With our colleagues at sister publication Medical Product Manufacturing News, PlasticsToday is pleased to announce we will host a new conference called Innovations in Medical Polymers to provide plastics processors and medical device professionals with insights into the latest technological and regulatory developments in the use of polymers in medical devices. Attend this conference and discover the latest developments and technologies across biocompatible and resorbable polymers to successfully incorporate them into improved, next generation medical devices.
The conference will be held December 8-9, 2011 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. The conference will feature industry-leading speakers from the medical device and polymer manufacturing markets, as well as academia and consulting organizations including: Ethicon, CiBOR, Cornell University, DSM, Allvivo Vascular, Solvay, and Frost & Sullivan. "Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how their peers are utilizing the latest medical polymer technologies to drive innovation in their next-generation medical devices," said Louise Challis, conference director, Innovations in Medical Polymers.
Having enjoyed sustained growth despite broader economic difficulties, the value of the global medical device market is expected to top $312 billion in 2011. Within that space, the medical polymer industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.8% until 2015, outpacing the expected 6% expansion of the medical device industry as a whole.