Qmed Webinars & Online Courses

  • 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


  • Pitfalls in Nitinol Component Design

    Nitinol is firmly established as the “go-to” material for demanding medical device applications. Its growing presence throughout the medical industry can lull designers and decision-makers into design “traps”. This webinar will examine a dozen interesting pitfalls to empower design teams to be more effective. Participants -- managers, influencers, and designers -- come away with cautionary tales and a refreshed respect for nitinol and the usefulness of training and expertise.

    Thu, Jun 26, 2014 - 08:00 am - Fri, Jun 26, 2015 - 08:00 am


  • The Role of Transparent Plastic Materials in the Medical Device Industry

    Join Nexeo Solutions’ Healthcare Market experts and renowned plastics industry consultant Mike Sepe to learn about how to select transparent plastic materials for medical device parts. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the transparent polymer families that are used in medical device components and discuss the properties that drive material selection, placing particular emphasis on the intended sterilization method as an aspect of the decision making process. The presentation will then focus on acrylic, polycarbonate, copolyester, clear butadiene-styrene copolymers, and thermoplastic elastomers.

    Thu, Jun 5, 2014 - 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm


  • Connecting Devices within the Medical World

    As the Medical Industry becomes more advanced and devices are getting smarter, wireless connectivity has become even more crucial. From consumer medical devices, such as the Fit Bit, to connecting patients with their nurses through wireless electronic monitors, how does your company grow and adapt? Join us to look at some simple ways to add smart phone or mobile connectivity to your devices, and the pitfalls to look out for along the way.

    Thu, May 22, 2014 - 08:00 am - Fri, May 22, 2015 - 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


  • 12 Techniques to Get Better Fluid Dispensing Control in Today’s Life Sciences Market

    Are you fully optimizing your current fluid dispensing process? True precision dispensing creates better process control throughout all assembly areas. From choosing the right disposable components to fully incorporating your process into a complete system, an objective evaluation of your current process can have noteworthy gains. When accurate deposits are consistently dispensed, significant savings are realized. Let us show you how to elevate your process in order to increase productivity while reducing costs.

    Tue, May 20, 2014 - 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm


  • Considerations for Overmolding with Medical Polymers

    Overmolding is ideal for projects with complex final molded component designs. In the medical device industry, overmolding offers extended functionality and aesthetic enhancements that can differentiate your product from the competition. However, developing a robust process for achieving these benefits can drive designers and project managers crazy. In this webinar, we will review the primary factors for designing and developing a good overmold solution to take your products to the next level.

    Thu, Apr 24, 2014 - 08:40 am - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 - 08:00 am

    35 minutes

  • ISO 80369 Standards Changing the Components Manufacturing Industry

    This webinar will address the details surrounding the new ISO 80369 standards that will soon be implemented in the component manufacturing industry. The expert in this webinar will outline what ISO 80369 standards are and how they will affect the industry. Learn why the industry needs ISO 80369 standards, what the standards are, and when the standards will come into effect.

    Tue, Apr 15, 2014 - 08:00 am - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 - 08:00 am

    30 minutes

  • How to Meet the Evolving Challenges in Designing Consumer-Driven Medical Devices

    We all know that putting some degree of healthcare into the hands of consumers is imperative for future success. The current climate has created a race between medical device and consumer electronics OEM’s to see who can create the best solutions first. But, the approach taken by these two vastly different industries is what will make the difference between products that have real promise for users and those that will prove to be nothing more than glorified pedometers. How do you create solutions that have clinical relevance but deliver on expectations for consumer usability and price points?

    Thu, Mar 13, 2014 - 08:00 am

    20 minutes

  • Human Factors Workflow Mapping Techniques

    Whether designing a medical device for an entirely new procedure or improving an instrument for an existing procedure, it is essential to first understand the common practices, expectations, and needs of the various users who will interact with the device. But what do you do with the mountain of observations and insights that result? How do you communicate key findings and opportunities with team members who did not make it out into the field themselves? Reports and specifications can only do so much. Creating a Workflow Map is a much more effective way of establishing a shared understanding of the design problem within your project team and your organization as a whole.

    Thu, Feb 27, 2014 - 08:00 am

    20 minutes