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C & T of Functional Coatings for Medical Devices

Course# Date Time Location

Coming Soon

Cost: $700.00 USD
CEU's: 0.8
Instructor: Mr. David Russell

Course Overview

Intended for newcomers to the medical device industry, this course provides an introduction to FDA and EU regulations as related to medical devices including definition of key terminology, overview of GMP, device classification, listing and approval processes and how to navigate the FDA website to access key resources provided. A broad range of materials are discussed. This includes conventional elastomers such as silicones, natural and synthetic polyisoprene, and polyisobutlyene; thermoplastic elastomers such as TPEs, TPVs, POEs, Copolyamides and TPUs. Engineering plastics such as polyesters, nylons, acetals, polycarbonates, conventional polyolefins and cyclic polyolefins are discussed. Applications identified include orthopedic devices, ophthamolics, viscoelastic gels, catheters, tubing, stoppers, drapes, syringes, transdermal drug, medical machinery parts and the like.

Who Should Attend: Marketing and sales persons, product engineers, managers, quality professionals desiring to expand their knowledge into the realm of medical devices made from rubber and plastic materials. Pre-requisites; general technical aptitude and general familiarity of technical terminology related to rubber and plastic materials.

  1. Overview of FDA and EU Regulations
    • Key Definitions
    • Listings and Approvals
    • CE Marking, PMN(510K) and PMA( IDE)
    • GMP/Quality Systems Requierements
    • Common Specifications, Regulations, and Biocompatibilty Tests
    • The Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998 (BAAA)
  2. Overview of Typical Application of Polymers in Medical Devices
  3. Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • TPVs, TPOs/Polyblends, POEs
    • Block Copolymers: TPUs, SBS, SIBS, CoPA, CoPES
  4. Engineering Plastics
    • Polyesters
    • Polyamides (nylon)
    • Polyolefins: PE, PP, Cyclic Olefins
  5. Conventional Elastomers
    • Natural Rubber and Polyisoprene (Synthetic)
    • Polyisobutylenes
    • Silicones
  6. Polymer Gels
    • Oil gels
    • Polymer Gels
    • Hydrogels
  7. Biodegradable Polymers
  8. Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems


If you have any questions or need more information about this course, please contact:

Penelope Pinkston


Online Registration


Registration Form

Registration information: Registration shall remain open until posted as closed on the course listing on this site.

Registrations must be guaranteed by check, a purchase order number or a credit card, otherwise the registration will not be processed. Checks should be made payable to "The Akron Polymer Technology Services Training Center" and must include a copy of your completed registration form. Course fees are due before attending.

All registrations—whether by online, phone, fax or mail—will be confirmed and considered binding and subject to all cancellation policies. If you do not receive a confirmation prior to the class, please call The Akron Polymer Technology Services Training Center to verify your registration.

Course fee includes classroom instruction, instructional materials, parking permits, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and refreshment breaks. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included.


Visit our registration webpage to view our cancellation/withdrawal policy.