Qmed Webinars & Online Courses

  • New Approaches to Assessing Biocompatibility for Medical Devices

    Literature research and chemical characterization tests are increasingly becoming alternatives when it comes to reducing biocompatibility testing on animals. In fact, considerable progress is being made in the development and standardization of new in vitro test methods—particularly when it comes to cytotoxicity, sensitization, and irritation, the basic tests performed for any medical device regardless of the device's application. These alternative in vitro methods provide multiple benefits, including a smaller sample amount, less time required to perform the test, and reduced animal use.

    Thu, May 19, 2016 (All day) - Fri, May 19, 2017 (All day)


  • Five Mistakes That Can Derail Your Product Development Effort

    In the competitive landscape of medical devices and the advantages to being first to the market, many are tempted to move into product development at a rapid pace. Moving into product development quickly is full of risks, particularly in the medical technology space where development is heavily regulated and process driven. There are several elements of product development that you must thoroughly understand prior to entering formal medical device development to reduce risk. Do you know what regulatory path is most appropriate? Are you certain of your Freedom to Operate? Will your funding be sufficient to get you to the finish line? Missteps will certainly cost you time and money and might even doom your product altogether. Join us for a webinar that will outline five things that are crucial to the success of your product development effort. We will also look at the implications of moving into formal device development too soon and methods for assessing risk.

    Wed, Apr 27, 2016 - 11:00 am - Thu, Apr 27, 2017 - 11:00 am

    20 Minutes

  • How to Manage Risk Throughout Medical Device Product Development Cycle and Beyond

    This course will discuss the foundations of risk and the application of risk management to medical devices before and after market launch. Composed of three one-hour lectures followed by Q&A sessions, the course will cover the evolution of our modern concept of risk and will provide practical guidance on how to minimize risk throughout the product development cycle. The class also will provide a basic introduction to risk management and inductive and deductive risk analysis tools.

    Tue, Apr 19, 2016 (All day) - Thu, Apr 21, 2016 (All day)

    60-minutes per day

  • Common Mistakes to Avoid During Medical Device Product Development

    Conceptualizing, developing and bringing a medical device to market can be punctuated with setbacks. This webinar will help you identify and avoid potential issues at every stage during the product development process. Learn about the benefits of using a known signal, range of test devices that can help you meet regulatory requirements, and how to accurately measure physiological parameters.

    Thu, Mar 31, 2016 (All day)


  • Build (or Fix) Your Quality Management System

    This is a practical crash course on 21 CFR 820 and EN ISO 13485:2012, as well as the key focal points for each element and subpart. Whether you're a startup building a Quality Management System (QMS) for the first time or a Fortune 100 medtech company looking for specific help in a QMS area, learn insider tricks from St. Cloud State University Adjunct Professor and top 40 Under 40 consultant David Amor, an expert who has led multiple QMS implementation and remediation projects for large companies and startups alike. This course focuses on the stuff you can't Google and will take a boot-camp approach to implementing and solving many common QMS obstacles.

    Tue, Mar 15, 2016 - 02:00 pm - Thu, Mar 17, 2016 - 03:00 pm

    60-minutes per day

  • Maximize Industrial IoT Development Effectiveness with Integrated ALM and Virtual Labs

    Companies looking to deliver IoT solutions need the ability to deliver new value added features and services continuously to their customers without compromising product quality. ALM & Virtual Labs improve two key areas for product quality: collaboration between developers in different departments, and automation of development tasks. Attendees will learn why maximizing team collaboration throughout the entire development project is key when speeding up delivery times, how automating processes in test and build management can be achieved with increased traceability, and how operating costs are reduced.

    Tue, Feb 16, 2016 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • Why Devices are Failing in Oncology Drug Delivery Applications

    One of pharma’s fastest-growing and highest-profile segments is facing a crisis. Some oncology drugs have demonstrated chemical incompatibility with traditional polymers used in delivery devices. Consequently, the ISMP and FDA have issued warnings for health professionals to stop using closed system drug-transfer devices made with polycarbonate or ABS plastics, which can leak, break, or dissolve following exposure to oncology drugs. Recent tests compare the chemical resistance of these polymers with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester.

    Thu, Jan 14, 2016 (All day)


  • Three Things to Know When Selecting a Customized DC Motor Drive System for Your Application

    In this presentation from maxon motor, we will review the three things you need to understand when selecting a DC motor drive system. Discover ways to carefully design your application before building it and understand the key specifications of brushed and brushless DC motors, gearheads and encoders.

    Wed, Jan 13, 2016 (All day)


  • Active Implantable Device Technology Development: Mechanical and Manufacturing Perspectives

    We will focus on recent architectural and technology developments for active implants. Using examples of these implantable devices, we will discuss how to overcome the challenges associated with technically complex active implants like size, materials and signal transmission. We will also discuss how partnering with an experienced contract manufacturer can help you expedite development

    Wed, Jan 6, 2016 (All day)


  • Five Key Considerations for Evaluating and Selecting the Most Effective Electronic Quality Management Systems for Medical Device Manufacturers

    Evaluating and selecting a FDA Medical Device compliant EQMS for your organization is a crucial, yet daunting task. Choose incorrectly and you could find yourself with antiquated paper-systems, be forced to hire an army of support staff, and/or be stuck paying outrageous maintenance fees. Choose correctly and you will see great boosts in efficiency and effectiveness, enabling your organization to be leaner and more flexible with the ever changing device market requirements.

    Thu, Nov 19, 2015 (All day)


  • Prototyping and Low-Volume Production for Medical Applications

    Prototyping and low-volume production can accelerate the development of medical devices and quickly launch products to market. We’ll explore what types of manufacturing methods you can leverage in order to reach verification, validation and FDA approvals months earlier than you could previously using traditional manufacturing.

    Tue, Nov 17, 2015 - 02:00 pm


  • Enhancing Medical Device Performance and Reliability with Parylene Conformal Coatings

    During this session, we’ll deep-dive into Parylene coatings for medical devices – how they are applied, how they can enhance performance and reliability for critical technologies including electrosurgical, cardio, neurostimulation devices, pharma containers, stents and infusion components, as well as recent advances in this technology.

    Thu, Nov 12, 2015 - 02:00 pm


  • Water Quality for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Processes

    Water is one of the most widely used raw materials in the MedTech industry; yet water systems are often overlooked as a source of contamination. Register for this webinar to learn the effects water impurities can have and how to select quality water attributes for processes, system qualification, monitoring, and process controls. Attendees will also gain insight into recovering existing water systems, and proper design for new water systems.

    Tue, Nov 10, 2015 (All day)


  • Best Practices for Medical Device Complaints Handling

    During this session you will learn the industry's best practices for initiating and implementing an electronic complaint handling solution. See how automating a process, from complaint intake through review, investigation, regulatory reporting, and returned product shipment tracking can ensure complaints are handled quickly and efficiently, ensuring your company meets its quality and regulatory compliance goals.

    Tue, Oct 27, 2015 (All day)


  • Designing Diagnostic Tools for the Developing World

    Since 2011, Stratos has been working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a system that can quickly, easily, and affordably diagnose diseases in rural and low income areas worldwide. This session will look at the importance of diagnostics for global health and a new system being developed to meet the diagnostic needs in low-resource settings.

    Wed, Oct 21, 2015 (All day)