6th - 8th March 2017
Courtyard Marriott Brussels, Belgium
A New Era for Medical Polymers
6th - 8th March 2017
Courtyard Marriott Brussels, Belgium
A New Era for Medical Polymers
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Project Leader for Circular Economy
Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Mrs. Susanne Backer is Project Manager for the 'Circular Economy' Project at Aarhus University Hospital in the Central Region of Denmark. Aarhus University Hospital employs approx. 10,000 people and conducted more than 100,000 surgeries in 2015. The Circular Economy Project focuses on how to improve the quality of recycling of plastic package from the hospital, through innovation and dialogue with all parties in the value chain. During the autumn 2016 the plastic waste stream f...more
Medical Business Development Engineer
Clariant Plastics & Coatings
After studying chemical Engineering and Business Management, Cecile joined Clariant in 2006. Clariant is a leading provider of plastics colors and additives that modify polymers across multiple industries. After being an area sales manager (France) for five years, Cecile joined the team of newly-formed segment for medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging, which is focused on enhancing and protecting healthcare products, managing risks of changes. She is in charge of initiating and mana...more
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Ir.R&D - Senior Research Engineer – Polymers
Orfit Industries
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President
SPE - Conference Chair
Senior Member of Lecturing Staff & Principal Investigator within the School of Engineering at Waterford Institute of Technology; with over 19 years experience in academia and commercial management and technical roles. Adjunct Professor of Engineering at Thammasat University, Thailand. Founder and Leader of Polymer Processing Technologies Group at WIT. Founder and former Managing Director of WCMS Technologies Ltd (a WIT spin-out company). Founder and former Managing Director of CCT Plas...more
Director
Czuba Enterprises Inc.
Len is the President of his own product development firm, Czuba Enterprises, headquartered in Chicago in the US.  His product development experience and polymers expertise assist partner firms to take products, especially medical devices, from concept to market.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in BioSciences from Southern Illinois University.  He has more than 30 years of experience in polymer synthesis, compounding and material development in the medical device indust...more
Founder & Director
Tissue Matrix Technology
Finbar Dolan, founder of TMT was previously Managing Director of Arc Devices Ireland, Director of Operations for Lake Region Medical and has held senior executive positions in Product Development, Research and Development, Engineering and Operations Management in the Medical Device and Chemical Industries over the past 20 years, notably with Lake Region Medical, Medtronic, CR Bard and the Dow Chemical Company. Finbar has over 25 years R&D experience in plastics materials research and a...more
Sustainability Manager
Johnson and Johnson, HPRC
Dominika has been with Johnson & Johnson for 4 years and is responsible for customer engagement and external alliances focusing on Sustainability. Prior to her current role she has been working for a Brussels-based Public Affairs consultancy and advised multinationals on health and environmental issues.She is the chairman of the Sustainability Task Force at MedTech Europe which aims to demonstrate industry’s commitment to Sustainable Healthcare. Dominika holds a Master of Science...more
Director-Polymer Processing and Development
Corning Incorporated
Ed received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. in Troy, NY and his PhD in organo-metallic chemistry from Princeton University in Princeton, NJ.  After completing his studies Ed was a staff and developmental scientist with GE plastics at the GE R&D center in Niskayuna, NY and the Parkersburg, WV Development Center. While at GE, Ed worked in materials chemistry, reactive extrusion and in PC/ABS blends.  Ed than began his career at Corning In...more
Engineering Consultant
Design Partners
David is a consultant engineer at Design Partners. With an immediate focus on product development upon graduation, David achieved a mastery in a broad suite of CAE tools during his maiden employment in a leading international CAD/PLM solutions provider, Rand Worldwide. Once proficient with the tools, it was time to swap the theory for the practice. A period at medical device start up Nova Science, developing products to meet EU and FDA regulatory approval, confirmed a zeal for design and w...more
Principal Consultant
Axion Consulting
Jane Gardner joined resource recovery specialists Axion, UK agents for the PVC industry recycling initiative Recovinyl in 2005 and since then has developed expertise in setting up and running successful industry led collection and recycling trials and schemes covering a broad range of materials including textiles, medical waste, and plastics. In her role as Principal Consultant for Axion, Jane is currently working in collaboration with the British Plastics Federation to set up RecoMed a re...more
Project Manager and General Manager of PVC Information Council Denmark
PVCMed Alliance
Ole Grøndahl Hansen is a Master of Arts in literature from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Since 1995 General Manager of PVC Information Council Denmark. Ole has been working with PVC-related issues for almost a quarter of a century. Main areas of interest are the use of PVC in medical applications, recycling, social media, and PVC in art and design. Since 2012 Project Manager of PVCMed Alliance.
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Researcher
Athlone Institute of Technology
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Researcher-Applied Polymer Technologies Research Centre
Athlone Institute of Technology
Michael is a graduate from Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) with a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering with polymer electives and is currently working towards a PhD in polymer science in the modification of Polyethylene terephthalate via innovative reaction extrusion. Michael is presently a senior research engineer in the Applied Polymer Technologies Research Centre (APT) hosted at the Materials Research Institute at Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland and has al...more
Convergent Technologies Research Group
Waterford Institute of Technology
Nireeksha completed her undergraduate degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bangalore, India. She further undertook investigation of organic polymers and active layer of organic thin film transistors as MSc project at the University of Glasgow. On successful attainment of her MSc, she began researching the fabrication of polyaniline/graphene nano-composite based chemical sensors. Currently Nireeksha is conducting research into the electromechanical performance of electro...more
Owner
Damian Kelly Medical Device Consultancy
For the past 20 years, Damian has worked in the medical device industry, both start-ups and corporations, and has experience in funding, equity management, health economics, product design, testing and manufacture. In his roles as Director of Operations and Director of R&D, he has spearheaded multidisciplinary teams in the process of research and development of new clinical opportunities, bringing those opportunities to market and profitability. He is listed as inventor or co-inventor ...more
Director
Applied Polymer Technologies Research Centre
Dr John G. Lyons (Sean) is the Centre Manager of the APT Technology Gateway hosted at the Materials Research Institute at Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland. As Centre Manager he is responsible for delivering and implementing the centre business plan and takes a leadership role in fostering polymer materials and manufacturing research at a national and international level, in conjunction with industrial and academic partners, World Class Researchers and funding agencies. Dr Lyons is ...more
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Sales Manager
Gimac Microextruders
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CEO
Smallfry Industrial Design & Innovation Strategy
Steve May-Russell is a leading Industrial Design and Innovation Consultant and the Managing Director of the renowned Smallfry. Steve is a graduate in Industrial Design and Engineering from Leicester De Montfort University and following a condensed MBA at Warwick University Steve studied consumer marketing under renowned 1980’s marketing guru Philip Kotler at the JL Kellogg Graduate Management School in Chicago.  Steve has represented the creative industries on...more
Technical Manager – Medical
HEXPOL TPE AB (formerly ELASTO)
Niklas Ottosson is Technical Manager for the development of medical compounds within HEXPOL TPE (formerly ELASTO). Niklas graduated in 2002 with a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden; where he also received the John Ericsson medal for outstanding scholarship in 2003. Niklas worked as a lecturer within polymer education and managed technical development projects at Polymertekniskt Centrum from 2002 until 2005 when he joined HEXPOL TPE. Since joinin...more
Director
Helix Polymer Technology Ltd­.
Shaun Ruck is Director of Helix Polymer Technology and has a Master of Science in Polymer Science & Engineering. He has over 30-years experience in the plastics industry and has worked in technical and management roles developing and industrialising complex, high volume plastic products for medical, optical, electronics and safety related devices.   His expertise ranges from ensuring efficient design development to validation and scale-up to achieve the most reliable and c...more
Global Market Development Manager
Eastman Company UK
Dr. Martin Stimpson is the Global Market Development Manager in the Chemical Intermediates Business Unit for Eastman Company (UK) Ltd. He is located in Wiltshire, England. His focus is on new product and new market development for plasticisers and formulation additives. He has nearly 25 years’ experience in the European plasticiser markets. He is a Graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry from the Polytechnic of North East London and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from City University. &...more
Advanced Engineering
Teleflex Medical
Mr. Morgan Tierney, is part of the multidisciplinary Advanced Engineering Team at Teleflex Medical with responsibility for identifying and developing next generation medical solutions.   Current areas of focus include emergency vascular access, device surface modifications, and bladder management. Morgan has over 20 years research and development experience since completing a B. Sc in Polymer Technology from Athlone Institute of technology.
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