Archives for November 2019

Top 80 Medical Device Conferences in 2022

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Medical Device Conferences 2022 is our most comprehensive list of medical device conferences, trade shows, events, and meetings for the medical device industry.
These are the conferences, trade shows, and events the world’s leading professionals attend to do business, learn, and build and solidify relationships.
We at the Medical Devices Group make every effort for the list to be the best and most complete.


 

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    1. 7th International Medicine & Health Sciences Congress (IMedHSC) 2021 
      December 27-29, 2021 • Paris, France

      The theme of our conference is based on “Leading Innovations in Healthcare for a Better Living” aims to discover advances in health practice, management and education in relation to health disparities as well as a breadth of other topics. The conference invites all the Healthcare professionals, International speakers, Scientists, Researchers, University Professors, Students and College Faculties to share their experience in this broad field.  The World is changing and so are health services. Urbanization and globalization have its’ impact on what is needed from health care providers and subsequently how health care is organized so the conference is mainly focused of IMedHSC 2021 is to present research findings, discuss research methodology and policy issues, and build and maintain essential networks between researchers, practitioners, policy makers and representatives of consumer organizations.
    2. 37th Annual Conference on Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, and the Law and and 21st Annual Conference on Medical Negligence, Risk Management, Medicine, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, and Family Medicine

      January 2-8, 2022 • Disneys Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Orlando, USA

      Two conferences sharing one day in common. Select one or come to both (the second at a reduced rate). The reviews of the 36th and 20th Annual Conferences were again outstanding, continuing the tradition of this highly successful joint series.
    3. Global Conference on Pharma Industry and Medical Devices
      January 03-04, 2022 • Singapore

      2022 Global Conference on Pharma Industry and Medical Devices (GCPIMD-2022) will be held in Singapore,Singapore during 03rd Jan-04th Jan 2022. The Global Conference on Pharma Industry and Medical Devices (GCPIMD) is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science to a common forum. The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in Japan and abroad. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science and related areas.
    4. Winter Imaging in Beaver Creek
      January 03-06, 2022 • Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, Beaver Creek, Colorado

      The Imaging in Beaver Creek course is designed to provide the tools for participants to enhance interpretation skills utilizing the latest imaging technologies. Lectures and cases will cover evidence-based practice techniques and protocols for improved diagnostic accuracy in multiple applications.
    5. 1239th International Conference on Recent Advances in Medical Science – 2022
      January 06 – 07, 2022 • Melbourne,Australia

      2022 IIER 1239th International Conference on Recent Advances in Medical Science (ICRAMS) will be held in Melbourne, Australia during 6th – 7th January, 2022 as the Conference of ICRAMS 2022 is sponsored by International Institute of Engineers and Researchers (IIER). It aims to be one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Recent Advances in Medical Science. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving Recent Advances in Medical Science related techniques.
    6. 39th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
      January 11-14, 2022 • Virtual

      In 2020 we celebrated 38 years of hosting the largest and most informative health care investment symposium in the industry which connects global industry leaders, emerging fast-growth companies, innovative technology creators and members of the investment community. In 2021, we expect more than 400 companies, both public and private, to deliver presentations to more than 8,000 participants
    7. 1209th International Conference on Recent Advances in Medical and Health Sciences
      January 12-13, 2022 • Academics World Jakarta, Indonesia

      The Academics World 1209th International Conference on Recent Advances in Medical and Health Sciences (ICRAMHS) aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Medical and Health Sciences. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the fields of Medical and Health Sciences.
    8. AIMED 22
      January 18-22, 2022 • Ritz Carlton, California

      Our flagship meeting returns, live and in-person, in 2022. Featuring high-level thought leadership, exceptional networking opportunities and curated content focused on the business of AI. A global gathering of over 600 healthcare leaders and senior executives, this is an unrivalled event affording you the chance to align with key stakeholders and shape the global AI healthcare agenda.
    9. 6th Annual Medical Device Cybersecurity Conference
      January 22, 2021 • Chicago, IL(In- Person / Virtual)
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      Cybersecurity experts from medical device manufacturers and healthy delivery organizations share best practices on how to develop secure products that ensure patient safety is protected. Dive deep into the complexity of maintaining products in the field and ensuring compliance with updated guidances. Attend panels, fireside chats and case studies with industry thought leaders on product security and patient safety, including robust risk assessment and a holistic approach to lifecycle management of devices.
    10. Pecision Medicine World Conference Silicon Valley (PMWC 2022)
      January 26-28, 2022 • Santa Clara Convention Center

      The Precision Medicine World Conference Silicon Valley (PMWC 2022) brings together executives and managers from Pharma and Diagnostic companies and Biotech.
    11. OUTSOURCING IN CLINICAL TRIALS: MEDICAL DEVICES EUROPE 2022
      February 01 – 02, 2022 • Munich, Germany

      The 2022 programme will offer a fresh insight into the latest regulatory updates, global clinical trials, advanced technologies such as digital health and connected devices space, and more. With presentations and panel discussions on all the hottest industry trends and outsourcing challenges, the 2-day event promises to provide the European medical device and diagnostics community with an unmissable opportunity to learn and network to help them succeed post-Covid.
    12. The Virtual 6th EAAR Annual Conference on New Medical Device Regulations (RMD2022)
      February 2-3, 2022 • Virtual

      At a time when digital communication is transforming every industry and every part of our daily life and work, we are committed to run an event that reaches as far as possible and fosters collaboration and engagement among its participants. The 6th edition of the Conference will be supported by a special digital platform, allowing everyone to connect, attend, while granting access to the resources provided during the conference even after its completion and you will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the implementation of the new European regulations on medical devices at this Sixth Conference.
    13. Medical Device Trial Regulations, Quality and Data Management
      February 08-09, 2022 • Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, USA

      The medical device industry comes with its own set of unique challenges when it comes to clinical trials. CHI’s 3rd Annual Medical Device Clinical Trial Design and Operations conference will offer insight into new tools and strategies to modernize clinical trials, ensure patient safety, and improve timelines and outcomes. The program will address critical issues including medical device clinical trial design, protocol development and optimization, investigational site selection, and operational challenges in conducting medical device pre- and post-market studies.
    14. 10th International Exhibition on Hospital, Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, Medical & Rehabilitation Equipment & Supplies
      February 09-11, 2022 • Bitec, Bangkok (Physical) 12 – 18 February, 2022 • Digital

      Reimagining the marketplace amidst a changing landscape, the 10th edition of MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND takes on an enhanced format this February by bringing you a new experience – a live 3-day exhibition in Bangkok, followed by a week-long digital extension so you can continue to network beyond Southeast Asia and conduct business with a global audience. Since 2003, MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia (MDA) continues to grow from strength to strength as Thailand’s No. 1 medical and health care event. Bringing you the best business opportunities to navigate the dynamic marketplace of Thailand and Southeast Asia, be a part of MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2022!.
    15. Florida Medical Device Symposium
      February 16-17, 2022 • St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater, Saint Petersburg, USA

      The 15th Annual Florida Medical Device Symposium will be held February 16-17, 2022, at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater. The annual symposium is Florida’s premier event for medical device manufacturing firms, featuring nationally recognized speakers, expert panels on regulatory issues and industry trends, exhibiting companies, legislative updates and quality networking opportunities.
    16. ICWMDS 2022: 16. International Conference on Wearable Medical Devices and Sensors
      February 17-18, 2022 • Paris, France

      International Conference on Wearable Medical Devices and Sensors aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Wearable Medical Devices and Sensors. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Wearable Medical Devices and Sensors
    17. Ace Summit & Reverse Expo
      February 21-23, 2022 • Orlando, Florida

      Since 2013, the ACE Summit has provided healthcare facilities and capital equipment leaders real-world, CE-accredited learning and unmatched reverse expo product-sourcing opportunities. This unique format provides senior healthcare executives an efficient method of engagement with suppliers of architecture, construction, capital equipment, facilities, and healthcare design products to address the needs of today’s healthcare leader.
    18. Precision In Clinical Trials Summit
      February 23-24, 2022 • San Francisco Hilton Hotel

      Join us at PCT USA West Coast Summit for a two-day journey into the insightful world of clinical trials. You’ll connect with an incredible gathering of experts and uncover practical advice from industry-leading researchers, peers, and executives. Get ready for an event designed to deliver real value-packed insights, connections with fellow professionals and learn strategies you can put to use the very next day.
    19. The 5th Global Public Health Conference 2022
      February 24-25, 2022 • Virtual

      Welcome to the 5th Global Public Health Conference 2022 which will take place on from 24th – 25th February 2022 in Virtual Platform. We hope the GLOBEHEAL 2022 unites diverse researches and case studies from all over the world, in parallel sessions while offering many networking and publishing opportunities. Discover the latest trends and challenges in the field at this leading conference and enjoy everything the Virtual Conference has to offer.
    20. Field Service Medical
      February 28-March 1, 2022 • Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA 92128

      Walk away with hundreds of tactics that will revolutionize your service, support and customer care operation. Field Service Medical is the only interactive, peer-led conference for senior service and support leaders in the medical device industry. Since 2012, we’ve helped thousands of service leaders navigate the ever-changing regulatory environment, medical device connectivity, and training the next generation of field service technicians.
    21. LIFE SCIENCE WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
      March 1-2, 2022 • University of South Florida

      The Life Science Women’s Conference (LSWC) creates an environment where women working or desiring to work in all areas* of life science** companies and academia can gather to network and collaborate with other women with regard to entrepreneurship, professional development, inspiration, funding, career enhancement, scientific and technical updates . By identifying and working together to remove some of the obstacles that women working in the life sciences encounter, we can alleviate some of the human resource and talent shortage that these industries face, as well as help ensure that women can reach their full potential. Men are also welcome.
    22. MedDev eMarketing Summit
      March 8-10, 2022 • Kona Kai Resort & Spa, San Diego, USA

      The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on digital health and its repercussions will be a major focus of 2022’s MedDev eMarketing Summit. What have we learned as we rethink our entire healthcare digital strategy? How do we engage customers as we adapt to working remotely and virtually engaging customers post-pandemic?
    23. PHARMA SUPPLY CHAIN & SECURITY WORLD 2022
      March 15-16, 2022 • Virtual

      The Annual Pharma Supply Chain & Security World Summit is now online, and this time with more focus on optimizing your supply chain challenges to ensure an agile, responsive, streamlined and secured supply chain. The pharmaceutical supply chains are facing a significant challenge in the form of counterfeit drugs that are entering the supply chain from various points at different levels. Pharmaceutical companies that adopt an effective serialisation program have end-to-end visibility and traceability for all of their packaging, labelling, and distribution. This enables them to rapidly identify and quarantine counterfeit products. This helps to protect patients, consumers worldwide, brand equity, reputations and the company’s revenue stream by ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements for serialisation of medicines in emerging markets. The rise of the digital supply chain has been accompanied by an ever-increasing number of regulations that have accelerated its development and adoption. Years ago, the pharmaceutical supply chain regulated only manufacturing and distribution. However, with a rise in economic impact of counterfeit drugs on society, there have been attempts to improve serialisation processes even further.
    24. Emerging Medtech Summit
      March 15-18, 2022 • Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, USA
      Partner on the Pacific with the Leaders Building Medtech
    25. Medical Technology UK
      March 16-17, 2022 • Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry

      There will be a comprehensive series of technical presentations taking place over the two days. Presented by experts in their field with thought-provoking guest speakers, all providing an insight and knowlegde for medical device manufacturers, their engineering teams and senior executives, that can be taken and integrated into next generation and new medical devices.
    26. 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ONFUTURE OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
      March 24-25, 2022 • London, UK

      Conferences are vital forum for academic researchers and business leaders. “It involves multiple presentations, interactive breakout sessions, hands-on product demonstrations and unrivalled networking opportunities”.
    27. HEALTHCON 2022
      March 27-30, 2022 • Washington, DC

      Join us in the nation’s capital for HEALTHCON 2022. This will be yet another unforgettable event. Come take in the sheer beauty of Washington, DC in the spring. Join your colleagues from all over the country for 4 days of sessions, gatherings, and fun, as you stay up to date on relevant industry topics, grow your professional network, advance your learning, and earn up to 18 CEUs.
    28. MedicalAM 2022
      April 12 – 13, 2022 • Edgbaston Park Conference Centre, Birmingham, UK

      MedicalAM is taking place at the Edgbaston Park Conference Centre in Birmingham, UK, on the 12th – 13th April 2022 and will give participants the opportunity to learn about the latest innovations, advancements and projects all taking advantage of advanced materials within the Medical and Healthcare sectors.
    29. MedTech Korea Summit 2022
      April 21-22, 2022 • Seoul, Republic of Korea

      We cordially invite you to join us for 1st MedTech Korea Summit 2022 (MKS 2022) scheduled on 21st – 22nd June, 2022 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. MKS 2022, a two-day event, will serve as an ideal platform where global medtech companies meet Korean medical device and technology industry for sparkling ideas, building partnerships and fostering innovations. The theme of this year’s event is: Unleashing the Potential of High-end & Innovative Medical Devices in Korea. The Korean government has been ambitious and remarkably on 22 May 2019 President Moon Jae-in announced Vision 2030 to promote the medical device industry. Government policies and funds are in place to further boost the competitiveness of its medtech sector by highlighting the development of innovative and high-end medical devices.
    30. Innovation Summit Dublin 2022
      April 26-28, 2022 • Dublin

      “This conference will offer a broader and deeper take on the issues and concerns driving the medical device industry today. In a mix of keynote presentation and plenary sessions, bring together some of the leading voices in today’s medtech world to provide both insight and opportunity.”
    31. 2022 Annual Device Research & Regulatory Conference
      April 28-29, 2022 • Embassy Suites by Hilton Savannah, GA

      This annual medical device conference, now in its 15th year, provides attendees with a main program preceded by a half-day device basics workshop. The entire program features over 13 experts presenting topics to assist those in roles specific to medical device design, development, testing, analysis, and post market management.
    32. MedTech Forum 2022
      May 3-5, 2022 • Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB)

      In 2022, the MedTech Forum go to Barcelona! Join us on 3-5 May at the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB) to learn from top-level speakers and to benefit from the unique networking opportunities offered by the Forum. More information about the programme and registration will be published in the fall. In the meantime, I invite you to revisit the last editions in our Archives.
    33. CannMed 2022
      May 3-5, 2022 • Pasadena Convention Center, CA, US

      CannMed showcases the greatest minds in cannabis science, medicine, cultivation, and safety. CannMed was born to promote understanding of cannabis’s complex science and its medical benefits for patients in need. Ever since its founding in 2016, cannabis industry leaders have chosen CannMed to announce their latest findings and present breakthrough technologies to the world. With the cannabis industry anticipated to exceed $500B by 2028, CannMed is the one conference you cannot afford to miss in 2022.
    34. FDA/Xavier MedCon Conference
      May 3-6, 2022 • Virtual

      At the FDA/Xavier MedCon Conference, global regulators and medical device manufacturers engage to increase speed to market and product quality through innovation.
    35. 1097th International Conference on Medical & Health Science – ICMHS 2022
      May 04-05, 2022 • FRANKFURT,GERMANY

      CMHS will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and a result in Medical & Health Science. The aim of the Conference is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet the share cutting-edge development in the field.
    36. Digi-Tech Pharma & AI 2022 Virtual Conference
      May 10-11, 2022 • Virtual

      The Digi-Tech Pharma & AI conference brings with it even more interactive sessions, expert speakers, senior professionals and decision makers from leading Pharma, Bio-tech and Healthcare industry. Meet the decision makers, benchmark and learn from real-life use cases to drive organizational change and to understand the new cutting-edge technologies and practical solutions. In this 5th edition as we explore the novel technologies and developments reforming pharmaceutical industry, we also dive deep into the implementation and advances in machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, informatics and data science which has redefined the development of new drugs, tackle diseases, improving healthcare and much more.
    37. 10x Medical Device Conference
      May 10 – 12, 2022 • Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

      10x Medical Device Conference is the cross-functional event where the medical device industry unites to grow your skills, network, and profit. It’s designed to foster strong professional relationships among medical device players eager to learn smarter ways to do things with industry-leading resources. For what level? This medical device event is geared equally for senior and junior level professionals in the medical device industry. If you’re senior, you’ll return with ideas the team can use. If junior, you’ll return with specific lessons, materials, and action items to do your job better.
    38. 20th Biomed Israel Conference and Exhibition
      May 10-12, 2022 • David InterContinental, Tel Aviv, Israel

      As the leading event of Israel’s life sciences industry, Biomed has positioned itself as the main annual meeting place for both Israeli and international players. It presents a unique and exuberating occasion to participate in discussions, panel presentations, product demonstrations and networking opportunities, all paving the way for new business collaborations.
    39. Precision In Medical Devices Summit (Boston)
      May 11-12, 2022 • Boston, USA

      Join us at our fourth Precision in Medical Devices for a two-day journey into the insightful world of Medical Devices. You’ll connect with an incredible gathering of experts and uncover practical advice from industry-leading researchers and executives. Get ready for an event designed to deliver real value-packed insights, connections with fellow professionals and learn strategies you can put to use the very next day.
    40. Medical Device Regulations & Compliance Summit 2022
      May 17-18, 2022 • Virtual

      The initial three-year transition period for the EU Medical Device Regulation 2017/715 (MDR) was expected to end in May 2020. Once the COVID outbreak occurred, the European Commission proposed to extend the implementation date by one year. The IVDs parallel regulations will apply from May 2022. However, it is important to note that this delay should not be considered as a grace period. Ultimately, the regulations have been updated to ensure that the health and safety of patients is a top priority.
    41. 5th Global Conference on Pharma Industry and Medical Devices (GCPIMD-2022)
      May 24-25, 2022 • Mercure Hotel Berlin City, Berlin, Germany

      The Global Conference on Pharma Industry and Medical Devices is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science to a common forum. The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in Japan and abroad. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science and related areas.
    42. 5th International Conference on Medical Devices: ICMD-2022
      May 26-28, 2022 • Gaziantep, Turkey

      ICMD conferences bring together the students, users, manufacturers, researchers, and public representatives working in the field of medical device technologies. It also aims to share the information investigated from scientific researchs on the medical fields, and propose common communication platform to solve specific problems on the medical device sectors. Main conference language is English by adding Turkish title & abstract & keywords to the paper.
    43. OUTSOURCING IN CLINICAL TRIALS: MEDICAL DEVICES USA 2022
      June 08-09,2022 • Irvine, California, USA

      Join medical device experts to discuss new trends and opportunities and learn how to optimize their clinical operation knowledge and stay ahead of the game
    44. IUPESM World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
      June 12-17, 2022 • Sands Expo and Convention Center, Singapore

      The Biomedical Engineering Society (Singapore) and the Society of Medical Physicists (Singapore) are proud to be co-organising the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering – the world’s leading forum for presenting the scientific results and major innovations in health-related technologies to the global medical physics and biomedical engineering fraternity
    45. Florida International Medical Expo (FIME) – 2022
      July 27-29, 2022 • Miami Beach, USA

      If you’re looking to find new products and supplies, establish new supplier partnerships, gain knowledge or strengthen business ties with the global medical device and equipment market, FIME is the event leading platform to meet your needs.
    46. 8th Global Conference on Pharma Industry and Medical Devices (GCPIMD-2022)
      August 13-14, 2022 • New York, USA

      The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in Japan and abroad. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science and related areas.
    47. 5th Manufacturing Processes for Medical Technology Exhibition and Conference
      August 31 – September 2, 2022 • MARINA BAY SANDS,SINGAPORE

      Jointly organised by SPETA (Singapore Precision Engineering and Technology Association) and Messe Düsseldorf Asia, MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA 2022 will feature an extensive product range covering the upstream and downstream processes in medtech sectors, including new materials, components, intermediate products, packaging and services, to micro and nanotechnology, testing systems and services, as well as materials, substance and components for medical technology. Industry-focused business forums will also headline the upcoming edition of the specialist trade fair.
    48. 9th International Conference on BIOIMAGING 2022
      Feb 9-11, 2022 • Virtual

      BIOIMAGING is part of BIOSTEC, the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies. Registration to BIOIMAGING allows free access to all other BIOSTEC conferences.Bioimaging is a term that covers the complex chain of acquiring, processing and visualizing structural or functional images of living objects or systems, including extraction and processing of image-related information.
    49. ICMTIME 2022: 16. International Conference on Medical Technology Innovations and Medical Equipment
      Feb 15-16, 2022 • Dubai, UAE

      International Conference on Medical Technology Innovations and Medical Equipment aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Medical Technology Innovations and Medical Equipment. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Medical Technology Innovations and Medical Equipment
    50. Imaging Update in Jackson Hole
      Feb 28 – March 3 • Snake River Lodge & Spa, Teton Village, USA

      CME Science offers radiology continuing education conferences throughout the world. Learn from expert faculty in amazing destinations.
    51. 7th Annual Sensors Global Summit
      March 2-3, 2022 • Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, San Diego, USA

      Sensor technology is transforming healthcare. Patient outcomes and standardization of care continue to benefit from smarter and more connected devices that provide real-time patient monitoring, early and point-of-care diagnosis, automated alerts, and continuous device performance data. These sophisticated devices necessitate advanced combinations of sensors, materials, power sources, data management, and algorithms to keep the devices specific and sensitive with real-time detection with the additional hurdles of obtaining regulatory and reimbursement approval.
    52. NEO – The Conference for Neonatology
      March 2-4, 2022 • Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego, USA

      NEO – The Conference for Neonatology is one of the premier meetings in neonatal medicine. World-renowned speakers will address many of the most critical and controversial issues that influence the clinical practice of newborn medicine.
    53. SOUTH CAROLINA EMS SYMPOSIUM 2022
      March 9-12, 2022 • Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort, Myrtle Beach, USA

      The SCEMSA’s vision is to increase the numbers of EMS professionals in the State, and to subsequently increase the number of those EMS professionals joining the association.
    54. 12th International Conference on Clinical Research & Clinical Trials
      March 15-16, 2022 • Virtual

      It’s an honour to welcome all the participants across the globe to be a part of “12th International Conference on Clinical Research & Clinical Trials” during March 15-16, 2022 as a Webinar. The theme of conference is “The Novel and Contemporary Research in Clinical Research and Clinical Trials”
    55. Digital Health Technology Show
      March 17-18, 2022 • London, UK

      At the Digital Health Technology Show, we firmly believe in focusing on patient-centric care.This means not only showcasing health and technology’s heavyweights, but truly empowering our healthcare delegates; our clinicians, our nurses, surgeons, psychiatrists and health admin staff, to provide better care by gaining real, actionable knowledge and insight on the day.
    56. 4th International Conference on Intelligent Medicine and Image Processing (IMIP 2022)
      March 18-21, 2022 • Tiangong University (Tianjin Polytechnic University), China

      Previously, IMIP 2021 and IMIP 2020 was held successfully online and IMIP 2019 was held successfully in Bali, Indonesia. IMIP is an annually-held conference which aims to provide a communication platform for top technology leaders, scholars, engineers, scientists, leading industry leaders as well as graduate students to share ideas and discuss the latest technology in Intelligent Medicine and Image Processing or related fields.
    57. World EPA Congress 2022
      March 22-24, 2022 • Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 277, Amsterdam, Netherlands

      World Evidence, Pricing and Access Congress is Europe’s largest congress in market access, pricing and evidence featuring 250 speakers, multiple streams and over 1000 attendees from pharma, biotech and Payers/HTA’s.
    58. 2022 PDA Medical Devices and Connected Health Conference
      May 16-17, 2022 • Dublin, Ireland

      As a special highlight, this event will take place in parallel with the 2022 PDA Robotics and Automation Conference at the same venue! Participants of either event will have access to the program of the respective other and enjoy the benefits of a joint Exhibition and Poster Session!
    59. ACSM’s 2022 Annual Meeting & World Congresses
      May 31- June 4, 2022 • San Diego, California

      This comprehensive sports medicine and exercise science conference is the one place to get it all—programming that covers the science, practice, public health and policy aspects of sports medicine, exercise science and physical activity.
    60. 6th Global Conference on Pharma Industry and Medical Devices
      June 3-4, 2022 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


      The Global Conference on Pharma Industry and Medical Devices GCPIMD is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science to a common forum. The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in Japan and abroad. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science and related areas.
    61. 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “NEW DIRECTIONS IN MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH & PRACTICE”(NDMRP-2022)
      June 18-19, 2022 • Mercure London Hyde Park Hotel, London
      Promoting Multidisciplinary Academic Research For Sustainable Development and Service To Society
    62. Global Conference on Primary Healthcare and Medicare
      June 19-20, 2022 • San Francisco, USA

      Offers a unique forum for participants to exchange knowledge and experience in the prevention of healthcare-associated infections and control of diseases around the world.. Essential Primary Healthcare Conferences put emphasis on its theme “Innovation through Information on Primary Healthcare” and intends to provide an impetus to health practice, administration, and training in connection to health inconsistencies and conjugation of other different points.
    63. AAMD 47th Annual Meeting
      June 19-23, 2022 • Baltimores Inner Harbor, Baltimore, USA

      The AAMD 47th Annual Meeting will provide medical dosimetrists and treatment planners from around the world the opportunity to learn from experts in the field, connect with colleagues and meet with exhibitors to see what’s new in radiation oncology.
    64. PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING & PACKAGING CONGRESS
      June 20-21, 2022 • Estrel Berlin, Berlin, Germany

      PHARMAP 2022 is a B2B networking event for more than 250 Pharmaceuticals professionals from the whole value chain of the industry. Pharmaceutical companies, governmental bodies, CMOs, service providers, startups, and other experts in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packaging are gathering together to share experience, present their case-studies and network.
    65. ICMCPSH 2022: 16. International Conference on Medical Cyber Physical Systems and Health
      June 22-23, 2022 • Vienna, Austria

      International Conference on Medical Cyber Physical Systems and Health aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Medical Cyber Physical Systems and Health. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Medical Cyber Physical Systems and Health
    66. Global Health Security Conference 2022
      June 28- July 1, 2022 • Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

      The Global Health Security will bring together practitioners, researchers, educators, representatives and decision-makers across the fields of public health, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, government, defence, international relations, sociology and anthropology to examine the progress made to date in strengthening health systems and identify the gaps and opportunities for enhancing the international community’s ability to respond more efficiently and effectively to future adverse health crises.
    67. ICMTMAI 2022: 16. International Conference on Medical Technology Management, Assessment and Innovation
      July 12-13, 2022 • Stockholm, Sweden

      International Conference on Medical Technology Management, Assessment and Innovation aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Medical Technology Management, Assessment and Innovation. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Medical Technology Management, Assessment and Innovation
    68. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference
      July 14-16, 2022 • Arlington,VA

      The RESNA 2022 Conference, taking place July 14 – 16, 2022, will bring together assistive technology professionals from a variety of disciplines to exchange ideas about the latest innovations and research helping people with disabilities lead independent, healthy lives.
    69. ICAIMD 2022: 16. International Conference on Applications of Implantable Medical Devices
      July 19-20, 2022 • Toronto, Canada

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How 3D Printing Can Change Your Approach to Medical Device Development

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How 3D Printing Can Change Your Approach to Medical Device Development
Presented by Rick Gillespie, Fisher Unitech
at the 10x Medical Device Conference – Secaucus 2018

Rick Gillespie: Good morning. As Joe said, my name is Rick Gillespie. I represent a company called Fisher Unitech. I’ll talk a little bit about them this morning.

Just to give you a little bit of my background, I’m excited to be here for this inaugural event. I worked for Stryker Orthopedics for 12 years in their sales and marketing department. And I have a real interest in medical device, so I’m very happy to talk to you today about 3D printing and how that can impact your company and the types of products you’re developing.

This morning we’ll talk a little bit about 3D printing mostly in medical and, at the end of the presentation, we’ll have a couple of case studies that we’ll share with actual companies that are 3D printing.

A little bit about who we are — Fisher Unitech partners with a company called Stratasys. Stratasys, for the last 25 years, has been the foremost company in the 3D printing world. Over half of all printers in existence in America in companies today were manufactured by Stratasys. They lead the market.

And Fisher Unitech is the largest Stratasys reseller in North America. We have over 50,000 customers who are in 22 states. We have the largest technical support staff of any company in the 3D printing industry. So, that’s a little bit about who we are.

Let’s talk a little bit about how important is 3D printing. I thought it was appropriate to actually put up a quote from one of our customers. This is an Israeli startup. That’s a Stratasys customer, and this is a very bold statement that this particular engineer made — “we don’t think, we print.” Well, when you think about that, that tells you how important 3D printing is in their development process.

So let’s talk about that a little bit. First of all, who in here has had any experience with 3D printing in any way shape or form? Raise your hand. Okay, a few people. For those of you that aren’t familiar with exactly what 3D printing is, it’s also called additive manufacturing and it’s the process where we can actually create a physical model from a 3D computer file.

And there are many different ways to 3D print using different materials. We promote several different types of 3D printing. One is called a fused deposition modeling or FDM where we utilize a high-performance thermoplastic, heat that, and apply layer by layer from the bottom up to create a 3D object.

We also promote a technology called PolyJet. PolyJet uses photopolymer resins and, in something very much like an inkjet printer, lays down a very thin layer of this resin and then passes it with an ultraviolet light to cure that.

We have an example of a 3D printer right in our booth right behind the audience in the orange Fisher Unitech booth, and we also offer a product that prints actual metal parts. Okay?

So why 3D printing in medical? Every other industry in the world is utilizing 3D printing, including medical. It’s been a little bit of a slower start in a medical field. There are some regulations and things that have to be adhered to in the medical field that makes it a little bit more difficult to rapidly grow into this field, but it’s very viable and we are doing 3D printing in medical to try to keep pace with some of the challenges in that field, as you well know.

And there really are three that are major challenges right now that 3D printing is able to address and help.

One of those is the rising cost of healthcare. In most countries around the world, the healthcare costs are outpacing inflation. So it’s very expensive. You know, companies like yours are forced to find ways to be able to deliver their products in a more efficient fashion and a cost-effective fashion in order to be profitable.

The aging population — people are living longer these days. They’re requiring more of our resources for healthcare. So it’s incumbent upon companies again to find efficiencies and find different ways to do things.

The third one is in relating to insurance companies. Insurance companies are now paying hospitals differently than they have in the past. Instead of the traditional fee-for-service model where surgeons would perform or doctors would perform an operation and the hospital would get paid by the insurance company, hospitals are now requiring and reimbursing based on outcomes, patient outcomes.

And that takes into consideration many different factors including patient satisfaction after the fact. Did they get readmitted after the procedure? Many things enter into this. In some cases, hospitals that can’t meet those guidelines are actually being penalized or having reimbursement monies being held back until they’re able to basically improve those processes to be able to meet all the guidelines.

So, it’s a whole different landscape out there, and 3D printing in the medical field is very important because we address each and every one of these.

Let’s talk a little bit about 3D printing in your world. If we look at the product development lifecycle, which are the arrows across the top in the white. These are the major buckets that you deal in when you’re developing products. And the arrows in the blue are some of the solutions that 3D printing offers to help improve upon some of those areas.

Let’s take a look at those one at a time. We will go through them quickly. In terms of research and development, this is where ideas come to life. 3D printing is giving companies the ability to rapidly develop prototypes of the ideas and the products that they are trying to bring to market, and they’re able to do so much quicker and it’s such a less expense than they have in the past.

And that’s important because in many cases, as you well know if you’re in the product development area, there are a lot of changes that are made along the path, along that continuum. And the ability of companies to be able to print actual models that they can deliver to a physician or a surgeon and actually give them the ability to hold on to that thing and spin it around in your hand and try it out, here’s nothing like that. I came from Stryker, and I can tell you that the implants that we would design and develop went through stringent testing and iterations with our surgeon consultants.

Prototype tooling — Not only are you able to develop aesthetic prototypes that look good, but with 3D printing and some of the materials that are available, we’re actually able to put those prototypes through a testing process. And actually, we can make injection mold production parts rather quickly and very inexpensively.

Injection molding and tooling is very costly, takes a lot of time, but more importantly, it takes a lot of money. Being able to print these molds out in hours or days versus weeks or months is invaluable to companies, reducing the costs by over 60% and reducing time by over 90%, being able to bring products to market much quicker than they have in the past.

Let’s talk about some about testing of these products.

With 3D printing, we are able to produce realistic anatomical models, and these models are made of various materials. They can mimic bone. They can mimic soft tissue. As you see the picture here, this is a vascular model that is used at the Jacobs Institute in Buffalo, New York. They literally are able to hook these models up to devices to test fluid pressures, heat. They put them under realistic human environments to be able to test medical devices in these models.

Being able to test the device prior to taking it into the operating room is so important to our surgeons. So we’re able to help eliminate the trial and error that used to be by developing these models. And the beauty of this is these models can be printed out with specific pathologies. They’re not generic models off the shelf. These are patient-specific models, in some cases, that they’re able to do these real-life testing on. And then the beauty is they can store them digitally and use them down the road again to train other surgeons and other residents.

3D printed medical devices and componentsThe manufacturing process — the benefits of that. With 3D printing, as you can see in this picture, we’re able to actually produce production quality parts off the 3D printer to be able to share designs of the model of the products that your companies are developing, and we’re able to put these in the hands of the clinicians to be able to test these devices.

Situations like this where it might be a rather low-volume production run of, let’s say, the housing on this particular device right here, being able to do those directly from a 3D printer in a high quality enough that it looks like a finished product is a great thing and can help move the process along rather quickly.

Also in the manufacturing area, with a 3D printer in-house, companies are able to produce jigs and fixtures and tools in a manufacturing process to speed up the design, to speed up the actual putting together of the materials into parts. These things can be built onsite in a short amount of time, literally hours or days versus weeks or months.

I can’t tell you how valuable that is, to be able to cut the time from concept to finished product. Using 3D printing is a big value. Also, the materials that we have developed through Stratasys probably has the largest library of 3D-printable materials in the world, and these materials that you know have electrostatic capabilities biodegradable capabilities, they have properties where they are chemical resistant. So, you name it, there are materials either existing or in development right now to accommodate your needs.

We looked at a device, a few seconds ago from Acist. Let’s take a moment to hear from some of the folks at Acist exactly how they’re using 3D printing.

Acist Medical SystemsAcist is a medical device company. We primarily design and develop injection systems for delivering contrast. Acist has revenues of approximately 100 million dollars. We have 220 employees worldwide. We have automated the process of injecting die into the vascular system that allows physicians to visualize anatomies in order to do therapeutic solutions.

Ed Miller: Since 1998, we’ve performed over 10 million procedures.

Clint Viliks: Our key customers are the physicians and clinical technicians that use our product on a day-in, day-out basis.

Dave Scott: Where our efficiency really comes from is ‘how do you get that solution in front of the next physician?’. How do you get it quickly? The FDM process allows us to develop machines and design that overall solution very quickly.

It’s a world of difference between machining versus something that you can print in a day.

When we bought into the FDM technology. We never pigeonholed ourselves into a particular arena. We like to use it for everything. We do it for functional testing, we use it for making fixtures. We’re also looking at using it for parts of some products.

We use this technology for production of parts.

The CTA is a lower-pressure injector. We’re going through a product update, but we’re really looking at reducing the first production run using the FDM process.

It makes a great substrate for the process and for the parts, but also it allows us to really do some design-to-manufacturing and eliminate a lot of pieces. You can reduce part count by putting complexity into one part. What also allowed us to develop the products and get a new updated version to our customers is pushing out our decision on the moldings. You don’t want to invest in a new mold or a new technology until you make quite sure that’s what they want.

This is a truly just-in-time, on-demand inventory. If three years from now, the customer that bought the machine may say, “Hey. We dropped it,” and they want the replacement part. With this process, all I have to do is go back to my file and I can reprint that part and only one part that day, but I’ve never carried the inventory. When you look at all the lean technologies and the opportunities out there, this is probably the leanest, best example of managing inventories and then keeping only what you need and parts you can handle. And if you can design with that end in mind, you should see the benefits that you can have, but it has to become a mindset

Dave Scott: What the technology allows you to do is it really allows you to put a plastics manufacturing center inside of a lab, and it allows you to make any geometry out of any file and you’re never stuck with one design.

Kevin Phillips: I think it facilitates the creative process.

Ed Miller: It really has changed the whole industry significantly as far as how long it takes to get products to market.

It kind of changes the dynamic. It really upsets the traditional manufacturing world. And if you’ve got the right volume, the right product, FDM can solve a lot of problems.

Joe Hage: Are you doing fine? I’m just going to take a moment of your time. Hey, who in the audience is using 3D printing right now [raises hand]? Wow, that’s a lot.

How many of you are thinking that you may use 3D printing in the next year at your company? Wow.

How many of you would like to use 3D printing, think you should use 3D printing but ‘yes, my management isn’t going to go for that just yet’. Not a lot of hands on that.

There you go, your audience.

Rick Gillespie: Thank you, Joe. That’s great. I’m glad to see that there is a wide use of this.

Feel free to stop over. We’re in booth 25. Our booth did not show up yesterday. I wish I could have 3D printed that yesterday afternoon, but unfortunately we weren’t able to do that.

Marketing and educationAnother thing that some of our customers are doing is they’re utilizing their 3D printers to create realistic sales models that the sales team and the marketing teams can take out to visit hospitals and physicians to demonstrate their medical devices and some of the features and benefits of their device with these 3D models.

Once you have a 3D printer, understand there’s so many things that you can do and how important it can impact many other departments within your company.

And from a clinical standpoint, companies now are actually creating patient-specific implants, patient-specific cutting guides, things that can aid in the operation like the operating room.

Folks, I can tell you, I’ve been working with Stryker and working with physicians in the operating room.

Nothing is worse than having these physicians get into a situation where something comes up that they didn’t anticipate.

3D printing gives the physicians the ability to practice ahead of time and do that. And these types of models here save time in the operating room like you can’t believe. And with the operating room time costs at anywhere from 60 to 120 dollars a minute, that’s important. And that’s important to a hospital and that’s important to your physicians to be able to save time.

Surgical preparationWe just touched on that. Again, think about the aerospace industry. How many of you would fly with a pilot that never once got into a plane and practiced or never spent time in a simulator? We just wouldn’t do it.

But in the medical industry unfortunately, up until now with 3D printing, they’ve really had no way to have that simulator and here, through 3D printing, surgeons are actually able to print out a specific model of a patient’s pathology, practice with their device first and feel comfortable going in there that they’re going to do the right thing for the patient.

Take a short video here to talk about one other aspect and how surgeons use this technology —

Redmond Burke: –with an abnormal aortic arch. It’s a rare problem, but we see it a lot.

Katherine Gonzalez: Because it mimics asthma so much. I think that it’s often goes misdiagnosed.

Redmond Burke: So Mia lucked out. She had a really good doctor who said, “I don’t think this is right.”

Juan Carlos Muniz: So when we were able to make the diagnosis of a double aortic arch, it was very satisfying.

Redmond Burke: So then the challenge as a surgeon is how you divide this double aortic arch and save her life without hurting her. One of these babies’ hearts are like Rubik’s cubes, and you can’t give somebody a piece of paper with a picture of a Rubik’s Cube on it and say, “How do you solve this?” You have to hold that three-dimensional object in your hands and then come up with a solution.

Juan Apolinar: At Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, we are actually using 3D printing to assist the surgeons with their surgical planning and teaching of new medical students.

So having the ability to make these 3D models, to look at them on the screen, but also to print them out and hold them in our hands has really made a fundamental change in how we view a lot of these diseases.

Redmond Burke: Make a 3D model of her very complex aortic arch vessels, we were able to figure out which part of her arch should be divided to achieve the best physiologic result. I showed the family their daughter’s heart.

I hate opening up a textbook and saying, “This isn’t really your baby’s heart, but kind of looks like it. Here’s how we’re going to do the operation.” That doesn’t resonate with them.

I showed it to them. I said, “This is what’s choking your baby. This is why she’s taking all those medications and why they won’t work.” It’s very powerful when you show a family, ‘this is your baby’s heart, and this is how I’m going to repair it.’

We’ve gone through planning an operation on a patient who was told, “Hey, you’re an inoperable.” We made a 3D model. I literally carried it around in my gym bag for a couple of weeks. So I would reach in, take it out and look at it until it finally dawned on me that there was a relationship that we could exploit.

Why experiment? Why go into the operating room and hope, when we’ve got a model and we can actually test the device in the model and know with certainty — this is going to work.

They could feel confident that we’re going to do our thing. And we did the operation, we took intraoperative images and they looked exactly like that model.

Katherine Gonzalez: From having four and a half years of not knowing to all of a sudden in less than a two-month time frame, she’s back out of her surgery. Yes, so it has been a great experience for us.

She’s very active. She loves dancing. She loves baseball. She likes doing everything. So now she’s just going back to normal life and not being worried.

Redmond Burke: Show them the level of sophistication that you have. Show them what you’re capable of. The 3D-printed heart, accurate to the most minute detail, has been the difference maker for me. It’s helped me take somebody from being inoperable to operable, and we’ve saved their life.

Rick Gillespie: Folks, I’ll close with this — 13 years ago, I had my hip replaced. And as amazing as that operation was, and it took the pain away and I feel better and a better quality of life, that did not save my life. 3D printing saves lives.

If you have a company or if you’re part of a company that would like to 3D print, but don’t have a 3D printer, we are able to offer those services to you as an outsourced basis to get started to see if it’s something that would be viable for your company. So there’s ways to do it if you want to do it. Okay?

So I want to leave you with that. 3D printing is an exciting technology and I’m excited to be part of this industry, and actually, Joe, I wanted to thank you so much for this event. This has been fantastic.

Joe Hage: Thank you.