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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Strategic interoperability is a critical requirement for medical device companies to integrate and make their devices interoperable with enterprise systems and solutions. In this webinar, we will discuss why standalone “intelligent” devices are no longer sufficient enough to stay competitive in this market. Manufacturers and solution providers want to provide true value to their customers by enabling interoperability that seamlessly integrates data into clinical workflows, and deliver the ability to extract actionable “real-time” quantifiable analytics from device data and unstructured clinical content.
Tue, Feb 18, 2014 - 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Product Sterility Testing: Basic testing requirements and methods. This presentation will cover: • Isolator use • Isolator package validation requirements • Bacteriostasis and Fungistasis (B/F) requirements • Packaging constraints/issues • Failure investigations
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 - 08:00 am
Microbial testing is an important tool used to determine product contamination and risk assessment criteria. This webinar will cover:Risk based assessments to determine acceptance criteria USP <1111>Determining objectionable organisms in non-sterile pharmaceutical productsIn-process testingTesting methods overview including USP <51>, USP <61>, and USP <62>
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 - 11:00 am
Most national and international standards regarding bioburden, sterilization, or environmental testing refer to establishing alert and action levels to assist in demonstrating continued control over a process or product. The standards sometime include guidance on evaluating the data but seldom go any further. Oftentimes, what information is provided in a standard is more descriptive rather than prescriptive, which is necessary in a national or international standard.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 - 11:00 am
Understanding the nature of the microorganisms in manufacturing environments and on or in products is a vital step in medical device and pharmaceutical processing. In this webinar we will discuss the compendial requirements and recommendations regarding:The importance of microbial identification in an environmental monitoring program.How microbial identification is an important tool with gamma sterilized medical device validations in understanding a product bioburden baseline, in defining product families and in determining the frequency of dose audits.How microbial identification can be critical in investigations of environmental excursions, bioburden spikes, sterility failures, Biological indicator (BI) testing and Microbial Limits screening.Information will be included on microbial identification testing at Nelson Labs, from the benefit of sub-culturing organisms to the importance of a Gram stain as part of a polyphasic approach to identification.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 - 11:00 am
In April of 2013 the FDA released a draft guidance on using ISO 10993 for biocompatibility. This draft is intended to replace the #G95-1 document on the current thinking and application of biocompatibility testing for medical devices. In the webinar we will cover three areas of the new document:1. Summary of ideas that are currently practices by the FDA but this is the first instance that they are put in writing 2. Concepts that can be used for justifying testing plans, and 3. New ideas that are not current thinking with the FDA that could change how you are testing.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 - 01:00 pm
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