Four good reasons why Medtec Ireland is the focus for medical device manufacturing professionals

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The year's Medtec Ireland offers manufacturing professionals a quartet of irresistible reasons why they should attend Ireland's premier trade event for the medical device industry: an exposition that literally represents the A to Z of Ireland's leading research and manufacturing suppliers; the renowned Medtec Ireland Conference; a series of invaluable Workshops; and - new this year - the authoritative Medical Device Innovation and Technology Forum.


 
Each 'attraction' will, in its own right, provide visitors with unrivalled insights into current thinking and best-in-class strategies across the medical device research, design and manufacturing spectrum. But together they present unbeatable arguments why best-in-class research, design and manufacturing practices can improve manufacturing efficiency and effectiveness and bottom lines.

Being held on September 22 & 23 in Galway, the Medtec Ireland Exposition will showcase representatives from every supplier category for the medical design and manufacturing sector, including:

  Packaging equipment, materials and services
  Contract manufacturing/sub-contracting
  Testing and inspection equipment
  Raw materials
  Assembly, automation and manufacturing equipment
  Design engineering and R & D services
  Regulatory Consulting, and
  Electronics.

The complementary two-day Conference Programme will cover all the hot topics in terms of EU regulations, providing delegates with a thorough understanding of the requirements, procedures and impact for developing and marketing medical devices in the European Union.

The Conference programme embraces, for example, device classification, medical trials, the IMB process of review for clinical investigations, labeling and packaging, the role of Standards and Notified Bodies and the unique regulatory aspects of IVDs.

Also being staged over two days and, importantly, presenting exclusive advice on harnessing support from Enterprise Ireland and the Health Research Board - the Medical Device Innovation and Technology Forum will showcase the latest in R & D in Irish academia. The subjects under discussion, for example, will include:

  Stroke prevention during the carotid angioplasty and stenting surgical intervention
  Bridging the gap between PLM and change management
  Virtual reality for visualisation of complex macro-structure
  The selection and specification of medical materials
  New polymer coating technology for cardiovascular devices
  The Commercialisation of Nucleic Acid Diagnostics Technologies, and
  The challenges in designing against fatigue failure in nitinol devices.

And if this is not enough, the complementary Workshops will provide something for everyone such as updates and use of ISO 10993 Part 1, batch release testing, performance testing, the new Directive for clinical evaluation, the fundamental requirements for deign and process validation and integrating risk management.

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