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Choosing the Right Polymers for Manufacturability and Durability: What Hospitals Measure

Ellen Turner (Global Market Development Manager, Medical Devices, Eastman Chemical Company)

Thomas Meehan (Technical Service Representative, Eastman Chemical Company)

Location: 210C

Date: Thursday, February 7

Time: 10:15am - 11:00am

Track: MD&M West: Technical Solutions

Vault Recording: TBD

Healthcare C-suite administrators and biomedical engineers in expert testimony reveal their expectations for medical equipment and technology that allow the hospital to reduce hidden and overall costs of ownership. Hospital biomedical engineers detail needs for robust devices designed for portability and to withstand disinfecting protocols.

Topics covered include:
  • How to meet product requirements through polymer selection, material testing, design, product testing, molding, and assembly
  • Managing substitution of a polymer into existing tooling cost effectively
  • Lessons learned about processing new materials that are safer and more durable