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SME SV 2012 Conference – Medical Devices – March 22, Santa Clara

March 4, 2012

Medical Devices – New Tools and New Rules

Santa Clara Convention Center, Rooms 209-210
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Get fresh medical industry perspectives on pioneering technologies, new product introduction techniques, modeling, 3D printing, process validation, and more.

We have speakers, panelists, and sponsors from small/mid-/large medical device companies as well as company founders, R&D leaders, manufacturers, design firms, and regulatory areas.

Get more  conference information, go to the conference website.

This 7th Annual SME Technical conference is presented by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), ASQ Biomedical Chapter, and IEEE-CPMT.

Registration is open to SME members and non-members. Held in conjunction with the Design-2-Part Show. No charge for parking. Drawings at conference includes Kindle and other items.

We invite you to use our non-member discount code SPEC1 for $20 off non-member pricing.  Registration on Eventbrite.


2012 Conference Planning Minutes – Dec. 9, 2011

December 28, 2011

Attendees: Keith Krook, Shomir Dighe, Phil Ogaz, Joanne Moody

  • Shomir and Geetha spoke prior to the meeting and have refined the pioneering technologies topic as shown below.
  • Joanne and Michael spoke prior to the meeting and decided to eliminate the case study, instead having a product development panel with speakers from small, mid- to large-size companies represented.  Mike will discuss this with Arvita as she had some speaker suggestions.
  • Keith is waiting to hear from Rob Eichner, Design 2 Part Show, on the Additive Manufacturing topic.

Proposed Conference Topics below:

  • Pioneering medical technologies with emphasis on manufacturing  (1 1/2 hr) – Geetha and Shomir
  • New product development cycle –  small company, and mid to large company (1 1/12 hr) – Mike Keer and Arvita
  • 3-D printing and additive manufacturing technologies (1 1/2 hr) – Keith, Rob, and Joanne
  • Process Validation and Controls talk (1/4 hr) – Arvita
  • Regulatory Focus on Process Validation (1 1/4 hr hr) – Arvita
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