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Upcoming Webinars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Entec Polymers

Design for Complex Sterile Packaging Applications

Thursday, October 8 - 10:00 am

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Oliver Healthcare Packaging


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

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Paxxus

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Tekni-Plex

Past Webinars

Shifting Requirements and Expectations for Chemical Characterization of Medical Devices

This three-day webinar will show pectations regarding the design of chemistry studies in support of medical device toxicology that has been shifting rapidly. New expectations have primarily been communicated to laboratories through submission feedback, and pre-submission meetings, as the FDA has not yet released guidance on application of ISO 10993-18. This presentation series focuses on how chemistry study design has changed over the last 12 months, trends in feedback received from the FDA regarding extractables chemistry testing, and evaluation of CMRs for compliance to section 10.4 of the MDR.                                        

Tues, August 25 - Thurs, August 27, 2020 - 1:00 pm each day

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

Sterile Barrier Packaging: The Impact of Sterilization Modalities

As innovation in product development continues in the medical device space, packaging and sterility assurance are also being viewed through an innovative lens. Understanding these parameters will be useful in minimizing risk during design verifications, addressing critical sterilization parameter changes, and developing effective, high-quality, efficient packaging designs that stand up to the test of time.

Tues, July 21, 2020 

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Oliver Healthcare Packaging & STERIS

Innovations in Automated, Robotic Small Part Contact Measurement and Sorting for Medical Device

Collaborative robots are one of the most exciting technology developments in the automation industry in decades. Cobots are finding their way into many areas of manufacturing; especially for high-mix small-batch operations. Join us for this educational webinar where we will have industry experts discuss the pros, cons and steps to implementing Cobots in Quality Control.

Wed, July 22, 2020 

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: New Scale Technologies & Universal Robots

Webinar Series: EU Medical Device Regulation: What Does Postponement Mean for Medtech?


Webinar Series: How the Medtech Industry Can Respond to Crisis  Now on Demand



Packaging Trends Leading to Increased 483’s

This presentation will take a look at some of the recent Packaging trends that are outlined by increased 483 letters to medical device manufacturers.   Additionally an examination into how to prevent these common trends from occurring in your company will be discussed.

Tues, July 1, 2020 

Duration: 37 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

Medical Device Package Testing: Avoid Thinking Strictly Inside the Box

Companies are often so keenly focused on developing the product inside the box that they can sometimes miss critical requirements for the package that is intended to protect it. Designing safe packaging that will protect products during shipping and transport, while simultaneously complying with FDA or international health and safety regulations is essential. Developing an appropriate test plan for package performance testing is of utmost importance with the globalization of the medical device industry.

Tues, May 19, 2020 

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Eurofins 

Biocompatibility of Raw Materials for Medical Devices

Starting with a biocompatible material is important for medical device manufacturers. However, regulation is pushing the manufacturer to ask for more information and more support from their suppliers. Biocompatibility on materials is critical to stay competitive and provide your clients with the needed information. 

Tues, May 5, 2020 - May 5 2022

Duration: 44 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

How to Prepare for a Major Business System Change

Making a change to your business system is a big decision. Successful technology implementation projects take strategy, time and planning. Whether looking at implementing new business systems for the first time or replacing existing software, there are key factors to consider before deciding to start a project.  Uncovering the answers to these questions before starting the software selection process can help with the planning stages, ensuring success with your project.

 Thurs,  February 13, 2020

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Visions33

Transit Test: Avoid Failures Using Smart Designs

This webinar will discuss observations around the behavior of flexible and rigid packaging when subjected to the stresses of shock, vibration, and drop testing and take a closer look at the dynamic forces at play and the potential effects of those forces on typical modes of failure – cracks, punctures, tears, and abrasion. The objective of this webinar is to discuss and review best practices for packaging design to mitigate risk of packaging failures and improve transportation testing outcomes.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Oliver Healthcare Packaging

Navigating upcoming changes in Chemical Characterization according to revised ISO 10993-18

The revision of part 18 of the ISO 10993 series is now available as final draft and can be purchased from several websites. The new title “chemical characterization of medical device materials within a risk management process” suggests some important changes compared to the previous version

In this webinar the main changes are highlighted including the use of an Analytical Evaluation Threshold (AET) and the importance of accurate identification and quantification of compounds for a subsequent toxicological assessment. In addition, we’ll explain when an Extractables study should be performed, how to design this study and how it differs from a Leachables study.

 Wed, December 4, 2019

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

Testing Requirements for a Successful Medical Device Sterilization Validation

Today there are a range of sterilization techniques used to terminally sterilize medical devices. This webinar will provide a general overview of the requirements for planning and executing sterilization validations. Using two of the more common sterilization techniques, ethylene oxide (ISO11135) and irradiation (ISO11137), we will review in detail the testing requirements underpinning their validation process and how to optimize your testing strategy utilizing case studies.

In addition to the detailed review of these sterilization techniques, we will also discuss the importance of microbiological control, how this can be assessed throughout the production process and its impact on the sterilization outcome for devices.

 Wed, November 20, 2019

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Eurofins

Purity Matters: Understanding the Role of Material Purity in False Test Results

When it comes to clinical and analytical laboratory testing, there is no room for error. Patients depend upon accurate diagnosis in order to make informed decisions about their health, and even the most minor discrepancies or uncertainties in test results can create life-threatening consequences.  Similarly, analytical laboratories depend on accurate results to ensure the products they test and produce can have the greatest amount of impact on the general population.

 Wed, November 13, 2019

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Porex

Practicalities of Switching to Non-Phthalate Plasticizers

In this webinar, medical device professionals will learn how your plasticizer selection can impact the performance of your medical device.

 Wed, October 28, 2019 - October 28, 2020(all day)

Duration: 20 Minutes

Sponsored by: Tekni-Plex

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

Making a change to your business system is a big decision. Successful technology implementation projects take strategy, time and planning. Whether looking at implementing new business systems for the first time or replacing existing software, there are key factors to consider before deciding to start a project.  Uncovering the answers to these questions before starting the software selection process can help with the planning stages, ensuring success with your project.

 Tues, October 16, 2019 - October 16, 2021(all day)

Duration: 24 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs 

Finding solutions for sample preparation at point of care

As molecular diagnostics move to Point of Care (POC), lab-based processes are being adapted. One area that is sometimes neglected is sample preparation and CLIA waiver. In this webinar we will assess the current lab techniques and their suitability to PoC; the range of cartridges currently available; techniques that could be used such as electrowetting and ultrasonics; review the scientific literature and discuss emerging technologies and design strategies. You will come away with a greater understanding and insight into the challenges and opportunities of sample prep at PoC, key resources for achieving CLIA waiver and tips for maximizing the commercial value of your current system.

Tues, September 17, 2019

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Sagentia

Medical PVC Compounds: Non-Phthalate Options

In this webinar, medical device professionals will learn about non-phthalate materials that can be used for medical applications.                                          

Thurs, Sept 4, 2019 – Sept  4, 2020(all day)

Duration: 19 Minutes

Sponsored by: Tekni-Plex

Medical Device Testing Regulatory Updates, Trends and Changes including: FDA, ISO and MDR

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

Tues, August 20 - Thurs, August 22, 2019 - 12:00 pm each day

Duration: 60 Minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

Transportation and Distribution Testing for Medical Devices

An important, but sometimes overlooked component of a packaging shelf life validation is transportation and distribution testing.  This testing is required for all commerce and is an important early step in total package design.  This webinar will introduce you to the basics of transportation and distribution testing by explaining why it is important and what a typical distribution test sequence looks like.   

Thurs, July 11, 2019 – July 11, 2021(all day)

Duration: 24 minutes

Sponsored by Nelson Labs

Phthalates:TheTrue Story

In this webinar, medical device professionals will learn what they need to know about flexible PVC compound regulations, so that they can make informed decisions for their specific products.  

Wed, June 26, 2019 – June 26, 2020(all day)

Duration: 19 minutes

Sponsored by Tekni-Plex 

Materials for Implantable Devices

Selecting the right materials when designing an implantable medical device is critical to funcationality, long-term performance, and patient safety. In this webinar, you will learn about the unique challenges medical device designers must overcome, and how how to select the right TPU grade for your specific in-the-body application.

Wed, June 19, 2019 – June 19, 2020(all day)

Duration: 15 minutes

Sponsored by Lubrizol LifeSciences

Integrator's Guide to SpO2 Solutions

Before adding new parameters to integrated monitoring systems, original equipment manufacturers have several  decisions to make. This presentation will help product development engineers and project managers understand the requirements and challenges of integrating pulse oximetry technology.

Thurs, May 30, 2019 - May 30, 2020(all day)

Duration: 20 minutes

Sponsored by Nonin

How to Prepare for EU MDR 2020 

In less than one year, the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) will be fully implemented. As of May 2020, medical device manufacturers that wish to distribute products in the European Union will be required to comply with these new rules.  For these organizations, there is a lot to do to prepare in a relatively short time.  In this webinar, you’ll learn valuable insight from industry experts and medical device manufacturers on how to be fully prepared for this important regulatory change.  

Wednesday, May 29, 2019(all day)

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by etq

Overcoming Design Challenges with Novel Resorbable Biomaterials

This webinar from Secant Group, LLC, a leading producer of resorbable poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) resin, offers guidance for overcoming key design challenges with resorbable biomaterials on the journey to commercialization. These challenges include navigating the biomaterials market, identifying the ideal properties of a biomaterial, addressing compliance mismatch, protecting intellectual property, and knowing when to start working with the FDA. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - May 1,  2020(all day)

Duration: 36 minutes

Sponsored by Secant Group

Microsized Extrusion Concepts

Learn how low durometer, thin walled extrusion can contribute to cost efficiencies and safer devices that could help your medical device company keep up with minimally invasive devices.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Duration: 50 minutes

Sponsored by Flexan

Looking for a safer, smaller, energy dense battery for your medical device?

Design Engineers are continuing to innovate in the medical device markets; developing smaller, yet more powerful devices. A primary challenge the designers face is how to miniaturize a device around the large batteries previously required for such applications. ZPower has developed the answer. The ZPower silver-zinc rechargeable cell is the smallest, high-energy density microbattery available; enabling a new generation of products, including many new hearable medical device products, by providing over 58 mWh in packages smaller than the collar button of a dress shirt. ZPower batteries are also non-flammable and non-toxic making them the safest way to power next generation medical device products. This webinar is intended to provide design engineers with greater detail on the benefits of integrating ZPower’s rechargeable microbatteries into their own designs and how ZPower can support that effort.

Tues, April 30, 2019

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: ZPower

Biocompatibility: Applying the New ISO 10993 Standards

A new updated ISO 10993-1 standard came out in Aug of 2018 that drastically changed how we access medical devices for biocompatibility. We're also dealing with the impact of the Medical Device Regulations in Europe. The timing of these two documents has greatly disrupted the medical device industry. In this webinar we will discuss the changes and efficient approaches to navigate through the troubles. 

Thurs, April 11, 2019

Duration: 46 minutes

Sponsored by Nelson Labs

A Complaint Management Primer: Compliance-Driven Strategies for Effective Complaint Management

Medical device complaint handling and adverse event reporting has been required since the first iterations of ISO 13485 and FDA guidance for quality systems. Yet, complaint management practices continue to be the top reasons for FDA 483 observations and warning letters.  This webinar will discuss strategies for implementing a complaint management process that facilitates gathering, evaluating, investigating and remediating complaints from the premarket stage to closure–and what practices to avoid. 

Tues, March 19, 2019

Duration: 30 minutes

Sponsored by: AssurX

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