The Midwest’s largest advanced manufacturing event is coming to Minneapolis in November. Six co-located events, including PLASTEC Minneapolis and Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis, will welcome more than 600 suppliers and thousands of attendees to the Minneapolis Convention Center on Nov. 8 and 9, 2017.
Industry experts will address issues such as medical tubing measurement and quality control, optimization of profile dies for multi-lumen extrusion and the science of cutting medical tubing with minimal particulates.
This week, FDA cleared the first duodenoscope with a disposable distal cap. The new design improves access to the device for cleaning and reprocessing, preventing contaminated tissue or fluids from remaining on the device and infecting patients.
The agreement reportedly establishes clear-cut guidelines preserving the security of patents and other intellectual property, which is an enormous victory for both manufacturers and consumers, said Omix-ADA (Suwanee, GA).
Mold Craft (Willernie, MN) builds micro molds specifically engineered for purpose-built machines manufactured by Wittmann Battenfeld (Torrington, CT). Both companies strive to meet the rapidly growing demand for small, tight-tolerance medical components.