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AMI's Medical Grade Polymer 2010


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AMI's Medical Grade Polymer 2010

  1. 1. The international business and technical conference for the medical manufacturing industry SAVE $190 if you register before August 2, 2010 14-15 September 2010 The Hilton City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States Organized by Applied Market Information LLC
  2. 2. C O N F E R E N C E TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 8.00-9.00 Registration & welcome coffee 9.00 Opening announcements September 14-15, 2010 SESSION 1 – RAW MATERIALS The Hilton City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA 9.10 Strategies for qualification of raw materials in medical Even in the economic downturn, the medical device manufacturing devices industry has maintained margins by taking measures to become as Dr. Elif Gurel, Staff Engineer cost-effective as possible. Health care is continuing to improve quality VISTAKON (JOHNSON AND JOHNSON VISION CARE), of life with new devices. United States Overall, the market is expected to continue growing with the aging 9.40 Solutions for coloration and modification of polymer population and increased life expectancy, and expanding markets in for medical devices & pharma applications. How developing countries. Areas for expansion include home-use medical much risk? devices as patients expect to have more control and more easily Mr. Stephen Duckworth, Head of Marketing Segment operated equipment. This places heavy demands on designers, trying Medical to make accessible technology with good safety features. CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL BV MASTERBATCHES, Switzerland Innovations in medical procedures are giving rise to new medical devices with high level performance. Neurology is a key area for 10.10 Thinking ‘pharma’ to manage risks in plastic healthcare research to tackle brain and spinal cord injuries and restore patient applications functions. Cardiology is a key area for device use from catheters Dr. James Stern, Global Business Development Manager and stents to pacemakers and even artificial heart tissue. Joint BASELL POLYOLEFINS UK LTD., A LYONDELLBASELL replacements in orthopedics and tissue matrices are other examples of COMPANY, United Kingdom medical implants. Many medical devices incorporate polymers, either as key components 10.40 – 11.10 Coffee break or as coatings to improve the biocompatibility of other materials. Polymers are relatively easy and cheap to manufacture, and in medicine SESSION 2 – PERFORMANCE & APPLICATIONS they must also withstand sterilization procedures. Many devices require different properties such as stability of a stent combined with slow 11.10 Polymers in cardiovascular catheters drug release to combat infections. Antimicrobials can also be added to Dr. Vipul Davé, Engineering Fellow the plastic to limit bacterial growth and silver ions have a key role here. CORDIS CORPORATION, United States All components of a device must pass extensive testing to minimize risk to the patient. 11.40 Use of polydioxanone for biodegradable stent construction in benign stenoses treatment Medical Grade Polymers 2010 provides an expert forum for device Assoc. Prof. Dr. Karel Volenec, Company Director designers, OEMs, manufacturers, researchers and suppliers to the ELLA-CS, s.r.o., CZECH REPUBLIC industry. It is a unique place to hear about the latest technology and material trends and to debate important issues with top professionals. 12.10 - 1.40 Lunch 1.40 Antioxidant stabilized UHMWPE: challenges and opportunities Conference Hotline Mr. Lou Matrisciano, Global Technology Director Call Ms. Margit Korsak, Conference Director MEDITECH MEDICAL POLYMERS, United States on tel +1 610 478 0800 or fax on +1 610 478 0900 email: 2.10 Study of environmental stress cracking of polyurethane for further information about this event using nanoscale thermal analysis Mr. Andy Hung, Scientist See the latest program and confirmed speakers at: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC, United States 2.40 PEKK - rigid and flexible as required Mr. Tony DeCarmine, Technical Director Five good reasons to attend: OXFORD PERFORMANCE MATERIALS, INC., United States Examine new materials for medical devices 3.10 – 3.40 Coffee break Review device cleanliness and anti-infection measures 3.40 Biodegradation mechanisms in polyurethanes – the effect of siloxane content Study material properties and performance Dr. Ajay D. Padsalgikar, Chief Scientific Officer Hear case studies of applications and use of polymers in the medical AORTECH BIOMATERIALS, Australia industry 4.10 Innovative material and design solutions for health care Network with device manufacturers and industry suppliers Dr. John Gavenonis, Global Health Care Manager DUPONT PERFORMANCE POLYMERS, United States
  3. 3. P R O G R A M 4.40 Vapor phase polymers for medical devices and SAVE $190! packaging Register before August 2, 2010 Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Vice President of Technology SPECIALTY COATING SYSTEMS INC., United States and save $190 5.10-6.40 Cocktail reception Registration WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 To register you may fill out the attached form and fax it to 610-478-0900. Please contact Ms. Margit Korsak, Conference 8.30-9.00 Welcome coffee Director at 610-478-0800 or email: 9.00 Opening announcements with any questions. SESSION 3 – SAFETY AND HYGIENE Venue Philadelphia is on the East Coast of the US with a major 9.10 Shelf life determination of polymeric resins Mr. Ankit Gupta, Manufacturing Engineer international airport and in easy reach of New York and BOSTON SCIENTIFIC, United States Washington DC. The city sights include historic buildings, museums, shopping malls and beautiful parks. It is a 9.40 Silver antimicrobials in medical devices: a practical multicultural experience with many different types of dining guide and entertainment to offer. Dr. Jeff Trogolo, Chief Technology Officer AGION TECHNOLOGIES, INC., United States Exhibition & sponsorship A limited number of table top exhibition spaces will be 10.10 Assessing the cleanliness of medical devices: case available at Medical Grade Polymers 2010. The exhibition fee is studies $1900 and includes 1 free delegate place. Dr. Stephen Spiegelberg, President CAMBRIDGE POLYMER GROUP, INC., United States There will also be a variety of cost effective sponsorship opportunities to maximize your corporate profile at this 10.40 - 11.10 Coffee break important event. For further information, contact Ms. Margit Korsak, Conference Director at Applied Market Information LLC 11.10 Effects of sterilization on the mechanical properties of at +1 610 478 0800 or e-mail: silicone rubber Mr. Michael J. Tzivanis, R&D Group Leader, Fluid Systems SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION, Organized by: United States APPLIED MARKET INFORMATION LLC Applied Market Information LLC is the North American operation 11.40 BPA free alternate medical grade polymers of Applied Market Information Ltd, Europe’s leading supplier Mr. Kenneth E. Breeding, Jr., Technical Platform Manager of plastics consultancy and information services to the global EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY, United States plastics industry. AMI LLC can offer the full range of AMI services 12.10-1.40 Lunch and products to North American clients. Together with our well- established European-based operations this means AMI is well SESSION 4 – INNOVATIVE MATERIALS placed to provide a truly global research capability to our clients Based in Reading PA, Applied Market Information LLC can supply 1.40 New PEEK materials for medical devices all of AMI’s European directories and CDs and is developing a Mr. Kevin Bonhoff, Manager, Market Development whole new range of products for the North American market. EVONIK INDUSTRIES, United States Its range of specialized services cover individual consulting services, multi-client reports, conferences and publishing. 2.10 High modulus engineered thermoplastic polyurethanes for medical applications To find out more about AMI’s conference program or any of our Ms. Daphne N. Robinson, Sr. Application Development other services and products visit our website at: Engineer or call the AMI LLC office at LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC., United States +1 610 478 0800 2.40 High throughput discovery of polymers for the next Applied Market Information LLC Tel: +1 610 478 0800 generation of medical products 833 North Park Road, Suite #204 Fax: +1 610 478 0900 Mr. Richard Snell, Business Development Director Wyomissing, PA 19610 Email: ALTRIKA LTD., United Kingdom USA Web: 3.10 Conference ends 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 Web: United Kingdom
  4. 4. CONFERENCE DETAILS Registration form DATE AND LOCATION: September 14-15, 2010 Medical Grade Polymers 2010 The Hilton City Avenue, 4200 City Avenue September 14-15, 2010 Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA Hilton City Avenue in Philadelphia, Tel: +1 215 879 4000 Pennsylvania, United States HOTEL ACCOMMODATION Company: ______________________________________________ The conference fee does not include lodging. We have negotiated a special rate of $155 per night for a single or double occupancy at the Hilton City Address: _______________________________________________ Avenue. Please contact the hotel’s reservation department directly and be sure to mention the AMI’s MEDICAL GRADE POYLMERS 2010 conference to Country: _______________________________________________ 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 Tel:_______________________ Fax: _________________________ rooms so do not delay in making your reservation for a room at the conference location. Reservation cut-off date is August 23, 2010. e-mail address: __________________________________________ REGISTRATION FEE Register before August 2, 2010 for only $900. Thereafter the fee will be $1090. Company activity: _______________________________________ Registration includes all sessions, conference proceedings, cocktail reception, luncheons, and break refreshments GROUP RATES Delegate details / Table Top Delegate: For companies wishing to register two or more delegates, group discounts are (if more than one delegate please photocopy form) available. Please contact the conference coordinator for more details. Title: _______________First name:__________________________ SPONSORSHIP AMI events are more than just arenas for listening and networking. They also Surname: ______________________________________________ represent highly targeted opportunities to enhance your image and promote your products and services to an international audience. Position: _______________________________________________ Each event offers the following unique awareness building opportunities: sponsorship of the welcome cocktail reception, lunches, coffee breaks, and Special dietary requirements: ______________________________ much more. For further information please contact the conference coordinator at 610-478-0800. EXHIBITION PACKAGE Payment details: This package includes an exhibition space in the conference room where we Please make payments in US Dollars ($) will be hosting the cocktail reception, coffee breaks and lunch, giving exhibitors maximum exposure. It also includes 1 free delegate place. q Delegate fee @$900 ___________ Exhibitors may either use tables provided by the hotel or bring their own before August 2, 2010 stand or display. Please note that only a limited number of tables are available. The cost of this package is $1900. For further information please contact the q Delegate fee @$1090 ___________ conference coordinator. thereafter LITERATURE DISPLAY If your company is unable to send personnel to the conference, you can still q Exhibition package @$1900 ___________ make your presence felt by using our literature display service. Send your (includes exhibition space and brochures or company information to the conference and we will display them one delegate space) for delegates to collect at their leisure. The cost for this service is $400. SOCIAL EVENTS Total: ___________ The social events organized for Medical Grade Polymers 2010 will provide an ideal setting for delegates and speakers to mix business with pleasure. On the first evening, everyone is warmly invited to attend the welcome cocktail Method of payment: reception which will follow the first conference session. q By Check: In US Dollars ($), made payable to SUBSTITUTIONS / CANCELLATIONS Delegates may be substituted at any time at no charge. We ask that you provide “Applied Market Information LLC” 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 q Bank Transfer: Please call or email for banking received prior to August 13, 2010. We regret that we cannot make refunds on information +1 610 478 0800 cancellations received after this date or for no-shows at the conference. q Visa/Mastercard/Amex 3-Digit Code ___________ FAX FORM TO: +1 610 478 0900 My card number is: CONFERENCE HOTLINE Ms. Margit Korsak, Conference Director Applied Market Information LLC Tel: +1 610 478 0800 Name of cardholder: _____________________________________ 833 North Park Road, Suite #204, Fax: +1 610 478 0900 Expiration date: _________________________________________ Wyomissing, PA 19610, USA e-mail: Please make copies of this registration form for others to use or Cardholder’s signature: ___________________________________ download a PDF file copy of the brochure from our web site at Date: __________________________________________________