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UBM Canon's Virtual Event Dedicated to Developments in Materials for Medical Applications

CHICAGO, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon's publishing group's leading brands European Medical Device Technology (EMDT), Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) and Qmed® presented "Developments in Materials for Medical Applications" on May 24, 2011.  Devoted to developments in materials for medical applications, the virtual conference and trade show offered the opportunity to learn from and interact directly with industry experts, thought-leaders, and technology providers.  The event was presented in UBM Studios' virtual seminar center.  UBM Studios leads the industry in world-class user engagement for virtual environments, social networking and gaming.

The virtual event drew 877 registrants and 446 live attendees and the average time spent in the show per attendee was three hours and 42 minutes.

The Developments in Materials for Medical Applications event featured a line-up of sessions focused on developments in materials for medical applications.  Topics covered included:

  • How Materials Enable Current & Emerging Innovations
  • Developments in Orthopaedic Materials
  • Materials Selection for Implantable Devices
  • Medical Device Coatings

In addition, Dr. Xiang Zhang, Principal Consultant and Head of the Division of Medical Materials and Devices at CERAM presented the keynote address on how today's leading materials research will inform tomorrow's advances in medical technology.

"We successfully brought together materials experts and suppliers to provide our audience with a content-packed day of sessions and discussion around the future of materials for medical applications," stated Norbert Sparrow, Editor-in-Chief of EMDT. "Anyone who missed the live day can still listen to sessions and gather supplier information using our on-demand feature."  

The Exhibit Hall featured Executive sponsors: Purac Biomaterials and Teleflex Medical OEM, Member Sponsors: AdvanSource Biomaterials Corporation, CERAM, Dymax Corporation, and NuSil Technology, and Exhibiting sponsor: BioCoat Incorporated.

The complete on demand event can be viewed here.  

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About UBM Studios

UBM Studios leads the industry in world-class user engagement for virtual environments, social networking and gaming.  A global marketing service, UBM Studios delivers content, audience and in-depth analytics driving deeper award-winning user engagement paired with vision, process and execution.

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UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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