Technical Program



7:00AM–7:45AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:45AM–8:00AM Keynote Speaker
(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




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)



Ned LeMaster
+1 608.402.3268

Ashley Spittle
+1 562.217.1377