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Charge Up at MD&M West: What Happens at the MedTech Theater at the Same Time Everyday?

Feb. 6, 2023
How to orientate yourself at an international trade fair for medical devices and equipment? Here are some pre-show essentials and quick links.

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MD&M West features key players in MedTech and healthcare and takes place between Feb. 6-9 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif.

The design-to-market event is part of an international trade fair for medical devices and equipment. Five tradeshows are co-located: MD&M West, WestPack, ATX West, D&M West, and Plastec West.

Attendees can get a head start by registering for the Medical Battery Conference, which kicks off Monday, Feb. 6. The event shares the latest advances and innovation in the medical batteries field by addressing the requirements to meet performance, safety, reliability, hygiene, special certifications and cost.

Companies and speakers in this niche include RRC Power, Hazmat Safety, QAD, Inventus Power, Resonetics, Renata, Cadex, Ilika, Allcell Technologies, Ultralife and Juach.

Spotlight on MedTech Portfolios

The larger event will see more than 1,400 suppliers and developers connect and showcase the latest and most innovative solutions across multiple verticals and industries—from MedTech and robotics to packaging, design plastics and quality.

The MedTech Theater, for example, will feature educational sessions that demonstrate technical expertise within this vertical.

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What would happen if you picked a specific time each day to hover at the MedTech Theater?

For this preview, Machine Design randomly selected 12:30 p.m. and found that presentations cover the breadth and depth of innovations and applications. This is just a sampling, of course; the full list of sessions can be found here.

From Concept to Commercialization: Why Choosing the Right Sensor Matters

Tues., Feb. 7, 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. PT

Join Valor Thomas, senior OEM business development manager at Millar, to learn about pressure-sensing technology. Hear firsthand how these smarter medical devices are enabling physicians and healthcare workers to produce quantifiable data that leads to more supportive diagnoses and better data-driven treatments.

The Root Causes of FM in Medical Device Manufacturing

Wed., Feb. 8, 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. PT

Foreign materials are a major cause of device rejects and rework, but until recently, root cause identification has not been practical. Fred Pisacane, president of Foamtec’s Wilshire Contamination Control division, will discuss how Foamtec can help you identify sources of contamination.

Driving Sustainability in the Healthcare Industry

Thurs., Feb. 9, 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. PT

As much as the healthcare industry saves lives, it also generates a significant amount of waste. Dhiraj Uikey, a global marketing leader for the health care segment at SABIC, points to WHO data, which notes that “of the total amount of waste generated by health-care activities, about 85% is general, non-hazardous waste comparable to domestic waste. The remaining 15% is considered hazardous material that may be infectious, chemical or radioactive.” If not managed properly, this waste can lead to health risks indirectly through the release of pathogens and toxic pollutants into the environment.

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Uikey’s presentation will focus on the growing need for proper plastic waste segregation and collection, along with the potential to chemically recycle this waste and bring back the recycled plastics into the healthcare industry via closed-loop projects.

International MedTech Theater

Feel free to apply the same exercise to sessions featured in International MedTech Theater, featuring educational sessions from international partners and subject matter experts who hail from Germany, Sweden and more.

 Click this link for a complete list of exhibitors and locations.

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