Attendees to WestPack in Anaheim, CA, Feb. 11-13, 2014, will get the opportunity to experience something entirely new this year – Innovation Tours. Here they will get a behind the scenes tour of the latest technology located directly on the show floor. Field experts will be leading the tours and pointing out the top innovations and industry trends.
The following tours are listed below with a brief description:
1. Go mobile
Hot, new products are mobile, connected, and "consumerized." Traditional medical manufacturers, for example, now face competition from the likes of Google and Qualcomm. Year-over-year funding of mobile start-ups was up 37 percent this year. Get ready for a mobile future with this tour of sensors, vision processing, miniaturized components, long-lasting power sources, software help, and coatings appropriate for devices that get into the hands of users and out on to the streets.
Wednesday, February 12 from 12:15 -1:15 p.m.
Thursday, February 13 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
2. Get UDI-ready
The FDA now requires device and production identifiers for most medical devices. You may need some help getting it right. We can help. Get an overview of technologies that help with UDI compliance, from in-line printing on a form-fill-seal machine, printing on very small packages or hard-to-print substrates, generating variable production identifiers at high speeds, and handling serialized packages in manual or semiautomatic packaging operations.
Tuesday, February 11 from 11:20 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
3. Advances in robotics
Robots have changed the face of manufacturing. And they keep evolving. On this tour, get insights on the latest innovations and trends in robotics, including robots your team can actually interact with and units suitable for cleanrooms. Get a snapshot of advances in visual processing, accuracy, speed and dexterity.
Tuesday, February 11 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 13 from 12:15-1:15 p.m.
To sign up for one of these exciting tours, go to the UBM Canon Lounge and Resource Library at Booth #3395 to check tour availability. There are only 20 spaces available for each tour so make sure to sign up right away to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.