Broadcast One

Tues, October 21

  • London: 16.00
  • Paris: 17.00
  • Los Angeles: 8.00
  • New York: 11.00

Managing materials information for smarter medical device development

Join this short webinar on Tuesday, October 21 to see how Granta's combination of tools and comprehensive, authoritative biological and material property data can support medical device companies.

  • See how you can access authoritative reference data on medical materials alongside corporate materials knowledge and project data, all via a single easy-to-use system.
  • Discover the latest data resources for neurological and surgical device designers
  • Learn how the right materials information, in the right place, can help medical device enterprises to support compliance with restricted substance regulations such as REACH and the Dodd-Frank Act.
  • Understand how the GRANTA MI™ software can support materials information needs throughout the development cycle and across the organization.

How to register and join the session

There is no cost but registration is required through the WebEx system. Please ensure you set your local time zone to receive accurate meeting invitations and test your setup in advance of the meeting. How to use WebEx, including setting times zone & language preferences 


What will be demonstrated at the webinar ?

The materials data that you generate in medical device development and regulatory approval is critical. You need the right data for design and decision-making, you need it up-to-date and accurate, and you need it deployed to designers and engineers in a secure, controlled, but easily usable manner. Quality processes such as ISO 13485 and Six Sigma demand that the quality of this data is fully understood, and that the data is “traceable”, so that any design decision can be audited. You also want to make sure that knowledge captured for one project is available for re-use in future projects. The webinar will discuss how GRANTA MI, the leading materials information management system for engineering enterprises, solves all of these problems.

GRANTA MI materials data management for medical device organizations

How the GRANTA MI software helps you manage materials knowledge for medical device organizations.

We will also be demonstrating Granta's authoritative reference data, including ASM Medical Materials, which combines engineering materials properties and biomedical response data with medical device application information for in-depth research into materials options during medical device design. It is made up of three interrelated modules, linking a centralized resource of hundreds of materials, coatings, and drugs, from over 1000 providers, to medical devices and FDA approvals in three specific areas:

Orthopaedic Materials: over 10,000 FDA device approvals, linked to ~200 materials, coatings, and drugs for all types of orthopaedic device, including hips, knees, spinal, ankle, toe, elbow, finger, shoulder, wrist, and trauma.

Cardiovascular Materials: over 19,000 FDA device approvals, linked to over 200 materials, coatings, and drugs relevant to artificial hearts, bypass devices, clips, defibrillators, filters, grafts, heart valves, hemostasis devices, pacemakers, patches, stents, and vascular embolization devices.

Neurological Materials: over 2,000 FDA device approvals, linked to ~150 materials, coatings, and drugs for neurological devices including nerve cuffs, dura substitutes, cranial orthses, central nervous system shunts, cranial drills, ventricular catheters, bite blocks, intracranial pressure monitoring devices, electrodes, and nerve stimulators.

COMING SOON: Surgical Materials: Hear about the latest developments and how they will benefit those involved in surgical device design. The Surgical data module preview will include General and Plastic Surgery devices including; clips and staples, laser surgical instruments, suction pumps, sutures, tissue adhesives, wound and burn dressings; Therapeutic Devices including suction lipoplasty systems and information relating to Prosthetic Devices: surgical meshes, and synthetic bone grafting material.

We will also share information on the Critical Materials data module (which enables you to identify and understand supply risk for the materials used in your organization based on factors such as geopolitical risk, physical scarcity, conflict mineral risk, and price volatility) as well as the Restricted Substances data module ( that helps you to understand your exposure to the legislation and standards that may restrict substances used in manufacturing your products through nearly 7,000 records, each describing a specific restricted substance, as well as the details of over 80 pieces of national and international legislation, regulations, and industry standards that regulate the use of such substances.)


Who should join the web seminar?

Materials specialists and research engineers—learn how to increase productivity in testing and materials analysis, make more effective use of existing corporate materials information, and assess and manage regulatory risk.

Regulatory professionals—see tools to improve the efficiency of regulatory submissions and learn how your organization can 'design-out' materials-related regulatory risks, avoiding costly changes later in the development cycle.

Design engineering teams—see how you can access and apply reliable materials data to support design and simulation.

Senior managers of engineering, product development and design, or regulatory groups—find out how best practice materials information management can save time and cost, while reducing business risk.


About the presenter

Kristen Roenigk received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. After graduation she spent ten years doing clinical research with stroke subjects as part of the Cleveland FES Center. The goal of this research was to use electrical stimulation to aid in the subjects' rehabilitation, resulting in a safer, more functional gait after stroke. She joined Granta Design in 2011 as the account manager for the Medical Device Industry.