Plastics in Medical Devices 2013

Waltham, Massachusetts
Monday, May 13, 2013

Plastics News

May 13: Workshop  |  May 14-15: Conference/Exhibits
(View exhibits floor plan and sponsorship proposal)

Westin Waltham | Boston, MA

Reaching Medical Device Goals with Plastics Technologies
Plastics News held its 2013 Plastics in Medical Devices conference to Beantown. The 4th annual event was held May 13-15 at the Waltham Westin Boston in Waltham, Mass.

Plastics in Medical Devices
engages each part of the supply chain, an imperative in today’s medical device market. The 2013 conference included presenters from device OEMs, designers, regulatory experts, plastic product makers, university researchers, materials suppliers, healthcare institution officials and industry consultants.

Companies serving the medical device sector are up against shorter lead times, stricter U.S. Food & Drug Administration requirements, and changing patent laws amid increasing demand for innovation and cost containment. This conference presented timely, relevant topics to help plastics industry players, device designers and others to make savvy business decisions and connect the dots with leading thinkers who deliver solutions.

Who was there?

In addition to the lineup of blue-chip presenters, from organizations such as BD Medical, Edwards Lifesciences, Philips Respironics, Ximedica, Phillips-Medisize, the University of Akron, UMass Lowell, the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, HS Design, Makuta Technics, GeneSearch Inc., the Medical Device Innovation Consortium and China Centric Associates, attendees networked with about 30 sponsors and exhibitors, as well as with other attendees such as the following:

Strategic sourcing managers from Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific and Becton, Dickinson; R&D leaders and researchers from the Cleveland Clinic’s Polymer Core, Covidien, Coloplast, and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute; senior business executives from Hologic Inc., MackMedical/Mack Molding, GW Plastics, ITW Medical, Teleflex Medical OEM, Flambeau Medical, Injectronics, Tech Molded Plastics, and many more.


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