Medical and dental device manufacturing is growing in Canada. With the support of many groups and world-class research centers, this innovative sector is expanding into new areas every day.  Reflecting the needs of medical and dental manufacturers, the Medical Manufacturing Innovations Series at CMTS provides the connections and ideas needed.

 

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CMTS Conference

Technologies key to medical and dental device manufacturing will be featured at the CMTS conference. Included in this will be precision, additive manufacturing and more. Wednesday’s sessions will be of high interest to medical device manufacturers focusing on critical design and quality challenges. These in-depth sessions will provide you with resources and solutions you can use immediately.

 

Medical Manufacturing Innovations Day

Complementing the technology sessions at the conference, this special program will focus on the manufacturing needs of all device manufacturers. From improvement strategies within the regulatory environment, how to address innovation challenges, protecting intellectual property and more, the program will bring industry leaders together to connect, discuss, and move the industry forward. More information

 

Medical Manufacturing Innovations Centre

Location: Innovation Alley in Hall 1

Visit the MMI centre—see unique applications, meet medical manufacturing leaders and hear even more at the MMI Learning Lab.  Informal presentations from those responsible for the showcased applications, technologies and more will be made at the event and streamed LIVE. Watch this page for a schedule of MMI Learning Lab presentations and bookmark this YouTube channel to join the live stream from Toronto.

Monday, September 30

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Strategic Use of ERP for Innovation and Profitable Growth John Preiditsch, Six S Partners

2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

BetterShield Disposable Face Shields Gilad Shoham, Medonyx

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A new manufacturing process was created to maintain high optical clarity while allowing for complex 3-dimensional molding. This technology enabled low cost automated manufacturing, enabling manufacturing to be executed cost-effectively in North America, a benefit to the manufacturer.

3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Performing Your Own Preliminary Patent Searches Benjamin Mak, Ridout & Maybee

Tuesday, October 1

11:00 a.m. 11:20 a.m.

MicroBlasting Technology Colin Weightman, Comco

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MicroBlasting technology imparts a specific surface roughness which optimizes osseointegration. Studies indicate that the surface needs to be more than just rough and, in fact, several characteristics impact the rate of integration. MicroBlasting controls two of these characteristics: Ra, the size of the peaks and valleys; and the developed surface, or the amount of surface area created through the texturing process. Process automation achieves ideal results: a uniform surface generated through careful control over the particle velocity and coverage; and surfaces as smooth as 10 micro-inches to as rough as 200. This same process can be used on all kinds of implants that depend on a rapid fixation process. It is common on most bone screws and some spinal implants.

2:00 p.m. -2:20 p.m.

Ceresensa Pediatric Coil and Positioner System made with Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing James Janeteas, Cimetrix Solutions

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By overcoming the limitations of conventional production methods, Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) enables MRI system and component manufacturers to build better machines at a lower cost in less time. FDM technology is an additive manufacturing process that builds plastic parts layer by layer, using data from CAD files. FDM uses real production-grade polycarbonate which is acceptable for use in MRI systems. FDM’s cost advantage in the production of MRI prototypes and low-volume production parts arises from the fact that is does not require tooling, CNC programming and it eliminates material waste. Eliminating tools and programming also helps to significantly reduce lead time. MRI components produced with FDM are free of the design constraints imposed by traditional manufacturing methods and their design for manufacturability rules. FDM parts can be built to virtually any geometry that engineers can envision, which often results in better performing machines that can be produced at a lower cost and are less expensive to service.Content goes here

3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Is my mobile health app considered a medical device?  Dr. Jayson Parker, University of Toronto, MBiotech

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The US FDA is now playing active role in providing guidance on the whether an app should be classified as a medical device and if so, what the risk classification should be. We will briefly review such questions as: when are apps considered medical devices; the current landscape for risk classification of medical apps and the limitations on the kinds of data such apps can carry.

4:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Performing Your Own Preliminary Patent Searches Benjamin Mack, Ridout & Maybee

 

Wednesday, October 2

11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Achieving High Quality Surface Finish Through Micro Grinding Jerry Mraz, SmalTec

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High precision molding for micro features requires surfaces that has a good release quality. Work with molding companies holding a sub 10nm will be discussed.

12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Rapid Production Development of New Catheter Guidance System Justin Paur, NACS 

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Rapid Production Development – RPD is a process developed by NACS for the building of a medical production in a compressed timeline. Two attributes make up RPD: 1: a succinct process development methodology combining quality, engineering and operations to develop lean, low-risk productions and 2: Integrated Capital Delivery – a machine building activity that ties in the process development into validation activities that are integrated into the capital building model. This results in validation documentation starting before any steel is cut and ending within a couple short weeks of the equipment build. This RPD methodology greatly reduces time to market and allows for production scalability as market demand evolves.

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Emma’s Arms: Nemours 3D Printed WREX Device James Janeteas, Cimetrix Solutions

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Children with neuromuscular disease often have difficulty moving their arms and performing activities of daily living due to muscle weakness. Wilmington Robotic EXoskeleton (WREX) is an arm orthosis that helps children with very little residual strength to move their arms in space. It is primarily intended for people with muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, and arthrogryposis in which the distal muscles (those farther away from the joint) are less affected and sensation remains intact. WREX is a two-segment device that uses elastic bands to help a child move the arm in 3D space. It allows full passive range of motion of the arm and provides a sense of flotation that assists in voluntary movement. It can easily be adjusted to accommodate a child’s size, weight, and arm length. WREX is typically mounted to a wheelchair and can be used by children as young as six; however, the original was not suitable for young (small) children or children with leg mobility. To meet the particular challenges of these younger “mobile patients”, researchers Tariq Rahman and Whitmen Sample at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, turned to 3D Printing and a body jacket to create a smaller, lighter WREX. 3D-printed components in production-grade ABS plastic attached to a body jacket are in fact durable enough for everyday use. 3D Printing not only provides the means to print smaller, lighter components, it also provides the design flexibility to facilitate continual improvements and on-demand production for components for “growing” patients.

 

 

3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Developing a Value Proposition Jacqueline (Jackie) Csonka-Peeren, Entrepreurship Programs, MaRS Discovery District

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Your value proposition is an essential component of your business case, investor pitch or marketing strategy. It describes, in the simplest and most complete form, the value that you bring to your customers. Come out to develop one from scratch or refine the one you have!

4:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Performing Your Own Preliminary Patent Searches Benjamin Mak, Ridout & Maybee

 

Thursday, October 3

11:00 a.m. -11:20 a.m.

Custom Designed and Fabricated Ultrasound Transducer for Imaging within Bone Amir Manbachi, IBBME, University of Toronto

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An ultrasound transducer designed and fabricated in order to achieve an optimal image while imaging the spinal bones from within is a potential guidance system for determining the best screw trajectory during surgery. Development includes software to interface with existing ultrasound consoles routinely seen in most clinics.

12:00 p.m. -12:20 p.m.

Technology Innovation in Manufacturing Paul Rivett, ventureLab

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 Often manufacturers create a technology innovation to solve a problem. They need to think like entrepreneurs…who else might want this and how will they benefit? VentureLAB, a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs outlines a program of services and resources to Help entrepreneurs. 

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

5-axis Dental-specific Milling Jordan Greenberg, Datron Dynamics

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Extremely compact 5-axis dental-specific milling machine with an optimized work area to ensure success utilizing a standard, 98.5mm dental blank.

2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Performing Your Own Preliminary Patent Searches Benjamin Mak, Ridout & Maybee

 

Who will be there?

Join the long list of medical device manufacturers that have attended CMTS. Just a few the companies represented are:

  • 4iBIO
  • AB Sciex
  • Baylis Medical
  • Medx Electronics
  • Luminex Molecular Diagnostics
  • MC Healthcare Products
  • Orthohelix
  • Rotsaert Dental Services Inc
  • SDS Keer Beavers Dental
  • Southmedic
  • Trudell Medical International
  • UltraRay Medical
  • Unitron Hearing
  • Zenopus Inc
  • Zimmer

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MEDEC is the national association created by and for the Canadian medical technology industry. MEDEC is the primary source for advocacy, information and education on the medical technology industry for members, the greater healthcare community, industry partners and the general public. Our goals are to advance health outcomes for patients in Canada and the growth and vibrancy of the industry in Canada. We focus on ensuring access to proven, safe technology and new, innovative medical technology developed by our member companies.

 

Canadian MedTech Manufacturers’ Alliance - Advancing health outcomes for patients by promoting sustainable access to medical technologies is the cornerstone of MEDEC’s vision. The CMMA, through its natural affiliation with MEDEC, helps to actualize this vision by supporting the development and adoption of Canadian technologies in the MedTech space.

 

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