EMDT, MD+DI, and Qmed Announce Keynote and Speakers for Upcoming Online Conference and Tradeshow

By Ubm Canon, PRNE
Thursday, May 5, 2011

Developments in Materials for Medical Applications: Virtual Event on 24 May 2011

LOS ANGELES, May 6, 2011 - UBM Canon's medical publishing brands European Medical Device Technology
(EMDT), Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI), and Qmed, have
announced the keynote and session speakers for the upcoming virtual
conference and tradeshow focusing on current and emerging innovations in
materials for medical applications (www.emdt.co.uk/materials).

(Logo: photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101214/LA16070LOGO)

The Developments in Materials for Medical Applications virtual event will
kick-off with a keynote address by Dr. Xiang Zhang, Principal Consultant and
Head of the Division of Medical Materials and Devices at CERAM. The address
is entitled, "Materials for Medical Applications: From Being Part of the
Problem to Being Part of the Solution." Zhang will discuss issues associated
with a range of medical devices and outline how materials will play an
ever-increasing role in the development of next-generation medical devices
and combination products.

Multiple speaker and chat sessions will follow the keynote address
(www.emdt.co.uk/materials). In the first session, The Building Blocks
of Medical Innovation, speakers will examine how medical-grade materials are
enabling advances in all aspects of medical technology. Speakers include: Dr.
Wolfram Altenhofen, Vice President of Business Development at Leukocare AG,
Dr. Burkhard Ledig, Regional Marketing Manager EMEA and India Elastomers,
Consumer Goods and Healthcare, and Robert van Tuil, Marketing Director at
Purac Biomaterials.

In the Trends in Packaging Materials session, panelists will discuss
recent and forthcoming innovations in medical-grade packaging materials.
Panelists include: Don Handrow, Director of Product Development at Prent
Corporation, John Merritt, President and Founder of Merritt, Myers,
Incorporated, and Michael Scholla, Senior Consultant at DuPont Medical

The Emerging Technologies in Orthopaedic Materials session includes panel
speakers Ginny Read, Market Segment Manager for Industrial Products, Dymax
Corporation and Patrick Peignot, General Manager for Nusil Technology Europe.

Chat sessions topics include: Materials Selection for Catheters,
Materials for Implantable Devices, The Pros and Cons of PVC, and Medical
Device Coatings.

All speaker sessions culminate with a live Q&A. The session agenda is
also available online (www.emdt.co.uk/materials).

The virtual event will take place on 24 May 2011, from 11:00-19:00
(London); 12:00-20:00 (Paris); 6:00 A.M. -2:00 P.M. (New York). Registration
is now available and is free to attendees (www.emdt.co.uk/materials).

The virtual conference and tradeshow offers attendees the opportunity to
learn from and interact directly with industry experts and technology
providers of materials and related products and services. This
topic-specific, focused environment is available directly from virtually
anywhere an attendee has computer online access.

Sponsors include: Executive Sponsors: Purac Biomaterials, and Teleflex
Medical OEM, Member Sponsors: AdvanSource Biomaterials Corporation, CERAM,
Dymax Corporation, and NuSil Technology, and Exhibiting Sponsor: BioCoat

About UBM Canon

UBM Canon, the leading B2B media company dedicated exclusively to the
global $3.0 trillion advanced manufacturing sector, helps support the flow of
information, commerce and innovation in such sophisticated segments as
medical devices and pharmaceutical development. UBM Canon also addresses
cutting-edge developments in broader areas of advanced engineering design and
manufacturing, and manufacturing processes and packaging. UBM Canon is part
of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for
professional B2B communities and markets.

Amanda O'Brien, UBM Canon, +1-310-445-3753, amanda.obrien at ubm.com

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