April 29-30, Ricoh Stadium, Coventry sees the next edition of the Med-Tech Innovation exhibition take place – engineering is the thread that runs through the whole show.
Colin Martin, Med-Tech Innovation Magazine Publisher and Expo 2015 founder and director says that:
the four main facets of our MTI Expo 2015 are 100% focused on engineering and manufacturing requirements in the medical technology sector – research, development, design and manufacturing.
In addition all the major med-tech industry sub-sectors will be covered at MTI Expo 2015 next month, including plastics moulding, packaging and sterilization technology, radio therapy equipment cardiovascular devices, drug delivery systems, orthopaedic devices, medical electronics, the dental sector, surgical and hospital hardware, imaging technology, wound care, in vitro diagnostics, and much more.
Specially Encapsulated Electronics from injection moulder Barkley Plastics who will be exhibiting at MTI EXPO in the Make It In Plastics village.
Martin says that ‘the whole thrust of our re-launched communications work at MTI EXPO is dedicated to fostering engineering and manufacturing talent and growth, here in the UK and Irish med-tech sectors.
With a £17 billion turnover, this is no small sector - and the opportunities are extensive. Connectivity is key: Our website, magazine and Expo show – these are all there to introduce players to each other; buyers, sellers, specifiers, designers, users, OEMs, SMEs, Government agencies and buyers.’
Martin adds that ‘there is much work to do in helping engineers create synergies, contacts and bridge building, thus strengthening the med-tech supply chain. Better-engineered med-tech products also have a key role to play in helping the creation of value-added and innovation, for consumption in UK home markets and in export sales.’
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, has been working with 3M Abrasion on techniques and services for its patients. 3M Healthcare will be exhibiting at MTI EXPO 2015.
A dozen seminars on special med-tech interests will take place through the MTI EXPO two days at the Ricoh Stadium and engineers will be able to pick and choose from a mix of technical and commercial topics; tubing technology, attaining ISO standards, issues of sterilization and packaging; energy management and so forth. Audience numbers for these seminars are limited to fifty delegates and pre-registration is needed to qualify.
MTI EXPO 2015 will see the important Medilink network – representing over 1500 med-tech manufacturers in the UK and Ireland, and rising – taking two exhibition stands and, in addition to the seminars, also helping to pull the Manufacturing Conference together. The conference will provide helpful topics and resources to manufacturers on the subjects of; internationalization and exporting, NHS adoption, supply chain management, finance, skills and training; working with AHSNs and other topics.
Accutronics will be showing a range of batteries, developed specially for the med-tech and healthcare markets.
And, thanks to the generosity of 3D printer supplier Stratasys, every MTI EXPO 2015 exhibitor and visitor will get the chance to win an Stratasys ‘Mojo’ 3D printer worth £7,000. Simon Brandon, Stratasys Marketing Manager notes that ‘the medical device industry is at the forefront of using 3D printing to innovate in product development and manufacturing. Stratasys sees the upcoming exhibition as an excellent way of getting closer to medical device manufacturers and working together to develop life-changing products of the future.’
Colin Martin MTI EXPO Director (right) with Simon Brandon (left) Stratasys Marketing Manager, UK, Scandinavia, Benelux. A free prize draw at MTI EXPO will see a Stratasys ‘Mojo’ 3D printer worth £7,000 given away.
Engineers and manufacturing suppliers to the med-tech industries can rest assured that exhibition space will remain open until mid April. Colin Martin says that ‘we are determined to showcase as much med-tech manufacturing excellence as possible to the wider medical and healthcare communities. We urge all engineers to exhibit, visit and generally take part in the opportunities offered by this growing and dynamic sector.’