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Virtual Engineering Week is bringing a full week of best-in-class education to the global design, engineering, and manufacturing communities. Join us each morning to hear from medical device industry professionals during the Medtech Mornings series, and in the afternoons to learn from engineering and manufacturing experts in areas like 3D printing, smart manufacturing, packaging, materials and sustainability, and career development.

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Material Selection for Medical Devices

Asmita Khanolkar  (Senior Director, Cambridge Pharma, SMC)

Date: Thursday, December 3

Time: 10:00am - 10:30am

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical Materials

Vault Recording: TBD

Today’s medical devices are complex and span over multiple emerging technologies. Selecting the right materials and developing a robust material strategy is not only crucial to the device design and function but can also help streamline and accelerate the development process. Depending on the application, device classification, design requirements, material properties, novel material advances and sourcing, the material selection process is a key consideration. In this session, we will take a look at a number of important factors to consider for a wholistic material selection evaluation.


Topics to be covered include:
  • Materials strategy for medical device
  • Selection criteria and critical steps in development
  • Design parameters and material properties
  • Role of testing, verification, and validation
  • New advances in materials
  • Considerations for commercialization and speed to market