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The Design of Implantable Devices Conference Returns to San Diego

SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Live is pleased to announce the return of MEDevice Forum San Diego's Design of Implantable Devices Conference. This two-day educational forum will be held from Wednesday, September 19 through Thursday, September 20 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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The Design of Implantable Devices Conference features insight on overcoming the challenges faced by those designing medical devices of this specialization. Experienced professionals will deliver case-study sessions on improving total risk management and the most recent components and materials available for use in implantable devices. Attendees will also hear directly from FDA officials about inspection criteria and new regulations surrounding materials.

Top speakers for the program include:

  • Prabhakar Tamirisa, Battery Research & Technology Group, Medtronic Energy and Components Center
  • Michael Root, Ph.D., Fellow, Boston Scientific
  • Jonathan Severino, Manager of QE/QC Process Control, B. Braun Medical Inc.
  • Thomas Webster, Ph.D., Editor, International Journal of Nanomedicine, Brown University
  • Joanne Zeltinger, VP Scientific Affairs, REVA Medical, Inc.
  • Xin Fu, Pharmacologist, FDA/CDRH/ODE/DRGUD/ULDB
  • Jim Curtis, Technology Leader, Healthcare, Dow Corning

This is the only conference in North America to take a full scope view of the design of implantable medical devices, and is recommended for anyone involved with this medical manufacturing specialty.

Conference topics include:

  • The Premarket Review Process & Materials Regulations for Implantable Medical Devices (presented by the FDA Office of Device Evaluation)
  • Biological Implications of Material Selection to Tissue Regeneration and the Wound Healing Process
  • The Impact of Material Degradation and Resorption
  • An Overview of Rechargeable and Primary Batteries for Implanted Medical Devices
  • Nanomaterials, Nanoparticles and Nanocoatings
  • Medical Devices Implanted or Injected into the Human Body
  • Silicone Biomaterial Applications
  • How to Evaluate a Technology with No Available Guidance Documents or Test Standards
  • New Trends for Implantable Medical Device Packaging
  • Expanding beyond ISO : Materials testing that you should do but probably don't

Additional Benefits of Attending:

  1. Admission to the MEDevice Supplier Showcase, featuring the industry's leading suppliers in the adjacent exhibit hall.
  2. Several technology presentations and keynote speakers at the Innovation Briefs Theater.
  3. A number of networking events, including a networking reception hosted by the Tijuana EDC.
  4. Complimentary bus tours of medical device manufacturing facilities in Baja, California the day before the event.

For more information and to register, please visit

Event Details
MEDevice Forum San Diego
September 19-20, 2012
San Diego Convention Center – Hall F
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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