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PlasticsToday and MD+DI Announce MedTech Polymers Conference in Rosemont, IL

Sat, 06/16/2012 - 5:45am
The Associated Press

PlasticsToday and MD+DI announce the MedTech Polymers 2012 Conference, September 11-12, 2012 in Rosemont, IL.  This event will bring together the perspectives of medical device and polymer industries under one roof to share their respective goals and challenges and to drive innovation of medical devices into the future. The top leaders in the medical device community will join expert polymer suppliers and researchers in a forum-style event to inspire continued innovation throughout the value chain.

MedTech Polymers 2012 offers sessions from leading device innovators; new resources from polymer suppliers and a chance to build important business relationships with key players in the industry. Keynote speaker Maria Gallahue-Worl, Global Business Manager - Healthcare for Solvay Advanced Polymers will present an industry overview, highlighting "key factors shaping both the medical device and polymer industries" to find "future growth and investment opportunities." Other speakers include Dennis Jamiolkowski from Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson, Edmond Israelski from Abbott, and Zachary Woodson from Medtronic Cardiovascular to name a few. The full conference program can be found at http://www.medtechpolymers.com.

"We have listened to our audience and are offering all the vital steps in making new devices a reality, from design, to material selection, to manufacturing, to commercial success," says Tony Deligio, Conference Chair and Content Director for PlasticsToday. "We want this conference to become the go-to-source of insight, inspiration and connection-making opportunities for device manufacturers and polymer suppliers who have an interest in impacting the future of medical device." The entire medical polymer supply chain can benefit from learning about the latest material and process technologies, while networking with like-minded peers. Expert led presentations will focus on the latest trends and key issues in medical device design and development including: -- Entirely new platform technologies, enhanced material properties and innovative applications of medical polymers -- Polymer selection based on optimal device functionality and human factors considerations -- Processing challenges, improved molding techniques, and new sterilization methods -- Critical updates on FDA and international regulatory requirements and guidelines on material changes -- Supply chain innovation and collaboration among cross-industry stakeholders -- Plus, an exclusive workshop on Bioresorbable Polymers will cover in-depth all the important developments being made this emerging field Please view the full program at medtechpolymers.com , and find conference sessions.

About MedTech Polymers 2012 The MedTech Polymers 2012 Conference, being held September 11-12, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL, is bringing device manufacturers and polymer suppliers together in its first ever, expert-led event focused on the application of medical grade polymers.

The event is produced by MD+DI and PlasticsToday, in association with MD&M and Qmed. Register for the conference before August 10, 2012 and save $100. For up to date conference information and to register, please visit http://www.medtechpolymers.com.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lysa Frankfort, Sponsorship Manager at +1-310-445-4245 or lysa.frankfort@ubm.com or Christine Nguyen, Sponsorship Manager at +1-310-996-9445 or Christine.nguyen@ubm.com.

SOURCE Plastics Today -0- 06/16/2012 CO: Plastics Today ST: United States of America Canada IN: BIO CHM MTC MEQ SU: JVN PDT TDS FDA PRN -- UKSA761 -- 0000 06/16/2012 13:33:00 EDT http://www.prnewswire.c

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