What Medical Device Manufacturers to Look for at MD&M East and OMTEC in 2014

In June 2014, there are two events that will feature exhibitors involved in the design and manufacture of medical devices.  MK Precision will be exhibiting at each show.

Medical Device Events to Attend

The first event is MD&M East, the largest technical med event on the East Coast.  Featuring many medical design companies and hundreds of medical manufacture companies like us, MK Precision, MD&M East gives you the chance to fulfill your business’s medical device needs, form new businesses connections, and make yourself aware of the latest medical device technology.

The second event, OMTEC 2014, is a slightly smaller event but no less important.  This is the 10th annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference that offers daily educational events for buyers and planners, product managers, supply chain managers, and other professionals part of the medical device industry.  (MD&M East also offers many educational opportunities for attendees.)

MD&M East 2014 logo.

 Date: June 10-12, 2014

 Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY

 MK Booth #: 774

OMTEC 2014 logo.

Date: June 11-12, 2014

 Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center,  Rosemont, IL

 MK Booth #: 600

Medical Device Exhibitors to Spend Time With at the Events

Because there will be hundreds of exhibitors at these events, it’s important to spend your time wisely.  If you’re interested in speaking with a medical device manufacturer like MK Precision, we have some tips for you.

These tips will help you spend your time wisely with exhibitors at each event.

  • Identify which exhibitors are engaging attendees.  If an exhibitor is capturing the interest of attendees, it means that they are excited about the services they offer, and excitement is a good indicator of innovation – the characteristic you’re looking for in a medical device manufacturer.
  • Immediately inquire about their specialty. There are hundreds of exhibitors at each event and hundreds of opportunities.  To avoid missing the right opportunity, the first question you should ask exhibitors is about their area of specialty.  If their specialty matches your company’s goal, speak with them.  If not, move on to the next exhibitor.
  • Look for exhibitors displaying ISO certification badges.  Companies with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certifications meet international medical device manufacturing standards and are capable of fulfilling your orders in a streamlined, timely fashion.

The certifications noted above will also tell you if a company is reliable and if it’s researching and implementing new technology – the kind of technology that makes devices like PEEK medical implants possible.  MK Precision will have these certification badges clearly visible.  If you’re at either event and interested in learning more about the certifications and their importance, please ask us questions in person.