B. Braun OEM Territory Sales Manager Bill Ruth to Discuss Strategies for Medical Device Outsourcing at 2011 MichBio Expo

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Bill Ruth, B. Braun OEM Territory Sales Manager, will be part of a panel of top industry representatives to discuss strategies for success in medical device outsourcing at the 2011 MichBio Expo & Conference, Nov. 2, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ruth is responsible for building relationships with customers, identifying their needs and requirements, then working with Braun’s vast resources to provide contract manufacturing solutions.

Bill Ruth, B. Braun OEM Territory Sales Manager, will be part of a panel of top industry representatives to discuss strategies for success in medical device outsourcing at the 2011 MichBio Expo & Conference, Nov. 2, Grand Rapids, Mich. The B. Braun OEM Division (http://www.bbraunoem.com) of B. Braun Medical Inc. is an FDA-registered, ISO 13485 provider of contract manufacturing services for medical devices and custom procedure kits.

The panel, entitled “What Do OEMs Look for in Contract Manufacturers?” will discuss how OEMs can successfully outsource their operations in an environment of increased FDA scrutiny. Outsourcing is a thriving aspect of today’s medical device business landscape as large OEMs cut costs and improve efficiencies in product manufacturing. Ruth will address core competencies to look for in an outsourcing partner such as manufacturing performance, quality systems, process integration and financial stability.

With extensive knowledge of the entire medical device manufacturing process, Ruth is responsible for building relationships with customers, identifying their needs and requirements, then working with Braun’s vast resources to provide contract manufacturing solutions. A medical device industry veteran, he serves as B. Braun OEM Division’s market specialist in the pharmaceutical/biotech sector, helping to pinpoint trends and partnership opportunities.

The 2011 MichBio Expo & Conference is the largest annual gathering of bioscience professionals in Michigan drawing about 500 attendees and more than 50 exhibitors annually. As a statewide bioscience trade association, MichBio is committed to driving industry growth across Michigan by creating high-value opportunities for education, collaboration, networking, and advocacy, and by providing services and resources that foster a flourishing environment for bioscience businesses.

For more information, contact the B. Braun OEM Division toll free at 866-8-BBRAUN or visit http://www.bbraunoem.com. For additional details on the MichBio Expo & Conference visit the event website.

About B. Braun
B. Braun is a leading manufacturer of infusion therapy and pain management products with an environmentally-friendly focus. Guided by the company’s “Sharing Expertise®” philosophy, B. Braun addresses the critical issues of infection prevention, medication safety and environmental responsibility by promoting best practices that help clinicians reduce medication errors, prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) and achieve sustainability objectives.

Consistently recognized by Frost & Sullivan and KLAS for its medical technology and support services, B. Braun employees share their knowledge with colleagues and customers to improve working processes in hospitals and medical practices and to enhance the safety of patients and healthcare professionals.

For more information, call 800-227-2862, e-mail us at inquiry(dot)us(at)bbraun(dot)com or visit B. Braun at http://www.bbraunusa.com

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Dawn Brosious
(610) 691-6785
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