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SME launches new Canadian medical parts manufacturing show

There’s a new medical device show coming to Canada, designed to help manufacturers get a better understa...


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September 18, 2010 by Canadian Plastics

There’s a new medical device show coming to Canada, designed to help manufacturers get a better understanding of how to cash in on the country’s $7.1-billion medical parts industry.

“Manufacturing Innovations – Medical Canada”, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), will be staged on November 3-4 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont.

According to SME, the event will be the first-ever in Canada to focus solely on medical device manufacturing.  

Existing medical shows cover a huge array of products and technologies, making it very difficult for manufacturers to identify true partners for their specific supply chain – for technologies, services or components,” said Mark Tomlinson, SME’s executive director and general manager. “By creating this event, we are furthering SME’s mission to provide manufacturing knowledge to Canadian industry. With approximately 1,000 medical device firms employing 26,000 people, Canada is ready for a focused industry event.”

The conference will include a qualified exhibitor pavilion, a specially-designed area featuring vendors who are qualified to address questions from manufacturers about guidelines and regulations required by Health Canada; and an interactive “Town Hall” panel discussion on new ways for medical and dental device manufacturers to connect with the suppliers they rely on for innovation, quality improvements and speed to market.

For more on the show, including registration and exhibitor information, click on this link.