IHS GlobalSpec Medical Equipment Design Online Event Now Available on Demand

  IHS GlobalSpec Medical Equipment Design Online Event Now Available on Demand

    Provides engineers and industrial professionals easy access to event’s
                  educational presentations and information

Business Wire

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. -- March 14, 2013

The March 6 “Medical Equipment Design” online event hosted by IHS GlobalSpec,
recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), drew more than 1,100 participants,
with 83 percent of attendees reporting they are decision makers within their
organizations. The free online event is now available on demand to give
engineers and industrial professionals easy access to educational
presentations and industry-leading supplier resources from the live-day event.

IHS GlobalSpec’s “Medical Equipment Design” online event provided
opportunities to learn about the latest advances and developments in the areas
of medical grade materials and products; electrical and electronic components
and equipment; computers, imaging, and software; plus home healthcare and
diagnostics. Participants also were able to meet with leading suppliers to the
medical manufacturing and design industry. By attending this event attendees
networked directly with other industry professionals and participated in
educational sessions that helped their businesses remain profitable and
competitive in today's marketplace.

Industrial professionals took advantage of these learning and networking
opportunities from the convenience of their desktops, without having to budget
for travel expenses or lose time away from the office.

“Our Medical Equipment Design event was a unique opportunity for attendees to
hear from speakers and interact with some of the leading suppliers about the
latest technologies in this industry,” said Donna Lewis, director of
e-publishing and e-events for IHS GlobalSpec. “For our exhibitors, this was a
powerful forum to showcase their products, innovations and technologies in
front of a highly engaged and captivated audience.”

Speakers and topics at the event included:

  *Critical Cleaning for Medical Device Design and Manufacturing
    This presentation outlined the role that critical cleaning plays in
    simplifying, speeding up, and supporting the design and maintenance of
    medical devices. This is critical, as cleaning validation or cleaning
    verification needs a properly designed system in order to be in regulatory
    compliance in medical device manufacturing and reprocessing.
    Presented by Jeff Phillips, senior manager, Science & Marketing, Alconox
    Inc.
  *New Implantable Sensors with No Electrical Connections
    In this presentation, the latest implantable sensor technology was
    reviewed. State-of-the-art sensors are wireless, battery-less,
    telemetry-less, and have no electrical connections. The sensors are tiny,
    inexpensive, and robust enough to withstand the challenging in vivo
    environment. They can be tuned to measure force, pressure, temperature, or
    a host of other physical parameters.
    Presented by Eric H. Ledet, associate professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic
    Institute
  *Ensuring Medical Device Safety through Digital Authentication
    Authentication of replacement medical equipment accessories can improve
    safety by preventing the use of incorrect or counterfeit equipment, and
    preventing the accidental reuse of disposable parts. Digital
    Authentication allows the accessory to be securely validated by the system
    and non-authentic accessories to be identified and removed from use.
    Presented by Jonathan Dillon, principal marketing engineer, Memory
    Products Division, Microchip Technology Inc.
  *The Future of Ablation Catheter Technologies for Atrial Fibrillation
    Ablation catheters are a minimally invasive means of treating heart
    conditions, and are generally safer than open surgery, but it is hard to
    control the catheter accurately, so repeat surgery is often needed. This
    presentation discussed the latest miniature technology to be incorporated
    into catheters to assist the control of ablation procedures.
    Presented by Dr. Keith Turner, partner, Cambridge Design Partnership LLP
  *Ease of Use, Ease of Training - The Great Design Challenge
    Ease of use and ease of training are two of the great challenges in
    medical equipment design. Modern medical equipment has new features beyond
    what it had before. Some new features are what clinicians really need, but
    some are way beyond that. When new features lead to complexity of use and
    require extensive training, designers have missed the mark.
    Presented by Dr. James H. Philip, MEE MD CCE, anesthesiologist & director
    anesthesiology bioengineering, Brigham & Women's Hospital; associate
    professor, Harvard Med School

Companies exhibiting at this event included: Interpower Corporation; Alconox,
Inc.; Electrochem Solutions, Inc.; Galil Motion Control; ACE Controls Inc.;
Dicronite; Elasto Proxy Inc.; GT Schmidt Marking Systems; Hamilton Co.; IHS
Inc.; item America, LLC; Plastics Color Corporation; and Thermo Fisher
Scientific - Thermo Scientific Baths, Circulators & Chillers.

For more information on exhibiting opportunities for the Medical Equipment
Design online event in 2014, download an exhibitor kit or call 800.261.2052.

About GlobalSpec

GlobalSpec, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), is the leading provider
of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their
target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and
manufacturing sector professionals. GlobalSpec provides its registered users
with a domain-expert search engine to search more than 50,000 supplier
catalogs by specification, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated
Web-based content, over 15 annual online events, and more than 70
e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services,
learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. For
suppliers, GlobalSpec helps generate awareness, demand and engagement
opportunities among the professionals they are looking to reach – from inbox
to desktop, through networks and via real-time engagement.

About IHS  (www.ihs.com)

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in
critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and
governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the
comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery
methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed
and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly
traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in
Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth
and employs more than 6,000 people in 31 countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names
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Contact:

IHS GlobalSpec
Amber Cooleen, 518-880-0200 ext. 5338
Senior Product Marketing Manager
amber.cooleen@ihs.com