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MD&M brings latest medical device innovation to New York

Jun 9, 2016 - MPN, by Staff

From June 14-16 at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center, New York, MD&M East will provide the latest advances and thought leadership in medtech

Billed as the ‘medtech powerhouse’ MD&M East will cover the full advanced manufacturing cycle, from conception to distribution. More than 900 suppliers will showcase innovation for the medical sector.

The expo and conference is the gathering point for more than 500 leading medtech suppliers and manufacturers, including 3M, Abbott, Nypro Healthcare, Phillips-Medisize, and Stratasys.

Visitors to MD&M East can learn more about every aspect of the medical device development process to help solve design, engineering, prototyping, and manufacturing challenges. There is the opportunity to meet new suppliers from across the design and manufacturing production cycle as well as the ability to uncover the latest medical technology. The event allows visitors to make informed buying decisions, differentiate their solutions from the competition and keep ahead of regulatory issues.

Organisors of the event have designed the expo and conference  to expand and deepen the visitors’ medtech knowledge. There will four medical-specific learning tracks covering Market Value and Consumer Health; New Technologies; Big Data; and Mobile Product Risk. An MD&M East conference pass also admits visitors to additional conference sessions covering packaging – explore how the latest medical packaging is designed to ensure patient safety and can inspire purchase. As well, discover how smart manufacturing processes are redefining every aspect of the manufacturing industry.

Expertise on offer

"All attending manufacturing professionals will have the chance to start each day of the conference with inspiration from keynote speakers, highly relevant across all industry verticals," said Stephen Corrick, senior vice president and portfolio director of UBM Americas' Advanced Manufacturing group. "We're honoured to present top leaders to share their own transformational business experiences and success stories to help attendees realise their potential."

Inspirational, aspirational and technical keynote speakers will share how manufacturing technology is accelerating business. Each morning the event will open with a thought-provoking keynote address by one of the industry's biggest thinkers in the categories of inspiration, aspiration and technical strategies. For the first time, the keynote presentations will be open to expo pass holders across all industries. Keynote speakers include:

Day 1 Inspirational: Dr Leroy Chiao - astronaut and pioneer in commercial spaceflight

In his presentation, Preparing Your Business for the Future – Technology Innovation Trends, Dr Leroy Chiao will share stories of his time in space and the implications on technology and business. He'll explain how organisations can take advantage of the next technological phase – which may include thought-controlled computer augmentation, sensors that can identify you instantly and personalised medicine tailored to your genetics.

Day 2 Aspirational: Martin McCourt, former CEO of Dyson

As the former CEO of Dyson, Martin McCourt has spent more than 40 years working at the heart of British-based manufacturing, design and marketing In 2019 he was named UK Business Leader of the Year. He has devised and implemented a strategy that transformed the company from a single product, single market producer into one where 80% of the business comes from over 60 markets around the world. In his presentation, Iterative Development: Former CEO of Dyson Reflects on his Experience, McCourt will share advice and guidance for success, and his passion for nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs to become leaders through his straightforward way of thinking.

Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker, will reveal the latest threats to prove the importance of cyber security. As manufacturing and mobile health rely increasingly on machine-to-machine communications and the Internet of Things to power connected devices, security has become a top priority across the industry.