Webinars

    Lessons Learned: Supply Chain Resiliency in the Face of Unplanned Events

    Lessons Learned: Supply Chain Resiliency in the Face of Unplanned Events

    08.12.20

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    While you cannot predict when the next disaster, crisis, or disruption will occur, with the right technology and procedures in place, you can weather the storm and come out stronger and more efficient at the end.
     
    Such is the case for ISO 13485 certified medical contract manufacturer, MedBio. Like many medical device manufacturers, they saw a huge spike in demand for their virus test kits. The challenge and complexity came with managing their supply chain and the increased demand with a remote workforce.
     
    Join Sean Callaghan, President and Aric Emery, ERP and Supply Chain Manager at MedBio to learn how actionable insights and alerts from their manufacturing system allowed them to:


    • Quickly react and respond to the increased demand
    • Empower their remote workforce
    • Synchronize their supply chain
    • Identify delays and bottlenecks in their manufacturing process
    • Rearrange production schedule to meet delivery dates
    • Ensure timely reviews of CARs, CAPAs and compliance documentation

    Speakers:

    Sean Callaghan - President of MedBio Inc.
    Aric Emery - ERP and Supply Chain Manager, MedBio Inc.
    Steve Bieszczat - Chief Marketing Officer, DELMIAworks


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    Flattening the COVID-19 Curve with Porous Polymers

    Flattening the COVID-19 Curve with Porous Polymers

    06.24.20

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    Porous polymers are the unknown science behind many of the products used in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. From diagnostic tests to UV disinfection chambers and countless other applications, the different types and functions of porous polymers can be used to improve product performance and flatten the COVID-19 curve.

    Perfect for design and manufacturing engineers who have either a potential product concept or need to improve an existing product, this webinar will explore the science behind specific applications being used to flatten the COVID-19 curve and how to pick the materials most suitable for your design needs. Specifically, the following topics will be addressed and explored.
     

    • Diagnostic testing components recommended by the CDC test protocol for COVID-19 sample collection and analysis

    • Diagnostic testing components approved or in process with FDA to allow patient testing at the point of care

    • Microporous PTFE solutions for UV reaction chambers to increase disinfection

    • Foam solutions for N95 masks and other personal protection equipment (PPE)

    • Infection prevention solutions for use in hospitals to prevent healthcare-associated infections of frontline healthcare workers and patients

    • Ventilator component solutions that improve the safety, performance and patient outcomes of ventilator systems

    • Filtration, wicking and venting solutions across blood management and drug delivery devices

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    Pandemic Outsourcing: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

    Pandemic Outsourcing: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

    05.27.20

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    Social distancing, working from home, flex shifts, and wipedown procedures—today’s production floor does not look like it usually does. Yet demand for parts, products, and materials has increased significantly among many medical device manufacturers. How are their outsourcing providers adjusting to the demand? What are they doing to maintain (or even increase) capacity? How do they ensure quality remains high while keeping employees safe? Panelists from leading contract manufacturing firms share their strategies to keep up, remain healthy, and fulfill demand. Attendees are encouraged to pose questions or share thoughts.
     
    Panelists:
     
    Tom Black
    VP of Sales and Marketing, OEM and Intl. Divisions, B. Braun Medical Inc.

    John Carlson
    President of Health Solutions, Flex
     
    Tim Thompson
    Sr. Vice President, MW Industries (Medical Solutions Group)
     
    Sean Fenske (Moderator)
    Editor-in-Chief, MPO/ODT


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    Solving the Supply Chain: What Happens After COVID-19?

    Solving the Supply Chain: What Happens After COVID-19?

    04.23.20

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    This webinar will bring together several members of industry to discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the medical device manufacturing supply chain. The panel will engage in a roundtable-style discussion to determine what damage has already been done, and what they expect in the months or even years ahead. Will the industry have a return to normalcy soon after the dust settles or will the effects of this linger for quite some time? Find out what these individuals foresee and pose your own questions to them to get their insights.

    Speakers: 
     
    Anthony S. Freeman, 
    President, A.S. Freeman Advisors LLC
     
    Todd McCaslin
    Global Sourcing Director, Boston Scientific Corporation
     
    Matthew Robida
    Vice President of Corporate Development, Spectrum Plastics Group


    Sean Fenske (Moderator)
    Editor-in-Chief, MPO/ODT


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    Master the Secret Weapon for Product Performance: An Introduction to Porous Polymers

    Master the Secret Weapon for Product Performance: An Introduction to Porous Polymers

    03.04.20

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    Porous polymers are the unknown science inside many of the products we use every day, providing key functionalities to products as diverse as coloring markers and diagnostic tests. Join Avi Robbins, Porex vice president of product development and R&D, as he helps attendees explore how porous polymers can improve product performance across diverse healthcare applications from medical devices to diagnostics to wound care - and help them achieve market differentiation.

    Perfect for design and manufacturing engineers who either have a potential product concept or need to fix a problem with an existing product, this webinar will explore the science behind porous polymers and how to select the right type of material for your application. Attendees will learn about the differences between the three core technologies of porous polymers – sintered particles, bonded fiber, and open-cell foam – and how they are used inside finished products in the healthcare industry to absorb, apply, diffuse, filter, vent, or wick. Achieving each of these functionalities requires different technical considerations for both designing and assembling the porous component into the final product.

    By understanding more about the science behind each type of porous polymer and functionality, engineers will learn where porous polymers can play in various applications and what to consider when designing their products in order to determine the best solution.

    • Learn the differences between the three core technologies of porous polymers – sintered plastics, bonded fiber, and open-cell foam
    • Learn why pore size and pore volume matter to the end application
    • See the technology in action in specific application examples
    Speaker:
    Avi Robbins, Vice President of Product Development and R&D, Porex


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    Designing Auto-Injectors for Multiple Drug Viscosities

    Designing Auto-Injectors for Multiple Drug Viscosities

    11.26.19

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    The global injectable drug delivery market and, more specifically, the auto-injector market is booming.  That growth is predicted to continue skyrocketing through the next decade.  With such a huge market in play, and given the range of physical properties of drugs and biologics being administered via auto-injectors, it is crucial for pharma and biopharma industry OEMs to optimize device designs to be as adaptable, and thereby as cost-effective, as possible.  Learn how to effectively partner with contract manufacturers and what design support they readily provide to you and your peers.

    SPEAKER: Dave Philbrick

    Dave Philbrick is Business Development Manager & Lead Product Engineer for Economy Spring , an MW Industries Company. For more than 38 years he has been involved in supporting new product development for medical instrumentation & drug delivery systems for Medical / Pharma OEM’s. He is a specialist in metal component development, design and integration.


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    Package Validations – A Look at Current and Future State Testing

    Package Validations – A Look at Current and Future State Testing

    09.11.19

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    This webinar will highlight the significant changes implemented with the release of the EU’s MDR and its impact on packaging requirements. Specifically, these new regulations prompted changes within the packaging industry, resulting in the newly published ISO 11607. A discussion on three key points regarding medical device packaging will be discussed and how ISO 11607 directs manufacturers to meet these changes. Additionally, a brief examination will be offered of the lifecycle approach to packaging validations, including an in-depth look at a couple of specific tests. Finally, a high-level review of sample size considerations as part of the establishment of a validation testing plan will be provided.

    SPEAKER:
    Wendy Mach, Consulting Manager, Nelson Labs
     
    Wendy Mach has over 24 years of medical device manufacturing and laboratory experience. She worked in the medical manufacturing environment in Minnesota for seven years, performing ethylene oxide (EO) and gamma radiation sterilization validations. While at the manufacturing site, she also insourced the microbiology tests for sterility assurance and related equipment validation. Wendy also spent four years as a lab supervisor, managing the sterility, microbial limits, bioburden, endotoxin, antimicrobial effectiveness services. In 2004 Wendy moved to Salt Lake City to accept a position in the EO department at Nelson Laboratories and was responsible for sterilization D-value and packaging microbial aerosol challenge studies.
     
    She is a participating member on the Technical Committee ISO/TC 198 Sterilization of Healthcare Products, the subcommittee chairperson for ASTM F02.15 Chemical / Safety Properties, and is a member of the Packaging and Distribution Expert Committee for United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Wendy’s participation on the domestic and international committees allows her to consult with clients to meet the regulatory standards of today – while preparing them to meet the standards of the future.


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