August 22-23, 2012 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA
BOSTON, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI), the leading news and media service for senior executives in the medical
device sector, today announced the launch of its inaugural MedTech
Supplier Partnerships conference in Boston. This unique event is
designed to bring medical device manufacturers together with their
suppliers and CMOs to share and gather practical tools and strategies
to achieve the transition from procurement to partnership, critical to
success in this competitive industry.
Developed through in-depth research with industry professionals, this
conference specifically tackles the challenges facing those charged
with responsibility in Procurement, Sourcing, Outsourcing, Quality
Assurance, Compliance, and Supply Chain within the medical device
industry. Recognizing the crucial role suppliers play in the ability of
OEMs to both innovate and deliver cost efficiencies, the conference
will provide attendees with the information to effectively collaborate
with their suppliers and generate real value in the supply chain.
Today's climate of regulatory uncertainty and increasing pressure from
the FDA further compound the need to work closely with suppliers and
CMOs and ensure the delivery of quality standards at all stages. As Steve Niedelman, lead quality system and compliance consultant, King & Spalding LLP (Washington, DC) puts it: "At the end of the day, it is just in everybody's best interest to have
an effective supplier quality program to reduce your liabilities,
risks, and to ensure that your product is safe and effective." Niedelman will be joining a diverse faculty of quality and regulatory
experts to discuss strategies for supplier-based FDA compliance on day
two of the program. Across the rest of the program will be educational
content delivered by supply specialists from leading companies
including Cordis, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, Genentech, Pathway Medical
Technologies, Underwriters Laboratories, Ametek and more.
For both small and large device manufacturers the need to both manage
the risk and capitalize on the benefits of working with suppliers is
imperative to survival in this industry. This one of a kind conference
is the only place where not only the tools to manage these
relationships will be explored, but also the essential theory on
building lasting, valuable and rewarding partnerships. The first day
offers 10 sessions including supplier management trends and models; key
factors in supplier selection; sourcing innovative materials and
components; building collaborative partnerships; IP protection;
ensuring traceability; and working with CMOs in international markets.
Day two provides tools and techniques to implement the effective end to
end management of suppliers. Key topics to be discussed will include
process validation, avoiding FDA warning letters, performance metrics,
design controls, and risk assessment and management.
CMOs and suppliers will also benefit from the expert-led discussions and
case studies as they will hear firsthand what medical device
manufacturers are looking for from their suppliers and how they can
develop win-win relationships. This will also provide opportunity to
better understand FDA requirements and customer challenges, and learn
how to best meet OEM needs. Extensive networking will also put
suppliers face to face with medical device professionals who make
purchasing decisions every day.
To learn more about MedTech Supplier Partnerships conference and to
register to attend, visit: http://www.medtechsupplier.com
For sponsorship information please contact Christine Nguyen, Sponsorship
Sales Manager, MD+DI Conferences at +1(310)996-9445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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