Qmed Webinars & Online Courses

  • 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


  • 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