The international business and technical conference for the medical manufacturing industry Photos courtesy of PolyOne 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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. 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