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The business of developing new medical devices is changing fast. Engineers and managers have to keep up with new regulations, new technologies, and new forms of team management and design thinking. This track of workshops, panels, and other learning sessions will give you the tools and strategies to handle the changes and become faster, smarter, and more efficient.

Who Should Attend

  • Design engineers
  • Directors of engineering
  • Presidents/CEOs
  • Product and project engineers
  • Project managers

Top 5 Product Development Sessions

Technology Road Map for Manufacturing & Automation in Medical Devices
Manufacturers are feeling pressure to speed up the slow journey from concept to finished medical device. Semma Therapeutics device manufacturing director Asmita Khanolkar has a solution: smart practices in the concept phase. She'll reveal technologies, methods, and toolkits for successful medtech design and manufacturing.

Case Studies in Transition to Manufacturing
DFx means "Design for x," where x can be assembly, reliability, manufacturing, or another variable. It's an approach that can keep costs low and quality high. In this session, panelists from Cirtronics, VentriFlo, Convergent Dental, and Interscope provide examples of successful DFx.

How Employing Evolutionary Design Can Help Satisfy Requirements for a Regulatory-Compliant Process
Evolutionary design isn't a way to avoid regulations. It involves knowing the regulations' intentions, how to satisfy them, and how to deal with uncertainty about them. This panel applies evolutionary design to the heavily regulated world of medical devices, with a focus on rapid prototyping, collaboration, iteration, and feedback.

Cracking Interdisciplinary Challenges with MIT Hacking Medicine Design Thinking Methodology
MIT Hacking Medicine, a team of students and others in the MIT community, has helped build more than 50 companies, including the online pharmacy PillPack, and raise more than $150 million. In this workshop, two of the group's founders will use its innovative methods to identify a problem and brainstorm devices to address it.

Are You Ready for EU MDR/IVDR Device Certification & Recertification?
The new European Union Medical Device Regulations and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulations (MDR/IVDR) are making medical device manufacturers change their ways. This session will explore how you can comply with the new laws to keep your products on the European market while keeping the cost of compliance under control.