Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
9:30 - 11:30 AM CST
9:30 AM | A Magical Welcome
As you get settled in to enjoy your morning coffee and our fantastic speakers, we'll do a quick welcome and introduction. Then, we'll get your mind focused and intrigued through some magical prowess.
9:40 AM | How to Choose Medical Packaging Materials
Min Degruson, Assistant Professor, Packaging at UW Stout
There are many factors that influence the selection of packaging materials for medical devices, including the specific nature of the medical device, the intended sterilization methods, the intended use, expiry date, and transport and storage environments. The presentation will first give an overview of the different medical packaging materials and then review these primary considerations for materials selection. Reducing the environmental impact of medical packaging via materials selection will also be discussed using “life-cycle thinking”.
10:10 AM | Medical Packaging Development from an MDM's Perspective
Daniel Burgess, Packaging Engineering Fellow at Boston Scientific
Deep dive into the medical packaging development process with a medical device manufacturer. Uncover the process phases, key components, important variables, and much more. Plus, you'll walk away with a great understanding of what makes a good MDM & medical packaging supplier relationship.
10:40 AM | BREAK
10:45 AM | Common Challenges in Med Start Ups & Info to Help Solve Them
Frank Jaskulke, VP of Intelligence at Medical Alley Assocation
Starting or or working with a medical device business is fraught with risk. While risk can never be eliminated, it can be managed and mitigated. In this presentation, we’ll learn about some of the most often repeated mistakes and approaches to manage them. We’ll also hear about the growing and changing medtech startup environment coming out of the pandemic. Attendees can expect to gain a broader understanding of their industry and ways they can advance their career, and their company.
11:10 AM | Setting Smart Packaging Requirements
Andrew Corson, Director of Manufacturing Process Development at Gilero
Gain a better understanding of how packaging design impacts medical device development. This presentation will cover the importance of early packaging design planning and examine how finished device, manufacturing, and packaging component specs should intersect to inform smart packaging requirements.
11:30 AM | Q&A Session
All speakers present on a Q&A panel to answer audience questions.
12:00 PM | Farewell & Tour
After some parting illusion, those that wish to join a virtual tour of the T.O. Plastics medical packaging facility will get to see our manufacturing space and technology. Our team will walk you thorugh our clean rooms, show our thermoforming equipment, explain our quality processes and answer any questions you have about thermoformed medical packaging.
Coffee, education, magic, and a chance to win something - is there a better way to spend a Wednesday morning/early afternoon? We don't think so; sign up and we'll see you there!