Qmed Webcasts

  • 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

  • Solving Today's Medical Device Challenges through Interoperability

    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

    60 minutes

  • Enhancing Medical Devices with Force Sensors

    Learn how integrating force sensors improve medical devices and explore a variety of medical applications that benefit from force sensing technology. Attend this Webinar and you will learn about: • Unique advantages of force sensing resistor technology over traditional technologies, such as load cells and strain gauges • How thin and flexible sensors enhance a wide range of medical devices • Examples of medical device applications improved by FlexiForce sensors

    Thu, Jan 30, 2014 - 07:00 am - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 - 07:00 am

    10 minutes

  • Sterility Testing Using an Isolator

    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 - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 - 08:34 am

    45 minutes

  • Fluidic Integration for Point of Care

    Even experienced instrument designers encounter challenges when condensing flow paths for diagnostic or analytical technologies. Fluidic routines that prove-out on a breadboard may fail or become unreliable in a smaller desktop or bedside configuration. This webinar reviews recent collaborations between leading Point of Care (POC) developers and IDEX Health & Science. Viewers will learn why integrating smaller fluidic circuits is challenging—and how to resolve the issues that emerge in getting a new POC technology to market.

    Thu, Nov 14, 2013 - 05:00 am - 06:00 am

    60 minutes

  • Considerations in the Development and Manufacture of Quantitative Lateral Flow Assays

    In this webinar we will discuss the current state of art in lateral flow technology, demonstrating the performance that can be generated in the current generation of assays. We will also highlight the main elements of optimal device design and the criteria for selecting the optimal reagents and materials for developing and manufacturing a quantitative, sensitive lateral flow assay. Finally we will present data demonstrating the value of highly reproducible nitrocellulose membranes in controlling variability in lateral flow assays, a critical element in the ability to achieve accurate https://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=17184&AffiliateData=QmedWebsite and quantitative results

    Wed, Nov 13, 2013 - 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    60 minutes

  • Microbiology Testing for Non-sterile Products

    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 - 11:45 am

    45 minutes

  • Establishing Bioburden Alert and Action Levels

    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 - 12:00 pm

    60 minutes

  • Stop Chasing Defects, Start Improving Processes

    While Process Improvement is described by many Med-Tech Executives as an “imperative to survival,” the benefits of these initiatives have eluded most in the Medical Technology sector. The majority of Med-Tech companies are still chasing “defects.”

    Tue, Oct 8, 2013 - 11:00 am

    30 minutes

  • Optimal Catheter Design: Making the Smart Choices When Selecting Materials and Manufacturing Processes

    Today’s sophisticated catheters have become modern marvels of advanced design and polymer technology. This information-filled presentation will help you make the right choices of materials and production processes to achieve cost and performance objectives of a catheter-based project while avoiding the pitfall of over engineering. Topics include cost/benefit trade-offs offered by different manufacturing technologies and the integration of advanced polymers’ characteristics into the design of next-gen catheters.

    Thu, Sep 26, 2013 - 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    60 minutes

  • New Advances in Conformal Coating Technologies for Medical Devices: An Overview of Parylene Conformal Coatings, Including New Antimicrobial Technology

    For over 30 years, the medical device industry has realized the benefits of utilizing conformal coatings, including biocompatibility, electrical, chemical and moisture barrier properties, frictional properties, and overall improvement of substrate properties. This webinar will discuss the variants of Parylene, their unique and highly useful attributes, their application processes and examples of how Parylenes have solved device challenges.  It will also review a new antimicrobial Parylene technology that effectively reduces (greater than 5 Log) harmful microorganisms on coated medical devices.

    Wed, Sep 25, 2013 - 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    60 minutes

  • Microbial Identification: When to Do It and How It’s Done

    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 - 11:45 am

    45 minutes

  • Smart Ways to Speed Up Product Development and Manufacturing

    In this 20 minute webinar, Tony Holtz lays out basic design “rules” for successful plastic injection molding. As with many of life’s rules, some of these can be bent if absolutely necessary. But bending rules has costs and consequences, and this webinar addresses ways to work with the process and within its guidelines to make the most of injection molding’s flexibility and enormous potential.

    Wed, Aug 28, 2013 (All day)

    Available on Demand

  • How the New FDA Guidance on ISO 10993 Could Possibly Affect You

    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 - 02:00 pm

    60 minutes