Qmed Webinars & Online Courses

  • Reducing Device Cost with Innovative Medical Materials

    Polycarbonate and PET are well-known materials to medical device material specifiers and has been used for decades. In many applications, polycarbonate and PET are more highly engineered resins compared to actual application needs. Innovations in medical materials have produced viable alternatives to polycarbonate and PET in applications where high impact, chemical and heat resistance are not needed. This webinar is designed to educate engineers, product managers and material specifiers charged with reducing medical device costs and who are interested in considering new materials which may be more appropriate for their design goals.

    Wed, Feb 15, 2017 (All day)


  • Automating your Quality Management System: Pitfalls & Essentials

    Learn the pitfalls to avoid and essentials steps for long term success when planning and implementing software automation within your quality management system (QMS): Where should you begin? Which quality processes should you automate and integrate, and in what order? What are the critical considerations for technology, compliance and validation? What should you do—or not do—to ensure a smooth transition from manual to electronic quality management?

    Tue, Jan 24, 2017 (All day)


  • 3D Printing for Surgical Devices and Medical Models

    In this 55-minute webinar, Dr. Frank Rybicki, Chief of Medical Imaging at Ottawa Hospital, will share insights, examples and benefits of 3D printing in the medical field. He will discuss the role of 3D printing in medicine, particularly in hospitals, several models for hospital-based 3D printing programs and current trends and future paths for 3D printing. As well as share benefits such as less time in the operating room, fewer post-operative complications and avoidance of unnecessary surgery.

    Thu, Dec 15, 2016 (All day) - Fri, Dec 15, 2017 (All day)


  • The Power of Extractable/Leachable Chemistry Testing for Medical Devices

    This presentation will teach you the three most important points of extractable/leachable chemistry testing for medical devices: how it will save you time and money, how it provides detailed information that protects patient safety, and how it will keep you at the front of an evolving approach to the evaluation of biocompatibility.

    Thu, Dec 8, 2016 (All day) - Sat, Dec 8, 2018 (All day)


  • Reduce Risk! Control Costs! Get to Market Faster! The Customer Solution Centre is Your 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: a Customer Solution Center with proven processes for reducing project risk, minimizing costs, and getting your device to market faster. During this information-filled webinar, you will learn about: Data-based decision making utilizing a proprietary database of device performance characteristics • How the application of a proven, nine-step, solution-oriented process can deliver a device that meets clinical needs and your requirements • The advantages of working with an external development resource to deliver innovative devices

    Tue, Nov 8, 2016 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • Changing a Colorant in an Approved Medical Device, What Should I Know?

    In this webinar we will examine the unique challenges colorants pose to medical devices, including FDA's current position on changing a colorant or pigment. The webinar will cover topics such as possible impacts to human health, how testing can mitigate risk to patient, toxicological risk assessment and choices available for chemical analysis.

    Thu, Oct 27, 2016 (All day) - Fri, Oct 27, 2017 (All day)


  • Innovating within Cost Constraints to Get More Bang for Your Buck

    Delivering innovative new medical devices to market on time and on budget is at the top of every CEO's agenda. But medical device development isn't easy. Engineers! Attend this webinar to learn practical ways to reduce the risk and cost of innovation when developing medical devices, including: how to minimize the number of iterations under formal design controls, why you shouldn’t love your prototype, and how to avoid common time and money wasters.

    Wed, Oct 5, 2016 (All day) - Thu, Oct 5, 2017 (All day)


  • Conformal Coatings for Tomorrow’s Medical Technologies

    Understanding adhesion issues is crucial for medical device manufacturers – but it’s also a commonly overlooked factor. Adhesion of a coating to its target surface is a critical element that can dramatically affect medical device performance. Lacking adequate adhesion can cause a variety of problems including delamination, corrosion, electrical failure, and more. In order to have a successful medical device, manufacturers must avoid these complications by understanding and responding to adhesion issues that can arise in a medical device.

    Wed, Sep 28, 2016 - 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    60 Minutes

  • ISO80369 Standards Bring Changes to Medical Device Companies

    This webinar will address the details surrounding the new ISO 80369 standards that are affecting medical device manufacturers. The expert in this webinar will outline what ISO 80369 standards are, how they will affect the industry, and when the standards will come into effect.

    Mon, Sep 12, 2016 (All day)

    30 Minutes

  • Automation in Machining

    Automation is becoming a key component of the industry and should be a heavily weighted factor in selecting vendor partners. Whether utilizing a highly automated cell complete with 8-axis robots and vision inspection capabilities, or a simple solution through fixturing or palletization, automation provides the following key benefits: higher throughput, higher utilization rates, reduction in labor costs, reduction of opportunity costs and process repeatability and consistency.

    Tue, Sep 6, 2016 (All day) - Wed, Sep 6, 2017 (All day)


  • How to Develop a Risk Based Biological Safety Evaluation Per New US FDA Guidance

    This three day course will incorporate the new US FDA guidance on biocompatibility into the three main steps in developing a Biological Safety Evaluation (BSE): Biological Evaluation Plan (BEP), Testing Options, and Biological Evaluation Report (BER). Composed of three one-hour presentations followed by Q&A sessions, the course will cover each step in developing a BSE in detail. This course will provide insight into regulatory expectations when it comes to evaluating device safety.

    Tue, Aug 30, 2016 - 02:00 pm - Thu, Sep 1, 2016 - 03:00 pm

    60-mins per day

  • 3 Tips for Successfully Launching an Outsourced Medical Device

    Launching a medical device is easy as 1-2-3. Right? Well, it’s not exactly that easy. There are key items you’ll want to consider for successfully launching an outsourced medical device, on-time and within budget. This webinar will identify how to select the right contract manufacturer to ensure the success of your device launch, explain why it is crucial to start planning the device packaging early in the design process, and outline the steps necessary to keep your product launch on schedule and on budget. If you are part of a design or new product team, you won’t want to miss it!

    Wed, Jul 27, 2016 - 11:00 am - Thu, Jul 27, 2017 - 11:00 am


  • When Do I Really Need to Perform an Ethylene Oxide Requalification?

    One of the first questions that comes to mind after completing an EO sterilization qualification is, "When do I need to perform a requalification study, and what will that study entail?" Maintaining the validated state of a sterilization cycle and ensuring the process consistently and continually delivers the desired SAL is of utmost importance. This presentation takes a comprehensive look at the typical validation approach, the factors that determine when requalification is necessary, and how the expectations in ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11135 have changed in recent years regarding requalification.

    Thu, Jul 21, 2016 (All day)


  • Rapid Prototyping for Medical Devices

    Learn how rapid prototyping enabled by digital manufacturing can help you shave weeks or even months off the medical device development process. We will explain how utilizing process such as 3-D printing, CNC machining, and low-volume manufacturing, you can reduce manufacturing costs, decrease prototyping lead times, minimize risks, and beat the competition to market.

    Wed, Jun 22, 2016 - 11:00 am - Thu, Jun 22, 2017 - 11:00 am

    30 minutes

  • New Approaches to Assessing Biocompatibility for Medical Devices

    Literature research and chemical characterization tests are increasingly becoming alternatives when it comes to reducing biocompatibility testing on animals. In fact, considerable progress is being made in the development and standardization of new in vitro test methods—particularly when it comes to cytotoxicity, sensitization, and irritation, the basic tests performed for any medical device regardless of the device's application. These alternative in vitro methods provide multiple benefits, including a smaller sample amount, less time required to perform the test, and reduced animal use.

    Thu, May 19, 2016 (All day) - Fri, May 19, 2017 (All day)