Anyone seeking to get one step ahead and sniff out trends in medical technology, made a point of attending the Arburg Summit: Medical 2020 on 19 November. Thanks to the digital format of this summit meeting, twice as many guests were able to attend as were at the comparable, physical event in the previous year. More than
400 participants from more than 40 countries were there to inform themselves about current developments, innovative applications and visions, and to exchange views at the highest level with many medical technology experts. The interactive response was intense and vibrant. The twelve lectures focusing on “Solutions”, “Innovations” and “Visions” were accompanied by a high-calibre panel discussion. This special event was enhanced yet further by interactive breakout sessions with expert discussions and live presentations of exhibits in the Customer Center in Lossburg. The summit was chaired by Guido Marschall from plastics channel Plas.TV.
A particular high point of the event came with the keynote speech delivered by Prof. Dr-Ing. Marc Kraft, Head of Department Medical Technology at the Technical University Berlin and Chair of VDI’s “Technologies of Life Sciences” association. On the basis of a few examples, he highlighted current trends in medical technology that are set to continue in the coming decades, laying the bedrock for the ensuing panel discussion.
Earlier in the summit, four concurrent panel sessions were held, each containing three lectures on “Solutions”, “Innovations” and “Visions” there really was something for everyone. The topics ranged from concepts for the production of LSR injection moulded parts and microfluidic systems to the challenges faced by the healthcare industry, details of the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and digital methods for integrated parts documentation, as well as application examples of innovative high-performance tools and the additive manufacturing of customised implants.
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