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Medical Product Manufacturing News, September/October 2015

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8 S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 5 M E D I C A L P R O D U C T M A N U F A C T U R I N G N E W S Q M E D . C O M / M P M N MD&M MINNEAPOLIS 2015 1 Expanded Offerings MD&M Minneapolis has long been co-located with MinnPack and its focus on fi nal packaging. But this year's expanded event will also feature UBM Canon's Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis, ATX Minneapolis (automation technology), PLASTEC Minneapolis (plastics), and Quality Expo. UBM Canon (which is Qmed/MPMN's parent) is also broadening the scope of the event further by bringing in the Embedded Systems Conference for embedded systems hardware and software developers. 2 Market Access and Patient Engagement The morning keynote speeches on Thursday, November 5, will examine the important topics of market access and patient engagement. Speakers include Brett Edelson, vice president of Medicaid product at health insurer United Healthcare; Kelly Macken-Marble, president of population health and ambulatory services at major Twin Cities health provider North Memorial Health Care; and Population Health & Ambulatory Services; and Shawn Carlson, U.S. Director of market access for respiratory care at Hill-Rom. 3 Explore the Expo Floor With more than 1000 medtech suppliers, the Expo fl oor might look like a high-tech jungle. So stop by Center Stage and take advantage of a fl oor tour, including the Minnesota Medtech Week Innovation Prize tour at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4. The Innovation Prize tour, which will be led by Qmed/MPMN senior editor Chris Newmarker, will highlight a handful of exhibitors touting the newest and most innovative medical device technologies, materials, and services at the expo. At the end of the tour, you'll be able to vote for the prize winner. 4 Design Innovation Workshop Insight Product Development (Chicago) has been driving medtech innovation for more than 25 years. Spend a full day with Insight staff on Wednesday, November 4, and learn how to unlock innovation in your own device products. 5 Internet of Things The IoT could revolutionize healthcare by making treatments smarter and better tailored to the needs of individual patients, curbing medical errors in the process. It also stands to provide advances to the way costly chronic conditions including heart diseases and diabetes are monitored. A daylong conference track on Thursday, November 5, will explore the building blocks needed for IoT to meet its full potential. Highlights of Minnesota Medtech Week UBM Canon is partnering with LifeScience Alley to broaden the scope of its annual MD&M Minneapolis event, making it part of the new Minnesota Medtech Week—a premier medical device conference and trade show for one of the largest medical device hubs in the United States. Running November 4 to 5 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, the event's educational sessions will draw on the expertise of more than 50 top speakers from health industry giants including Boston Scientifi c, 3M, Medtronic, United Healthcare, Olympus, and St. Jude Medical. The expo will feature over 1000 medtech suppliers of the latest technologies, materials, and services. You'll fi nd fi ve highlights of the event below.

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