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Upcoming Webinars

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

Chemical disinfection validation for reusable devices: A road trip to the EU and US Markets

This webinar is important for those who must comply with the upcoming US FDA and/or the EU’s MDR for reusable devices. Register to Join Lise Vanderkelen, PhD, pharmaceuticals and microbiology expert with Nelson Labs, as she leads you on an educational journey that will clarify key aspects and requirements for disinfection validation studies that apply in both markets.

Available On Demand

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

Breathable Packaging: Microbial Barrier & Coatings

The presentation will look at various factors and design considerations that should be taken into account when selecting the proper microbial barrier packaging to meet an application’s objectives. The pros and cons of various coating options will be discussed, as well as which structures can best address specific microbes. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 8:00 AM ET / 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Tekni-Plex

Failure analysis as a risk management tool

Industry expert Dr. Henk Blom will discuss how the sterile barrier system failures we all encounter in our projects offer valuable insights for future package design and optimization activities. Through an overview of basic failure analysis principles and some case studies Dr. Blom will show how better packaging can be designed as we learn from the past.

Wednesday, July 13, 2021 - 8:00 AM ET / 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Paxxus

Reducing the Lead Time: Options for Common Medical Device Polymers

If you, like so many in the medical device industry, are suffering from a shortage of resins, this webinar will help. Attend for an overview of advantages and considerations for seven common, readily available polymers to beat lead times and resin shortages.

Available On Demand

Duration: 30 Minutes

Sponsored by: Xcentric Mold & Engineering

 

Reducing the Lead Time: Options for Common Medical Device Polymers

If you, like so many in the medical device industry, are suffering from a shortage of resins, this webinar will help. Attend for an overview of advantages and considerations for seven common, readily available polymers to beat lead times and resin shortages.

Available On Demand

Duration: 30 Minutes

Sponsored by: Xcentric Mold & Engineering

Micro Molding Essentials - The Enabling Benefits of Micro Molding

With the pressure on design engineers to deliver smaller, lighter and more cost-effective components, many are turning to micro injection molding. But there are challenges and unforeseen roadblocks that can arise when designing for micro molding. Engineers have questions such as: What is micro molding? How is it different from standard molding? What do I need to know to be successful at molding a micro plastic part? This webinar will explore the answers, and more: design guidelines, understanding prototyping challenges, and the material selection process.

Available On Demand

Duration: 20 Minutes

Sponsored by: Accumold

Adapting a Universal Testing System for Medical Device Testing

Medical device manufacturers are subject to substantial regulatory oversight that requires extensive testing for both research and development and quality control to ensure the safety and efficacy in all products.

In this webinar, we will discuss a variety of applications ranging from syringes and needles to PPE, catheters, and more – and you will learn how a universal testing system can be adapted to run a multitude of tests that meet international testing standards and simulate real world use of these products for better and more efficient data collection.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 11 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Instron

Optimal Catheter Design: Making the Smart Choices When Selecting Materials and Manufacturing Processes

Today’s sophisticated catheters have become modern marvels of advanced design and polymer technology. These amazing devices are used to perform an ever-increasing number of interventional and diagnostic procedures that require unique flexibility and strength characteristics. For optimal performance, researchers and designers need to consider both the biological, physical, and chemical characteristics of polymers, and the growing roster of break-through manufacturing processes. This information-filled presentation will help you make the right choices of materials and production processes to achieve cost and performance objectives while avoiding the pitfall of over engineering.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 11:00 AM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Teleflex Medical OEM

Medical Device Manufacturing: After Surviving 2020, Win in 2021

Join us for this virtual roundtable to hear what separated the winners from the rest as our panel of MedTech experts discuss the pandemic’s impact on the industry, what’s working on the front lines and factory floors, and why your 2021 success depends on how well—and how fast—you can adapt.

Who Should Attend: CXO, VP, Director of: IT, Technology, Compliance, Quality, Supply Chain, Operations, Manufacturing, Finance, Product Development, Engineering

Tuesday, May 20, 2021 - 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Rootstock and ComplianceQuest

Medtech Design Summit 2021: Design Inspiration for Your Next Medical Innovation

Innovative design is often the differentiator between a good medical device and one that's truly great. In this webinar series, we’ll provide tips and best practices to help take your device design to the next level—from teasing out user needs to adding features that make complex healthcare tasks faster, easier, and less costly. We’ll also celebrate the finalists and announce the winners of the 2021 Medical Design Excellence Awards, the premier awards program recognizing achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT/9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. PDT

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Multisponsored

Steps for Launching a New Injection Molded Medical Device

Injection molding is a long-term investment, that requires precision to setup. Ensuring your product meets certain specifications is a fair amount of work, even before the actual mold fabrication is required.

This webinar will give you the key steps for launching an injection molded medical device. We will dive in with the early design stages and DFM (Design for Manufacturability) Process, which impacts the injection mold design and build stage. Then evaluate the entire project for manufacturing readiness and offer solutions. Finally, we will cover process development from DFM analysis, validation, and transfer from R&D to production.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:00 AM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Crescent Industries

How Medical and Regulated Industries Fulfill FDA Requirements using Microscopy Solutions

See how Module GxP in ZEN core software enables microscopy applications to become FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant. Join us to review how easily this software allows you to operate microscopes the same way, from stereo microscopes to fully automated high-end applications. ZEN core software also enables the correlation of light and electron microscopy in multi-modal workflows and provides connectivity between systems, departments, and locations.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 11:00 AM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

Best Practices When Validating Reusable Devices

The advancement of reusable medical devices has changed the industry over the years and the requirements for validating reprocessing instructions have changed with it. It can be difficult to navigate these changes and ensure that the reprocessing validations meet the current industry standards and expectations. An understanding of the best practices when validating reusable medical devices will aid in navigating medical device manufacturers through these changes and challenges. The presentation will cover some of the best practices when validating the reprocessing instructions for reusable medical devices.

ON DEMAND

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

Technological Breakthrough in Medical Part Injection Molding – Removing the Constraints in Part Design, Scalability & Time to Market

Join us as Husky reviews the barriers that constrain plastic part design, speed to scale, and risk-free production quality and the technological breakthroughs to remove those barriers including recent examples from the medical market. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2021 - 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Husky

Titanium Metal Injection Molding – the most economical technology for high performance titanium implants

Have you ever wondered how to reduce cost while providing excellent material performance of titanium implantable products? Titanium metal injection molding (TiMIM) can be the answer. TiMIM creates cost savings of more than 40% compared to CNC machining and provides a dynamic response to production volume requirements. Mark will compare industry standard specifications for manufacturing Ti-6AL-4V implants and devices via a variety of forming methods. Mark will also discuss business case examples, design guidelines, and the regulatory pathway to launch a new or existing part using TiMIM.  The webinar will conclude by answering some frequently asked questions about the TiMIM process.. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11:00 AM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Praxis Technology

Deliver better patient outcomes with company-wide product collaboration

Integrated QMS and PLM is key to achieving Medical Device business goals. Better, safer and more effective products deliver better patient outcomes, increase margins, and reduce costs. But far too often, companies rely on outdated Quality processes that only identify problems after a product is delivered. This session will explore the benefits of enterprise-wide collaboration that captures the voice of the customer and persistently incorporates it into product design and throughout the extended value chain - helping medical device manufacturers to design for quality and improve customer satisfaction. We will explore how a single source of truth ensures all cross-functional teams can collaborate towards the same goals, lowering cost of quality and ensuring product success. Join us to learn why quality and design teams are embracing platform consolidation as the best way to eliminate gaps and white spaces, unify data, and streamline business processes.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Propel

Saving Lives – The Value of Speed to Market in Medical Device Development

The need to bring medical devices to market quickly was never more evident than in 2020. In this webinar you will learn how to compress the product development process without sacrificing product features or the necessary physical product testing required to ensure product reliability and production efficiency.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Xcentric Mold & Engineering

FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS: For Good Measure – How Advanced Sensor & Eletronics Solutions Are Shaping Medtech Innovation

This fundamentals course will give listeners insights into the fascinating developments of  cutting edge measurement technology and how it drives healthcare innovation forward.

FREE ONLINE 3-DAY COURSE/60 MINUTES PER DAY
February 23-25, 2021 - 12:00 PM ET

Sponsored by: FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS Day 1: Small Talk – Developing Miniaturized Sensors for the Future of MedTech 

In the rapidly evolving field of surgical robotics, advanced robots are operating as the virtual hands of surgeons, literally requiring advanced sensing capabilities at their fingertips. This means that sensor miniaturization is crucial for the future of medical devices. In this presentation, Principal Engineer  Maciej “MJ” Lisiak  discusses the challenges and breakthroughs in the development of FUTEK’s Nano sensor, the smallest force measurement solution of its kind.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:00 PM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS Day 2: Precision at Every Turn – Why Torque Sensors Are Critical for MedTech Applications

In medical applications, measuring the force of torque is critical to ensure that robotic tools can perform with precise and seamless movements. Incorporating torque sensors into these complex systems can be challenging, however. FUTEKs  Application Engineer John Vargas, will explain the fundamentals of Rotary and Reaction Torque technology and discuss how FUTEK has developed industry-leading solutions to address torque measurement challenges, and discuss how these sensors can be applied in advanced robotic surgery applications and help drive future innovation in the medical field. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:00 PM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS Day 3: Lowering the Noise – How Advanced Electronics Optimize Sensor Performance

In medical applications, precision is everything. As a supplier of advanced sensor solutions for the medical market, FUTEK strives to ensure that its products achieve the highest possible performance. That’s why, for the past two decades, the company has built and developed industry-leading electronics that maximize sensor performance. This presentation will discuss the challenges that affect sensor performance and how FUTEK’s electric engineering R&D has created innovative solutions to resolve them, resulting in measurement systems that deliver optimum results and minimal headaches for its customers. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00 PM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

The Convergence of Miniaturization, MedTech and Additive Manufacturing

Medical devices are becoming smaller, more expensive to assemble, and used more commonly with collaborative robotics. Miniaturization, the cost of assembly, and the complexity of designing tools for diagnostic and surgical robots are just some of the challenges that today’s medical device designers face. Micro 3D printing helps to alleviate some of these challenges. With PμSL technology, engineers can print small parts rapidly in biocompatible materials with 2μm resolution and +/-10μm accuracy.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 11:00 AM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: BMF

Micro Molding Medical and Drug Delivery Case Studies

Miniaturized device applications are in high demand in medical and drug delivery applications driven by condensed device spaces and adding functionality in tiny spaces.  Understanding micro molding processes and single micron tolerances is critical to miniaturized device product platforms. This technical and solutions-based presentation includes actual case studies from DMF through production using micro molding and associated tooling, materials, assembly, and CT Scanning.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 11:00 AM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Isometric

Medical Device Silicone Tubing: Technical Extrusion Webinar

A critical decision when designing medical tubing applications is selecting the right material.  Incorporating Silicone may be the logical choice due to its resistance to many environmental factors such as temperature, chemicals, UV radiation, and x-rays. Silicone is excellent at resisting adherence to body tissue and to not supporting microbial growth. Silicone tubing is being used in more and more medical and pharmaceutical applications such as wound drains, shunt devices, and drug delivery devices.  Participants in this webinar will hear our team share design, manufacturing and assembly techniques that should be considered for your future product design and launch initiatives.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Flexan

Applying Agile Principles to Medical Device Development

The ability to rapidly iterate on a product design enables engineers to more confidently innovate and add new features to their products. In this webinar you will learn how medical device OEMs are leveraging simulation and rapid physical prototyping to prove out new product features while not only maintaining launch timelines but also vastly reducing product and production risks.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Xcentric Mold & Engingeering

New Tubing Material Advancements Drive Dramatic Improvements For Critical Fluid Transfer Application

This presentation will look at various factors and design considerations that should be taken into account when selecting the proper tubing solution for a given application. New and unique material and tubing cconstruction advancements will be discussed that offer significant potential improvements to a medical device. Specific examples around peristaltic pump applications, sensitive drug transfer, and fluid management tubings sets that can be pealed apart will be discussed.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Tekni-Plex

Medical Batteries: Overcoming Engineering Challenges with Design Best Practices

This live webinar will address some unique challenges that occur when designing battery packs for Class I, II & III medical applications and will provide best practices for design engineers based on lessons learned.  

Wednesday, December 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM ET.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Invetus Power

Metal Injection Molding

This 60-minute Webinar examines metal injection molding (MIM), a unique process that eliminates the need for complex, expensive machining when producing small, intricate steel and stainless steel components. It also discusses how switching to the MIM process can result in a 50% to 90% cost reduction for specific applications.

Wednesday, December 08, 2020 - 2:00 PM ET.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: INDO-MIM Group

Reprocessing Validations of Reusable Medical

Reprocessing validations of reusable medical devices have been overlooked for quite some time and the importance of these validations for medical device manufacturers has taken a back seat until recently. The upcoming MDR requirements and added US FDA scrutiny over reusable medical devices has shed a light on the importance and significance of validations. The presentation will highlight some of the key aspects of what is required for validation studies for reusable medical devices and how to perform these validations. It will give a perspective of what is needed to include in these validations and where in the design phase these validations make their presence. Alpa Patel explains the importance of cleaning and disinfection validations as well as sterilization validations.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020 - Dec 02, 2022 11:00 AM ET.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

Increase IVD Test Accuracy with Porous Sample Collection Technologies

In this webinar, engineers working on in-vitro diagnostic tests can learn how the materials used in front-end sample collection can impact the accuracy of the test results.  Inaccurate test results due to poor design and material choice can have devastating consequences for the consumer and the test’s overall brand image.  Learn how many challenges with test accuracy can be solved by the material used in sample collection – including absorption rate and uniformity, sample contaminates, quality variation, and how the material fits within the device.  Take a tour of how porous polymer materials are used today for urine and saliva sample collection, and how they compare with other materials such as cellulose, glass fiber and other woven materials.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020 - December 02, 2021 11:00 AM ET.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Porex

Learn How Complex Medical Devices can be Manufactured Using Advanced Assembly, Automation, and Inspection Techniques

Next generation medical devices continue down the path of increased complexity and miniaturization. This creates manufacturing challenges, especially when it comes to automation. In many cases, medical device components and finished assemblies have tolerance ranges of ± 25-100 microns. Achieving these challenging specifications requires not only the use of traditional precision manufacturing techniques but also advanced inspection technologies throughout the entire manufacturing process, from raw material to the finished assembled device.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 2:00pm EST

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: DWFritz Automation

Trendwatch™: Materials for Medical Wearables and Digital Health 

Digital technology has rapidly changed our world, including the healthcare market. From consumer fitness trackers to healthcare monitors, at-home medical devices and remote care, digital health helps improve quality of life and patient outcomes. 

This webinar will help you stay ahead of trends and forces that are shaping the design of medical wearables and digital health products. When it’s all said and done, you’ll have a better understanding of what’s going on in this high-growth market space and new perspectives on the polymer materials that can help you proactively solve potential challenges to your next generation designs.

Tues, November 17, 2020 - 2:00pm EST

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Avient

Using a Scientific-Based Approach to Develop Neurovascular Devices

The design of a novel medical device can be approached in numerous methods and be successful in moving the project to regulatory approval.  This webinar will review how the design, development and launch of a neurovascular project was completed using a scientific modeling plan.  This method proved successful, and there were several other factors that must be considered that are required to ensure a successful launch.

Weds, October 27, 2020

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Biocoat

High Volume Manufacture of Thin-Wall Medical Device Components 

Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) thermoplastics are well-known in the consumer electronics industry for tight tolerance designs with high stiffness and strength, plus rapid cycle times and extreme flow to fill sub-mm wall sections.  Processing benefits allow for micro-molding and replication of intricate detail such as those found in microneedle arrays for delivery of vaccines and other drugs.  These same advantages are translatable to precision combination drug delivery devices which incorporate complex mechanisms and wireless connected electronics for pharma prescription adherence goals.

Thurs, October 22, 2020 - 11:00 AM EST

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Celanese

Webinars - On Demand

Top Considerations for Choosing Barrier Medical Packaging 

In this webinar, we will be discussing different barrier requirements for healthcare and medical device packaging. Additionally, we will review the materials /packaging formats to best meet packaging objectives and will close with a brief discussion on the pros /cons of the various materials in their associated applications. This information will be of interest to packaging engineers and directors, R&D and procurement/purchasing

Wednesday, October 14 - 2:00 pm EST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Tekni-Plex

Improvements in Surgical and Medical Device Sterilization

In this webinar, engineers working on sterilization devices can learn how the materials used to vent and filter within the sterilization container have a critical impact on the performance and reliability of the container.  Disposable filters that are found in many sterilization containers can be easily damaged or inserted incorrectly, which jeopardizes equipment sterility and increases infection risks.  Take a tour of innovative and reusable medical-grade materials that can be designed into sterilization containers, and the science behind how they achieve this increased performance. 

Wednesday, October 14 - 11:00 am

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Porex Filtration Group

Improvements in Surgical and Medical Device Sterilization

In this webinar, engineers working on sterilization devices can learn how the materials used to vent and filter within the sterilization container have a critical impact on the performance and reliability of the container.  Disposable filters that are found in many sterilization containers can be easily damaged or inserted incorrectly, which jeopardizes equipment sterility and increases infection risks.  Take a tour of innovative and reusable medical-grade materials that can be designed into sterilization containers, and the science behind how they achieve this increased performance. 

Wednesday, October 14 - 11:00 am EST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Porex Filtration Group

Improvements in Surgical and Medical Device Sterilization

In this webinar, engineers working on sterilization devices can learn how the materials used to vent and filter within the sterilization container have a critical impact on the performance and reliability of the container.  Disposable filters that are found in many sterilization containers can be easily damaged or inserted incorrectly, which jeopardizes equipment sterility and increases infection risks.  Take a tour of innovative and reusable medical-grade materials that can be designed into sterilization containers, and the science behind how they achieve this increased performance. 

Wednesday, October 14 - 11:00 am EST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Porex Filtration Group

Chemical Characterization on a Combination Device: From Biological Evaluation Plan to Practice

In this webinar, a biological evaluation plan for a combination device will be gradually built while focusing on the chemical characterization to be performed.

Tues, October 13, 2020 - 11:00 am EST

Duration: 53 minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

The Material Science of Sealant Design for Sterile Medical Packaging

This webinar focuses on the design of flexible materials for sterile barrier systems. In under one hour, we will break down the science behind designing a dependable flexible packaging system for your medical device or healthcare product. Specifically, we will take a detailed look at sealant layer technologies that meet today’s demanding design requirements and achieve optimal performance. With the right package design, your product stays protected and can deliver the therapy it was designed for.

Thursday, October 13 - 11:00 am EST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Paxxus

Design for Complex Sterile Packaging Applications

Thursday, October 8 - 10:00 am EST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Oliver Healthcare Packaging

Antimicrobial Additive Technologies for Plastic Products

Created for engineers, product managers and brand owners, this webinar will review available antimicrobial additive technologies, their mechanisms of action, efficacy, costs and compatibility for with a variety of resins, both transparent and opaque.  We will also review federal regulations governing the use of these technologies and associated regulatory-compliant marketing claims.

Wednesday, October 7 - 1:00 pm EST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Entec Polymers

Designing with Silicones: The Solution to Your Medical Device Challenges

Designing a new medical device has it challenges, but finding the right material shouldn’t be one. NuSil's industry expert will explore silicone’s capabilities and how they can enable your innovation. For decades, NuSil has been a key partner for medical device success and we want to bring that experience to you to empower the next generation of therapies.

Thurs, September 24, 2020 - 11:00 am 

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: NuSil Technology

Solving Complex Device Design Challenges through Partnership

In this webinar you will learn how partnering with experts in molding and extrusion can optimize your device design, eliminate challenges before they happen leading to a faster prototyping time and a higher quality device. If you are an R&D engineer working on device design this webinar is for you.

Weds, September 23, 2020 - 11:00 am 

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical

Praxis Technology: How to lower the cost of titanium implants via Titanium Metal Injection Molding (TiMIM).

Have you ever wondered how to reduce the cost of titanium implantable products but also ensure rapid response to future production needs?
Titanium metal injection molding (TiMIM) can be the answer. TiMIM creates cost savings of more than 40% compared to CNC machining and provides very dynamic response to volume requirements. Mark will discuss business case examples, design guidelines and the regulatory pathway to launch a new or existing part.  The webinar will also discuss how TiMIM will not compromise performance and can instead improve performance. The webinar will conclude by answering some frequently asked questions about the TiMIM process.

Tues, September 22, 2020 - 2:00 pm 

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Praxis Technology

Are chemical disinfectants killing viruses AND your plastic products?

Created for engineers, product managers and brand owners, this webinar will review critical material performance considerations, available ESCR material options by plastic type for new and existing molds, and the different antimicrobial additive technologies which effectively kill microbes between cleanings and their compatibility with a variety of resins.

Thurs, September 17, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Entec Polymers

Learning from COVID:  Driving a simulation-based culture from product ideation to production

Adapting to this new virtual and remote reality is pushing medical device companies to rapidly modernize their processes by embracing digitalization and Industry 4.0 technologies. How can this approach be implemented to virtually drive the design and production processes of an open source medical ventilator? In this webinar we will explore the steps to get there, starting with how a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) strategy can efficiently integrate and drive all engineering disciplines and requirements. Next, find out how system simulation can provide insights on the ventilator performance for various patient scenarios. Then, we will visualize the flow behavior of a disposable part to confirm an acceptable patient flow distribution, allowing for valuable digital evidence to be generated while expediting product development. 

Wed, September 16, 2020 - 2:00 pm 

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Siemens