Show Preview: PharmaMedDevice
PharmaMedDevice will be held April 24-27 in New York City.
The new conference and exhibition is an offshoot of Interphex, one of the largest manufacturing events for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.
PharmaMedDevice will highlight the innovations taking place in drug-delivery technology and healthcare at a time when many experts believe convergent technology will play an extremely large part of the future of medicine.
The start of PharmaMedDevice seems to be perfect timing, as the combination product market was valued at $6 million in 2004 and is expected to grow upward of 14% annually through 2010.
According to a survey last year, more than 20% of the Interphex exhibition attendees were involved in combination product development and an additional 25% were looking to be involved in that arena in the future. Examples of combination products include insulin pumps, drug-eluting stents and inhalers.
The conference portion of PharmaMedDevice has various sessions spread across the three days to highlight the emerging market. Topics to be featured include “Changing Directions: Why Devices Alone Won't Work” and “Reimbursement for Combination Products” on April 24; the next day will present sessions such as “Anticipated Future Challenges: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going” and “The Future of Device Biologics”; and the last day will present “Success Story of Combination Product Premarket Approval.”
Complementing the strong array of topics, PharmaMedDevice will feature speakers including Rob Albert, vice president, duplex business unit of B. Braun; Susan Alpert, vice president of regulatory affairs for Medtronic; and Michael Drues, president of Vascular Sciences.
“PharmaMedDevice’s conference programs enable medical device, biotech and drug companies to uncover collaborative opportunities for all three industries, while learning from the combination product industry’s leading experts,” said Christine Ford, event director of PharmaMedDevice. “For most companies, bringing a successful combination product to market requires the right partner, technology and strategy for commercialization through a certain synergy that can be found at PharmaMedDevice.”
Various industry publications are sponsors of the show, including Medical Product Outsourcing and Orthopedic Design & Technology.
For more information about PharmaMedDevice and Interphex, visit www.pharmameddevice.com or call (800) 518-6672.
Following is a list of companies that will exhibit their products and services at PharmaMedDevice:
Advanced Sterilization Products
AdvantaPure | NewAge Industries
Akron Rubber Development Laboratory
Andersen Products, Inc.
Apple Rubber Products
ATL (Ad Tape & Label Co.)
ATP Engineered Rubber & Plastics Group
ATS Compliant Solutions
B. Braun OEM Division | B. Braun Medical
Bal Seal Engineering
Barnant Company | Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
Bic Graphic USA
BIOCON Scientific | Biomedical Consulting, NNE
Brady RFID and Brady Medical Solutions
Center for Professional Advancement | The Language Center
Century Spring Corporation | Div. of MW Industries
Chemir Analytical Services
Circle Medical Devices
Complete Inspection Systems
Cozzoli Machine Company
DaVinci Biomedical Research
DeviceMed Magazine | c/o Access Communications
Drug Delivery Technology
Economy Spring & Stamping Co.
Epner Technology | David Epner
FBK Medical Tubing
Fresenius Kabi Product Partnering
Hobson & Motzer
Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
I & J Fisnar
Industrial Labeling Systems
Intelligent Motion Systems
ISPE | The Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation
Janesville Tool & Mfg.
Lee Spring Company
March Plasma Systems | EFD
MassMedic (Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council)
Medical Design Technology | Advantage Business Media
Medical Device Consultants
Medical Device Developments | SPG Media Nottingham
Medical Device Manufacturers Association
Medical Product Outsourcing
Metro Mold & Design
Mikron Assembly Technology
Molecular Profiles Limited
Momentive Performance Materials
Orthopedic Design & Technology
PA Consulting Group
Packworld USA | Toss Machine Components
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Paxonix, a MeadWestvaco Company
Phillips Plastics Corp
Polymer Technology Group
Popper & Sons
PVA TePla America
SMC Molding and Manufacturing
SPG Media Limited
SterlingTech Software | SterlingTech
Team New England | Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Vermont
The Tech Group
Tolas Healthcare Packaging
TUV Rheinland of North America
Tyco Healthcare / Kendall
Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.
Zeon Chemicals, L.P. | New Business Development Division
Zygote Media Group