Selection in a biological context means the assortment of organisms due to their characteristics. On the one hand, this could be natural selection ("survival of the fittest") like in evolutionary processes. On the other hand, selection by man, e.g. breeding, is called artificial selection. Artificial selection is also used in genetic engineering to identify a genetically modified organism due to its new characteristics (e.g. resistance to antibiotics).
Genetic sequences are successions of the bases adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine on the DNA (or uracil instead of thymine in the case of RNA).
Transformation is the natural ability of some species of bacteria to take up free DNA from their surroundings through their cell wall. In genetic engineering, transformation denotes a process which is often used to introduce recombinant plasmids in E. coli, for example. This is a modified version of natural transformation.
The subject of Medical Device Manufacturing (MDM) Conference 2018 will be "Medical device manufacturing innovations". This conference is focusing on innovations for medical device manufacturing. The field is challenged by significant changes in regulatory requirements. There are market transformations to more customized solutions, therapeutic advancements which enable and need new devices but also new processes, which help to advance healthcare.
The selected papers will be gathered in a scientific publication and presented to an international audience of medical and engineering experts collocated with "Medtec Europe" in the conference area west of the Landesmesse Stuttgart.
Here you find the list of proposed paper topics:
Topic 1: Processes & Regulations
Supply chain of medical device manufacturing
Regulatory issues with consequences to manufacturing processes
Quality control in medical device manufacturing
Topic 2: Components
Assembly, bonding, integration e.g of electronics or other functional components
Topic 3: Processes & Materials
Manufacturing of customized medical devices
Manufacturing of polymeric, metal, ceramic or other materials or hybrids
Process control in machining of orthopedic implants
Topic 4: Innovation Support & Network Management
Local, regional and global supply and manufacturing networks
Management and optimization of the product life cycle
Topic 5: Free papers
Topic 6: Young investigators
Innovations related to medical device manufacturing. Students are invited to propose their research study in a special "young investigators" session.
The MDM Conference 2018 is initiated by Fraunhofer IPA with the support of UBM plc and Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH and with the media partners BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH, TechnologyMountains e. V., VDMA Medizintechnik and DGBMT Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik im VDE.