About MPMN and Qmed

From initial concept to sterilization and final packaging, Medical Product Manufacturing News (MPMN) connects medical device engineers with the cutting-edge technologies and suppliers they need to design, develop, and fabricate next-generation medical products. Delivering comprehensive coverage of innovation through its multimedia brand, MPMN is dedicated to inspiring, empowering, and educating medtech engineers and manufacturing personnel. Published six times a year, the print edition of MPMN is supported by a variety of digital products, a social networking presence, and our blog, Medtech Pulse. In addition, the content on this site is supported by the Qmed Daily, Qmed Daily Europe, and Medtech Pulse newsletters.

Qmed and MPMN's content strategy is managed by Shana Leonard, executive editor of UBM Canon's MedTech Group. Qmed's news coverage is written by a team of journalists that includes editor-in-chief Brian Buntz, senior editor Chris Newmarker, senior technical editor Bob Michaels, and contributor Stephen Levy.

Brian BuntzBuntz is a veteran journalist who has covered the medical device industry for more than eight years. He has worked for a number of medical device publications including EMDT, MD+DI, MPMN, and Qmed. Before becoming the editor-in-chief of MPMN and Qmed, he served as the managing editor and later editor-at-large of MD+DI, where he reported on everything from the digital health industry to venture capital funding trends in the medical device industry. He can be reached at brian.buntz@ubm.com.

Chris NewmarkerNewmarker is a seasoned reporter and journalist with more than a dozen years of experience working for outlets including the AP, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and Finance & Commerce. He has also freelanced for the likes of Entrepreneur.com, Inc., and MedCity News. Newmarker hopes to use his research, interviewing and writing skills to help advance the public good for many years to come. His career has taken him from Ohio to Virginia, New Jersey and, most recently, Minnesota. He's covered a wide variety of subjects—everything from ice worms to ice castles (and some crime and corruption along the way). But his focus in recent years has been business and technology. He can be reached at chris.newmarker@ubm.com.

Bob MichaelsBob Michaels has reported on technological developments in the semiconductor and medical device sectors for the past 15 years. UBM Canon's senior technical editor, Michaels contributes to both MPMN and MD+DI. Before taking on the role of senior technical editor, he served as the managing editor of MPMN and MICRO magazine. Topics he has covered for MPMN include the future of stents, antimicrobial alternatives to silver, 3-D printing, medical device materials, manufacturing technologies, and more. He can be reached at bob.michaels@ubm.com.

Stephen LevyStephen Levy has worked in the field of journalism for much of his life working as proofreader and copyeditor, writer, and typographer. His has contributed a number of articles to MPMN's print publication and is a frequent contributor to this website. Levy began his career as a military journalist back in the days of hot-metal Linotype machines. His newspapers won Best in Class in the Annual Air Force Newspaper Competition in 1975 and 1976. In 1991 his Andresen Typographics team won a CLIO for advertising typography. More recently he served 10 years as copy editor for UBM Canon, parent of Qmed and MPMN.

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