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Electrochem Announces Presence at MD&M West
By: Business Wire
Feb. 6, 2013 12:04 PM
Electrochem Solutions, Inc. (Electrochem), a subsidiary of Greatbatch, Inc. (NYSE: GB) today announced its participation at the Medical Design & Manufacturing West Conference and Exposition (MD&M West), beginning February 11, 2013 in Anaheim, California.
As Electrochem continues to aggressively grow and expand its presence in the medical market space, the company will showcase its customized total power solutions for portable medical devices at booth #542 in Hall E of the Anaheim Convention Center. These technology solutions include battery packs, chargers, docking stations and power supplies for critical applications such as, but not limited to, ultrasounds, defibrillators, patient monitors and LVADs.
The company will sponsor an educational panel session during the conference - Robin Sarah Tichy, PhD, senior marketing manager for Electrochem, will moderate the panel titled “Power Source Technologies” on February 14 at 1:00 p.m. Speakers from Rutgers and Exponent will discuss power source technology and how it is critical to design, performance and reliability of medical devices. The panelists will address topics including system requirements, emerging technologies and innovation in design and testing, pertaining to power sources. More information about this session can be found here: http://www.canontradeshows.com/expo/west13/seminar-8.html
Also, Electrochem is hosting a “Lunch and Learn” session on February 15 at 12:00 p.m. - Dr. Tichy, along with Kevin White, senior managing scientist for Exponent, will provide a presentation on portable power considerations for medical devices. This session will outline the options available to medical device manufacturers on Li-ion battery technologies. Dr. Tichy and Mr. White will present nuances outside the everyday experience of many engineers to educate portable medical equipment designers on the different design advantages and use constraints of Li-ion batteries, while examining the chemistry tradeoffs between various battery choices. Particular attention will be paid to safety measures, as this is a primary concern for the medical device community. In addition, the session will cover regulatory issues unique to the implementation of a medical device battery. More information about this session can be found here: http://www.canontradeshows.com/expo/west13/conference-L&L.html
About Electrochem Solutions, Inc.
Electrochem, founded in 1979, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of customized total power solutions. A subsidiary of Greatbatch, Inc., Electrochem was born from the lithium battery invented for the implantable pacemaker by founder, Wilson Greatbatch. Today, Electrochem is known for providing safe and reliable products which are used across a range of critical applications in the portable medical, energy, military, and environmental markets.
About Greatbatch, Inc.
Greatbatch, Inc. (NYSE: GB) provides top-quality technologies to industries that depend on reliable, long-lasting performance through its brands - Greatbatch Medical, Electrochem and QiG Group. Greatbatch Medical develops and manufactures critical medical device technologies for the cardiac, neurology, vascular and orthopaedic markets. Electrochem designs and manufactures custom battery technologies for high-end niche applications in the portable medical, energy, military and other markets. The QiG Group empowers the design and development of new medical devices for the company’s core markets.
For additional information on Electrochem, visit www.electrochemsolutions.com.
For additional information on Greatbatch, visit www.greatbatch.com.
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