Medical Plastics Seminar
1st October 2014 at 1.30 pm
Seminar Theatre 2
As the limitations of stainless steel instruments become increasing apparent, the significant benefits of polymers have come to the fore. The use of plastics in medical sector has never been more important. This FREE to attend seminar session takes place on Wednesday 1st October at 1.30pm. Register Now to attend.
13.30-14:00 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – The Challenges in Representative Prototyping Plastic Parts, or why 3D-printing is Not Always the Holy Grail
Marc Bax, Managing Director, Panchromos. Bax is a freelance product innovator/designer/engineer. After his mechanical engineering and physics degrees he worked in product design/engineering as well as sales and marketing before setting up his own company Panchromos in 2003.
14.00-14.30 – Design & Development of Orthopaedic Instruments for Total Knee Replacement: A Case Study Based on the Experience of DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction
Rob Freeman, Senior Bioengineer – Knees, WW Research & Development. Freeman is a Senor Bioengineer based at DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction, Leeds R&D facility. Since joining the company Freeman has been involved with hip implant and most recently, knee instrument development. He is currently responsible for polymer instrument design and development as part of an international project team with specific responsibility for the technical leadership of a sub set of complex instruments.
14.30-15.00 – Medical Device Design
Shaun Ruck MSc , Operations and Business Development Manager, AST Technology (UK). Ruck has more than 30 years experience in the plastics industry – primarily in the injection moulding sector. He has worked as a consultant for the past 11 years supporting and implementing innovation across a range of industry sectors. He has been with AST for six years and is widely recognised as a leader in the field of injection moulding process optimisation. Ruck has presented at a number of conferences and had numerous articles published in the technical press.
15.00-15.30 – Medical Devices Regulatory Update
Neil Adams, Operations and Delivery Director, Medical Devices, BSI. Adams is a regulatory affairs professional with over 30 years’ experience. He has been leading BSI’s medical device certification effort for six years — currently as director operations and delivery, medical devices. He is responsible for operational and regulatory affairs aspects of the BSI medical technology organisation, including its Notified Bodies: NB 0086 in the UK and NB 0535 in Germany.