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Polymers & Plastics in Medical Devices, Las Vegas, Feb 29 - March 2, 2012 Join us in learning the newest trends and technical advances in the use of Polymeric Materials in Medical Applications. Speakers are from premier institutions such as at UCLA, ABBOTT,J&J,BOSTON SCI,MEDTRONIC,REVA,MiMEDX, BD, Roche and more. Roswell (I- Newswire) January 13, 2012 - The conference is being organized into the following sessions: ………………………………………………………………………… Optional Pre- Conference Courses (Feb 29): High Growth Strategies for Medical Start Ups; Creating the Next Blockbuster Prof. Gary Lynn, Stevens Institute of Technology,Hoboken, NJ, USA ......................................................... Regulatory Considerations for Selecting Materials for Medical Devices Dr. Linda Braddon, President, Secure BioMed Evaluations, Canton, GA, USA ......................................................... Keynote Address (March 1): Plastics in Medical Technology: Highlights, Challenges & Opportunities Prof. Aman Mahajan, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA ............................................................ Session I: Polymers in CARDIOVASCULAR Devices 9:00-9:30 Polymeric Materials in Medical Devices: Challenges & Opportunities Dr. Patricia Davis- Lemessy, Manager- Polymers, Cordis- a Johnson & Johnson Company, USA 9:30-10:00 Assessment of Polymer Coatings for Drug Eluting Stents (DES) Dr. Barbara Huibregtse, Director- Preclinical Sciences, Boston Scientific, USA 10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING (EVONIK CYRO) 10:30-11:00 The Science of DES Polymer Biocompatibility Dr. Ayala Hezi- Yamit, Sen. Principal Scientist, Medtronic Cardiovascular, USA 11:00-11:30 Novel BioResorbable Polymer based Drug Eluting Scaffolds Dr. Joanzy Zeltinger, VP- Scientific Affairs, Reva Medical, USA 11:30-12:00 Role of BioResorbable Polymeric Scaffold in Vascular Systems Dr. Syed Hossainy, Director- Innovation Incubator & Volwiler Fellow, Abbott Vascular, USA 12:00-1:30 LUNCH & NETWORKING …………………………… (AMPACET) 1:30-2:00 Self- Expanding BioResorbable Scaffolds for Peripheral Artery Disease Dr. Maria Palasis, Exe VP & Chief Technology Officer, Arsenal Vascular, USA 2:00-2:30 New Approaches to Define Biological Response of Biopolymers and Drugs used in Vascular Stents Dr. JaiPal Singh, Chief Scientific Officer, Saint Joseph's Trans Res. Institute, USA 2:30-3:00 Innovative Plastic for Cardiovascular & Renel Devices Dr. Emmett O'Brien, Sr. Appl. Development, Eastman Chemical, USA Gopal Saraiya, Global Segment Leader- Med Devices, Eastman Chemical, USA 3:00-3:30 COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING …………… (ARKEMA) Session II: Polymers in ORTHOPAEDIC Devices 3:30-4:00 High Strength Collagen Polymers for Orthopaedic Applications: Creating Biomimetic Tendons Dr. Thomas Koob, Chief Scientific Officer & Exe VP, MiMedx Group, USA 4:00-4:30 Biomaterial Innovation Takes Shape: Drug Delivery Device Forming Possibilities Utilizing Extrusion Technologies Anthony Listro, Managing Director- Delivery Science, Foster Corp, USA 4:30-5:00 High Performance Biocompatible Implantable Plastics Michael Wallick, Technical Support Manager, Invibio, UK 5:00-5:30 Failure Modes in Polymers for Orthopaedic Applications: Material Requirements/ Design Constraints Dawn Lissy, President & CEO, Empirical Testing Corp. USA 5:30-7:00 COCKTAIL RECEPTION & NETWORKING ………… (EASTMAN) Friday, March 2, 2012 7:30-8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast… (NEXEO SOLUTIONS Session III: Advances in MATERIALS & COATINGS 8:00-8:30 Controlling Polymer Surface Properties for Tailored Biological Interactions Dr. Theresa Hermel- Davidock, Manager- R&D, Beckton Dickinson, USA 8:30-9:00 Diagnostic Devices: Addressing Chemical Resistance of Plastics in Clinical Environments Matt Sauers, Principal R&D Engineer, Roche Diagnostics Operations, USA 9:00-9:30 Novel Approaches to Address Chemical Resistance & Toughness: Advances in Thermoplastic Alloys & Design Dr. Steve Blazey, Technical Director, Diamond Network Polymers, USA 9:30-10:00 High Performance Plastic Alternatives for Metal Instruments - Reusable and Single Use Kathleen Murtagh- Galea, Business Develop Representative, Solvay Specialty Plastics, USA


Kathleen Murtagh- Galea, Business Develop Representative, Solvay Specialty Plastics, USA 10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING …………… (SOLVAY) 10:30-11:00 AntiMicrobial Acrylic: A New Medical Polymer Compound for Medical Device Applications Dr. Zhen Zhu, R&D Manager, Evonik Cyro, USA 11:00-11:30 AntiMicrobial Solutions for Next Generation Medical Devices Troy Mohr, VP- Business Develop, BioMerics, USA 11:30-12:00 Alternative to PVC Plasticizer DEHP in Medical Applications: Eastman 168™ Dr. Mark Holt, Manager- Plasticizers Market Develop, Eastman Chemical, USA 12:00-1:00 LUNCH & NETWORKING …………… (PLAS- TECH ENGINEERING) Session IV: REGULATORY Requirements for Medical Polymers 1:00-1:30 FDA Medical Device Approval Process: An Overview Dr. Linda Braddon, President, Secure BioMed Evaluations, USA Session V: Advances in MANUFACTURING: Devices & Materials 1:30-2:00 Medical Devices & Packaging: Pushing the Boundaries of Conventional Thermoforming Andy D'Esposito, Senior Account Executive, Thermoformed Engineered Quality, USA 2:00-2:30 Injection Molding vs Direct Digital Manufacturing for Medical Applications Jeff Hanson, Business Develop Manager, RedEye on Demand- Div of Stratasys, USA 2:30-3:00 State- of- the- Art Additions to Molding Machines for Medical Applications Dr. Juergen Giesow, Regional Manager, Arburg, USA 3:00-3:30 Process Monitoring & Control for Medical Molders Shane Vandekerkhof, Consultant, RJG, USA ……………………………………………………………………………………… For Registration / Sponsorship / Details, please CLICK the link below: www.MediPlastConference.com List of participants continues to grow. Below are some of the participating companies: • Abbott • Ampacet • Arburg • Arsenal Vascular • Beckton Dickinson • BioMerics • BioMerieux • Boston Scientific • DeltaNu • Diamond Network Polymers • Eastman Chemical • Empirical Testing • Evonik Cyro • Flint Hill Res • Foster corp • Genesis Plastics Welding • Huntsman Pigments • Johnson & Johnson • Kuraray America • Kureha America • Lubrizol • Medtronic • Micro- Engineering Solutions • MiMedx • Nexeo Solutions • Plas- Tech Engineering • Plasma Treatment Systems • RedEye on Demand • Reva Medical • RJG • Roche Diagonostics • Saint Joseph Tans Res Inst • Secure BioMed Evaluations • Solvay Advanced Polymers • Surfx Technologies • Tek Packaging • UCLA School of Medicine • Underwriters Labs • Zeus

Additional Resources About Innoplast Solutions: About InnoPlast Solutions InnoPlast Solutions provides consultation, conferences, courses, and problem solving analytical services dedicated to the plastics industry. Company Contact Information: Innoplast Solutions Dr Yash P. Khanna 735 Aran Drive, Roswell, GA 30076 Phone: (973) 446-9531 Published in: Medical Tags:


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