B. Braun Experts to Speak at 2013 MD&M East Conference

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Topics encompass improving valve selection for medical devices and harnessing innovation within a company.

Two engineering and innovation experts from B. Braun Medical will present their knowledge on behalf of B. Braun OEM Division (http://www.bbraunoem.com) at the 2013 Medical Design and Manufacturing East (MD&M) conference and exhibition, June 17-20, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Ed Burnard, Manager of R&D Innovation, will present “Utilizing Lean Principles To Drive Innovation” on Mon., June 17, 3:45 p.m. The real-world case study style presentation will highlight the key challenges, pitfalls, opportunities and lessons learned in establishing an Innovation R&D department at B. Braun Medical. Burnard will review how it is possible to produce innovative results while controlling cost and resources.

In B. Braun’s booth (#3201), Joel Bartholomew, Innovation Manager, will give a presentation entitled “Broadening the Scope of Requirements When Selecting Valves for Medical Applications.” The 10-minute session will explain several critical valve requirements that are often overlooked or not communicated with suppliers, but can impact the final product function. Presentation times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Tues., June 18; 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Wed., June 19; and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thurs., June 20. A complimentary white paper on the topic will also be available.

Bartholomew’s presentation will be complemented by a hands-on valve station where attendees can learn more about B. Braun OEM Division’s complete portfolio of valves, including normally closed, low pressure, high pressure, in-line, dual check, aspiration, trumpet and needle-free options. Hemostasis products and stopcocks will also be featured.

The 2013 MD&M East event (http://www.canontradeshows.com/expo/east13/) will assemble thousands of medical design and manufacturing professionals for educational conferences and a 900-vendor exhibition. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, MD&M East connects medical device development professionals to the inspiration, partnerships, education, and technologies needed to drive medical device innovation.

For more information, contact the B. Braun OEM Division toll free at 866-8-BBRAUN or visit http://www.bbraunoem.com.

About B. Braun OEM Division

B. Braun OEM Division (http://www.bbraunoem.com) delivers complete contract manufacturing capabilities focusing on fluid administration and admixture products, kits, valves, catheters and interventional accessories. B. Braun OEM takes customers’ designs from the earliest stages through design prototyping, assembly, packaging and sterilization. The B. Braun OEM Division of B. Braun Medical Inc. is based in Bethlehem, Pa.

About B. Braun
B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. The Company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. Guided by its “Sharing Expertise®” philosophy, B.Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs.

The B.Braun Group of Companies in the U.S. includes B.Braun, Aesculap® and CAPS®. B.Braun’s U.S. headquarters is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The B.Braun Group of Companies employs more than 46,000 employees in more than 50 countries throughout the world. To learn more about B.Braun visit http://www.BBraunUSA.com.

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