How to Keep Pace with Change in Med-Tech: Industry Challenges and Manufacturing Solutions Hosted by Qmed

Industry professionals in product design and manufacturing know all too well that the only constant is change. Today, as the rate of change and the need for improved quality for Medical Device Manufacturers are continuously increasing, Med-Tech organizations cannot afford to aim for average. Attend this webinar to learn from analyst firm Axendia’s primary research, as well as medical device manufacturer case studies, how simply ‘throwing medical products over the wall’ from engineering and R&D into manufacturing puts time-to-market and product quality at risk. We will address challenges affecting the med-tech industry, including chasing defects, the cost of a recall and the potential to avoid one by relying on data, not documents.

Find out how the medical device market can be prepared to innovate faster and more efficiently through the use of closed-loop manufacturing processes. See how Siemens helps you to cope with this increased rate of innovation, to manage product changes as a set of data instead of documents. Learn how your peers have succeeded in this changing environment by focusing on improved product outcomes while simultaneously supporting shorter innovation cycles. See how they employ closed-loop integrated systems that allow for real-time decision-making, based on real intelligence.

  • Innovate faster and more efficiently
  • Embrace a closed-loop process
  • Manage product changes instead of documents
  • Base decisions on real time intelligence
  • Learn from peers who focus on product outcomes


Daniel R. Matlis
President of Axendia
Daniel R. Matlis is Founder and President of Axendia, an analyst firm providing trusted advice to Life-Science and Healthcare Executives on Business, Technology and Regulatory matters. Dan has over 25 years of experience in the Industry spanning the Health-Science value chain. He is an active member in FDA’s Case for Quality Initiative and has presented Axendia’s research findings to industry executives and the FDA. Dan began his career at Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon), where he provided leadership in the areas of technology, regulatory compliance and business.

Before founding Axendia, Dan was a Partner, VP and General Manager at a leading Life-Science consultancy firm. He is a frequent lecturer at Industry events and has published numerous research reports and articles on key issues facing the Life-Sciences and Healthcare industries. Dan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University (now NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering) in NY and a MS in Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

James B. (Jim) Thompson, Ph.D.
Director, Industry Strategy, Siemens PLM Software
Jim has worked in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) industry for 30 years. Initially in R&D roles for development of CAD/CAM and PLM software, and then as a leader responsible for technology consulting with customers in a variety of industries. Since 2006, Jim has focused exclusively on the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industries. At Siemens PLM Software, Jim is currently responsible for Siemens PLM’s global business strategy for the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industries.