Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference

From: Yakov Horenstein (
Date: Thu May 29 1997 - 19:50:57 EEST

(MEDICAL-DESIGN-&-MFG) Three full days of technical conference
  sessions at Minneapolis Medical Design and Manufacturing show

      SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BW HealthWire)--May 29, 1997--The third
  Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis Conference and
  Exposition will be held Nov. 4-6, 1997, at the Minneapolis
  Convention Center, and is expected to attract more than 3,300
  industry professionals.

      This year's MD&M Minneapolis show will boast three full days of
  technical conference sessions. Led by industry experts, a few of
  the topics covered will include the FDA's new Quality System
  Regulation (QSR), the latest in packaging standards and technology,
  Microelectromechanical Systems and Rapid Prototyping case studies
  of medical OEMs.

      In the first part of an all-day session, FDA representatives
  will outline and interpret the QSR system, which places greater
  emphasis on design controls and establishes new expectations for
  the preparation of premarket notifications. Topics in this session
  will include design input and review, biocompatibility, design-
  history files, labeling and preparing 510(k) submissions.

      In the second part of the session in the afternoon, FDA
  speakers will discuss the implications of new regulations, focusing
  on collateral issues of design control, harmonization and
  electronic design.

      Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) may be the wave of the
  medical device future and a three-and-a-half-hour morning session
  on Nov. 5 will take a close-up look at some intriguing applications
  for miniaturized medical devices and diagnostic instruments. The
  discussion will also address miniaturized fluid-handling systems,
  describing both fluidic and robotic methods for interconnecting
  miniature fluid pathways.

      Other key conference sessions include materials
  characterization, trends in biocompatibility standards, human
  factors in the design of medical devices and a special workshop
  sponsored by the Adhesion Society that deals with the ability of
  medical devices to maintain water-resistant bonds inside the human

      Sponsored by Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine,
  MD&M Minneapolis is part of a worldwide series of medical
  manufacturing trade conferences and exhibitions that includes shows
  in California, New York, Florida and Minnesota; the Medical
  Equipment Design & Technology Exhibition & Conference (MEDTEC) in
  the Netherlands; and catalogue showcases in Europe, Asia and South

      The Minneapolis regional show provides access to the latest
  information for suppliers from the dynamic southeastern region,
  which is the headquarters of more than 2,000 medical product

      MD&M Minneapolis is sponsored by Medical Device & Diagnostic
  Industry magazine, which is published by CANON COMMUNICATIONS LLC.
  Other industry-related CANON publications include Medical Product
  Manufacturing News, Medical Plastics & Biomaterials, Medical
  Electronics Manufacturing, IVD Technology, MICRO and European
  Medical Device Manufacturer.

      Further information about MD&M shows may be obtained from CANON
  COMMUNICATIONS LLC, 3340 Ocean Park Blvd., Ste. 1000, Santa Monica,
  Calif. 90405. Telephone 310/392-5509. Fax 310/392-1557. World
  Wide Web on the Internet: .

                  Dan Cutrone, 310/392-5509
                  310/392-1557 (fax)

Yakov Horenstein
Milano, Italy

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