LOS ANGELES, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon's medical publishing brands European Medical Device Technology (EMDT), Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI), and Qmed, have announced the keynote and session speakers for the upcoming virtual conference and tradeshow focusing on current and emerging innovations in materials for medical applications (http://www.emdt.co.uk/materials).
The Developments in Materials for Medical Applications virtual event will kick-off with a keynote address by Dr. Xiang Zhang, Principal Consultant and Head of the Division of Medical Materials and Devices at CERAM. The address is entitled, "Materials for Medical Applications: From Being Part of the Problem to Being Part of the Solution." Zhang will discuss issues associated with a range of medical devices and outline how materials will play an ever-increasing role in the development of next-generation medical devices and combination products.
Multiple speaker and chat sessions will follow the keynote address (http://www.emdt.co.uk/materials). In the first session, The Building Blocks of Medical Innovation, speakers will examine how medical-grade materials are enabling advances in all aspects of medical technology. Speakers include: Dr. Wolfram Altenhofen, Vice President of Business Development at Leukocare AG, Dr. Burkhard Ledig, Regional Marketing Manager EMEA and India Elastomers, Consumer Goods and Healthcare, and Robert van Tuil, Marketing Director at Purac Biomaterials.
In the Trends in Packaging Materials session, panelists will discuss recent and forthcoming innovations in medical-grade packaging materials. Panelists include: Don Handrow, Director of Product Development at Prent Corporation, John Merritt, President and Founder of Merritt, Myers, Incorporated, and Michael Scholla, Senior Consultant at DuPont Medical Packaging.
The Emerging Technologies in Orthopaedic Materials session includes panel speakers Ginny Read, Market Segment Manager for Industrial Products, Dymax Corporation and Patrick Peignot, General Manager for Nusil Technology Europe.
Chat sessions topics include: Materials Selection for Catheters, Materials for Implantable Devices, The Pros and Cons of PVC, and Medical Device Coatings.
All speaker sessions culminate with a live Q&A. The session agenda is also available online (http://www.emdt.co.uk/materials).
The virtual event will take place on 24 May 2011, from 11:00-19:00 (London); 12:00-20:00 (Paris); 6:00 A.M. -2:00 P.M. (New York). Registration is now available and is free to attendees (http://www.emdt.co.uk/materials).
The virtual conference and tradeshow offers attendees the opportunity to learn from and interact directly with industry experts and technology providers of materials and related products and services. This topic-specific, focused environment is available directly from virtually anywhere an attendee has computer online access.
Sponsors include: Executive Sponsors: Purac Biomaterials, and Teleflex Medical OEM, Member Sponsors: AdvanSource Biomaterials Corporation, CERAM, Dymax Corporation, and NuSil Technology, and Exhibiting Sponsor: BioCoat Incorporated.
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