On-Site Training is done on
materials selection or replacement,
device manufacturing, sterilzation
testing, or any aspect of new product development.

On-Site training is available in the following areas:

  • • Materials selection
  • • Material replacement
  • • Device manufacturing
  • • Device or component testing
  • • Product sterilization
  • • New product development

Customized workforce training and assistance in compliance with FDA regulatory systems is also available.

TRAINING EXPERIENCE

  1. Taught half-day seminar entitled “MATERIALS SELECTION AND EVALUATION FOR MEDICAL DEVICES” at the SPE Central Indiana Section (20 attendees), Spencer, IN, October 2006

  2. Presented paper “CHALLENGES FACING INDEPENDENT CONSULTANTS AND HOW TO ASSURE SUCCESS IN TODAY’S COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT” at the Marketing and Management MiniTec Conference (25 attendees), Pittsburgh, PA, September 2006

  3. Presented paper “MATERIALS SELECTION AND EVALUATION FOR MEDICAL DEVICES” at the Medical Devices Materials & Design Conference (25 attendees), San Jose, Costa Rica, August 2006

  4. Presented keynote address “GLOBAL TRENDS IN THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY” and paper “HOW LONG-TERM IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES CAN CHANGE PATIENT CARE” at the Tenth Anniversary Conference sponsored by the Polymer Processing Research Centre at Queen’s University, (150 attendees), Belfast, Northern Ireland, April 2006

  5. Moderated half-day session entitled “MATERIALS EVOLUTION PANEL” and presented a paper entitled “IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL POLYMERS—STILL A CHALLENGE!” at Future Medical Forum, (60 attendees), Daytona Beach, FL, March 2006

  6. Presented paper “THE QUIET EVOLUTION OF MATERIALS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES” at National Manufacturing Week (10 attendees), Chicago, IL, March 2006

  7. Presented paper “IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL POLYMERS—STILL A CHALLENGE!” to the Medical Textiles Conference (40 attendees), for Clemson University, Greenville, SC, March 2006

  8. Taught half-day seminar entitled “UNDERSTANDING CAUSES OF FAILURE IN MEDICAL DEVICES” at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference (55 attendees), Minneapolis, MN, November 2005

  9. Moderated half-day session entitled “MEDICAL PLASTICS INDUSTRY INSIGHTS” and presented a paper entitled “MEDICAL PLASTICS FOR THE CENTURY” at Interplas ‘05, Birmingham, UK, October 2005

  10. Presented paper “FINDING SOURCES FOR MEDICAL POLYMERS: SOMETIMES THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE!” to the Medical Textiles Conference (40 attendees) for Clemson University, Greenville, SC, March 2005

  1. Taught half-day seminar entitled “Advances in Commodity Resins: A Medical Focus” at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference (18 attendees), Stuttgart Germany, February 2005

  2. Taught half-day seminar entitled “Advances in Commodity Resins: A Medical Focus” at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference (30 attendees), Anaheim CA, January 2005

  3. “Medical Plastics Applications” Dinner presentation at Milwaukee Section meeting of SPE, Milwaukee, WI, November 2004

  4. “Plastics in Medical Devices” Dinner presentation at Southern Section meeting of SPE, Atlanta, GA, September 2004

  5. “Medical Device Technology and the Plastics that Support it” Dinner presentation at Pittsburgh Section meeting of SPE, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2004

  6. Taught half-day seminar entitled “Materials Selection and Evaluation for Medical Devices” at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference (75 attendees), Anaheim CA, January 2004

  7. Taught half-day seminar entitled “Materials Selection and Evaluation for Medical Devices” at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference (40 attendees), Minneapolis MN, October 2003

  8. “PVC: Present Status and Outlook for Continued Application in Medical Devices” as one of five speakers in technical panel presentation on “Vinyl in Healthcare” (to over 100 attendees) sponsored by The Vinyl Institute / SPI, Mexico City, Mexico, September 2003

  9. Moderated half-day session entitled “Product Design” at NPE, (National Plastics Exposition) and Conference (60 attendees), Chicago IL, June 2003

  10. Taught half-day seminar entitled “Materials Selection and Evaluation for Medical Devices” at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference (50 attendees), New York City NY, June 2003

  1. Taught half-day seminar entitled “Materials Selection and Evaluation for Medical Devices” at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference (40 attendees), Stuttgart Germany, March 2003

  2. Taught half-day seminar entitled “Materials Selection and Evaluation for Medical Devices” at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference (80 attendees), Anaheim CA, February 2003

  3. “The Current Challenging Business Climate and a Recommendation for Our Response” Lunch presentation at SPE’s VinylTec (several hundred in attendance), Chicago IL, October 2002

  4. Taught half-day seminar entitled “Materials Selection and Evaluation for Medical Devices” at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference (75 attendees), Minneapolis MN, October 2002

  5. “The Value of a Good Network” Lunch presentation at Virginia Section meeting of SPE, Richmond VA, September 2002

  6. Organized, recruited speakers and moderated one-day technical session on “New Developments in Materials and Processing for the Wire and Cable Industry” at the annual Wire Association Conference and Expo (for 20 attendees), Chicago IL, June 2002

  7. “Accelerated Product Development using New E-Business Tools and Techniques” at ANTEC, SPE’s annual technical conference (65 in attendance) of the Society of Plastics Engineers, San Francisco CA, May 2002

  8. “Savings Possible in Product Development using new E-Business Tools available to Plastics Industry Professionals” during half-day seminar to Southern Wisconsin area Businessmen and Industry Association sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Energy (50 attendees), Milwaukee WI, March, 2002.

  9. “PVC: Present Status and Outlook for Continued Application in Medical Devices” Web-seminar presentation (over 40 attendees) sponsored by Society of Plastics Engineers, November 2001

  10. Presented paper “The Product Development Process for Medical Devices” to the Boston area section of ASME (30 attendees), Boston MA, March 2001

  1. Taught half-day seminar entitled “Selection of Materials for Medical Devices” at TechTrex sponsored seminar (15 attendees) in Chicago IL, December 2001

  2. Taught 2 hour seminar entitled “Medical Device Industry Jargon” at SPE Medical Plastics Topical Conference (60 attendees) in Chicago IL, October 2000

  3. “PVC: Current Status and Outlook for Continued Applications in Medical Devices” at FlexPO 2000 (130 attendees), in Galveston TX, August 2000

  4. “PVC: Current Status and Outlook for Continued Applications in Medical Devices” at NPE, (National Plastics Exposition) and Conference (175 attendees), Chicago IL, June 2000

  5. “A Catheter Designed to give immediate, painless, out-patient relief to BPH Sufferers” at ANTEC, SPE’s annual technical conference (60 in attendance) of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Orlando FL, May 2000

  6. Moderated session titled “Medical Markets in the Plastics Industry” at Plastics News Executive Forum (60 in attendance), Orlando FL, October 1999

  7. Taught half day seminar “The Development of a New Medical Device – An assortment of case studies” to grad school class (of 15 plus other faculty) at University of Massachusetts, Lowell MA, April 1999

  8. Organized and moderated half-day session on “New Developments and a Review of Best Practices in the Healthcare Industry” for the annual meeting of members (35 attendees) of MassMeDIC, Clinton MA, March 1999

  9. “Flexible Film Laminates: A PVC Replacement for Medical Solution Containers” at FlexPak, (350 attendees) Chicago IL, March 1999

  10. “The Right Products, Right Now – A Case Study on how Product Design & Development firms can offer effective product development assistance” at the Eastern New England Section MiniTech half day technical conference (over 50 attendees) of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Boston MA, October 1998

  1. “PVC Replacement in Medical Devices” at the FlexPO conference (200 attendees) in Houston TX, June 1998

  2. Moderated session entitled “The Medical Device Development Process” and presented “FDA and the Regulatory Approval - Often the Final Hurdle” at the Chicago Section Meeting of the Society of Plastics Engineers (approx. 75 in attendance), Chicago IL, March 1999

  3. “An Alternative to DEHP Plasticized PVC in Chemotherapy Drug Delivery Systems” at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Regional Conference (to more than 100 attendees), Orlando FL, February 1992

  4. “Concurrent Product Design & Development – Design for Manufacturing” at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference (to more than 100 attendees), Anaheim CA, September 1991

  5. Taught 10-week course “Quality Leadership Process” to the Materials Sciences Department, (25 attendees), Baxter Healthcare Corp., Round Lake IL, Spring 1987

  6. “The Role of a Biomedical Engineer in the Lifecycle of Medical Products” to the Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL, November 1982