Biomed News - DECEMBER 2013

December 01, 2013


The Florida Biomedical Society (FBS) awarded AIV Inc. its first ever President’s Award. The award was created to recognize a vendor, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or Independent Service Organization (ISO) that has distinguished themselves in the Florida Biomedical Community by providing outstanding service, supporting and sponsorship of Biomedical Societies, educational outreach and support of humanitarian aid to communities in need.

“AIV was chosen for providing outstanding customer service, your efforts to provide quality parts to extend the service life of equipment which is no longer supported by the OEM, your long time support of the FBS and its Chapters, providing educational opportunities for our members though your continued support of FBS and lastly, your support of communities in need,” said Fred McMurtrie, President of the Florida Biomedical Society.

The award was presented to AIV at the annual FBS Symposium, held in Walt Disney World this past November.

Upcoming Events

Quality System Requirements and Industry Practice Program

The Quality System Requirements and Industry Practice Program will be held on December 9-12, 2013 (course), and December 13, 2013 (exam) at The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA. This is a comprehensive 4-day program offering quality system professionals basic knowledge and skills necessary in developing a quality system program, one that adheres to the FDA’s Quality System Regulation.  This program was selected as part of the mandatory training for European Conformity Assessment Bodies under the US/EU Recognition Agreement in 1999. The FDA made attendance at the Quality System course a part of the training criteria for their Accredited Persons Program. An optional half-day exam is given following each class.

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Cybersecurity for Medical Devices Webinar

This webinar addressing the nature of the security problem will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Eastern Time.  Organizations will be given the opportunity to be better informed and prepared to meet the recently issued FDA draft guidance on cybersecurity.  Speakers include Kevin Fu, Associate Professor, Sloan Research Fellow, Computer Science Engineering at the University of Michigan and Ken Hoyme, Distinguished Scientist at Adventium Labs.

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Anesthesia Tech Continuing Education Program

NOVAMED-USA, Inc. will be holding the Anesthesia Tech Continuing Education Program on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Columbia/Duffy Room, 1535 Broadway, New York.

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7th Annual New York Stony Brook Anesthesia Technologist and Technicians Conference

The 7th Annual New York Stony Brook Anesthesia Technologist and Technicians Conference will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at the Stony Brook Manhattan Campus. Stony Brook Manhattan campus is located at 387 Park Avenue South at 28th Street, 3rd Floor, New York.

For inquiries and more information, contact Dr. Stephen Vitkun at Stephen.vitkun@stonybrook.eduThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Past Events

World Forum for Medicine International Trade Fair

MEDICA recently held their annual trade fair last November 20-23, 2013 at Düsseldorf, Germany. Around 130 participants from over 100 countries gathered and learned all the current and future in-patient and out-patient care trends. Market leaders and potential innovators in the industry had the opportunity to present their products and services to all trade fair visitors.

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Hi-Tech Solutions for Medical Technology International Trade Fair


Industry leaders and professionals went to Düsseldorf, Germany last November 20-22, 2013 for the Hi-Tech Solutions for Medical Technology International Trade Fair care of COMPAMED. Over 650 exhibitors from around the world showcased their products, featuring a full range of parts and components, raw materials, equipment and technologies for medical instruments, as well as packaging and services for the medical technology industry.

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About the Author

Laura Collier

Laura Collier

Laura Collier has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida. She is the Marketing Manager at AIV, Inc.

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