San Diego Business Journal

Medical Device Confab Crosses Borders

By Julie Gallant Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A guided bus tour of two medical manufacturing facilities in Baja California, Mexico, is being hosted by the Tijuana Economic Development Corp. in conjunction with the MEDevice Forum San Diego.

Set for Sept. 19-20 at the San Diego Convention Center, MEDevice Forum offers educational and networking opportunities for medical device professionals. A supplier showcase gives attendees the chance to conduct business face-to-face with peers, colleagues, and the industry’s manufacturers. Activities include a two-day conference program, Design of Implantable Devices, which gives insight into overcoming the unique challenges faced by those designing specialized medical devices.

The bus tour, scheduled for Sept. 18, is free for all registered attendees of MEDevice Forum San Diego. The full-day tour features stops at Greatbatch Medical and Fisher & Paykel and will show how medical manufacturers are taking advantage of cross-border manufacturing opportunities. Complete event details and registration are available at MEDeviceForum.com.