Technical Program

 

Schedule

7:00AM–7:45AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:45AM–8:00AM Keynote Speaker
8:00AM–7:00PM
(all day & evening)
Tabletop Exhibition
8:00AM–5:00PM All Day MiniTec (Lunch and Breaks Included)
5:00PM–7:00PM Cocktail Reception and Poster Session (Included in Registration)
 

Morning Session on New Materials & Design

 

Keynote Speaker
Vipul Davé — Johnson & Johnson

 

Polymer excipient technology solutions for designing connected medical devices
Greg Moakes and Don DeMello — Celanese

 

Materials and process technology solutions for designing connected medical devices
Manish Nandi — SABIC

 

Biodegradable/Resorbable Polymers: Recent Themes and Challenges in the Medical Device Industry
Rob Klein — Stress Engineering Services

 

Friction-reducing Materials for Medical Devices
Bob Hergenrother — BioCoat, Inc.

 

Morning Break

 

Design Considerations for Medical Plastics with CAE & FEA
Alan Wedgewood & Helga Kuhlmann — DuPont

 

Medical Device Plastics and Adhesives — A Design Approach
JoAnne Moody Zeta Scientific LLC

 

Compounding via Twin Screw Extrusion for 3D Filaments
Charlie Martin — Leistritz

 

Lunch

 

Panel Discussion — Topic to cover Materials and Chemical Resistance to Cleaning

Afternoon Session on Processing & Applications

 

Modifications to Medical Cooling and Vacuum Tanks to Minimize Water Issues from Bio-Films, Endotoxins and Pyrogens
Bob Bessemer — Bessemer Consulting/ConAir

 

Considerations for Extruding Water Sensitive Polymers
Christian Herrild — Teel Plastics

 

Scientific Screening Methods for Medical Polymers Demonstrating Compatibility with Drugs and Disinfectants
Tom Meehan – Eastman Chemical

 

Influence of Stabilizers on Property Retention of Thin Wall Tubing
Chris Moran — Compounding Solutions

 

Afternoon Break

 

Miniaturized medicine on the rise
Donna Bibber — Isometric Micro Molding

 

Long-Acting Implants: Design for Durable Drug Delivery
Seth P. Forster — Merck

 

Development of Guidance for the Interconnectibility between Vial Container Closure Systems and Vial Transfer Devices
Naresh Budhavaram — Eli Lilly

 

Reception and Poster Session
(Includes Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres)

 

Questions?

Ned LeMaster
+1 608.402.3268
ned.e.lemaster@dupont.com

Ashley Spittle
+1 562.217.1377
aspittle@ethorn.com