The industry meets in Birmingham this April
MEDTEC UK exhibition and conference takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on 6-7 April 2011
The UK has more specialist product development companies than any other European country. Many of them will be present at MEDTEC UK. Visitors to the event will see the latest advances and innovations in the products used in the manufacture of finished medical devices, from materials through to manufacturing processes.
There is also a two-day Conference. The first day begins with a keynote address on Terrestrial Applications of Space Technologies from a representative from NASA. Daniel Lockney, Program Specialist at the NASA Office of the Chief Technologist, will discuss how the space agency's investment in aerospace research and exploration are, for example, being successfully applied to
-New methods of treating brain tumours with carbon nanotubes
-As non-invasive implantable devices based on aerospace polymers
-In the use of software designed to recognise and treat depression.
Other talks discuss the importance of human factors in design, and clinical investigation.
Day two focuses on materials for trauma management, cardiovascular and orthopaedic devices, and materials selection.
Visit the website for more information on events, exhibitors and the Conference programme: www.medtecuk.com