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Event producer UBM Canon joins with UBM Mexico to announce the launch of a trade show in Mexico. The first Advanced Manufacturing Expo Mexico will take place November 15-17, 2016, at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City. UBM Canon leverages its strong history producing advanced manufacturing events, with co-located expos for powder and bulk solids, plastics, packaging, automation, design and manufacturing, and quality, in various venues across the United States and Canada. UBM Mexico brings its experience in the Mexican marketplace producing events for concrete, construction, and the hospitality industry.

"Manufacturing is a fast-growing sector in the expanding Mexican economy," said Roger Burg, VP of Strategic Operations for UBM Canon, "and Mexico City is the region with the most manufacturing facilities in the country. With the need for sourcing throughout the various stages of design and manufacturing, from design through processing, manufacturing, and packaging, our comprehensive Advanced Manufacturing event will connect world-class suppliers with decision makers."

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) created a free trade zone, which has resulted in Mexico becoming the third largest trade partner for the United States and the second largest export market for U.S. products. In addition, Mexico is the world's seventh largest importer of machine tools, which represents a large commitment by Mexican companies to growth of their manufacturing economy.

In addition to an expected 250 leading international exhibitors on the expo hall floor, covering processing, automation, design and manufacturing, plastics, packaging, and quality, there will be an extensive professional conference, offering a range of updated educational sessions, dealing with the latest in technology, product design, and manufacturing for all of these market sectors.

UBM Canon is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe.  UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B-to-B communities and markets.

For more information, visit: www.manufacturingmx.com

A new, all-day conference on 3D printing will be offered during the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Midwest trade event, which takes place October 15-16, 2014, at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. The educational sessions on Wednesday, October 15, cover new materials used in 3D printing, including metals, innovative uses of 3D printing in manufacturing, and a case study of 3D printing used in medical prostheses.

UBM Canon's long-running Midwest manufacturing event brings together four co-located trade shows under one roof, attracting thousands of exhibitors and attendees to the area. Joining the Design & Manufacturing event are ATX Midwest (formerly known as Assembly & Automation Technology Expo), MD&M Chicago (medical design & development), and PLASTEC Midwest.

In addition to the 3D printing educational sessions, another full day of sessions will cover M2M, the Industrial Internet of Things, investigating the transition from wired to wireless, the conversion of legacy systems, and resolving security and inoperability issues. Of special interest is how this disruptive technology of machines communicating with one another is enabling greater flexibility, efficiency, and connectivity of information. There will also be in-depth, two-hour sessions on robotics applications, design innovation and ideation, and lean manufacturing.

Medical device design professionals will find additional educational opportunities at the MD&M Chicago conference, which will focus on specific issues and technical training for the medtech industry. New this year is a full day devoted to the "Connected Digital Health."

UBM Canon is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B-to-B communities and markets.

UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content. Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information or to register, visit: dmmidwest.designnews.com

MD+DI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry), UBM Canon’s leading brand providing the medical device industry with the latest news, information, and in-depth analysis, announced the winners of the 2012 Manufacturers of the Year awards in its November print issue published this week.

UBM Canon has selected three companies that are creating products to drive effortless patient data collection, help empower patients and healthcare workers, and do so immediately and wirelessly. These winning companies will change the game when it comes to reducing costs and improving hospital and home care.

“We are very proud to honor these three companies for making a difference in the MedTech industry,” stated Heather Thompson, Editor-in-Chief, MD+DI. “We are declaring 2012 the year that wireless broke into healthcare. We feel that these three winners stand out as companies the industry will still be talking about in five years.”

2012 Manufacturers of the Year

AirStrip Technologies is a software development company located in San Antonio, Texas. The company develops mobile applications that enable medical practitioners to view patient data in near-real time and displayed on a smart phone or tablet. This frees doctors from being tied down to a local network, as the data is transmitted over the Internet (either via the cellular network or Wi-Fi). Their first product was AirStrip OB, which provides obstetricians and nurse midwives with the ability to view fetal-monitoring waveforms, such as contractions and fetal heart rate. Later, the company introduced AirStrip CARDIOLOGY for cardiac units and AirStrip PATIENT MONITORING for critical care.

Sotera Wireless  has developed the first continuous non-invasive blood pressure monitoring device, which also captures all vital signs. Its product, the VisiMobile System has received 510(k) clearance from FDA and the company is commencing sales to hospitals nationwide. The ViSi Mobile System, as approved, uses WiFi (802.11) wireless technology for transmission of patients’ vital signs, keeping hospital clinicians connected to their patients, whether patients are in bed or up and moving around.

Proteus Digital Health  has created an integrating wearable and ingestible sensor technology to detect patient’s medication intake and physiologic data. Its digital health feedback system stores information in a secure database accessible from a variety of devices. The company received 510(k) clearance for its patient-powered system in July.

For more information, visit: www.mddionline.com/article/2012-medical-device-manufacturers-year

The MedTech Industry’s Premier Design Competition is now accepting entries. Proudly presented by UBM Canon and MD+DI, the Medical Design Excellence Awards program has provided market visibility to over 500 innovative MedTech products that are changing the face of healthcare today. The MDEA also celebrates the achievements of medical product manufacturers, their suppliers, and the many people behind the scenes—engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians—who are responsible for these groundbreaking innovations.

Entries are evaluated by a multidisciplinary panel of jurors with expertise in industrial design, engineering, human factors, manufacturing, medicine, and other design and healthcare-related fields. Selected products must not only pass design and engineering excellence, manufacturing effectiveness and innovation, but also the overall benefit to the medical and healthcare industry.

Eligibility Requirements and Categories:
    
The MDEA competition accepts entries in ten medical product categories from companies and individuals worldwide involved in the design, engineering, manufacture, or distribution of finished medical devices or medical packaging products. To be eligible for entry in the 2013 MDEA competition, products must be commercially available—able to be ordered or purchased—by December 31, 2012.

Deadlines and Entry Fees:

Standard: December 7, 2012 -$600 (Reduced Entry Fee)
Late: January 11, 2013 – $700

Winners, Finalists, and their Suppliers benefit from:

  • Extensive publicity in connection with MDEA announcements, which are carried on PR Newswire and delivered to hundreds of wide-reaching media outlets.
  • Coverage in UBM Canon MedTech Group’s industry-leading Events, Conferences, and Media products, including publications like MD+DI, MPMN, IVD Technology, PMPN, and EMDT.
  • Recognition of excellence at the live MDEA ceremony, attended by over 400 MedTech industry leaders, held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown on June 19, 2013, in conjunction with UBM Canon’s MD&M East event.
  • Exclusive right to use and display the special MDEA logos on their product packaging, promotional materials, advertisements, and company websites.

The MDEA will also be honoring an individual with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions over a long career that have a demonstrable impact on technological, business, and cultural advancements in medical devices. This award was given to Dr. Thomas Fogarty at the 2012 MDEA ceremony and was presented to him by industry luminary Dean Kamen.

The MDEA program is endorsed by AdvaMed; the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering; the Healthcare Technology Foundation; the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; the Medical Device Manufacturers Association; and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. The Medical Design Excellence Awards are underwritten and produced by theUBM Canon MedTech Group.

For more information, visit: www.MDEAwards.com

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:35

Design & Manufacturing Montreal 2012

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International event organizer UBM Canon brings its Design & Manufacturing event to Montreal, Quebec, November 14-15, 2012, at the Palais des Congres. It will co-locate with PACKEX Montreal, the long-running packaging industry show first launched in 1951, in conjunction with PAC, the Packaging Association of Canada. Along with PACKEX Montreal and Design & Manufacturing Montreal, ExpoPlast, for the plastics industry, ATX (Automation Technology Expo) Montreal, AeroCon (presenting suppliers for the aerospace and aviation industries, and PTX (Process Technology Expo) Montreal round out the comprehensive event.

To meet the needs of Quebec's strong manufacturing sector, which has a gross domestic product of $301 billion, these exhibitions will bring together hundreds of exhibitors from all over the Province, as well as from other Provinces and the United States. Design & Manufacturing Montreal also features Contract Manufacturing Expo. This is the start of the biennial event in Montreal, which returns in 2014. In alternating years, these trade shows will take place in Toronto, Ontario, with next year's event, May 14-16, 2013, at the Toronto Congress Centre.

In addition to the exhibitions in each of these manufacturing sectors, those attending in Montreal can take advantage of conference sessions on packaging, presented by PAC, and sessions on plastics, presented by SPE, The Society of Plastics Engineers-Quebec section. Also, the Innovation Briefs Theater, taking place on the exhibit hall floor, will present informative technology sessions by industry leaders, free of charge.

UBM Canon is the leading producer of face-to-face trade events and media brands that support the flow of information, commerce, and innovation in the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing sector, including the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, packaging, design engineering, process technology, automated assembly, electronics, quality control, plastics processing, aerospace, and sustainability segments.

For more information, visit: www.canontradeshows.com/expo/dmmontreal12/index.html

The MD&M Minneapolis Conference returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center this October. This annual medical device conference provides attendees solutions to medical device design, development, regulatory and quality challenges. Conference sessions are led by top-level medical device professionals, members of the FDA, and industry experts on best practices and effective strategies in medical device manufacturing. The conference will be held from October 30-November 1, 2012. This year's event offers a refreshed agenda.

"I speak directly to the medical device R&D community every day researching the industry's most pressing challenges and have developed this year's MD&M Minneapolis conference agenda to address these needs. My research has led me to identify four key focus areas for the industry: regulations and compliance; quality and risk management; design and processing principles; and a new focus on innovations in technology. Attendees will benefit from a comprehensive agenda covering the classic challenges in the industry – process validation, human factors in design – but also benefit from learning about the innovations that are enabling next generation medical devices," said Leslie Green, Conference Program Director, MD&M Minneapolis.

New technical sessions at the MD&M Minneapolis Conference will cover 'Battery Technology in Medical Devices,' 'Implantable Electronics,' 'Smart Materials and Materials Selection,' and 'Manufacturing Strategies and Processing Technologies.'

Notable speakers include industry leaders from the FDA, CDRH, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, GE Healthcare, Boston Scientific, NAMSA, University of Minnesota, and more. Conference sponsors include: Cirtec Medical, Interface Catheter Solutions, Teleflex Medical, Nusil Technology & ZinC.

This year, MD&M will be hosting a second conference focusing on the unique needs of cardiovascular device manufacturers (the only event of its kind). The MedTech Cardio Conference will address key issues in cardiovascular device design and manufacturing. MedTech Cardio takes place over two days on October 30 and 31, 2012 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, alongside the MD&M event. Attendees are granted admission to both the MD&M and MedTech Cardio Conferences with their entrance fee.

MD&M Minneapolis Exposition & Conference returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center from October 31-November 1, 2012. The MD&M Exposition features over 700 suppliers and contract service providers, as well as a number of free seminars and networking events. Conduct business face-to-face with thousands of peers, colleagues, and industry's leading manufacturers. This year, MD&M also offers two conferences: the MD&M Minneapolis Conference (October 30-November 1, 2012) and the new MedTech Cardio Conference (October 30-31, 2012).

MD&M Minneapolis
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

For more information or to register, visit: www.canontradeshows.com/expo/minn12/conference.html

Monday, 18 June 2012 11:34

Design & Manufacturing Midwest 2012

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U.S. manufacturing production, technology development, and innovation leads the world and is responsible for more than 70 percent of private sector R&D funding. To help facilitate this growth and development, Design & Manufacturing Midwest features leading suppliers of the software, raw materials, manufacturing equipment, components, subassemblies, and contract services used to design and produce finished OEM products and components.

Design & Manufacturing Midwest and Contract Manufacturing Expo will co-locate with Assembly & Automation Technology Expo, Chicago, SensorTec, and Sustainability in Manufacturing. The overall exhibition presents design through packaging solutions to key manufacturing professionals from the Midwest’s major manufacturing sectors.

Show Location:

McCormick Place North, Hall B
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616

Expo Dates:

Tuesday-Thursday
June 19-21, 2012
10:00AM - 4:00PM

Conference Dates:

Tuesday-Thursday
June 19-21, 2012
9:00AM - 4:00PM


There will be 438 exhibiting companies showcasing various technologies during the 2012 co-located event:


A.C.I. Commerical Roofers LLC
Acro Metal Stamping Co.
ACTech North America Inc.
Action Fabricators
Adam Givon Ltd.
Adhesive Systems Inc.
Advantage Business Media
Advantech Technologies Inc.
AG Industries
Aimtron Corp.
Air Turbine Technology Inc.
Airtex Solutions
Ajax Custom Manufacturing
Altron Inc.
American Express OPEN
American Foundry Society
American Manufacturing & Technologies Inc.
American Precision Electronics
American Ultraviolet Co. - UV Source - Lesco UV
AMGIS Toroidal Power Products LLC
Andersen Products Inc.
ANSYS Inc.
Apple Rubber Products
AQS Inc.
Arc-Tronics Inc.
ASG Products for Assembly, a Div. of Jergens Inc.
AST/Advanced Special Tools Inc.
Astro Met Advanced Ceramics Inc.
ATC Inc. - Advanced Test Concepts Inc.
ATC-Diversified Electronics
ATEQ Corp.
Aurora Technologies Inc. (ATI)
Autodesk
AutomationDirect
Autonics USA Inc.
Aven Inc.
Axcesor
Aztalan Engineering Inc.
Baco Controls Inc.
Banner Engineering Corp.
Baoding Fengfan Precision Casting Products Company Ltd.
Beijer Electronics Inc.
Belcan Engineering Group
Bellcomb Technologies Inc.
Belt Technologies Inc.
BigC
Bimba Manufacturing Co.
Bisco Enterprise Inc.
Blaster Chemical Co.
BMZ USA
Bosch Rexroth Corp.
Bossard North America
Boulder Imaging Inc.
Bowers Manufacturing Co.
Branson Ultrasonics Corp.
Braxton Manufacturing Company Inc.
Brentwood Industries Inc. - SPG Div.
Brunk Industries Inc.
BTW Inc.
Burton Industries
Buse Industries
Butler-MacDonald Inc.
C Tek Industrial Products Inc.
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
Carson Mfg.
Cast Aluminum Solutions
Cast Products Inc.
Casting Solutions Inc.
CGI 3D Scanning
CH Ellis
China Custom Manufacturing Ltd.
China Medical Device Manufacturer
Cincinnati Test Systems Inc.
Clark Foam Products
Clark Hill PLC
Classic Coil Co. - Medical Precision Windings
Clean Rooms International Inc.
Coastline International Inc.
Comdec Inc.
Compass Automation
Computype Inc.
Conductive Technologies Inc.
Control Micro Systems Inc.
Converting/Biophile Labs
Cooper LLC
Cosmo Solutions Technology Inc.
CTR/CarTika Medical/Optinova-MLE
Cyclo-Index
Dalmec
Darex LLC
DELO Industrial Adhesives LLC
Design World Network
Design-2-Part Magazine/The Job Shop Co.
Designfusion Inc.
Dou Yee Technologies Pte. Ltd.
Douglas Corporation
DPSS Lasers Inc.
Ducommun LaBarge Technologies Inc.
Dudek & Bock
Dukane Intelligent Assembly Solutions
Dymax Corp.
Dynacast Inc.
Dynamic Computer Corp.
Earth-Chain USA
East Montgomery County Improvement District
E-BEAM Services Inc.
Edgewater Automation LLC
EFD Inc. (now Nordson EFD)
EI Microcircuits Inc.
Electrolube
Electrox Laser Marking Systems
Element Materials Technology
Elobau Sensor Technology Inc.
EMA Design Automation
Embedded Logix
Emitted Energy Corp.
Engineered Materials Systems Inc.
Engineered Medical Systems Inc.
Enspirea LLC
Envirotronics
Epec Engineered Technologies
Epicor Software Corp.
Epilog Laser
ESMA Inc.
European Medical Device Technology
Evans Analytical Group
Excel Spring & Stamping
Fabricating & Metalworking / Industrial Machinery Digest
Fastech Electrical Co.
Festo Americas LLC
Fieldtex Products Inc.
Firefly Global
Fisher Container Corp.
Fisnar Inc.
Fixtureworks
FlexArm
Flexible Circuit Technologies Inc.
FLIR Systems
FloMet LLC
FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving (ALLTEC GmbH)
FPE (Florida Production Engineering) - eNNOVEA
Fulling Motor Company Ltd.
Fulling Motor USA Inc.
Gardner Spring Inc.
GCX Corp.
Geist Plastics
General Magnaplate Corp.
Geo Group Corp., The
Global Shop Solutions
GlobTek Inc.
Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.
GPAX Inc.
GPD Global
GPI Prototype & Mfg. Services Inc.
Grace Manufacturing Inc.
Gravograph
Grenada
Grimm Brothers Plastics Corp.
Group West International
GRW High Precision Ball Bearings
GSI Technologies
Gupta Permold Corp.
GW Plastics Inc.
HA Industries
Hangzhou J&K Import and Export Company Ltd.
Harwin Inc.
HASTINGS air energy control inc.
HBM Inc.
Heigl Technologies
Helukabel USA Inc. (Cable and Wire)
Henkel-LOCTITE
Hexagon Metrology Inc.
Hirose Electric USA
HIROX-USA Inc.
Homer City Automation Inc.
Honle UV America Inc.
House of Batteries
Hyla Soft USA
IAI America Inc.
Ibex Engineering
Illinois Lock Co.
Indo-US MIM Tec Pvt. Ltd.
Industrial Market Place
Industrial Molded Rubber Products
INFICON
Innovative Custom Software
Innovize
Insaco Inc.
Insequence Corp.
Insight Group Technologies Inc.
Insulation Products Corp.
In-Tech Electronics Ltd.
Interpower Corp.
Interstate Specialty Products
Intertech Engineering Associates Inc.
Investment Casting Institute
INVOTEC Engineering Inc.
Iowa Area Development Group
Ironwood Industries Inc.
Ironwood Plastics
ITNH Inc.
IVD Technology
ixmation North America
J.D. Neuhaus LP
J.W. Donchin Co.
Janatics India Private Ltd.
Janome Industrial Equipment USA Inc.
Japan Medical Design & Manufacturing Technology
Jiangyin Huilong Electric Heating App. Company Ltd.
Jiashan Epen Bearing Company Ltd.
JK Lasers, part of the GSI Group
Kato Cable
KDL Precision Molding Corp.
KEMAC Technology Inc.
KEYENCE Corp.
Kinetics Climax Inc.
Kistler North America
Kokoku Rubber Inc.
Krayden Inc.

LAKOS Separators and Filtration Solutions
Lanco Assembly Systems
Lapp USA
Laserage Technology Corp.
LaserStar Technologies Corp.
Leap Forging & Machined Parts Co.
Leister USA
Lin Engineering
LinMot Inc.
Lista International Corp.
LMI Technologies Inc.
Lomont Molding Inc.
LSP Industries
LUDECA Inc.
Lumberg Automation, a Belden Brand
M&H Engineering Company Inc.
Machine Design/Motion System Design
Madison Group
Magnet Applications Inc. (a Bunting Magnetics Co.)
Magnetic Inspection Laboratory Inc.
Mahar Tool Supply
Makita USA Inc.
Maple Leaf Tooling Solutions
Mascon Inc.
Master Magnetics Inc.
Matrix Tooling Inc./Matrix Plastic Products
Maverick Enterprises USA LLC
McClellan Automation Systems
MD+DI
Medical Component Specialists
Medical Electronics Design
Medical Product Manufacturing News
Medivative Technologies LLC
Mega Electronics Inc.
Meritech
Metrigraphics LLC
Midbrook Medical
Milagon
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics
MMPEX SYSTEMS, LLC
Mossberg & Company
Motion Controls LLC
Motion Dynamics Corp.
MTS Systems Corp.
MW Industries Inc.
MX
National Integrated Systems
Nematron Corp./InduSoft Inc.
Newport Corp.
Nikon Metrology Inc.
Nippon Pulse
Nolek Inc.
Nook Industries Inc.
Nordson EFD (formerly EFD Inc.)
Northwire Inc. - NWI Lab 360
Norwe Inc.
Novagard Solutions
Noxilizer Inc.
Objet Inc.
Olympus Innov-X
Omega Process Solutions
Optimal Design
OrthoTec
P&P Industries Inc.
Pad Print Machinery of Vermont
Panasonic Electric Works Corp. of America
Panasonic North America
Paneloc Corp.
Pannier Corp.
Patlite (USA) Corp.
Pattonair/UNISEAL Div.
Peko Precision Products Inc.
Permabond Engineering Adhesives
Peter Parts Electronics
Petersen Precision Engineering LLC
Pfeiffer Vacuum
Pinnacle Systems Inc.
Pivot Point Inc.
Plainfield Precision
Plastic Assembly Systems
Plastic Components Inc.
Plastic PowerDrive Products LLC
Pneumatics Online
Polyzen Inc.
Porex Corp.
Powertronix Corp.
Premold Corp.
Process Equipment Co. (PECo)
Product Matrix Ltd.
Professional Industries Ltd.
Promess Inc.
Promess South
Protavic America
Proto Labs Inc.
Prototron Circuits
Prototype Casting Inc.
Purex-Americas
Qingda Guangde Pingan Logistics Company Ltd.
Qingdao Automobile Import and Export Company Ltd.
Qmed.com - Find Qualified Medical Device Suppliers
Qosina
Quabbin Wire & Cable Company Inc.
Quality Bearings & Components
Quickdraw® Systems
QuickPouch, a Div. of Adaptive Manufacturing Technologies
R & L Spring Co.
R.S. Precision Industries Inc.
Rahco Rubber Inc.
RAM Technologies
Ranfac
Rapid Product Development Group Inc.
Rapidform Inc.
Red Wing Brands of America
Regloplas/RegloChill
Reid Supply Co.
Repro Parts Inc.
RFID Inc.
RK Technologies LLC
RMI Laser LLC
Rogan Corp.
Rosler Metal Finishing USA LLC
Rotor Clip Co.
RT/Dygert International
S and Y Industries
Sanyo Denki America Inc.
Schmidt Marking Systems
Scienscope International Corp.
Sealeze
Seastrom Manufacturing Company Inc.
Seaway Plastics Engineering
Sentry Insurance
Sequence Enterprise Software (FFD Inc.)
Servicor Modular Cleanrooms
Shanghai VolBoff Electron Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
Shield Mark Inc.
Shijiazuhuan Hongchang Pump Company Ltd.
Shimpo Instruments, a Div. of Nidec-Shimpo America Corp.
Shoptech Software
Siemens PLM Software
Simplex Isolation Systems
Smalley Steel Ring Co.
Smith Metal Products
Smooth Ride Casters Inc. (SRC-SUPO)
SOMAX, Inc.
Sonics & Materials Inc.
Sonobond Ultrasonics
Sparton Corporate
Sparton Express
Sparton Medical
Sparton Viet Nam
Specialty Coating Systems Inc.
Sprinter Marking
START International
Stay Online
Steinbichler Vision Systems
Sterigenics International
Stoelting Cleaning Equipment
Stone Industrial Company Ltd.
Strain Measurement Devices Inc.
Stratasys 3-D Printers & Production Systems
Strongarm Designs Inc.
Sugatsune America Inc.
SUHNER Manufacturing Inc.
Sumake Industrial Company Ltd.
Surface Solutions Group LLC
SYSPRO ERP
T.O. Plastics Inc.
Tailored Label Products Inc.
Tangent Industries
Tapeswitch Corp.
TAWI USA
TDK-Lambda Americas
Team Precision Public Company Ltd.
Technicon Acoustics
Technology Trading Co.
Teknicote Inc.
Tekscan Inc.
Telefield Medical Devices Ltd.
Tempco Electric Heater Corp.
Temptime Corp.
TEQ Thermoform Engineered Quality
Tessy Plastics Corp.
The Hall Co.
The Industrial Controls Co.
The Mueller Group Inc.
Thieme Corp.
Tianjin Yi-Yang Magnetic Materials Co., Ltd.
Toolroom Express Inc.
Toshiba Machine Co. America
Total Engineered Products Inc.
TOX-Pressotechnik LLC
TT electronics-ims
TURCK Inc.
TÜV Rheinland of North America
U.S. Tech
UBM Canon
UNEX Manufacturing Inc.
UniMeasure Inc.
Vacuum Instrument Corp./VIC Leak Detection
Value Plastics, a Nordson Co.
Versatility Professional Tool Storage LLC
Versatility Tool Works & Manufacturing Company Inc.
Virtual Industries Inc.
Visual Workplace Inc.
Vulcan Spring & Mfg. Co.
WD Bearing America
WEH Technologies Inc.
Weiss North America Inc.
Weiss Technik
William Frick & Co.
Wisconsin Precision Casting Corp.
Work Accessories
Xact Wire EDM Corp.
Xinjiang Desun International Industry Company Ltd.
Yaskawa America Inc.
Zaytran Inc.
Zebra Technologies
Zerelli Technologies
Zeta Instruments


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For more information or to register, visit: www.canontradeshows.com/expo/dmmidwest12

UBM Canon’s online event and conference: Emerging Trends in Medical Device Outsourcing/Contract Manufacturing takes place this week on Thursday June 14, 2012, from 11am until 5pm Eastern time.

The combined online conference and event will kick-off with a keynote address by Venkat Rajan, Industry Manager of Medical Devices with Frost & Sullivan. The Keynote presentation, New Medical Device Landscape: Adapt or Fade Away, will examine the potential effects of new business models and other healthcare cost-containment pressures, as well as the impending medical device tax, that have forced medical device companies to rethink their long-term strategies and approach to development. Mr. Rajan will also explain what these changing dynamics could mean for long-term stakeholders across the medical device supply chain.

Multiple speaker and chat sessions will follow the keynote address. In the first session, Design Trends in Outsourcing Innovation, Jim Mellor, VP of Marketing & Sales at Lake Region Medical, and John Carey, Vice President of New Business Development for Foliage, will provide insights on best practices for working with contractors on how to yield innovative, next-generation medical devices.

In the second conference session, Medical Device Miniaturization: The Quest for the Incredible Shrinking Parts, micromanufacturing experts Brent Hahn, Senior Sales Engineer for Accumold, and John Whynott, Technical Director for Mikrotech LLC, will discuss such topics as micromolding and micromachining of medical device parts and features.

The final conference session will cover Sourcing Suppliers in China. Industry experts will participate in a roundtable discussion and Q&A on the changing face of China and what it means for medical device OEMs seeking supplier partnerships. Speakers include:  John Merritt, Founder of Merritt for Myers Inc.; Todd Dickson, Co-founder and President of Lumenous Device Technologies Inc.;  Ames Gross, President of Pacific Bridge Medical; Tez Kurwie, International Sales Director, based in Europe, for Rosti Group; and Karl Stillman, Asia Region Sales Director, based in China, for Rosti Group.

Chat sessions topics include:  Advances in Testing, sponsored by Nelson Laboratories Inc., and New Challenges in Medical Packaging.

Event sponsors include Lumenous, Executive Sponsor, and our Exhibiting Sponsors Microspec, Fluortek, and Minnetronix.

For more information or to register, visit: https://presentations.inxpo.com/shows/ubm/UBMCanon/Emerging_Trends/2012_06_14/Microsite/home.htm

The winning products in this year's Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition, presented by UBM Canon, were announced at a presentation ceremony held May 23 inside the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the MD&M East Event at the adjacent Pennsylvania Convention Center.

In addition, Dean Kamen (inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology) presented the prestigious 2012 MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award to famed inventor Dr. Thomas Fogarty for his vast accomplishments over the last half century. This award honors an individual whose contributions during a long career have had a demonstrable impact on technological, business, and cultural advancements in medical devices.

Presented by UBM Canon, and sponsored by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, the MDEA program is the MedTech industry's premier competition for medical device design and innovation. It recognizes the achievements of medical device manufacturers, their suppliers, and the many people behind the scenes -- engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians -- who are responsible for the groundbreaking innovations that are changing the face of healthcare. MDEA-winning entries excel in the areas of product innovation, design and engineering achievement, end-user benefit, and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing and healthcare delivery.

A comprehensive review of the entries was performed by an impartial, multidisciplinary panel of third-party jurors with expertise in biomedical engineering, clinical practice, diagnostics, human factors, industrial design, manufacturing, and medicine. The 2012 MDEA Jury selected 25 winning products out of 41 finalists in 10 medical product categories.

For a complete listing of all honored products, including finalists, visit: www.canontradeshows.com/expo/awards/awards

UBM Canon’s Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA), the industry’s premier awards ceremony for medical device design and innovation, has announced that Dean Kamen will present the 2012 MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Thomas Fogarty during the MDEA award ceremony on May 23, 2012.

“I am pleased to announce that Mr. Kamen will be presenting Dr. Fogarty with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Philadelphia,” stated Heather Thompson, Editor in Chief, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry. “Mr. Kamen’s work has revolutionized the medical device industry. It is an honor to have two medical pioneers on hand with us; making the 2012 MDEAs a momentous event.”

Dean Kamen is an inventor, an entrepreneur, and advocate for science and technology. He has more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents and invented the first wearable infusion pump and the first wearable insulin pump for diabetes. Some of the many devices Mr. Kamen has worked on include the HomeChoiceTM peritoneal dialysis system, HydroflexTM surgical irrigation pump, the CrownTM stent, iBOTTM mobility device, and the Segway® Human Transporter. Mr. Kamen was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 2000, the Lemelson-MIT Prize 2002, and has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2005.

Mr. Kamen will present Dr. Fogarty with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 MDEA awards ceremony during the MD&M East conference and tradeshow in Philadelphia on May 23. Before the awards ceremony, Dr. Fogarty and Mr. Kamen will participate in a live Q&A panel lead by UBM’s Director of Content, Rich Nass. The panel will be held from 2:30- 3:00pm on the MD&M East show floor.

For more information, visit: www.canontradeshows.com/expo/awards/home

UBM Canon, in association with Powder Bulk Solids, has recently announced the release of the 2012 International Powder and Bulk Solids Conference program set for May 8-11 in Rosemont, Illinois.  Running alongside the PTXI International Expo, it is the largest conference in North America that focuses on material handling, processing and storage.  The bi-annual conference and expo brought over 5,400 attendees in 2010.

Eric Maynard of Jenike and Johanson, a featured presenter at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference says,  "This May's Powder & Bulk Solids Conference has well-recognized presenters poised to deliver proven, practical, and insightful educational content in the areas of material storage & handling, pneumatic conveying, particle technology, and dust collection and safety.  The conference has been structured to meet the needs of engineers new to the field of solids handling, as well as seasoned plant or research personnel.  The program will provide both first principles theory for processing and handling of bulk solids and effective operating practices that will help established engineers to further improve plant operating efficiencies."

Kevin Cronin, Editor-in-Chief of Powder Bulk/Solids describes, "The Powder & Bulk Solids Conference is comprehensive, thorough, and all-encompassing, and includes presentations from some of the most experienced and expert minds in the dry processing and bulk solids handling industry."

Notable speakers include: Dr. David Mills and Prof. Mark Jones, who will offer sessions which will cover fundamental techniques for pneumatic conveying operation, process selection and troubleshooting; Dr. Vahid Ebadat will lead two sessions which explore the management of electrostatic problems during powder processing as well as the nature and control of dust explosions; Remi Trottier of The Dow Chemical Company will speak about the fundamentals of particle characterization; A research group from Air Products will offer am interactive workshop on the cryogenic grinding of polymers.

The International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference  offers a three-day, four track conference program, which allows attendees the opportunity for either a broad or narrow content focus.

Below are the four conference track options:

  • Pneumatic Conveying
  • Material Storage & Handling
  • Particle Technology
  • Dust Collection & Safety

Registration for the 2012 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference is now open.

To see the full program and confirmed speakers and to register, visit: www.canontradeshows.com/expo/ptxi12

UBM Canon’s Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA), the industry’s premier awards ceremony for medical device design and innovation, has announced Dr. Thomas Fogarty as the recipient of the 2012 MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honors an individual whose contributions during a long career have had a demonstrable impact on technological, business, and cultural advancements in medical devices. Last year’s recipient was Alfred E. Mann. Fogarty was selected by the entire UBM Canon Medical Content Team and the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) Editorial Advisory Board.

Dr. Fogarty’s vast accomplishments in the medical device industry include having founded or co-founded more than 33 medical companies. Fogarty holds 135 patents on surgical instruments, among them is the Fogarty balloon embolectomy catheter which revolutionized vascular surgery, became the first minimally invasive surgical device, and is still commonly used. Before Fogarty invented the arterial embolectomy catheter, up to 50% of patients were dying or losing limbs during surgery to remove blood clots. Fogarty’s inventions have saved the lives of millions of people.

“I am very proud to announce Dr. Fogarty as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient,” stated Rich Nass, Director of Content, UBM Canon. “His work has greatly influenced the medical device industry and the advancement of medical device technologies. The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to acknowledge the great commitment and ground-breaking contributions that individuals like Dr. Fogarty have accomplished.”

Fogarty has published approximately 180 scientific articles and textbook chapters related to general and cardiovascular surgery. He founded the Fogarty Institute for Innovation, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, along-side Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers, and has won countless other awards including the Lemelson-MIT Prize for Invention and Innovation.

Fogarty will be present at the 2012 MDEA awards ceremony during the MD&M East conference and tradeshow in Philadelphia on May 23, 2012 to accept his award.

Sponsored by MD+DI and organized by UBM Canon, MDEA is the premier awards program for the medical technology community. It recognizes the achievements of medical device manufacturers, their suppliers, and the many people behind the scenes-engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians-who are responsible for the groundbreaking innovations that are changing the face of healthcare. MDEA-winning entries excel in the areas of product innovation, design and engineering achievement, end-user benefit, and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing and healthcare delivery.

For more information, visit: www.canontradeshows.com/expo/awards/home

What makes the Chevy Volt run? Find out during DESIGN West, March 26-29, when UBM Electronics, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry’s decision makers, and Avnet Express, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), reveal the design secrets behind the Volt following their Drive for Innovation’s Teardown of the vehicle.

Brian Fuller, editorial lead of the Drive for Innovation – a year-long, cross-country road trip created to uncover and celebrate innovation in the electronics industry – will moderate a series of three presentations that center on key insights learned from a three-day teardown of the Chevrolet Volt. The teardown team, which included analysts from Munro & Associates and UBM TechInsights, removed approximately 600 components from the car. The presentations will take place in the DESIGN West Theater.

Working a few feet from the torn-down Chevrolet Volt, which will be located in booth 643, Munro’s Al Steier and TechInsights’ John Scott-Thomas will offer extensive detail on the key electronics sub-assemblies of the car, including:

  • Battery pack
  • Battery pack’s ECM
  • Infotainment system and communications modules
  • Body control module
  • Charging system and inverters

“The Chevrolet Volt is considered a transitional technology as the automotive industry moves away from internal combustion engines and fossil fuel reliance,” said Fuller. "But what engineers will see in the teardown is bleeding-edge electronics design coming from Detroit that offers an amazing view of the future of automotive design."

”This is the ultimate peek under the hood of the Chevrolet Volt,” said Beth Ely, senior vice president, Avnet Express. “Not only will engineers be able to see how the Volt runs, but they get  a front-row seat to examine the components inside that power this game-changing vehicle.”

The sessions include:

  • Chevrolet Volt Tear Down: Battery Pack will be held on Tuesday, March 27 at 12:30 p.m. This session will showcase advanced analysis of the Chevrolet Volt’s lithium-ion battery pack made by LG in South Korea. Steier and Scott-Thomas will join Fuller to describe the 380V battery’s properties, its design and safety systems and then describe a half-dozen boards and front battery pack control module.

  • Chevrolet Volt Tear Down: Charging System will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at 12:30 p.m. This session will showcase the significant (and sophisticated) charging systems used to pull energy from the grid into the vehicle’s main battery and then run a variety of subsystems. Steier and Scott-Thomas will show the modules and intricately designed boards that make up the charging system’s inverter, AC-DC convert, DC-DC converter and charge cable.

  • Chevrolet Volt Tear Down: Infotainment will be held on Thursday, March 29 at 11:00 a.m. This session will highlight the infotainment system in the Chevrolet Volt. It is a state-of-the-art interface that includes two displays (one a touch screen) and capacitive-touch control buttons for entertainment, climate control and navigation. Steier and Scott-Thomas will show many of the boards they removed from the car that control communication, radio, navigation, body positions and the flat panel displays (driver display and navigation/entertainment) in this presentation.

For more information, visit: www.driveforinnovation.com or www.ubmdesign.com/highlights/avnet-drive-for-innovation

For the first time, UBM Canon is bringing its successful series of advanced manufacturing events to Texas March 14-15 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. This new resource for manufacturers will feature regional editions of several long-standing successful expositions, including Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Texas, TexasPack, Design & Manufacturing Texas, Automation Technology Expo (ATX) Texas, Quality Expo, Contract Manufacturing Expo, Sustainability in Manufacturing, and AeroCon.

Manufacturers in the region can look forward to meeting with experts from 550 of the nation's leading suppliers. On display will be the very latest technologies, equipment, materials, and services for every aspect of the manufacturing process – from initial R&D, through production and processing, to final end-product packaging. Solutions and ideas for all manufacturing industries will be showcased, from aerospace, food and beverage, chemical, medical, industrial, printing, transportation, computer and electronics, instruments, and more.

Running alongside the exposition are two comprehensive educational programs. The MD&M Texas Conference is a two-day program packed with invaluable insights for driving growth and delivering successful medical device products to market. The Quality Expo Conference–Optimizing Quality Management– offers two days of new techniques and practical training on the fundamentals of quality management.

UBM Canon is the leading producer of trade events and media brands that support the flow of information, commerce, and innovation in the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing sector, including the medical device, packaging, design engineering, process technology, automated assembly, electronics, quality control, and plastics processing segments. The company is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

For more details or to register, visit: www.CanonTexasShows.com

With admission to Pacific Design & Manufacturing, you have access to eight additional industry-related events taking place under the same roof. Meet with more than 2,000 additional suppliers featuring 400,000 sq. ft. of materials, equipment, systems, and services used in product design and development at the Anaheim Convention Center.


1) Medical Design & Manufacturing - MD&M West

2) Sustainability in Manufacturing

3) WestPack 2012

4) PLASTEC West 2012

5) ATX West 2012

6) AeroCon

7) Electronics West

8) SensorTec 2012


Show Location:


800 W. Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802

Expo Dates and Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday
February 14, 10:00 AM* - 5:00 PM
February 15, 10:00 AM* - 5:00 PM
February 16, 10:00 AM* - 4:00 PM

Conference Dates and Hours:

Monday-Thursday
February 13-16, 2012
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For more information, visit: www.canontradeshows.com/expo/pdm12

The Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) program, the medical device industry’s premier design awards competition, announced today that is has extended the deadline for the call for entries to February 8, 2012.

The MDEA is presented by UBM Canon, the global advanced manufacturing and MedTech authority, and by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI), the industry’s central source for late breaking news, information, and business intelligence.

Entries are accepted from companies and individuals worldwide involved in the design, engineering, manufacture, or distribution of finished medical devices or medical packaging products.

“We are very proud to be a part of a long tradition of innovation in medical device products,” stated Heather Thompson, Editor-in-Chief, MD+DI. “Through the MDEA, we have honored nearly 450 groundbreaking products, including the AcceleDent Orthodontic System; Avedro Vedera KXS Vision Correction Device, and many more deserving products.”

The program recognizes both the design achievements and healthcare contributions of medical product manufacturers and the many people behind the scenes-engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians-who are responsible for the groundbreaking innovations that are changing the face of healthcare.

The MDEA will also be honoring an individual with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions over a long career that have a demonstrable impact on technological, business, and cultural advancements in medical devices.

Accepted in ten medical product categories, entries are evaluated by a multidisciplinary panel of jurors with expertise in engineering, medicine, human factors, industrial design, manufacturing, and other design and healthcare-related fields.

Finalists will be publicly announced in the April issue of MD+DI magazine. The winners will then be announced in May at a special presentation ceremony held in conjunction with the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference and Exposition, May 22-24, 2012, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. MDEA-winning products will be honored with Bronze, Silver, or Gold-level awards in each category. Also, one Gold-winning product will be awarded “Best-in-Show”.

Parties interested in entering in the 2012 MDEA competition are encouraged to visit www.mdeawards.com for complete program details, including eligibility requirements, a downloadable entry form, rules, instructions, and an entry materials checklist.

International event organizer UBM Canon is bringing some of its renowned advanced manufacturing exhibitions to the Fort Worth Convention Center, March 14-15, 2012.  For the first time, the company's 30-year anchor event Medical Design & Manufacturing event (MD&M) comes to the Texas marketplace, bringing with it Quality Expo Texas, Design & Manufacturing Texas featuring the Contract Manufacturing Expo, Automation Technology (ATX) Texas, and TexasPack, along with AeroCon, for the aerospace industry, and Sustainability in Manufacturing. Texas is ranked number one nationally in both the value of annual shipments and of materials purchased to be used in production. It holds the number two ranking (after California) in the number of manufacturing employees, annual payroll, and outlays for capital equipment. The Texas medical product manufacturing industry alone is a $5 billion sector, and Texas manufacturers overall bring in a sales volume of $643.89 billion.

During the two days of the exhibitions in Fort Worth, MD&M Texas and Quality Expo conferences will offer sessions on best practices and governmental regulations in the manufacture of medical devices, risk management and quality control enforcement, and many other topics relevant to the demands of advanced manufacturing.

UBM Canon is the leading producer of face-to-face trade events and media brands that support the flow of information, commerce, and innovation in the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing sector, including the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, packaging, design engineering, process technology, automated assembly, electronics, quality control, plastics processing, aerospace, and sustainability segments.

For more information, visit: www.canontradeshows.com/expo/texas12

MD+DI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry), UBM Canon’s leading brand providing the medical device industry with the latest news, information, and in-depth analysis, announced a series of articles and discussion covering perspectives on the human element of medical device design.

“We’re taking a close look at what the human element means to the medical device industry,” stated Brian Buntz, Editor for MD+DI. “To some, the focus of that is on the patient’s experience living with a medical device. For others, the emphasis is on producing devices that are safer and easier for physicians to use in their procedures. In an industry focused on saving and enhancing people’s lives, sometimes the human element gets lost in the shuffle of regulatory issues, recalls, pricing squeezes, and rising costs-yet it is an integral part of the entire industry.”

For the first two parts of the series, Buntz spoke with Professor Mary Beth Privitera, a designer of medical devices and biomedical-engineering professor at the University of Cincinnati who oversaw the Medical Design Excellence Awards judging process in 2011 to get her view on the human element of innovation.

In the first part, “Designing the Devices Surgeons Want,” Privitera states, “The human element is the one common thread that is throughout the entire process and throughout the entire innovation cycle where you get the idea, the inspiration for the idea, and then there is a whole push from a regulatory perspective of making products that are more advanced with regard to ergonomics and human factors.”

Privitera also discusses the importance of clinical observation and how crucial it is for the problem solver (design engineer) and problem owner (surgeon) to work together to find the best solution. She discusses clinical observation including stress testing. Read more and join the discussion here.

In part two, “Pushing Boundaries of Innovation,” Privitera takes a deeper dive into the idea behind stress monitoring of physicians to identify challenging components of procedures to then address in specific medical device design and delivery methods. She also discusses the use of personas to “help break out large market segments based on use behavior” as well as visual mapping of clinical procedures.

For the last five years, an exclusive annual study by  the global authority Packaging Digest, a leading media brand of UBM Canon,  and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition has shown sustainability’s steady growth as a driver of change and innovation in the packaging sector. New data from the just-released 2011 survey indicate that this momentum might be slowing.

The exclusive “Sustainability in Packaging” study - the longest-running benchmarking survey on this topic in the industry-indicates some slippage on key questions, according to John Kalkowski, Packaging Digest editorial director. He explains that this does not mean that sustainability’s importance among packagers has declined. Rather, its impact is still growing, although at a slightly slower pace.

The 2011 survey was conducted in September, drawing 674 responses from a cross section of the packaging industry that includes consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs), retailers, packaging services and converters, as well as machinery and materials suppliers.

”Packaging affects so many aspects of consumers’ lives and business. While it protects the investment in products, it also has a major impact on the environment through the use of materials, energy and the creation of waste,” says Anne Johnson, director of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. “Packaging Digest and the SPC launched this survey five years ago because we recognized that the packaging industry was going through tremendous changes as a result of increasing concerns about sustainability across society. This annual study is one of the best benchmarks of how the packaging segment has changed each year and an excellent indicator of sustainability issues that are on the horizon.”

Kalkowski points out that packaging accounts for one of the largest employment sectors across all U.S. manufacturing. “At the same time, packaging is used and thrown away each day by virtually all consumers, making it an obvious target to control through sustainable activities,” he says.

Major findings from the study include:

• The number of respondents reporting high or moderate familiarity with the issues of sustainability dipped to 80 percent in 2011 versus 83 percent in the 2010 survey, still well above the 52 percent at the same level of familiarity in 2007, the first year the survey was conducted.

• A growing number of study participants (41 percent) say the emphasis on sustainability within their companies has stayed the same in the past year, compared to 31 percent a year ago, while 55 percent said the emphasis had grown within their company in 2011.

• When asked how they’d rate their company’s success in achieving sustainability, less than one quarter of respondents say the business they work for had achieved levels beyond similar companies.

• Consumer demand, pricing pressure and retailer/brand owner requirements were cited most often as the main influences on companies’ sustainable packaging efforts.

• Economic conditions were cited as a major reason that some businesses have scaled back their activities in sustainable packaging.

Again in 2011, study participants identify Walmart as the leader among retailers for its sustainability practices, followed by Target and Whole Foods Markets. Among consumer product goods companies, Procter & Gamble was most-recognized for sustainability, followed by Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, which both introduced plant-based packaging in 2011.

Further details of the study are available in the November issue of Packaging Digest at: www.packagingdigest.com/SustainableSurvey

Hypertronics and UBM Canon’s Medical Device Media Group will co-host a seminar that aims to teach designers about the art of component selection in an advanced medical system. Dubbed, Strategies for Avoiding Device Failure, the seminar will be led by industry expert Robert Hult. As the Director of Product Technology for Bishop & Associates, Hult has nearly 40 years experience in the connector industry, with stops at Foxconn, Intel, and Tyco Electronics.

The seminar headlined by industry expert Robert Hult, of Bishop & Associate will be co-located during the MD&M show in Minneapolis, November 2-3, 2011.

Hult’s presentation will look at making safe, dependable choices when it comes to component selection. This fits well with Hypertronics’ strategy, a company that is well respected for being a global supplier of high reliability, high performance interconnect solutions.

As most design engineers are aware, there are many potential points of failure on an advanced medical system. Hult will point out the obvious and not-so-obvious trouble spots, as well as their causes, and what you can do to avoid them. Devices covered in the discussion will include MRI, digital imaging, ultrasound, electrophysiology catheters, defibrillators, patient monitoring equipment, and implantable devices. One particular area of focus will be the interconnect system. Ample time will be allowed for Q&A and networking.

“I’m really excited to hear what Robert has to say. He’s a veteran that has been in the trenches when it comes to advanced system design,” said Rich Nass, Director of Content for UBM Canon’s Medical Devices Group. “When you’re designing products that save people’s lives, the mantra is that it has to work right all the time, every time.”

“We look forward to partnering with Hypertronics on this custom event,” said Shannon E. Alo-Mendosa, Director of Sales, UBM Canon’s Medical Device Media Group. “As the market leader, we anticipate partnering and executing more marketing services programs such as custom products and solutions in the future.  Especially as our customer’s/partner’s needs are focused more on engagement with a targeted audience  - we can apply our powerful content, unsurpassed brand equity and audience reach across the medical device industry, manufacturers, suppliers and OEMs, and in essence provide turnkey marketing services capabilities with a consultative media sales process.”

“We are delighted to participate in this event,” stated Vadim Radunsky, President, Hypertronics Corporation. “We view this venue as one that serves Hypertronics and its customers well across multiple disciplines within medical device manufacturing as it enables us to connect with the global community, build brand awareness and engage with our target audience.”

For more information, visit: www.canontradeshows.com/expo/minn11

The Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) program is accepting entries for its 2012 competition from companies and individuals worldwide involved in the design, engineering, manufacture, or distribution of finished medical devices or medical packaging products. The MDEA is presented by UBM Canon, the leading producer of face-to-face, digital, print, and online business acceleration products for the worldwide medical device industry and sponsored by MD+DI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry) magazine.

Now in its 15th year, the MDEA competition is a prestigious, publicity-charged program that provides companies with year-round opportunities to increase the distinction of their MDEA-finalist and winning products. The program recognizes both the design achievements and healthcare contributions of medical product manufacturers and the many people behind the scenes-engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians-who are responsible for the groundbreaking innovations that are changing the face of healthcare.

Parties interested in entering in the 2012 MDEA competition are encouraged to visit www.MDEAwards.com for complete program details, including eligibility requirements, a downloadable entry form, rules, instructions, and an entry materials checklist. Industry professionals are encouraged to review the information provided on the website and become involved in building recognition for medical product excellence, both in their own companies and industry wide. Although entries are most often submitted by manufacturers, firms that provide materials, components, or design and consulting services may submit an entry on behalf of a product manufacturer with that manufacturer’s written consent.

The early-bird submission deadline for the 2012 MDEA competition is November 14, 2011 and its standard deadline is December 9, 2011.

Accepted in ten medical product categories, entries are evaluated by a multidisciplinary panel of jurors with expertise in engineering, medicine, human factors, industrial design, manufacturing, and other design and healthcare-related fields.

Finalists will be publicly announced in the April issue of MD+DI magazine. The winners will then be announced in May at a special presentation ceremony held in conjunction with the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference and Exposition, May 22-24, 2012, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. MDEA-winning products will be honored with Bronze-, Silver-, or Gold-level awards in each category. Also, one Gold-winning product will be awarded “Best-in-Show”.

MDEA awards have been given to nearly 450 groundbreaking products, including the AcceleDent Orthodontic System; Avedro Vedera KXS Vision Correction Device; cobas b 123 point-of-care blood gas analyzer system; Compass interchangeable modular system; Cranial Loop nonmetallic cranial fixation device for postcraniotomy bone flap fixation; DISTALOCK Intramedullary (IM) Nail and Drill System; Encircle Compression Therapy device; Inogen One G2 portable oxygen concentrator; Integrated Cycler real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) thermocycler; iO-Flex surgical system; JuggerKnot Soft Suture Anchor; Leica BOND-III immunohistochemistry and in-situ hybridization staining system; Lifeline View automated external defibrillator; LipiView Ocular Surface Interferometer; MAGPIX versatile multiplexing bioassay platform; MalleoLoc ankle orthosis; Mindray V Series Patient Monitoring System; Orascoptic Freedom cordless LED headlamp for dentists and hygienists; PleuraFlow active tube clearance system; Pronto-7 handheld noninvasive hemoglobin spot-check testing device; Propoint obturation point for use in root canal therapy; Radiant Heat Warmer (RHW) 3000 series; Selenia Dimensions tomosynthesis (3D) system; SpeediCath Compact Male intermittent catheter; Triangular Prostatic Stent; UroLift System minimally invasive device; VeinViewer Vision vascular imaging device; and the Venner A.P. Advance Video Laryngoscope.

The MDEA program is endorsed by AdvaMed; the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering; the Healthcare Technology Foundation; the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; the Medical Device Manufacturers Association; and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance.

PlasticsToday and Injection Molding, the plastics industry's source for business-critical information and plastics processing technology insights, today announced that Dr. Neal Elliott, an energy policy, market, and technology thought-leader will present a keynote address entitled, "The Outlook for Manufacturing: Optimism with a Dose of Caution," for the upcoming online conference and tradeshow: Continuous Improvement in Injection Molding on September 8, 2011.

Dr. Neal Elliott, Associate Director for Research at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and an internationally recognized expert and author on energy efficiency and electric motor systems, will provide a high-level view of where energy efficiency technology and policy is now and where it is headed. Dr. Elliott will also provide a clear-cut cost/benefit analysis to help molders decide which steps will carry the biggest payback for their operations.

Dr. Elliott coordinates the overall research efforts of the ACEEE, but his nearly 20 years in Washington D.C. advocating on behalf of energy efficiency, particularly in industry, give him a unique insight into the efforts of manufacturers to reduce power usage and how the intersection of public technology and public policy affect those efforts.

"We are very excited to have Dr. Elliott as the keynote for our first online conference and tradeshow. He has a wealth of insight to offer molders in energy efficiency, as well as an extensive background in energy policy, electric motor systems, combined heat and power, and energy markets," stated Matt Defosse, Editorial Director, PlasticsToday. "Attendees can easily access his webcast simply by registering and logging into the free event with the added opportunity to ask questions after the presentation."

This conference features a series of webcasts that will have specific content covering the path of continuous improvement for injection molders and plastics processing professionals. The keynote will be followed by speaking sessions and panels that include discussions around: Energy Efficiency, Building Better Molds, and Cleanroom Injection Molding. Live Q&A will follow each session.

Registration is free and attendees will also have the opportunity to enter to win an iPad2.

In addition to a series of webcasts, attendees can visit online tradeshow booths staffed by suppliers, consultants, and others able to offer energy-saving equipment and services to the injection molding industry. These spaces will be equipped with white papers, videos, brochures, among other resources, and live-chat capabilities for conversations between attendees and suppliers.

Signature Sponsors for the virtual event include: ENGEL, Milacron LLC, and TMC of America, Inc, and Wittmann Battenfield.

For more information or to register, visit: https://presentations.inxpo.com/Shows/UBM/UBMCanon/PlasticsToday/Microsite/registration.htm

UBM Canon has announced details of the keynote addresses at next month’s inaugural MEDevice Forum-the September 13-14 conferences and supplier showcase in San Diego which focus upon current and emerging innovations in materials for medical applications and implant device development.

The Forum’s conferences will begin with a September 13th keynote address by Dr. Chandramallika (Molly) Ghosh, senior scientific reviewer in the Office of Device Evaluation, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The presentation is entitled, “Submissions and Approvals for Innovative Devices: An FDA Update”.  Dr. Ghosh will discuss the FDA’s review approach for pre-market evaluation of medical devices, and provide an overview of the Medical Device Innovation initiative launched by FDA’s Center for the CDRH in 2011.

The next day’s address, entitled “Post Market-Enforcement and Risk Management”, will be delivered by Vipul Sheth, Vice President of Quality, Coronary/Peripheral for Medtronic. The presentation will discuss the impact of healthcare reform, increased regulatory scrutiny, FDA modernization and implementation of initiatives under the new commissioner, pricing pressures faced by industry, and the strengthening of regulatory systems in developing countries. Mr. Sheth will also offer insights into how medical device companies can prepare themselves for the future.   

Multiple presentations will follow these keynote addresses. Presentations in the Implantable Device Design track include: Part I: Applying Standards and Regulation to Implantable Device Design, Part II: Beyond ISO: Material Testing That You Should Do but Probably Don’t, Part III: Examining the Process, and Part IV: Working with Suppliers.

The presentations covered under the Applying New Materials to Enable Innovative Devices conference track include Part I: Addressing Materials Challenges, Part II: Materials and Electronics, and Parts III and IV: Applications for Specialty Materials: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

About  Chandramallika (Molly) Ghosh

Dr. Ghosh holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from University of Louisiana at Monroe and did postdoctoral research at Purdue University. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. She serves as a United States Expert on ISO TC 194, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) responsible for developing standards for biological evaluation of medical devices. She is a founding member of Medical Device Specialty Section (MDSS) at Society of Toxicology. Prior to joining FDA, Dr. Ghosh was the Associate Director of Toxicology at NAMSA, Ohio. Dr. Ghosh has presented and published over 50 papers and was an Adjunct (prestige appointment) Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the College of Pharmacy at University of Toledo, Ohio.

About Vipul Sheath

Mr. Sheath’s current responsibilities include Design Assurance Engineering for R&D projects that include Drug Eluting Stent products such as Endeavor and Resolute. He is responsible for Design Assurance activities at multiple sites - Santa Rosa, Danvers, MA, Galway Ireland and our recently acquired business Invatec (based in Switzerland and Italy) and Ardian (based in Mountain view, CA). Mr. Sheath reports directly to the General Manager of the Coronary business unit, as well as the VP of QA for the Cardiac /Vascular sector, and is accountable for all aspects of Quality Assurance for the Coronary business (approximately $1.5B in revenue). In previous roles at Medtronic, Mr. Sheath has supported the Endovascular business as Director of QA and successfully launched several projects and led a cross-functional team to resolve significant compliance issues related to clinical trials. He has overseen business integration activities post business acquisitions and participated in due diligence activities. Mr. Sheath has overseen all areas of QA during his tenure at Medtronic including product development support, manufacturing support, manufacturing transfer, business acquisition and integration, supplier quality, audit and compliance functions, software quality, configuration management and other shared services. 

The inaugural MEDevice Forum will focus on modern biomaterials and developing next-generation implant technology. The conference will also discuss how to successfully take next-generation devices that incorporate innovative technologies to market. The event will take place on September 13-14, 2011, from 9:00-4:00 PDT. Registration is now available. Admission to the conference is complimentary for employees of qualifying implantable device manufacturers. Supporting Organizations include ASM International, the Society of Plastics Engineers, and the Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation.

For more information, visit: www.medeviceforum.com

UBM Canon has announced that it will produce the Pharmapack North America conference and exhibition May 22-23, 2012 in Philadelphia’s PA Convention Center. The technology-focused conference and exhibition, which focuses upon innovation in packaging technology and drug delivery systems to enhance health product safety, is the counterpart of the company’s highly successful show in Paris, France.

Established in 1997, Pharmapack in Paris is Europe’s recognized event for senior managers and engineers involved in R&D, design, development, purchase and procurement of packaging and drug delivery devices as well as production from the leading pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, veterinary and medical companies.

"Philadelphia is the ideal place to launch Pharmapack in North America," according the UBM Canon’s senior vice-president Kevin O’Keefe. "The entire life sciences sector in Greater Philadelphia employs about 95,000 workers, with about 60% of them engaged in pharmaceuticals and biotech development and manufacturing."

The conference at Pharmapack North America will feature two days of high-level presentations focusing upon key challenges, trends, and technical innovations in the drug delivery systems and packaging technology sectors. The show’s exhibition categories will include designers, manufacturers and distributors of packaging material and machinery, product and packaging design services, drug delivery systems/devices (such as syringes, pen injector, inhaler, dispensers); packaging components; blister packaging; cardboard, printing and labeling; child resistant and senior friendly solutions; medical packaging; sterilization techniques and services; contract manufacturing; traceability and anti-counterfeit technologies; production equipment; automation and assembly systems; transport material and services.

Pharmapack North America expands UBM Canon’s portfolio of products serving the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, which includes the well-established business magazines Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, Med Ad News, and R&D Directions, as well as the industry websites PMPNews.com, PharmaLive.com, and Pharmalot.com.

For more information, visit: www.PharmapackNorthAmerica.com

UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, today announced it won a min's Best of the Web award for EBN, the electronics industry's premier online community for global supply chain professionals, in the Relaunch: B2B category.  The Best of the Web awards heralds magazine excellence online.

According to min's, "As the supply chain in electronics became more decentralized and affected by volatile international markets, UBM editors decided that the field needed a resource, not just another content feed. EBNonline.com was recreated as a genuine community of experts. Editor Bolaji Ojo is a facilitator of conversations that occur among hundreds of community moderators throughout the site ... . The site effectively moved from content to real conversation and led rather than followed the market into a solutions-driven approach to b2b publishing."

"We are honored to be recognized by min's for the extraordinary relaunch of EBN.  It validates that we have achieved our editorial mission," said David Blaza, Vice President, UBM Electronics.  "Additionally, we have received tremendous interest and support from our audience – EBN clearly supports the needs of global supply chain professionals."

EBN is the market-leading interactive community site for senior executives, managers, financial analysts, and other professionals involved in managing supply chain activities in the high-tech equipment sector. Formerly known as Electronics Buyer's News, EBN was one of the first publications to track the industry supply chain. The publication focused on the electronics supply chain and provided critical market information on all players in the electronics industry.

EBN's mission is to create an environment where all players in the supply chain – OEMs, electronic manufacturing services providers, engineers, component distributors, component manufacturers, logistics firms, procurement professionals, supply chain management software developers, and other third-party service providers – can identify opportunities, share best practices, find solutions to challenges and problems, get information about companies they do business with, and engage in conversations about their field in a professional environment.

EBN's editorial team is led by Editor in Chief Bolaji Ojo and Community Editor Barbara Jorgensen.

EBN's global community of readers provided the following feedback about the website:

"UPS is excited to be authoring the 'Change in the Chain' blog on EBN. Logistics is a powerful force in business today and a strong community of supply chain professionals is essential to harnessing that power to prosper economies worldwide."  

-- Mike Lepley, UPS

"In many cases companies don't compete; their supply chains do.  Today, product design, procurement, manufacturing, sales, logistics, outsourcing, environmental regulations, supply-demand, and allocation often occur not just in different countries but also on separate continents, further complicating the management and coordination of already complicated processes and functions. EBN will help spark the necessary discussions among all players in the market."

-- Michael Kirschner, CEO of Design Chain Associates

For more information visit: www.ebnonline.com or www.ubmelectronics.com

UBM Canon, the leading B2B media company dedicated exclusively to the global $3.0 trillion advanced manufacturing sector, announced today that it is refocusing its plastics industry media business exclusively on a multi-channel, online strategy via its leading brand PlasticsToday.com. The move aligns with UBM Canon Publishing's focus on digital-first products that inform and empower advanced manufacturing communities and platforms connecting buyers with sellers.

"Media consumption across all industries has changed and the plastics industry is no different," said Stephen Corrick, Vice President and Executive Director of UBM Canon Publishing. "Plastics professionals throughout the world have identified the Internet as their primary source of business information and the preference for digital media is even more pronounced in the industry's fastest-growing markets of China, Brazil and India."

Corrick continued, "The time is right for UBM Canon to take the lead and dedicate all of our resources to the channels that best serve our audience of plastics professionals and deliver return on marketing investment to our customers."

A cornerstone of UBM Canon's strategy to grow its offering in the plastics market is to leverage UBM's leading technology platforms, including UBM Studios (the world's leading virtual event provider) and Qmed.com (the world's leading medical device supplier sourcing platform). UBM Canon will also take advantage of UBM's global infrastructure, particularly in Asia and South America, to expand its reach and targeted content for key emerging markets.

Jason Brown, Vice President of Digital Media for UBM Canon, stated, "We are excited to focus our deep plastics industry knowledge, digital media expertise and investment on the media channels that allow us to truly inform, empower and engage the global plastics community. This is a natural transition for our products in the plastics market and one that allows us to partner with our clients to build highly customized, results-driven programs targeting key market segments."

The product portfolio includes e-newsletters, virtual conferences and tradeshows, webcasts and online seminars, and an enhanced PlasticsToday.com website that will feature:

Market-focused channels and newsletters for Automotive & Mobility, Medical, Packaging, and Electronics & Electrical
Technology-focused channels and newsletters on Auxiliaries, Tooling, Injection Molding, Extrusion, and Additives & Resins
Webinar series for Automotive & Mobility, Medical, Packaging, and Electronics & Electrical
Monthly chats with experts focused on industry trends and technology developments


UBM Canon will launch a new site, ResinPricingToday.com, and will host its first virtual event and tradeshow in July.  

"We will continue to be the trusted and leading source of business-critical information and plastics processing technology insights, but by leveraging online and digital, we can deliver more content, more perspectives, and more data to more plastics processing professionals throughout the world," said Editorial Director Matt Defosse. "Through a multi-faceted content approach that includes high-quality editorial, vendor-supplied information, and user-generated content, PlasticsToday will be the first true online plastics community."

Jason Brown, Vice President of Digital Media for UBM Canon, will lead PlasticsToday. Editorial Director Matt Defosse will lead the content team and John Guadagno, Sales Director, will lead the account team.

As part of the restructuring, the last print editions of Injection Molding Magazine and Modern Plastics Worldwide will be published in April. Injection Molding and Modern Plastics Worldwide will continue to deliver content via branded e-newsletters and the PlasticsToday.com website.

For more information visit: www.ubmcanon.com

UBM Canon announced at MD&M West in Anaheim that it will be investing significant resources in Qmed to build on its success since its 2010 launch. As part of these planned enhancements, the Canon Data Mine (CDM) database product will become part of Qmed, the world's only 100% qualified supplier search engine and sourcing platform for medical device OEMs. As part of the new alignment, the CDM database application will be exclusively available to Qmed suppliers with enhanced/paid listings. The CDM database includes 1.3 million unique contacts including 350,000 verified, active medical device professionals.

"2011 will be a significant year of investment in Qmed," stated Stephen Corrick, Vice-President and Executive Director of UBM Canon Publishing. "In the past 10 months, we have delivered to the industry the first and only qualified supplier search engine and directory powered by advanced search and embedded with qualitative supplier content and resources. In 2011, we will focus on growing the Qmed audience, SEO investment, and developing engineering and design tools that serve the needs of medical device OEMs—evolving Qmed into the definitive qualified supplier sourcing and product design ecosystem for the medical device industry."

Corrick also announced the appointment of Tim Simone to Brand Director of Qmed and the addition of a client services team. In this new role, Simone will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for Qmed, driving the next phase of development for the product, expanding the platform globally and creating increased value for enhanced listing suppliers.

"By providing the Canon Data Mine exclusively to paid suppliers on Qmed, we are delivering a high-quality tool and measurable results to our enhanced listing customers," said Simone, Brand Director of Qmed. "With Qmed, qualified suppliers connect with medical device OEMs actively sourcing and researching suppliers during the product design cycle. With CDM, suppliers can identify and target high quality leads from UBM Canon's master data file. Together, Qmed and CDM deliver a powerful platform that delivers visibility, connections, and measurable results to our customers."

"Bringing Canon Data Mine under the Qmed platform immediately delivers more value to our customers and  demonstrates our commitment to providing leading-edge products that are focused squarely on facilitating meaningful and quality connections between medical device OEMs and suppliers to the industry," stated Corrick. "This is just one of many exciting plans we have for Qmed."

For more information about becoming an enhanced listing supplier on Qmed, visit booth #482 at MD&M West, February 8-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center or contact Tim Simone at 310-445-3767 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

About Canon Data Mine

Canon Data Mine is a powerful database application available only to Qmed enhanced suppliers. The platform gives suppliers the ability to mine and target key contacts from UBM Canon's database of more than 1.3 million unique records, including over 350,000 medical device professionals worldwide. Canon Data Mine is designed to enable suppliers to reach specific contacts for which a direct sales approach is in mind, where telephone calls and personal visits will be used in combination with personalized emails and mailings.

About UBM Canon

UBM Canon, the leading B2B media company dedicated exclusively to the global $3.0 trillion advanced manufacturing sector, helps support the flow of information, commerce and innovation in such sophisticated segments as medical devices and pharmaceutical development. UBM Canon also addresses cutting-edge developments in broader areas of advanced engineering design and manufacturing, and manufacturing processes and packaging. UBM Canon is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

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