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Medtec Ireland, which will take place on 22 and 23 September in Galway, will showcase products from a number of medical device industry suppliers.

These will include: packaging equipment, materials and services; testing and inspection equipment; raw materials; assembly, automation and manufacturing equipment; design engineering services; research and development services; regulatory consulting; and electronics.

A series of education events will provide delegates with insights into current thinking and innovations across the medical device research, design and manufacturing spectrum.

Events will include: the Medtec Ireland Conference; workshops; and the Medical Device Innovation and Technology Forum.

The two-day conference programme will cover EU regulations as well as, for example, device classification, medical trials, the IMB process of review for clinical investigations, labelling and packaging, the role of standards and notified bodies, and the regulatory aspects of IVDs.

Also being staged over the two days, the Medical Device Innovation and Technology Forum will showcase the latest in research and development in Irish academia.

The subjects under discussion include: stroke prevention during the carotid angioplasty and stenting surgical intervention; bridging the gap between PLM and change management; virtual reality for visualisation of complex macro-structure; the selection and specification of medical materials; new polymer coating technology for cardiovascular devices; the Commercialisation of Nucleic Acid Diagnostics Technologies; and the challenges in designing against fatigue failure in nitinol devices.

The workshops will cover updates and use of ISO 10993 Part 1, batch release testing, performance testing, the new directive for clinical evaluation, the fundamental requirements for design and process validation, and integrating risk management.

Canon Communications

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