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Tech Talk Panel: Criteria for Choosing the Right Material for Your Device

Stacie Depner  (Engineering Program Manager, Symbient Product Development)

Ekaterina Tkatchouk  (Principal Engineer, Research & Development, Surgical Structural Heart, Edwards Lifesciences)

Gilles Robert  (CEO, Ceramaret)

Tim Conrad  (Principal Implant Design and Materials Engineer - Research and Technology, Advanced Bionics)

Jay Jayashankar  (Materials & Process Development Engineer, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.)

Location: 210C

Date: Wednesday, February 12

Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Track: MD&M Conference: Materials, Testing & Risk Management Solutions

Vault Recording: TBD

Selecting the best materials for use in your medical device is key to optimizing your design for manufacturing, assembly, packaging, sterilization, and testing. Depending on the application and classification of a medical device and its accessories, the use of the right material will make all the difference. In this session, we’ll take a look at a number of important factors to consider, so you can make the right choice for your device.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Design parameters vs. physical properties
  • Narrowing the selection based on cost, availability, reliability and supply chain
  • Identifying and overcoming chemical resistance issues
  • Testing, validation, and verification
  • Considerations for commercialization and speed to market