hospital to home.

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: S3 Connected Health

The Pathway to Successful Device Development

FACT: 60% of a device's cumulative lifetime cost is committed in the concept/architecture phase. You need to break out from traditional "trial and error" product development in order reduce the margin of error...and cost. Teleflex Medical OEM has the solution: EPIC Medtec® Centers with proven processes for reducing project risk, minimizing costs, and getting your device to market faster.

Date: Monday, November 15, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Teleflex

Robotic Surgery Ecosystem: The path to democratize surgery

Discover the future of AI & Deep Learning and how it will change surgery and the ways the healthcare system access and use data, integration of Imaging, hardware, software and instruments: shifting into complete robotic procedures and training vehicles to the new generation of users.

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Medbio

Zinc Die Casting Concepts to Achieve Precision, Performance and Price Targets

Learn about zinc die casting process, the flexibility of the zinc die casting processes for manufacturing components and how to select the appropriate zinc die casting alloy, including new high-performance alloys.

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: International Zinc Association 

Packaging Validation 101

Have you wondered how to set up a packaging validation according to ISO 11607? Come join us for a Packaging Validation 101 webinar to learn the basics.

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

Evaluating and Selecting a Hydrophilic Coating Provider: Suggestions, Tips and Recommendations to Support Your Project

This webinar will provide an overview of key features to consider when selecting a hydrophilic coating vendor.  The selection of a device coating can often be one of the last steps of the development process and the many design teams are surprised at the complexity of the coating application design process.  

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Duration: 30 Minutes

Sponsored by: Biocoat

Effective compliance with EU’s new Medical Device Regulation

The new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) will focus on the supply chain for medical device manufacturers and supply chain partners in the European Union. In this webinar, experts from fluid control solution provider Emerson will present details on the rule and an effective strategy to ensure that compliance.

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Designing Smart Medical Devices in the Wireless Age – and How EM Simulation Can Help

More and more smart, wireless medical devices are being developed and put to use by patients in their daily routines. Therefore, developers need to evaluate how their electronic devices will function in relation to physical surroundings, new 5G frequency bands, other wireless devices such as smartphones and computers, as well the human body.

Join this webinar to discover how electromagnetic (EM) simulation, integrated with 3D designs and virtual patients, is used to reduce physical testing, improve wireless device designs, and meet regulatory requirements.

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Dassault Systemes

Product Realization: Introducing Medical Devices Efficiently & Effectively into Manufacturing

Drive speed to revenue with the right electronics contract manufacturing partner.

Join this webinar, where Spartronics and veteran electronic contract manufacturing experts will speak to the importance of product realization from early full product life cycle support to post launch. Beginning with the right manufacturing partner can guide you through a process based manufacturing plan driven by value-added engineering services such as planning, feasibility and manufacturing readiness, to product and process validation to final production and post launch. 

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Spartronics

5 Ways to Prevent Packaging Failures

Are you ready to launch a new medical device package, but not sure where to start? Are you worried about passing design verification testing?

In this webinar, learn why it is important to understand the complexity of the medical device before designing the packaging. We’ll also discuss how last-minute changes can impact the process.

From feasibility studies and conducting testing to optimizing your final packaging configuration, industry experts Kevin Fisher and Jenn Goff will provide you with the tools and knowledge to ensure you succeed in developing packaging that passes the necessary requirements the first time around.

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Oliver Healthcare Packaging

Injecting Innovation into Combination Medical Device Development

Developers of new therapies and drug delivery devices often face conflicting needs for usability, engineering, manufacturing, and cost. Computer modeling and simulation (CM&S) has proven effective for resolving these types of conflicts in other industries—and the medical device and biopharma industries are just starting to discover the benefits.

This webinar will demonstrate the power of using collaborative and integrated design, modeling & simulation (MODSIM). You will discover how MODSIM helps optimize design performance; improve patient experiences; and speed development of innovative combination devices.

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Dassault Systemes

Can't Use Plastic Welding? There's A New Way to Join Dissimilar Materials

If you manufacture plastic devices for medical, automotive, electronics or other markets, and have dissimilar materials that prevent you from using plastic welding, you’ve got options. Among them, heat skating offers an ideal choice for its simplicity, product protection, and smooth joins. This webinar will show you how it works and when to use it – and introduce you to a new, optimized version called pulse staking for higher-quality joins, superior product aesthetics and energy savings.

Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Your New Rx for Safe, Effective, Medical Devices: Computational Modeling & Simulation

Join us for this free, live webinar as we discuss how to address emerging industry trends using Computational Modeling & Simulation (CM&S) during the development cycle. It can help you reduce physical and animal testing, evaluate patient use scenarios, and meet functional and regulatory requirements. It can also relieve the pressures of intense competition, rapid change, and the need to address unmet patient needs – especially as the global incidence of chronic diseases demands novel solutions.  

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Dassault Systemes

FDA/CDRH Officials Present First-Hand Advice: How to Weave a Digital Thread that Advances Patient Safety

Join this webinar to learn how, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) collaborated with Siemens Digital Industries Software to explore the application of advanced digital design and manufacturing technologies to improve production agility and resume safe manufacturing operations.

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Siemens Digital Industries Software

Learn How New Advancements in Medical Tubing Improve Designs, Keep Patients Safer

Discover new advancements in the material and construction of paratubing - also called peel-apart tubing or co-joined tubing - which can bring significant benefits to medical device designs. This is especially true for devices where fluids and gases need to be supplied or removed simultaneously. Applications include arterial drills, neurovascular applications, wound management, laparoscopic surgery, ophthalmology, and biopsy devices.

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Tekni Plex

Closing the Digital Manufacturing Gap: A Holistic View of Data

Join us to learn how this digitized connectivity provides increased visibility, greater insights, and less time spent managing paper.

Date: On Demand

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: MasterControl

Medical Devices: Chemical & Material Characterization

This presentation will provide an overview of solutions to answer some of the key challenges faced, both from a regulatory perspective as well as a material perspective, covering chemical analysis, material characterization and device durability testing.

Date: On Demand

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Waters Corporation

Advanced Sensors for Medtech and Automation Industries

This presentation will give you a sneak peek of some of the most exciting new innovations in sensor technology today. You will get a crash course in the mechanics behind sensor measurement and learn about how these solutions support and help advance sophisticated medical technologies, such as robotic surgery. You will walk away with an understanding of what is possible to achieve with advanced sensor solutions and how you can take advantage of these capabilities in your next project.

Available On Demand

Duration: 23 Minutes

Sponsored by: FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology

Medical Device Assembly Trend Update: Data Analytics, Process Validation & Automation

This webinar on emerging trends in medical device assembly will show you how trends and technologies can impact your manufacturing processes. It will show you how data analytics combined with automation technologies can improve processes and efficiencies. It will also cover considerations for Process Validation Planning (PVP), Installation Qualification (IQ), Operations Qualification (OQ), and Performance Qualification (OQ) — all aimed at producing stable medical device manufacturing processes that assure consistent performance and regulatory compliance. 

Tues, September 7 - Available On Demand

Duration: 24 Minutes

Sponsored by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Speed Development of Miniature Fluid Control Solutions & Speed-to-Market

In this webinar, you’ll learn the intricacies of liquid flow movement within an analytical instrument and how to select the right valve solution based on different analytical instrument requirements. Presenters Jim Perry and Tony Gaglio from sponsor Emerson Automation Solutions will also discuss their framework for managing these processes in a system that enables OEMs to expedite the instrument development process to help you accelerate speed-to-market.

Available On Demand

Duration: 20 Minutes

Sponsored by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Urgent Update on Changing ISO Standards: Staying on Top of the Regulations

The medical device regulatory landscape has never been this dynamic. With recent and proposed changes to ISO standards, increased scrutiny on extractable and leachable protocols in the FDA, and MDR going live, it’s harder than ever to stay informed on what is being required around the world. In this three-day series we will tackle many of these concepts to ensure you are prepared for your regulatory submissions. 

Tues, August 3 - Thurs, August 5, 2021 - 1:00 pm each day

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs