PlasticsToday and MD+DI Confirm 2nd annual MedTech Polymers Conference in Houston, TX Identify and assess where polymers are driving next-generation implantable, surgical and patient care devices

HOUSTON, Texas, August 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

PlasticsToday and MD+DI are proud to announce the 2013 MedTech Polymers Conference to be held October 14-15th at Reliant Center in Houston, TX. Leaders in the medical device community and experts in the polymer industries will collide in a forum-style event to share their respective goals and challenges in the drive for innovation of medical devices.  In 2013 this unique event will be co-located with a large material, design and advanced manufacturing expo, PLASTEC.

MedTech Polymers 2013 offers insight from leading device innovators, new resource technologies from premium polymer suppliers, and an opportunity to build important business relationships with key players in the industry.

Hear in-depth presentations from:

  • Susan Neadle, Director R&D/Process Analytical Technology,  Johnson & Johnson - Vision Care
  • Dennis Jamiolkowski, Distinguished Research Fellow, Ethicon, Inc.
  • Nadine Ding, Fellow,  Abbott Vascular Devices
  • Zahedul Huq, Ph.D., Principal Materials Scientist,  Medtronic, Inc. - Surgical Technologies
  • Rich Kaufman, Chief Operating Officer,  Intersect ENT
  • Michael Drues, President,  Vascular Sciences
  • Murty Vyakarnam, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer - RESBIO & New Ventures,  New Jersey Center for Biomaterials Research, Associate Professor, Rutgers University
  • H. Ralph Rawls, Ph.D., Professor of Biomaterials, Research Division,  University of Texas Health Science Center - Dept. of Comprehensive Dentistry
  • Murty Vyakarnam, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer - RESBIO & New Ventures,  New Jersey Center for Biomaterials Research, Associate Professor, Rutgers University
  • Joel White, Biomedical Research Engineer, National Center of Innovation for Biomaterials in Orthopedic Research -CIBOR

If you work with, or have considered using medical grade polymers to advance your medical devices, you'll want to hear what these experts have to say.  Presentations will focus on the latest trends and key issues in medical device design and development including:

  • New case studies on device technologies, enhanced material properties and new applications for medical polymers
  • A breakdown of validation, testing, and requirements in considering polymers for applications in surgical devices
  • Failure analysis of polymeric material problems related to polymer additives, mechanical failures, contaminants, weathering, and/or residual stresses
  • End user expectations and best practices in incorporating new polymer technologies for better medical devices in and out of the operating room
  • Exploration of the latest applications for polymers being considered in biomedical nanotechnology

Download the brochure and find conference sessions that will help you and your company remain on the forefront of innovation. Be sure to register for the conference before September 13th to save $100.  

We look forward to seeing you in October!

For further information, visit  or contact:

Content & Speaking roles: Eric Dente,, +1-310-445-8561

Sponsorship opportunities: Lysa Frankfort,, +1-310-445-4245

Marketing & Partnerships: Kelly Ryan,, +1-310-445-8516

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