Shows target advanced manufacturing

Published: 29-Nov--0001

3C takes place at the Birmingham NEC on 27 and 28 April 2010, and is once again co-located with MEDTEC and five other shows all aimed at the Advanced Manufacturing Marketplace

The 3C (Contamination Control and Cleanroom Products) show is aimed at those involved in the protection and prevention of particle infection to personnel, products or the environment. It covers all sectors involved in contamination control, including automotive, medical, micro-electronics and food and beverage.

MEDTEC UK focuses on medical device manufacturing. Exhibitors offer a wide range of raw materials, design, manufacturing and automation technology suitable for building medical devices.

The other shows include: Mtec, dedicated to instrumentation and techniques for practical measurement; Machine Building and Automation, for products, systems, components and services used by machine building and advanced manufacturing; VTX(r), targeting expert and potential users of vision systems, and Practical Vacuum 2010 for any kind of vacuum driven equipment.

The two-day MEDTEC UK Conference (see below) will provide insights into the regulatory and business landscapes in the global medical device market. In addition to sessions from some of the leading names in the industry, roundtable discussions will centre on the future of medical device development for an ageing population – for example, anticipated budget cuts and the application of regulations.

The Conference is aimed at medical device industry management, regulatory and compliance management, quality engineers and risk management experts, as well as product development specialists.

3C exhibitors include: Airedale Environmental Services, Cleanroom Solutions, Dagard, Felcon, GWP Group, Lamarflo, Nitritex and Shield Medicare. MEDTEC exhibitors include: Isotron, Komax Systems, Micron Clean, Nelipak, Norgren Life Sciences, Steripack and the West Group.

MEDTEC UK Conference

Day One – The Regulatory Landscape chaired by Mika Reinikainen, MD of AbNovo, who will also present a session covering The Regulation of Software as a Medical Device, will embrace: MDD in Europe Now and Future – presented by Steve Owen, Head of Devices Policy, European and Regulatory Affairs, MHRA; Clinical Evaluation and Investigation – by Dr Ir. Gert Bos, Head of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs, BSI Healthcare; Reprocessing and Re-use of Single Use Medical Devices – by Peter Schroeer, Director Europe Quality Systems & Regulatory Affairs, Johnson & Johnson; A Successful Implementation of Requirements revised by Directive 2007/41/EC - a case study and industry perspective – by Dr Stefan Menzl, Director Regulatory Affairs, Compliance Europe, Africa, Middle East, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO Germany.

Afternoon sessions E-Labelling of Medical Devices: latest news – presented by Joachim Wilke PhD, MSc, Director Regulatory Affairs & Policy Europe, Medtronic; Post Market Surveillance & Vigilance: discussing the practicalities and highlighting the challenges facing companies that have to report into multiple countries – by Sandy Geddes, Regulatory Director, Boston Scientific; Medical Devices RECAST – where do we stand? Presented by Philippe Auclair, PhD, Pharmacist, Director, Regulatory Compliance, Quality Systems and Government Affairs, Abbott Vascular International BVBA.

Day Two – the Business Landscape Surviving the Squeeze: trends from the medical technology industry – presented by Chad Whitehead, Partner, Global Life Sciences Ernst & Young; The Changing NHS Research Environment for Medtec Clinical Trials – by Jill Dhell, Innovation and Industry R&D Relations Manager, Research & Development Directorate, Department of Health; Evaluation of Medtec Products by NICE – presented by Mirella Marlow, Programme Director, Devices and Diagnostic Systems, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Afternoon sessions The Procurement Landscape - how to make yourself attractive to the NHS – by Colin Callow, Lead Associate, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement & Senior Programme Manager, NHS Technology Adoption Centre; and NHS Procurement – by Steve Graham, DH Facing Policy Lead, Department Of Health Procurement, Investment and Commercial Division (PICD).

Round table discussion – The Future of Medical Device Development for an Ageing Population – will feature: Sandra Lawrence, Public Affairs and Health Policy Manager, Stryker UK; Mirella Marlow, Programme Director, Devices and Diagnostic Systems, NICE; Jill Dhell, Innovation and Industry R&D Relations Manager, R&D Directorate, Department of Health; Steve Graham, DH Facing Policy Lead, Department of Health Procurement, Investment and Commercial Division (PICD); Colin Callow, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, NHS Technology Adoption Centre; and Trudie Lobban, Arrhythmia Alliance and The Medical Technology Group.


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