The Future of Medical Devices – Smaller and Smarter

A notable trend in the medical device market is miniaturization. Smaller medical devices make for less invasive procedural techniques, less trauma during surgeries, and shorter recovery times.



  • 2PM London / 3PM CET
  • Free

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Dr Cacie McDorman
Phd. Engineering Manager, Alleima

Cacie McDorman is the Engineering Manager NAFTA for Alleima. Her background is in physics and materials science and engineering. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida in 2020, where she focused on the development and characterization of biosensors. Cacie has been with Alleima for 2 years and has focused on enhancing the R&D capabilities at our Palm Coast facility. In her spare time, she enjoys music and spending time with her family.

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Dr Bernd Vogel
Global Technology and Innovation Manager, Alleima

Bernd Vogel was a researcher and leader of the Smart Material Development Group (focusing on nitinol) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology when he began the step-by-step process that led to the founding of Endosmart in 2002 and became leaders in processing nitinol into various product forms. In the end of 2022 Endosmart was acquired by Alleima. With his extensive knowledge and skills, he is now Global Technology and Innovation Manager at Alleima.

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Jerry Blanton
Global Sales and Marketing Manager, Alleima

Jerry Blanton is the Global Sales and Marketing Manager at Alleima’s business unit Medical heading an international and multinational sales team. He is based in Palm Coast, Florida. Jerry has a long experience from several leading sales positions in global organizations

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