More than 7,000 manufacturing buyers throughout the Midwest are expected to attend the region's largest medical OEM event, Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis. The show is colocated with the MidPak packaging show November 2 and 3 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

For the past decade, MD&M Minneapolis has featured the region's largest and most comprehensive display of medical equipment, supplies and services from the industry's top suppliers. And the show's conference has provided valuable and timely information for medical device manufacturing. Topics in the conference, held Nov. 1 to 3 include: Biomaterials Qualification and Selection for Spinal Implants, Customer-Demand-Based Manufacturing, New Insights and Trends in Chemical Characterization, Practical Process Validation Solutions to Industry Processes, Preventing Failures when Joining Plastic Medical Devices, Risk Management for Medical Devices, Surface Characterization for Medical Device Development, Understanding Causes of Failure in Medical Devices, and more.

The combination of MidPak with MD&M Minneapolis gives buyers access to a wide spectrum of design, manufacturing, and packaging services. Among the markets served by MidPak are the growing Food and Beverage, Medical Electronics/IT, Printing, and Transportation/Industrial packaging sectors. The show provides packaging buyers a venue to source new and existing products and services from leading suppliers. Products and services available include Assembly, CNC Equipment, Contract Manufacturing, Plastics and Disposables, Packaging, Sterilization and Cleanroom Equipment, Quality, Machinery Medical Electronics, and Automation Technology.

For more information about MD&M Minneapolis and MidPak, and to register online, visit