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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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Optimal Catheter Design

Nate Rhodes, MS  (Senior Engineering Manager, Teleflex Medical OEM)

Date: Monday, November 30

Time: 1:15pm - 1:45pm

Track: Tech Theater

Vault Recording: TBD

Today’s complex catheters have become modern marvels of advanced design and polymer technology. These amazing devices are used to perform an ever-increasing number of interventional and diagnostic procedures that require unique flexibility and strength characteristics. For optimal performance, researchers and designers need to consider both the biological, physical, and chemical characteristics of polymers, and the growing roster of break-through manufacturing processes. This information-filled presentation will help you make the right choices of materials and production processes to achieve cost and performance objectives while avoiding the pitfall of over engineering.

You will increase your knowledge base of:
• Accelerating concept design and its impact on cost
• Catheter performance characteristics to consider during the polymer selection process
• Integration of advanced polymers’ characteristics into the design of next-gen catheters
• Cost/benefit trade-offs offered by different manufacturing technologies
• Replacing traditional materials with leading-edge polymers

Who should attend:
This presentation will be on interest to medical device designers, OEMs and R&D professionals.