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					                             The international business and technical conference for the medical manufacturing industry
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                                                                                                          SAVE $150
                                                       September 15-16, 2009                          Register before
                                                             The Hilton City Avenue,             August 3rd, 2009 and
                                                              Philadelphia, PA, USA                          save $150


                  Organized by Applied
                  Market Information LLC
                                                                                                                                                                C O N F E R E N C E


    Medical Grade Polymers                                                                                              TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
                              2009                                                                                      8.00-9.00 Registration & Welcome Coffee
                  September 15-16, 2009                                                                                 9.00     Opening announcements

  The Hilton City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA                                                                         SESSION 1 – MATERIAL SELECTION

                                                                                                                        9.10     Medical device materials – current needs and trends
Medical Grade Polymers are expanding in the marketplace. With an aging                                                           for the future
                                                                                                                                 Mr. Len Czuba, President
global population the medical device industry is growing and research is
                                                                                                                                 CZUBA ENTERPRISES, INC., United States
advancing at a rapid pace to provide a high quality of life. With each new
development comes the need for material selection and polymers are key,                                                 9.40     Premarket pathways
because of their unique blend of chemical resistance and ease                                                                    Ms. Laura Bird
of processing.                                                                                                                   FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA), United States

                                                                                                                        10.10    Design and selection of polymers for permanent
Safety evaluation is a critical factor in design, testing and manufacturing of                                                   implant devices
medical devices down to the packaging and supply level. Governing                                                                Mr. Tanner Hargens, Biomedical Engineer
bodies across the world regulate and monitor new and existing products                                                           MEDICAL MURRAY, INC., United States
in the healthcare system, such as the FDA in the United States, whose
                                                                                                                        10.40 - 11.10 Coffee Break
standards are recognized internationally. Industry needs to understand
these requirements in order to supply the market. The complex testing                                                   SESSION 2 - INNOVATIONS
regimes to obtain approval will be discussed at this conference.
                                                                                                                        11.10    Application of supercritical fluids for drug-device
Many devices are multifunctional, for example with both a mechanical                                                             combination products
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Vipul Davé, Engineering Fellow
support role and as a drug carrier. This may require a re-evaluation of the
                                                                                                                                 CORDIS CORPORATION, United States
materials being used and also the manufacturing process, followed up by
repeat testing and approval of the new product. Tissue scaffolding is an                                                11.40    Critical needs of smart polymers for developing a heart
area for growth, and some materials in use are biodegradable, where the                                                          muscle patch
device only needs to stay in place for a relatively short time. Coatings can                                                     Dr. Tetsuro Wakatsuki, Assistant Professor (Chief Scientific Officer)
                                                                                                                                 MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN (INVIVOSCIENCES LLC),
improve biocompatibility and there have been developments in this field
                                                                                                                                 United States
too.
                                                                                                                        12.10 - 1.40 Lunch
Medical Grade Polymers 2009 provides an expert forum for device
designers, OEMs, manufacturers, researchers and suppliers to the industry.                                              1.40     Plastics material selection for medical applications
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Guangyu Lu, Manager, Plastics Material and Process
It is a unique place to hear about the latest technology trends and to
                                                                                                                                 Development TELEFLEX MEDICAL, United States
debate important issues with top professionals.
                                                                                                                        2.10     Hydrophilic coatings for medical devices
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Paul Nowatzki, Associate Scientist Medical Coatings
                                                                                                                                 BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC, United States

                                                                                                                        2.40     High-Performance & ultra polymers for medical devices
                                                                           Photo courtesy of Solvay Advanced Polymers




                                                                                                                                 and Instruments
                                                                                                                                 Ms. Irene Ceisel, Business Development Representative
                                                                                                                                 SOLVAY ADVANCED POLYMERS, United States

                                                                                                                        3.10 – 3.40 Coffee Break

                                                                                                                        SESSION 3 - SAFETY EVALUATION

                                                                                                                        3.40     Forming a biological safety evaluation plan
                                                                                                                                 Ms. Amy Hoffmann, Technical Specialist
                                                                                                                                 NAMSA, United States

                                                                                                                        4.10     Leachables and extractables assessment of antimicrobials
          FIVE GOOD REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND                                                                                in medical plastics: surgical case mask study
                                                                                                                                 Mr. Peter Solera, Technical Manager & Mr. Roland Burke, Sr. Staff
   Hear what manufacturers want from the polymer industry                                                                        Scientist, CIBA CORPORATION, & Dr. Konstantin Goronov, Chief
                                                                                                                                 Technology Officer, NOVEKO CORPORATION, United States
   Look at the issues involved in material selection for medical devices
   Study advances in medical polymers                                                                                   4.40     Application of a risk-based approach in the development
                                                                                                                                 and use of a monitoring system in a pharmaceutical
   Assess the new technology and applications for your business needs                                                            rubber manufacturing plant
                                                                                                                                 Ms. Lisa Marie Yoest, Technical Support Manager
   Meet top experts in medical materials and manufacturing technology
                                                                                                                                 HELVOET PHARMA, United States

                                                                                                                        5.10 - 6.40 Cocktail Reception
        P R O G R A M


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009                                                                             SAVE $150!
8.30 - 9.00 Registration & Welcome Coffee                                        REGISTER BEFORE AUGUST 3rd, 2009 AND SAVE $150
9.00      Opening Announcements

SESSION 4 – PHARMA-RELATED SYSTEMS                                            REGISTRATION
                                                                              To register you may fill out the attached form and fax it to
9.10      Pharmacopeial control of medical plastics                           610-478-0900. Please contact Lauren Fell, Conference Coordinator at
          Dr. Michael N. Eakins, Principal Consultant
                                                                              610-478-0800 or email: lf@amiplastics-na.com with any questions.
          EAKINS & ASSOCIATES, United States

9.40      Polymers for use in orally inhaled and nasal drug                   VENUE
          products: challenges and opportunities                              Philadelphia is on the East Coast of the US with a major international
          To be confirmed                                                     airport and in easy reach of New York and Washington DC. The city
          IPAC-RS MATERIALS WORKING GROUP, United States                      sights include historic buildings, museums, shopping malls and
                                                                              beautiful parks. It is a multicultural experience with many different
10.10     Suitability considerations associated with extractables             types of dining and entertainment to offer.
          and leachables from container closure systems
          Dr. Dennis Jenke, Principle Scientist
          BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORPORATION, United States
                                                                              EXHIBITION & SPONSORSHIP
                                                                              A limited number of table top exhibition spaces will be available at
10.40 - 11.10 Coffee Break                                                    Medical Grade Polymers 2009. The exhibition fee is $1600 and
                                                                              includes 1 free delegate place.
SESSION 5 - MANUFACTURING
                                                                              There will also be a variety of cost effective sponsorship
11.10     Medical grade? What manufacturers need                              opportunities to maximize your corporate profile at this important
          Mr. James Morrison, Lead Materials Engineer                         event. For further information, contact Lauren Fell, Conference
          RESMED Ltd., Australia                                              Coordinator at Applied Market Information LLC at +1 610 478 0800 or
                                                                              e-mail: lf@amiplastics-na.com.
11.40     A systematic approach to choosing the right
          manufacturing process
          Mr. Larry Walck, Director, Business Development & Dr. Michael
          Hansen, Senior Technical Development Engineer                       Organized by:
          MACK MOLDING CO., United States
                                                                              APPLIED MARKET INFORMATION LLC
12.10-1.40 Lunch                                                              Applied Market Information LLC is the North American operation
                                                                              of Applied Market Information Ltd, Europe’s leading supplier of
1.40      Antimicrobial silicone materials                                    plastics consultancy and information services to the global plastics
          Dr. Yi-Feng, Global Marketing Manager, Next Generation Elastomers
                                                                              industry. AMI LLC can offer the full range of AMI services
          MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS, United States
                                                                              and products to North American clients. Together with our
2.10      Versatile polyurethane scaffold materials                           well-established European-based operations this means AMI is well
          for tissue engineering                                              placed to provide a truly global research capability to our clients
          Dr. Michael O. Hunt, President, New Business Development
          POLYMATERIALS CORP., United States                                  Based in Reading PA, Applied Market Information LLC can supply
                                                                              all of AMI’s European directories and CDs and is developing a
2.40      Flexible choices: new elastomer compounds for                       whole new range of products for the North American market.
          phthalate substitution                                              Its range of specialized services cover individual consulting services,
          Ms. Lisa M. Charno, Market Manager – Medical,                       multi-client reports, conferences and publishing.
          TEKNOR APEX COMPANY / TPE DIVISION, United States
                                                                              To find out more about AMI’s conference program or any of
3.10      Conference ends                                                     our other services and products visit our web site at:
                                                                              www.amiplastics-na.com
                                                                              or call the AMI LLC office on: +1 610 478 0800 or
All timings are approximate.
                                                                              e-mail: lf@amiplastics-na.com.
AMI Reserves the right to alter the program without notice.


                                                                              Applied Market Information LLC
                                                                              Suite #204,               Tel: +1 610 478 0800
                                                                              833 North Park Road       Fax: +1 610 478 0900
                                                                              Wyomissing,               e-mail lf@amiplastics-na.com
                                                                              PA 19610, USA             web: www.amiplastics-na.com

                                                                              Applied Market Information Ltd.
                                                                              AMI’s European operations are based in Bristol in the United Kingdom
                                                                              and can be contacted directly as follows:
                                                                              45-47 Stokes Croft,          Tel: +44 117 9249442
                                                                              Bristol,                     Fax: +44 117 989 2128
                                                                              BS1 3QP,                     e-mail: consult@amiplastics.com
                                                                              United Kingdom               web: www.amiplastics.com
CONFERENCE DETAILS                                                                  Registration form
Date and location: September 15 - 16, 2009                                          Medical Grade Polymers 2009
The Hilton City, Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 4200 City Avenue                    September 15-16, 2009 The Hilton City Avenue, Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA,                                                        PA,USA
Tel: 1-215-879-4000                                                                 Company:
Hotel accommodation The conference fee does not include lodging. We                 Address:
have negotiated a special rate of $155 per night for a single or double
occupancy at the Hilton City Avenue. Please contact the hotel’s reservation
department directly and be sure to mention the AMI’s MEDICAL GRADE
POYLMERS 2009 conference to qualify for the special room rate. Rooms are
limited and will be held on a first-come, first-reserved basis. The hotel rate is
guaranteed for a limited number of rooms so do not delay in making your             Country:
reservation for a room at the conference location.
                                                                                    Tel:                                Fax:
+1-215-879-4000                                                                     e-mail address:
Registration fee Register before August 3rd, 2009 for only $800. Thereafter         Company Activity:
the fee will be $950. Registration includes all sessions, conference
proceedings, cocktail reception, luncheons, and break refreshments.

Group rates For companies wishing to register two or more delegates, group          Delegate details / Table Top Delegate:
discounts are available. Please contact the conference manager for                  (if more than one delegate please photocopy form)
more details.                                                                       Title:             First name:
Sponsorship AMI events are more than just arenas for listening and                  Surname:
networking. They also represent highly targeted opportunities to
enhance your image and promote your products and services to an                     Position:
international audience.
                                                                                    Special dietary requirements:
Each event offers the following unique awareness building opportunities:
sponsorship of the welcome cocktail reception, lunches, coffee breaks, and
much more. For further information please contact the conference manager            Payment Details:
at 610-478-0800.
                                                                                    Please make payments in US Dollars ($)
Exhibition package This package includes an exhibition space in the                 ❑        Delegate Fee                  @$800
conference room where we will be hosting the cocktail reception, coffee                      Before August 3rd, 2009
breaks and lunch, giving exhibitors maximum exposure. It also includes 1 free
delegate place. Exhibitors may either use tables provided by the hotel, or          ❑        Delegate Fee                  @$950
bring their own stand or display. Please note that only a limited number of                  therafter
tables are available. The cost of this package is $1600. For further
information, please contact the conference coordinator.                             ❑        Exhibition package       @$1600
                                                                                             (includes exhibition
Literature display If your company is unable to send personnel to the                        space and one delegate space)
conference, you can still make your presence felt by using our literature
display service. Send your brochures or company information to the
conference and we will display them for delegates to collect at their leisure.                                         Total:
The cost for this service is $400.
                                                                                    Method of payment:
Social events The social events organized for Medical Grade Polymers 2009
will provide an ideal setting for delegates and speakers to mix business with       ❑        By Check: in Dollars ($), made payable to
pleasure. On the first evening, everyone is warmly invited to attend the                     “Applied Market Information LLC”
welcome cocktail reception which will follow the first conference session.
                                                                                    ❑        Bank Transfer quoting reference:
Substitutions / Cancellations Delegates may be substituted at any time at
                                                                                             Medical Grade Polymers 2009
no charge. We ask that you provide ample notification of substitution in order
that materials can be prepared. Full refunds, less a cancellation charge of $200
will only be made on cancellations received prior to August 14th, 2009.                      Please call or email for banking information.
We regret that we cannot make refunds on cancellations received after this                   Tel: +1 610 478 0800
date or for no-shows at the conference.

Please fax to + 1 610 478 0900                                                      ❑        Visa / Mastercard/Amex

                                                                                    My card number is:
CONFERENCE HOTLINE

Ms Lauren Fell, Conference Coordinator
Applied Market Information LLC         Tel: +1 610 478 0800                         Name of cardholder:
Suite #204, 833 North Park Road        Fax: +1 610 478 0900
Wyomissing, PA 19610, USA              e-mail: lf@amiplastics-na.com                Expiration date:
Please make copies of this registration form for others to use or
download a PDF file copy of the brochure from our web site at                       Cardholder’s signature:
www.amiplastics.com.

				
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