Device identification and transparency on the medical device market become increasingly important and progressively regulated by law. Also, in the field of orthopedic surgery, there is a specific need to track and trace implants and instruments by means of UDI labeling. Various important issues arise in this context when FOBA’s sales managers discuss with their medical customers about the implementation of an appropriate laser marking technology. In this webinar, FOBA’s laser marking experts will be presenting some of the most frequently asked customer questions and provide the answers. They will be talking about patient safety and current legal UDI requirements according to FDA as well as to the European MDR. With a focus on the technical side, they will explain the advantages of certain fiber lasers for UDI code marking and the potential of automation in a laser marking process. Above all the importance of partnering with a knowledgeable laser marking vendor will be demonstrated.
Christian Söhner, Global Vertical Manager Medical, FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving | Alltec GmbH
Mr. Söhner joined ALLTEC FOBA in 2016 as Global Vertical Manager Medical. His 15 years of experience in the medical device industry includes positions at Stryker, Abbott, Dentsply and Brainlab. He is networked with notified bodies such as TÜV SÜD, DQS, MDC and BSI, and a solution partner of GS1 and HIBC.
Jeffrey Kniptash, Global Strategic Account Manager – Medical, FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving | Alltec GmbH
Mr. Kniptash joined FOBA in 2018, bringing more than 14 years of experience in capital equipment sales with a focus on the Midwestern U.S. and national accounts, especially in the field of medical industries.