Medical Plastics: Making the Right Choice
October 28 @ 2:30 pm
This presentation will include important design parameters that should be considered when specifying a plastic for a medical device. It will also recommend resources for aiding you during the selection process. The interrelationships between polymer structure and physical properties will be highlighted as well as polymer classifications. Examples of medical devices will be included toward the end of the presentation demonstrating how this information can be applied to real world applications.
About the Speaker
Michael Paloian is president of Integrated Design Systems, Inc. (IDS), located in Oyster Bay, New York. Michael has an undergraduate degree in Plastics Engineering from UMass Lowell and a Masters of Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design. Mr. Paloian has an in-depth knowledge of designing parts in numerous processes and materials, including plastics, metals and composites. Mr. Paloian holds more than 40 patents was past chair of SPE RMD and PD3. He frequently speaks at SPE, SPI, ARM, MD&D, and IDSA conferences. Michael has also written hundreds of design related articles for many publications.
Michael has designed numerous medical devices ranging from MRI scanners and blood analyzers to endoscopes as well as dental products. His broad range of experience in medical device design has always challenged him with selecting the optimum plastic based on diverse product requirements.