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Anaheim gears up for MD&M show

Abbott Vascular's Jan Gates will chair a Feb. 15 Medical Device and Packaging session that includes Part I, Packaging Engineering, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., followed by Part II, Packaging Validation and Compliance from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The session is part of Medical Design and Manufacturing West event at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. The conference will be held Feb. 12-15, while the exposition runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Feb. 13-14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15.

MD&M West is one of six co-located shows that also include WestPack, Plastec West, Electronics West, Pacific Design and Manufacturing, and Automation Technology Expo West.

Highlights of Session 402—Medical Device Packaging, Part I: Packaging Engineering, include:

• ISO 11607 Implementation: Panel discussion chaired by Mike Scholla, DuPont. Panelists: Tim Galekop, Ahlstrom Corporation; Randall Troutman, Oliver Medical; Dhuanne Dodrill, Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc.

• Case Study: Accelerated Aging of a Rigid Medical Packaging Application: Jack Imes, Principal Technical Service Engineer, Eastman Chemical Co.

• Basics of Pre-Made Thermoform Tray Design for Sterile Medical Package: Jason Crosby, Medical Business Manager, Plastic Ingenuity

Part II: Packaging Validation and Compliance

• Material Qualification for Form-Fill-Seal: Andy O'Gorman, Senior Associate, Stockdale Associates, Inc.

• Package Shelf Life Qualification: Real Time & Accelerated: Renee Van Dorne, Sr. R&D Project Engineer, Advanced Medical Optics

• ISTA 5B Refrigerated shipment qualifications: Mark Escobedo, Chief Technologist, Westpak

• Distribution & Shipping Validation: Jan Gates, Principal Packaging Engineer, Abbott Vascular

See Canon Communications for more details on this event.
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