Webinar: Unexpected Places to Control Adhesion in Medical Devices

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Join Dr. Giles Dillingham Thursday June 6th at 2 p.m. U.S. EDT.

In this webinar you'll discover typically unnoticed, yet critical points throughout medical device manufacturing processes that affect adhesion outcomes. These points are commonly overlooked but when they are properly inspected and their impact on adhesion is understood, they can lead to manufacturers gaining total control over the surface quality and cleanliness of their materials.

BTG Labs will be hosting the webinar through Today's Medical DevelopmentsMaximize medical device adhesion reliability and will end with a Q&A session. 

Register here. Everyone who registers will receive access to a recording of the presentation afterward.

Keep reading below for a full summary of the webinar topic.

Preparation of surfaces for adhesion includes processes like solvent or aqueous cleaning, ultrasonic cleaning, and plasma treatment. These can be very effective if implemented with proper process control feedback. However, recent experience has revealed that processes that were successfully demonstrated in a materials and process laboratory don’t always translate into reliable and repeatable processes in manufacturing. Root cause analysis has shown that this usually stems directly from a lack of knowledge of all the variables that can affect the success of a surface preparation process. Process variables that are not identified cannot be measured and controlled. This webinar presents a review of surface sensitive inspections, a definition of cleanliness for critical applications, a look at variables in medical device surface preparations and shows how awareness of these variables permits implementation of simple process control steps that significantly increase bond reliability.

Primary Topics:
1. Develop a conceptual understanding of bonding, coating and cleaning processes
2. Gain an awareness of non-obvious variables that affect reliability of adhesion

Presenter: Dr. Giles Dillingham CEO and Chief Scientist
Giles Dillingham has worked in the areas of surfaces, interfaces, and adhesive bonding for 30 years, and has over 120 publications and patents in these areas. After receiving his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Cincinnati in 1987, Dr. Dillingham worked in the Advanced Composites Laboratory of the Dow Chemical Company. Returning to Cincinnati he worked on plasma processing of materials and adhesive bonding of advanced composites while incorporating and growing BTG Labs since 2001.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to measure and control your surface preparation and cleanliness processes to ensure you get the best result every time. Register now.

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