November 3-4, 2021 | Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN
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The MD&M Minneapolis Conference—Designing the Future of Medtech

Get targeted information for conceptualizing, designing, and manufacturing the next-generation of medical devices at the Medical Design & Manufacturing conference.

The MD&M Minneapolis 2020 Conference Tracks

The two-day MD&M Minneapolis educational program brings together medical manufacturers, industry experts, thought leaders, and academics to solve challenges in medical technology and innovate for a bright tomorrow.

Medical Device Design & Manufacturing

Medical design and manufacturing requires an emphasis on quality from start-to-finish while using best practices for design efficiency and production speed. This track covers how to meet tight medical quality assurance and quality control requirements, while also making use of the latest innovations and managing risk.

Topics include:

  • Implementing tight quality assurance and quality control
  • Sensors and AI in medical manufacturing
  • Materials choices and sourcing
  • Surgical robotics: Past, present, and future
  • Risk management best practices

Medtech Security, UI/UX, and Digital Transformations

Medical equipment must function extremely accurately, be usable in many situations by a wide variety of people and make use of the latest data management tools. Strict guidelines for patient information security must be met. This track looks at the interaction of medical equipment with safety, security, and data regulations.

Topics include:

  • Medical device security regulations
  • User training, safety, and patient experience
  • User interface and experience
  • How telemedicine and digitization are changing medical design
  • Digitization and data management

Regulations, Research, & Development

Keeping current with medical regulations is an essential part of the R&D process. The challenge lies in developing creative designs that meet regulation requirements while taking advantage of new materials and innovative design methods. This track explores ways to meet design challenges while also speeding the design process.

Topics include:

  • New and upcoming FDA regulations for medical devices
  • Next-gen materials and how to best use them
  • Using AI and machine learning to improve design
  • Innovative prototyping techniques
  • Integration of electronics/software into device design

Innovation in Medical Design & Engineering

Challenge drives innovation, bringing about new ways of accelerating medical design and production. This track focuses on developments in medical design and engineering and how they can be applied. This includes how the rapid development for battling the coronavirus can be used to advantage in the future.

Topics include:

  • The role of automated or remote medical services moving forward
  • AI/machine learning application: Diagnostics, therapeutics, automation
  • Working across industries and supply chains
  • Post pandemic: Working with regulatory bodies to reduce design burdens
  • Next-gen technologies: Miniaturization/wearables/implantables

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Conference Hours

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Thursday, November 4, 2021
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.