Panel: Using Cross-Pollination to Drive Medtech Smart Manufacturing

Wed. October 31| 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM | 211C

Conference: MD&M Minneapolis 2018

Track: MD&M Track C: Medtech Manufacturing

Format: 45-Minute

Pass Type: Conference Pass (Paid)

Innovation in materials, the convergence of technologies, and the global supply chain are key drivers to the changing face of manufacturing. The medical device product development cycle from concept to a commercially viable product is both long and is coupled with the complexity of intense quality and regulatory scrutiny. Device manufacturer's need better processes, scale up strategies and technologies - from quick prototyping to fast scale up, the demands on manufacturing are endless.

Topics covered include:
  • Trends driving the transition of current manufacturing practices to the new platforms that make up todays and future manufacturing technologies
  • The challenges ahead and the solutions for medical device manufacturing
  • How to adapt technologies from other manufacturing industries
  • Considerations for applying principles and technology to traditionally lower volume production runs

Speakers

Jon Coons

Jon Coons

Global Blackbelt - IoT/Technical Solution Professional

Microsoft

Role: Moderator

Jim Wetzel

Jim Wetzel

Interim CEO

Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)

Role: Panelist

Mark Rutkiewicz

Mark Rutkiewicz

Vice President, Quality

Innovize

Role: Speaker

Carlos Melendez

Carlos Melendez

Co-Founder & COO

Wovenware

Role: Panelist