Qmed Webcasts

  • 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    In April of 2013 the FDA released a draft guidance on using ISO 10993 for biocompatibility.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

  • Tools for Simplifying Audits, Future-Proofing FDA Compliance Initiatives

    Epicor Software offers an on-demand webcast explaining how MDMs, tasked with complex compliance requirements, can use Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) technology to simplify their businesses. Topics covered include using lean automated processes to streamline operations and simplify audits, future-proofing FDA compliance initiatives with agile technology, tracking Device Master Record (DMR) data and the detailed Device History Data (DHR), and approaching FDA Part 11 electronic signature software validation requirements to minimize disruptions.

    Thu, Aug 1, 2013 - 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Available on Demand

  • Capturing the Sense of Touch: Advantages of Tactile Sensing in Medical Applications

    Tactile sensing introduces a new dimension to medical applications by capturing the sense of touch just as a camera captures the sense of sight. Through real-word examples, we will cover the basics of how tactile sensing works, compare commercially-available technologies, and demonstrate how tactile sensing can be used in medical applications. We will do so by reviewing key approaches that leverage tactile sensing to improve R&D and product design as well as introducing a variety of tactile sensing based medical devices.

    Thu, Jul 11, 2013 - 02:00 pm - 02:20 pm

    20 minutes

  • Simple Solutions to Quality and Compliance Problems Yield Greater Customer Satisfaction and Profits

    In this free webinar, we will discuss the business challenges surrounding the areas of quality and compliance and the solutions you can deploy to deal with them. Consider the following: Do you need to track CAPA, NCR, customer complaints, calibration or other quality records? Are you ISO Controlled and need better tools to manage your documents and workflow? Do you need a better way to track employee training records? Is your Quality System managed outside of your Manufacturing System, but you feel it should be integrated? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then please join us to learn how to make your quality control and compliance initiatives more effective, agile and efficient.

    Tue, Jun 11, 2013 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    60 minutes

  • Hospital Infection Control and Impact on Environmental Stress Cracking in Polymers

    Join Nexeo Solutions’ Healthcare Market experts and renowned plastics industry consultant Mike Sepe to learn about hospital infection control and its impact on environmental stress cracking in polymers. Extensive studies of failures in plastic products show that environmental stress cracking (ESC) is the most common cause of product failures. Medical devices are particularly vulnerable to ESC since the majority of the polymers used in medical devices are amorphous and the application environment contains a large number of chemicals that act as stress crack agents.  In the wake of changes to payment policies regarding hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), hospitals are ramping up efforts to support infection prevention, resulting in the use of aggressive compounds to clean and disinfect. Different sterilization methods also affect the physical and optical properties of the polymers used in medical devices.  The simultaneous presence of chemicals and stress on the medical device are required in order for ESC to occur. Consequently, design and processing are important elements that contribute to preventing ESC.

    Wed, May 8, 2013 - 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    60 minutes

  • Considerations when designing Silicone Hemostasis Seals

    Summary: Hemostasis sealing is required to minimize blood loss during percutaneous procedures, by providing a seal around guide wires and other devices. In this webinar, Sil-Pro will review the considerations to be taken when designing a seal or valve, including performance specifications, materials and assembly concerns. Sil-Pro is a Medical Contract Manufacturer with two facilities located in Delano MN.

    Tue, Apr 23, 2013 - 10:00 am

    Available on Demand

  • Advances in Manufacturing Orthopedic Implants

    See new approaches to programming, multi-tasking, coolant delivery, drag finishing (including fixturing and media selection), and more.  The goal is improving throughput and reducing scrap, with a focus on complex implants in tough to machine and finish cobalt-chromium.  Examples include femoral knee implants and modular hip necks.

    Thu, Apr 11, 2013 - 10:00 am

    Available on Demand

  • Ethicon Surgical Care speaks on Materials Information Management for Medical Device Design

    Understand why organizing, managing, and applying materials data is a crucial requirement for today’s medical device industry. Co-hosted by materials information technology experts, Granta Design, with guest speakers from Ethicon Surgical Care, this webinar will provide insights regarding the strategic importance of materials information management to enhance product approval and delivery: hear how this experience could be relevant to you. For materials specialists, design and development engineers, this webinar explores how improving the organization and management of materials data can significantly impact productivity and reduce time to market.

    Thu, Mar 21, 2013 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    60 minutes

  • Smarter Decisions, Better Products for Orthopedics and Medical Device Development

    Every great medical device is the product of great decisions. Not just the milestones, but the millions of decisions that led to them. Decision makers like: The engineer in London. The machinist in Munich. The supplier in Shanghai. The compliance specialist in Boston. The marketing director in Chicago. That’s why the vision of HD-PLM is to give everyone involved in making a product a clearer view of the information they need to make optimal decisions. That means more than simply enabling collaboration. It means building an immersive decision-making environment in which people don’t search for information; the information finds them. And they don’t interpret information when it arrives; it comes in a context they readily understand. Join Siemens PLM Software and a special guest from Abbott Diagnostics in this informative webinar to learn how HD-PLM can help your company make great decisions and ultimately lead to successful medical devices.

    Tue, Dec 11, 2012 - 02:00 pm