2013 Conference Agenda

Choose from over 80 presentations within multiple Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) conference tracks. Registration is by day, so register for the days you'd like to attend, and you'll have access to all presentations on the days you register for (including access to the new master classes running in conjunction with the conference).

Click on the daily themes below to see the speakers and detailed topics for each day.

Day One
Monday, October 28, 2013
-Opening Keynote Address: Mind controlled medical devices-

Professor Bin He, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
Director of Institute for Engineering in Medicine
and Director of Center for Neuroengineering
at the University of Minnesota

Process Innovation
Regulatory, Quality and Global Developments
Product Evolution Development

Design for success

Delivering a high level of innovation in new product designs and ensuring a successful launch

Blue sky workshop: Designing next-gen medical devices

Transitioning from the Second to the Third Edition of the IEC 60601 Standard

Why move Design Of Experiments upstream to the design phase?

FDA insights: Interpreting the regulations

The expectations of the FDA

Clarifying plans for the Mobile Health App regulation

5 top reasons sure to delay your 510k submission

FDA requirements associated with dual functionality instruments: RUO and IVD

The next steps in UDI implementation

Preparing Investigational Device applications

Innovations in implantable devices

Determining the most suitable materials to use for implantable devices

Improvements in Glass Encapsulation Technology Offer Significant Advantages for Implantable Medical Devices

Biomaterials – the first hurdle in implantable device innovation

Stretchable Conductors for Flexible Electronics and Implantable Devices

Design of implantable devices – understanding the premarket review process and ‘material regulations’ for implantable devices

Biocompatibility testing according to ISO 10993

Drinks Reception

Day Two
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
- Opening Keynote Address -

Dale Wahlstrom, President & CEO, LifeScience Alley and The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota

Process Innovation
Regulatory, Quality and Global Developments
Product Evolution Development

Streamlining your processes and methodologies

Development beyond engineering: Successful strategies to lead to successful products

Mr. Project Manager, tear down this wall! Product development in the face of new regulations, shorter deadlines and declining resources

Lean principles in action

Measuring the performance of a product

Optimizing data compliance and systems validation activities

Streamlining the flow of information and processes in a hospital setting

Quality & Risk Management

Best practices in implementing Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)

Open innovation case study: Aerospace audit approach

Understanding ISO 13485: 2012 – the need to know more than is required

Risk integration with a QMS and compliance orientation

Preparing for the increased scrutiny that will be placed on Purchasing Controls during an Agency Inspection

Integrating risk management with device testing

Developing cutting-edge cardiovascular devices

Adapting to the changing cardiovascular medical device regulatory landscape

Innovations in balloon design and clinical uses

Tissue engineering and regeneration in cardiovascular devices

New developments in minimally invasive devices and catheter design

Medtronic case study: Artic Front advance technology

Innovations in cardiovascular 3D printing

Day Three
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Process Innovation
Regulatory, Quality and Global Developments

Breakthroughs in new material technology, selection and management

Executing a Successful Biocompatibility Program: Tools for Limiting Risk & Maximizing Project Efficiency

Polyurethanes for use in long term implantable devices

Innovations in shape-memory polymers in biomedical devices

Materials selection and optimization techniques

Having confidence in your material selection choices

Manipulating existing materials for new applications

Globalization: The challenges and solutions

The “new” International markets

Making inroads into India’s rapidly growing medical device market

Protecting your medical device Intellectual Property

Making and adapting products for different markets

The next steps in regulatory compliance in China: Complying with the CFDA

CE Marking for medical devices


© UBM 2013. The program is subject to change without notice. UBM reserves the right to alter venue, speakers and/or content.

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