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Technical Workshops at OrthoTec 2013 Focus on Risk Management Throughout Medical Device Lifecycle and Robust Material Selection Process Development

WARSAW, Indiana, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Located in Warsaw Indiana, OrthoTec is a major conference and exhibition for orthopaedic device manufacturers. Now open for public registration for conference program and dedicated workshops

In addition to a slate of industry leaders joining the speaking faculty for 2013, the OrthoTec Conference and Exhibition this year is featuring two special half-day workshops on June 4, 2013. These workshops are must-attend training sessions for design, R&D and quality professionals at orthopaedic manufacturers looking to learn the latest methods in risk management and material selection - two essential processes in medical device development. For more information about the event and its featured workshops, visit

Workshop 1: Application of Risk Management throughout the Product Lifecycle

June 4, 2013 from 9:00AM - 12:00PM (Grace College in Warsaw, IN)

This 3-hour workshop covers all the basics of risk management in medical device development and throughout the product lifecycle, including the integration of risk management into the quality system as a whole.  The workshop will cover several of the tools utilized in an effective risk management system and provide real-life examples of risk assessment.   This is an interactive workshop giving you the opportunity to experience firsthand the considerations and challenges associated with identifying, evaluating, and mitigating risks so you can become an expert in risk management at your company!

  • Part 1: Basic Risk Considerations
  • Part 2: Using Risk Management Tools
  • Part 3: Interactive Case Studies

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Workshop 2: Establishing a Robust Materials Selection Process

June 4, 2013 from 1:00PM - 4:00PM (Grace College in Warsaw, IN)

This 3-hour workshop covers all the basics of material selection from both a tactical and strategic perspective. Design and regulatory considerations will be discussed during the workshop with an emphasis on feasibility and required testing as well as associated costs and timeframes. The workshop will cover the resources available to assist with material selection and provide examples of utilizing a risk based approach for determining which material would be best for a device and its intended use. This is an interactive workshop giving you the opportunity to experience firsthand the considerations and challenges associated with material selection.

  • Part 1: Overview of ISO 10993 & ASM Database
  • Part 2: Materials Selection Considerations
  • Part 3: Interactive Case Studies

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Both workshops will be led by Scott Durlacher , Director of Compliance and his team at Anson Group.  Mr. Durlacher has over 18 years of diverse industry and consulting experience, including leadership positions in regulatory affairs, quality assurance, research and development, and operations in medical device, biotech, and biologics organizations.  To view Mr. Durlacher's biography, click here.

The OrthoTec Conference and Exhibition is the annual industry gathering for orthopaedic technologists and business leaders at the "Orthopaedic Capital of the World" - Warsaw, Indiana. The 2013 conference program features a truly thought-leading presenter line-up and influential decision-makers from FDA/CDRH, Stryker, Medtronic Spine, Biomet, Zimmer, Depuy Synthes, OrthoSensor, Orthogen, Cook BioTech, Case Western Reserve University, GHX, MED Institute and others.

To learn more about the conference program and the 2013 speaker line-up, visit 

The OrthoTec Conference and Exhibition is well-attended annually by colleagues from Biomet, DePuy Synthes, Zimmer, Medtronic Spinal & Biologics, Stryker, Tornier, OrthoPediatrics, Symmetry Medical, Paragon Medical, and more.  See here for a full list of attending companies. Qualified professionals will receive complimentary admission to the event. OrthoTec 2013 is sponsored by Solvay Plastics.

About UBM Canon-Organizer of OrthoTec

UBM Canon LLC, the leading B2B media company dedicated exclusively to the global $3 trillion advanced manufacturing sector, helps support the flow of information, commerce and innovation in such sophisticated segments as medical devices and pharmaceutical development. UBM Canon also addresses cutting-edge developments in broader areas of advanced engineering design and manufacturing, and manufacturing processes and packaging. UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

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