SPENCER, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--FLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announced Ken Koldan, New Business Development Manager, FLEXcon, and Past Chair and Founder, AIM North America UDI Committee, will present on behalf of the AIM North America UDI Committee at the Unique Device Identification (UDI) Conference 2013, being held September 19-20, Baltimore, MD. Koldan will present alongside George Wright IV, VP PIPS, Inc. and current UDI Chairperson.
The FDA UDI Regulation will establish a single device identification system that is consistent, unambiguous, standardized and globally harmonized. All manufacturers of medical devices will be required to comply with the new UDI methodology. Conference sessions will be led by the FDA and pioneers in the medical device industry who will explain how UDI will advance patient safety by improving the ability to monitor adverse events and maximize the value of electronic health records.
For more than 40 years AIM has served as the worldwide authority on Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) technology and standards. Among many topics, during this presentation Koldan and Wright will examine:
- The goals of the UDI Committee
- What is UDI
- What medical devices can be marked
- Five steps for implementation
- UDI benefit
What: Understanding the UDI Technology Options
September 19, 2013
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. ET
- Ken Koldan, New Business Development Manager, FLEXcon Inc. and Past Chair AIM North America UDI Committee and AIM North America Board of Directors
- George Wright IV, PIPS, Inc. and UDI Chairperson
Where: Baltimore Hilton, Baltimore, MD
FLEXcon will also be sponsoring a Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News Webcast with AIM North America on September 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET. North America's subcommittee on the FDA’s pending Unique Device Identification (UDI) initiative will offer recommendations for standards addressing interoperability and business models. During this webcast AIM North America's speaker panel, which includes Ron Ducharme, Product Manager, FLEXcon; Clive Hohberger of The BloodCenter of Wisconsin; and John Schneider, Innovation & Business Development Director, ITW Foils & Thermal Films, will:
- Define UDI and its importance to the US healthcare system
- Discuss the UDI Rule global implications and global harmonization efforts
- Present how UDI focuses on reducing cost and enhancing patient safety
- Present the latest status of the UDI rule docket and what’s ahead
To register for this event click here.
FLEXcon is an innovator in adhesive coating, laminating and finishing of durable materials used in graphics applications, electronics and new products. Through a culture of curiosity, flexibility and a drive for excellence, FLEXcon is the trusted partner to a wide range of companies from printers and fabricators to engineers and designers developing products for existing and emerging markets. Headquartered in Spencer, Mass. the company has operations throughout North America and Europe with distribution worldwide. For more information, visit www.FLEXcon.com or call 1-508-885-8200.