Webinars

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Maximizing Yield, Minimizing Waste Through Precise Dosing Techniques

    Maximizing Yield, Minimizing Waste Through Precise Dosing Techniques

    07.23.19

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    Flexible and reproducible dosing of small amounts of liquids for maximum yield can be achieved with the time-pressure dosing method. It is particularly suited to laboratory and diagnostic applications that must ensure the tiniest volumes of liquid flow quickly, precisely and with repetitive accuracy in your filling machines. This webinar highlights the differences between commonly used industry solutions and the time-pressure dosing method. Learn how the system works, challenges to be aware of and advantages achieved such as: higher yield, minimized installation space, increased process reliability, greater availability, and reduced number of interfaces.

    SPEAKERS:


    Craig Occhiato
    Segment Manager, Microfluidics Division at Bürkert Fluid Control Systems

    Craig is the resident Industry Expert for the IVD, Genomics, Life & Bio Science industry sectors in the US. With over 25 years’ experience in the field of fluid and liquid handling & control, he previously led the Bürkert USA Engineering team before his move to a global role in Microfluidics.

    Christoph Hettinger
    System Engineer at Bürkert Fluid Control Systems

    For over 10 years, Christoph has been a system engineer in the Bürkert Systemhaus and was previously a product engineer for over 20 years with Bürkert. He is a resident expert in designing fluid handling systems mainly in micro applications like IVD, genomics, filling, analytical and medical applications where small amounts of liquids must be handled with high precision.


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    5 Methods for Excelling at Cleanroom Manufacturing

    5 Methods for Excelling at Cleanroom Manufacturing

    07.10.19

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    Join Steve Bieszczat, CMO of IQMS/Dassault Systemes to learn how you can excel at cleanroom manufacturing in 2019. Steve will share the latest survey results that IQMS and MAPP have recently generated from a survey of plastics manufacturers. Also provided will be an update on the latest approaches manufacturers are taking to adding digital technologies to improve their shop floor productivity, all related to improving cleanroom manufacturing quality and performance.

    SPEAKER:
    Steve Bieszczat, CMO, IQMS/Dassault Systems

    Steve is responsible for all aspects of IQMS' brand management, demand generation and product marketing. Prior to IQMS, Steve held senior marketing roles at ERP companies Epicor, Activant and CCI-Triad. Steve holds an engineering degree from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Rockhurst.


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