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Welcome to the 1st Course on Translational Research and Commercialization of Medical Devices

The Trans Comet course is meant to take the participants through the process of bringing ideas from the concept stage to the prototype stage and towards commercialization. The course will take the participants through the process of bringing ideas from the concept stage to the prototype stage and towards commercialization and will provide a holistic understanding of the translational research process in the medical devices arena.


Trans Comet 2019 organizers and co-chairs


Speakers

James Nolan

CEO, InClinica, United States

Jeffrey N. Gibbs

Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara FDA Law Firm, United States

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Tal Karplus

Partner, Shibolet & Co. Law Firm Corporate Law Firm, Israel

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Bill V. Padula

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States


Jos Vander Sloten

Vice Dean for International Affairs, KU Leuven, Belgium


TARGET AUDIENCE:

Small to medium sized companies, start-ups, and academics with an interest to learn how to translate an idea to a product.

Participants will deep-dive into the manifold aspects of medical device technology innovation, routes for commercialization, and business strategies. The course will provide both theory and practical tools for turning ideas and inventions into a medical device business.

 


MAIN TOPICS WILL COVER:

  • Introduction and review of current challenges and opportunities 
  • Determining a market opportunity 
  • Development of a business plan 
  • Seeking investments 
  • Development of an early prototype 
  • Risk management 
  • Quality control 
  • Medical device testing and design of clinical trials 
  • Differences between the pharmaceutical and medical device markets and regulatory pathways 
  • Filing patent applications and development of protection of intellectual property 
  • Specific regulatory considerations and safety requirements 
  • Coordination of engineering team work 
  • Choosing the best industry experts as partners and consultants 
  • Establishing presence and visibility in the market 
  • Commercialization strategy and agreements 
  • Case scenario 
  • Exit strategies

 

 


Trans Comet 2019 is endorsed by:

NEWS

First announcement is now available HERE.


IMPORTANT DATES

Early registration deadline: 15 January 2019

Application deadline: 28 February 2019


24 - 26 April 2019

Venue:

Arenbergkasteel- Kasteelpark Arenberg 1, 3001 Heverlee

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium



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