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Upcoming Webinars

 

From Vial to Drug Delivery Device: Key factors in Transitioning to Combination Products

Combination products are undergoing tremendous growth, driven by the rise in chronic disease indications, demand for self-administered therapies, minimally invasive procedures, and technology advancements. However when transitioning from a vial system to a needle-based combination product, there are many challenges in areas of government regulations, supply chain complexity, and patient outcomes. This webinar addresses these challenges, proper life cycle management, and the transition to a combination product.

Date: Available On Demand

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: West Pharmaceutical Services

Avoid Sterilization Cycle Development Pitfalls with Ethylene Oxide

Ethylene Oxide (EO) Gas is commonly used in medical device sterilization due to its compatibility with a variety of materials. This webinar can help you avoid pitfalls by understanding factors impactful to the validation process. Standards such as ISO 11135 and ISO 10993-7 lay the groundwork for development. Validation and routine control, and sterilization is one way to ensure patient safety. However, it’s important to consider residual levels left behind from EO gas, microbial load, and other factors.

Date: Available On Demand

Duration: 30 minutes

Sponsored by: Eurofins

 

Automation in Surgical Robotics: The convergence of human and robotic augmentation

Since the 1980s, researchers have sought to develop surgical robotic technologies to augment or replace surgeons in complex and repetitive surgical procedures. These efforts have created a new industry, producing robots capable of improving human vision, repairing spinal injuries, performing minimally invasive hysterectomies, and more; all promising to improve consistency, reduce costs, and expand worldwide access to intricate surgical procedures. To accomplish these tasks, researchers and engineers needed to solve a variety of innovative mechanical and computing challenges in correlation to the complexity of the human body.

Date: December 6, 2022

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Medbio

How to Escape from a Cytotoxicity Failure

Every medical device needs to have proven biocompatibility to protect users from potential biological risks arising from its intended use. In particular, cytotoxicity must be evaluated for every medical device, regardless of its classification. Cytotoxicity testing using in vitro cell cultures is common and offers high sensitivity and low cost. But too much sensitivity can result in failures. What to do? Attend this webinar for a step-by-step guide to help you investigate and assess in vitro cytotoxicity failures – and determine appropriate solutions.

Date: Available On Demand

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

Critical Advantages Designing Minimal Invasive Surgery Devices with UHMWPE Fiber

The use of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber plays a significant role in life-saving medical applications including materials and components used for minimally invasive surgery (MIS). The use of UHMWPE in devices for MIS offers benefits including reducing the size of devices, regulatory risk, and design and development costs.

Date: Available On Demand

Duration: 30 minutes

Sponsored by: Honeywell

A Holistic Approach to Smarter Connected Medical Devices

The rapid transformation of digital healthcare and the evolution of robotics, networking, and automation call for a holistic approach to data flows and software connectivity. This webinar, titled, “Connected Medical Devices: A Software Connectivity Approach to Achieve Faster and Economical Innovation,” can help your transition from standalone medical devices to smarter next-generation devices with networked components, sensors, and applications.

Date: Available On Demand

Duration: 30 minutes

Sponsored by: Real-Time Innovations

Jet Dispensing for Medical Device Manufacturing Excellence

If you’re a medical manufacturer seeking a fast, accurate assembly fluid application process that doesn't damage the surface of your part, jet dispensing technology is a proven solution. Join this webinar for an overview of jetting, best practices, and use cases of the technology. See how it improves consistency, process control, and quality while meeting regulatory requirements.

Date: November 15, 2022

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Nordson EFD

 

How Hot Runner Temperature Controllers Improve Medical Part Manufacturing Quality and Cost

How can a hot runner temperature controller heat up your mold 42% faster while using 30% less energy? Get the answer and learn much more by attending this webinar. It explains how this type of controller can increase the productivity of a medical part injection molding cell. Faster mold heat-ups lead to increased throughput, shorter plastic residence times, higher quality parts, and lower energy usage and costs.

Date: November 8, 2022

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Husky Technologies

 

Benefits of Piezo Control for Medical Gas Flow and Pressure

Piezo technology is extremely energy-saving, silent, fast, and precise, and offers many advantages for safe gas handling for medical technology and laboratory automation. This webinar will show you those advantages relative to conventional solenoid valves and show you how to easily integrate piezo components into your systems and devices.

Date: November 2, 2022

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Festo

 

Reprocessing Validations: Flexible Endoscopes and AAMI ST91

The new, revised AAMI ST91:2021 standard discusses flexible and semi-rigid endoscope processing in healthcare facilities and more. It includes requirements and recommendations for ongoing process monitoring and maintenance for these endoscopes – and the equipment that cleans them. The standard is meant for healthcare facilities, but can be beneficial for manufacturers, too. How? By helping them better understand and implement practices in their validation studies and help ensure healthcare facilities follow the standard with ease.

Date: On Demand

Duration: 30 minutes

Sponsored by: Nelson Labs

 

AI’s Impact on Medical Device Development

Medical device manufacturers are constantly looking for new ways to enhance their products as new technology emerges to create the next generation of FDA certified medical devices. With the latest trend of AI being integrated into the healthcare workspace, AI has encouraged new development for both hardware and software. By leveraging the latest technology, it allows medical OEM projects to be completed in reduced time and minimizes the cost on project investment.

Date: October 25, 2022

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Advantech

 

Next-Generation Medical Device Design Solutions

This webinar will discuss a solution to combine multiple design disciplines as seamlessly as possible to deliver the best medical devices and products to market more quickly. This presentation is designed to help you manage ever-evolving complexity and long certification cycles – and overcome internal and external barriers – and inefficient tools – that hinder the design process.

Date: Available On Demand

Duration: 30 minutes

Sponsored by: Siemens

 

Neuro Embolisms – Developing Micro-Catheters to Meet Unique User Needs

Complex Catheters are used to perform an ever-increasing number of interventional and diagnostic procedures that require unique flexibility, trackability, and kink resistance characteristics. This webinar will discuss neurovascular applications and complicated catheter development. It will also provide insight into designing and developing micro-catheters that can navigate the most tortuous pathways to block blood flow and prevent an aneurysm from rupturing.

Date: October 6, 2022

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Teleflex Medical OEM

 

3 Ways to Prepare for ISO 13485/Part 820 Harmonization

Earlier this year, the FDA issued its long-awaited proposed rule to align its Part 820 Quality Management System Regulation (QMSR) requirements with ISO 13485. Is your organization prepared to meet the FDA’s new expectations? In this webinar, industry expert Dana Sortwell will help you answer that question, prepare for the change, and streamline your QMS for greater efficiency. Special focus will be on the differences and similarities between the two requirements, particularly regarding critical quality processes such as managing corrective action/preventive action (CAPA) and customer complaints.

Date: Available On Demand

Duration: 30 minutes

Sponsored by: MasterControl

 

Zinc Die Casting for Medtech Precision, Performance & Price Advantages

Zinc die castings offer component manufactures from any industrial sector uniquely high levels of performance and precision – plus low costs. Attend this webinar for an overview of the zinc die casting process, the available alloys and their properties and to learn design concepts for turning liquid metal into solid products. Finally, the presentation will use case studies from a range of industries to show how zinc die casting provides benefits for medical device product development and manufacturing.

Date: Available On Demand

Duration: 30 minutes

Sponsored by: International Zinc Association

 

Metal 3D Printing Improves Medical Device Development

This webinar walks you through a case study of a midsized medical device manufacturer’s development of a minimally invasive surgical device using metal 3D printing. It includes initial pain points, design, prototype iterations of geometrically complex components, and scale-up to full production. Engineers, product managers, and other leaders will benefit from this presentation by Matt Sand, President & Co-founder of 3DEO.

Date: Available On Demand

Duration: 30 minutes

Sponsored by: 3DEO

 

Fastest-Growing Medtech Applications – and Molding Technologies to Produce Them

Demand for injection molding is growing rapidly for medical devices and consumables used in labs, diagnostics, drug delivery, infusion and other applications. The market is already in the trillions of US dollars worldwide and is set to grow in the coming years. This represents a significant opportunity for manufacturers to drive growth in their businesses. This webinar will cover the most in-demand medtech applications and molding technologies to help you tap that demand.

Date: September 20, 2022

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Husky

 

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