Qmed Webinars & Online Courses

  • Developing a Test Strategy and Plan

    This webinar provides a basic overview of considerations for establishing a test strategy and test plans for biocompatibility, sterilization and packaging of healthcare products. We will provide examples of some of the common mistakes which we have experienced regarding test strategies and plans. Lastly we present a practical example of developing a biocompatibility testing strategy. The information is intended to help make the regulatory submission and testing processes as smooth as possible.

    Tue, Feb 10, 2015 - 08:00 am

  • The Secret to Accelerated Innovation AND Increased Compliance

    In today’s increasingly complex market, some medical device companies fear stricter regulatory standards will compromise their ability to accelerate innovation. Fortunately, that is not true. Solid design control business practices coupled with a modern product design solution can ensure medical device companies — even those with globally disseminated supply chain teams — achieve compliance without sacrificing accelerated innovation. Join Topera’s Quality Assurance Director Ken Perino and Arena Solution’s Validation Program Manager Yelena Bolton to learn how medical device companies are balancing business and compliance with their design control process.

    Wed, Jan 21, 2015 - 02:00 pm


  • Packaging Considerations for Contract Manufacturing

    What considerations should a medical device OEM keep in mind when designing a package ready for sterilization and sale to the final customer? This webinar addresses many of the items that a device designer should keep in mind when getting a product ready for presentation to a contract manufacturer. Design for robust device packaging can save hundreds of thousands of dollars in reworked projects and timelines and can eliminate costly field corrective actions.

    Mon, Dec 15, 2014 - 08:00 am - Tue, Dec 15, 2015 - 08:00 am


  • Electronically-Enabled Drug Delivery Devices Expand Efficacy and Reduce Therapy Cost

    Modern drug delivery devices, such as injector pens and inhalers bring effective drug delivery to millions of patients each day. Although very effective for many patients, they are not designed for all drug types or all types of users. When smart systems are added to the mechanical parts, these devices can be become effective for the delivery of drugs while expanding the user base.

    Tue, Dec 9, 2014 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • Biocompatibility: Rethinking the New Big Three (Cytotoxicity, Sensitization & Irritation Testing)

    This webinar will examine how the “Big Three” biocompatibility tests (cytotoxicity, sensitization, and irritation) are advancing and what those advancements mean for medical device manufacturers. In addition to the Big Three, course registrants will learn about the in vitro sensitization/irritation testing model, and what is being done to ensure regulators accept in vitro alternatives. Additionally, registrants will receive insight into the value of in vitro testing as a means of reducing testing costs, and accelerating time to market.

    Thu, Nov 20, 2014 - 02:00 pm


  • Material Selection and Advanced Assembly for Body-Worn Devices: How Medical Manufacturers Can Improve Their Products to Enhance Patient Care

    Medical manufacturers specifying the adhesive components for body-worn devices must factor patient wear time, adhesion strength, and skin condition. This webinar covers the importance of materials selection from experts at 3M, as well as the converting processes, assembly services, and the quality/testing procedures required to ensure body-worn medical devices can be brought to market quickly, cost-effectively, and in full compliance.

    Tue, Nov 4, 2014 - 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm


  • Liquid Silicone Rubber and Medical Device Design

    In this webinar Jeff Schipper, Proto Labs LSR Product Manager, will present the ins and outs of liquid silicone rubber molding. He will go over the manufacturing process, materials offered, design considerations, and how LSR can benefit the medical industry. He will also cover Proto Labs suite of services and discuss their Fineline additive manufacturing, Firstcut CNC-machining, and Protomold injection-molding services.

    Mon, Oct 27, 2014 - 08:00 am - Fri, Oct 16, 2015 - 08:00 am


  • Medical Device Labeling & Marking - What You Need To Know

    Most medical devices require some form of pad printing to mark biohazard labels, measurement indicators, part identification information or required branded logos. But some complex devices pose a challenge to accurately and cleanly print upon. In this webinar we will identify ideal pad printing candidates, and provide an overview of the pad printing process. The webinar will also address common pad printing obstacles, and offer best practices for printing on devices with difficult surfaces, shapes or sizes.

    Tue, Oct 14, 2014 - 08:00 am - Wed, Oct 14, 2015 - 08:00 am


  • Choosing the Right System Software for Medical Devices

    Join Stephen Olsen, Product Line Manager for VxWorks and Neil McLellan, Senior Product Manager, Medical Platforms, for Wind River as they cover areas that software developers and manufacturers need to consider when choosing the right system software for medical device applications.

    Tue, Oct 7, 2014 - 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm


  • UDI Lessons Learned: Keys to Gaining and Sustaining Compliance

    The final rule has been issued by the FDA – medical devices distributed in the US must carry a Unique Device Identifier, or UDI. How are you supporting this new regulation? And are you prepared for regulations of the future?

    Thu, Sep 25, 2014 - 08:00 am - Fri, Sep 25, 2015 - 08:00 am


  • Anatomy of a Next-Generation Bioresorbable Coating for Medical Devices

    A bioresorbable coating should enhance the performance of a medical device without adversely interacting with the body’s immune system. The application of Regenerez™, a next-generation bioresorbable elastomer made with poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS), in a coating formulation has the potential to improve biocompatibility by promoting tissue in-growth, enabling controlled drug release and solving compliance mismatch issues with bodily tissue.

    Tue, Sep 23, 2014 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • How Medical Device Manufacturers Control Their Supply Chain and Achieve Compliance

    Medical Device companies are innovating faster than ever. New technologies and materials are behind the wave. It all comes down to staying in control. Strict control over design history, product lifecycle management, comprehensive change control processes, and proactive supply chain risk analysis are key to success. In this webinar, you'll learn — from three very unique perspectives — the keys to achieve compliance, reduce product risks, and maximize business results.

    Wed, Sep 17, 2014 - 09:00 am - 10:00 am


  • Improving Medical Devices and Advanced Technologies through Conformal Coatings

    Heightened demands for improved product reliability are often addressed through the use of high-quality conformal coatings. Poly(para-xylylene), known as Parylene, is an ultra-thin, inert, transparent coating that meets the challenges of product reliability. Parylene provides useful electrical and dielectric properties, dry film lubricity, biocompatibility and biostability to a wide range of applications. This webinar will offer an opportunity for participants to increase their knowledge of Parylene, learn how they are applied and understand how medical devices and other advanced applications can benefit from their properties.

    Thu, Sep 11, 2014 - 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm


  • The Power of Chemical Characterization to Assess Changes in Your Medical Device

    This webinar will discuss chemical characterization and how these test methods can help evaluate the impact of a change to the overall biocompatibility of the device. Medical device manufacturers will walk away with a better understanding of chemical characterization and how to evaluate changes.

    Wed, Aug 13, 2014 - 08:00 am


  • Managing Human Factors in Reprocessing of Reusable Devices - Validation Considerations

    The purpose of this webinar will be to provide quality assurance, design engineers, project engineers and all medical device manufacturers the knowledge and recommendations about how to manage the human factors in processing of reusable medical devices.

    Wed, May 21, 2014 - 08:00 am