October 31 – November 1, 2018Minneapolis Convention CenterMinneapolis, MN

Shin-Etsu Polymer America Inc.

Established in 1960, Shin-Etsu Polymer is synonymous with well-designed, top-quality silicone products. Its expertise in compounding materials, globalized engineering/R&D, and extensive OEM experience make it a leader in custom silicone manufacturing for the medical industry. Products include catheters/tubing (with medical coating options), thin sheets (10 um), hemodialysis components, and acoustic ultrasound lenses. ISO 13845 certified.

Laser Light Technologies

Laser Light Technologies is a high-tech, laser-based contract manufacturing, laser systems integration, and engineering consulting firm that offers precision laser micromachining services. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, the company uses state-of-the-art laser systems for a wide range of applications requiring laser cutting, laser drilling, laser ablation and coating removal, and cleanroom processing and packaging.

Stäubli Electrical Connectors

Stäubli electrical connectors fulfill all expectations regarding advanced contact technology and sophisticated solutions covering the whole range from single parts to highly complex systems. For the connection of all types of industrial applications, test and measurement accessories, as well as medical devices and installations, the safety, accuracy, and reliability of the company's products is unmatched.

Applied Ink Solutions/Paratronix Inc.

Applied Ink Solutions develops and manufactures conductive and resistive inks, dielectrics, epoxies, and other products for the global electronics assembly market. Paratronix Inc. provides Parylene conformal coating services for industrial and medical applications. It also designs and manufactures its own line of vapor deposition systems. Both companies are new divisions of MicroChem.

ISO Finishing Inc.

ISO Finishing is an isotropic mass finishing job shop specializing in high-energy polishing and surface improvement services for medical and all other precision component manufacturers. It offers documented, process design services for titanium, stainless, aluminum, polymers, and super alloys. From functional to highly cosmetic finishes, ISO provides the best solution, short lead times, and superior customer service for each unique application.

Via Biomedical Inc.

Founded in 2001, Via Biomedical Inc. has become a leader in medical device outsourcing. The company provides complete product design and development capabilities, from conceptual prototyping through fully validated product and ongoing contract manufacturing. Core competencies include catheters, catheter-based systems, medical-grade balloons, delivery systems, molded medical device products, and assembly.

SAT Plating

SAT Plating has expanded the range of plateable polymers to include highly difficult-to-plate plastics such as ASA, TPO, nylon, PPS, PEEK, and PEI (Ultem™) materials, to name a few. Its Surface Activation® process, along with its collection of other Adaptive Plating Technologies™, can be selectively applied to films, membranes, tubes, fibers, fabric, and rapid prototype configurations, allowing it to achieve best-in-class metal plating deposits.

University of St. Thomas

The University of St. Thomas is Minnesota's largest private university and offers more than 100 graduate programs. It offers MBA programs; specialized master's degrees, such as business analytics, data science, and regulatory science; as well as graduate certificates in big data, business analytics, healthcare, heathcare analytics, and medical device development.

Winchester Electronics

Winchester Electronics is a leader in the design and manufacturing of RF microwave, hermetic, fiber, and power connectors, as well as value-added cable and cable assemblies, with manufacturing and distribution facilities located worldwide. The company specializes in custom connector and overmold assemblies supporting applications in the medical industry, including MRI, monitoring equipment, LVAD systems, defibrillators, and pulse oximeters.

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