Medtronic to Present Case Study about First-Ever Pill-sized Pacemakers and Other Miniature Medical Devices during the MD&M East Conference

MD&M East is the largest medtech conference on the East Coast and takes place June 9-12 in New York City

Apr 29, 2014, 09:00 ET from UBM Canon

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medtronic is one of the first companies to manufacture medical devices, including pacemakers that are as small as pills. They will be discussing their revolutionary process - called deep miniaturization - at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference set for June 9-12, 2014 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Mark Phelps, Medtronic's Senior Program Director, Diagnostics and Monitoring, will present the Medtronic deep miniaturization case study on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. After four years of development, Medtronic has begun clinical trials for a pill-sized cardiac monitor and pacemaker: the Reveal LINQ cardiac monitor and the Micra transcatheter pacing system.

"Our goal isn't to make the world's smallest pacemaker; it is to make life easier for patients. Small devices equal smaller incisions, scars and costs," explains Phelps. "By collaborating across disciplines we could make smarter decisions in product development to drastically reduce sizes while advancing technology."

Phelps is just one of 80 speakers who will share their latest innovations at MD&M East. Other companies speaking include:  Abbvie, Coopervision, Covidien, Siemen's Health Care and Depuy Sythes.

"We selected presenters who are in-the-trenches scientists and engineers. They are creating breakthrough technologies and processes, and are eager to detail their experiences with the public – many for the first time," says Hayley Haggerty, MD&M Content Development Manager for UBM Canon. "Our goal is to give attendees information that will kick-start innovative ideas today and well into the future."

Keynote speakers include:

  • Scott P. Bruder, MD, PhD, chief Medical and Scientific Officer at Stryker Corporation, who will speak about creating a sustainable innovation pipeline
  • Eric Brown, PhD, Director of Watson Technology at IBM, who will discuss how IBM is going to transform the healthcare industry

MD&M East will also provide:

  • Expert insight covering the gamut of today's most pressing challenges including 3D printing and user interfaces; best practices and detailed technical training in risk management, process validation, eHealth, and quality and design control; sourcing and supply management, and much more
  • More than 10 hours of conference-exclusive networking including a VIP reception and 3D- printing, mobile-health and polymers trade show tours
  • Complimentary access to the MD&M East trade show which will provide sourcing and networking opportunities with more than 500 exhibitors from across the world

Register by May 16 and save up to $200 here:

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