Medical technology is a fast-paced industry, so networking with innovators and sharing ideas is crucial to keeping that momentum going and staying ahead of the competition. Medical design and manufacturing conventions are the ideal environments to meet new partners and inspire innovation, so what better location than the US state that is home to the world-renowned Medical Alley Association?

From November 2-3, the Minneapolis Convention Center will host the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) convention. This year’s hot topics include cardiovascular technology, 3D printing, and surgical robots.

MD&M Minneapolis will welcome hundreds of suppliers, from medical device components manufacturers to medical packaging experts. MD&M offers four distinct conference tracks to ensure that visitors receive the information that is relevant to them, with tracks including

regulations, research and development; medical device design and manufacturing; MedTech security, UI/UX, and digital transformations; and innovation in medical design and engineering. A packed schedule of panels, keynote speakers, and seminars ensures that there is something for everyone in the MedTech industry.

Each year, MD&M Minneapolis is attended by buyers, executives, and decision-makers from across the globe looking to source the latest technologies in packaging, product design, engineering and automation. As such, the event attracts the best medical technology suppliers from across the entire supply chain looking to network with new collaborators and meet manufacturing partners.

Medical wire design and manufacturing at MD&M Minneapolis

As medical technology becomes more advanced, the requirements for medical wire components become more and more challenging. Medical device manufacturers are on the lookout for a supplier that can design and develop ultra-fine medical wire, from alloy selection to electroplating or coating.

Alleima, formerly Sandvik Materials Technology, is one exhibitor that prides itself on being a “one-stop shop” for customised medical wire components. Working with a diverse portfolio of alloys, and specialising in choosing the best materials and configurations, Alleima’s wire-based components branded Exera® are used for a variety of applications, such as cardio- and vascular therapy, sensing and neurostimulation. So far, they have been used for devices such as cochlear implants, pacemaker leads, fractional flow reserves (FFRs), implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), catheters, and guidewires.  Exera® wire and wire-based components are also used in preventative cardiovascular therapies such as implantable cardioverter defibrillators and heart failure monitoring devices.  These devices allow physicians to monitor and adjust treatment in real time.

Using machinery specifically designed for precision cutting, Exera® medical wire, ribbon, multi-filar and stranded cables can be precisely cut to the customer’s requested length. Depending on the medical application, wire can be coated with polymer insulation and PTFE coatings, in addition to electroplating capabilities.

Alleima recently became a standalone company, having formerly been known as Sandvik Materials Technology (SMT), part of Sandvik Group. Operating as an independent entity has enabled Alleima to focus on executing its strategy of driving growth, materials innovation, operational and commercial excellence, and sustainability.

To find out more about Alleima’s innovative products, or to speak with a representative about your medical device needs and challenges, you can find them at booth 3034 at this year’s MD&M Minneapolis.

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