MedTech Strategist Innovation Summit DUBLIN 2018 – Apr. 17-19 — Agenda

April 17th - 19th, 2018 The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin — Dublin, Ireland


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A Special Thank You to Our Platinum Sponsors

Having made significant contributions to surgery for more than a century, the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies are in the business of reaching more patients and restoring more lives. The group represents the most comprehensive surgical technology and specialty solutions business in the world, offering an unparalleled breadth of products, services, programs and research and development capabilities directed at advancing patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide.

Medtronic plc, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 88,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in approximately 160 countries. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together.

Seroba Life Sciences is a life sciences venture capital firm, focused on investing in breakthrough healthcare technologies that promise to improve lives and make a difference worldwide.

Headquartered in Ireland, we work with some of Europe and the world’s best entrepreneurs developing innovative medical devices, diagnostics and therapeutic drugs. We fund new healthcare opportunities through key value-adding stages, from inception through development and clinical evaluation, the generation of intellectual property, regulatory approvals and market launch and partnering with leading pharmaceutical or medtech companies.

Our team combines in-depth scientific and medical knowledge with broad regulatory and commercial expertise. We are known for patience, understanding, commitment and passion, well-demonstrated by the calibre of entrepreneurs we back, and an overriding focus on delivering improvements to people’s lives and value to our stakeholders.

Created in 1979 by the healthcare technology industry, Medmarc’s purpose is to be the superior provider of liability insurance and related risk management solutions and to support the development, testing and delivery of medical products that save lives and improve the quality of life.  Through collaboration with our parent company, ProAssurance, and our clinical trial industry experts, we provide a single source of innovative healthcare liability insurance solutions to the life sciences companies we serve.   From ideas and prototypes to the reality of commercialization and success – We can Meet Your Changing Needs.

Call me to discuss the cost of insurance coverage, what coverages are needed and when for your business plan: George Ayd (703) 652-1309.

Cantor Fitzgerald is a New York headquartered investment bank serving clients around the world, recognised for its strengths in fixed income and equity capital markets. With extensive capital raising capabilities through our global network, we provide funding solutions for high growth companies. Our Life Sciences team comprises in excess of 60 experienced professionals and a number of dedicated analysts. This knowledge and experience extends from pharma, bio-tech, drug delivery and medical devices to medical technology and digital health. In 2017, Cantor raised in excess of US$3.5bn for these sectors alone.

For further information on Cantor Fitzgerald’s recent transactions, research coverage universe, or on how best to access Cantor Fitzgerald’s worldwide distribution and capital raising ability, please contact Liam Kiely, Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland at

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.

Eugene F Collins provides a comprehensive legal service which is focused on delivering to clients commercial and pragmatic solutions to enable them to run their business more effectively and successfully. We have an expert team of people who have gained wide experience in diverse areas of law. This allows us to offer clients a specifically tailored service to deliver the commercially-focused solutions they require from a legal partner.

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

To support customers with changing requirements in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, SABIC continues to innovate with new materials and processing expertise. Our recent developments address important trends, including the need for portable technologies, the increased use of biologic drugs, the reduction of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and the increase in regulations for medical devices and pharmaceutical products.

The surgical segment encompasses medical devices used during surgery as well as the trays designed to protect these devices during sterilization, transportation and storage. Protecting patients from infection is a critical requirement for these applications, so the materials used within this segment must withstand a wide variety of sterilization methods, or alternatively provide a cost effective alternative to metal, enabling a shift to single-use.


Alira Health is an international advisory firm providing integrated strategy, execution and innovation services for healthcare and life science companies. Our strategists, bankers, doctors and scientists collaborate to fully understand every aspect of healthcare. We provide our clients with a continuum of support to achieve success at any and every point in their business lifecycle.


Gold Sponsors

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), is a trade association that leads the effort to advance medical technology in order to achieve healthier lives and healthier economies around the world. AdvaMed’s membership has reached nearly 300 members and more than 80 employees with a global presence in countries including Europe, India, China, Brazil, and Japan. AdvaMed’s member companies range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies.The Association acts as the common voice for companies producing medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems.

CBSET Inc. is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with a mission is to advance therapeutics development through high-quality services. We collaborate with med tech and pharmaceutical sponsors with a GLP-compliant, AAALAC-accredited facility including vivaria, catheterization/imaging labs, surgical and necropsy suites, histopathology, SEM, and a range of other technologies.

As a specialized medical device CRO, genae is involved in the development and commercialization of investigational products and therapies that change medical practice. Our expertise helps you in obtaining predictable outcomes, on time, and on budget.

ICON plc is a global provider of clinical development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The company specialises in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support clinical development. With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, ICON currently, operates from 84 locations in 38 countries and has approximately 12,300 employees.

IMMR is a leading Pre-clinical Lab, international reference in large models, headquartered in Paris, France. Thanks to world class experts, IMMR accelerates the development of fast-growing innovations. We are a team of professionals with more than 60 years of shared experience, committed and dedicated to the projects of our sponsors (industry leaders and start-ups alike). We master validated procedures, provide cutting-edge equipment, state of the art surgical suites and modern housing facilities. We are GLP-compliant and registered with the US FDA.

Being client oriented, we strive to accompany you from the early stage proof of concept to regulatory GLP studies for the FDA or CE mark, bringing you an on-demand set of skills: study design, model selection, protocol writing, medical device performance evaluation, pathology, robust data and well-illustrated regulatory reports… A fully comprehensive and relevant integrated chain of services: a one-stop shop for a higher efficiency, reducing time to market and costs for your medical device product development.

We have an unmatched expertise in cardiovascular research and also regularly manage studies in ophthalmology, thoracic surgery, neuro-surgery, orthopedics, dentistry, urology, fetal surgery and robotics. We have a proven track record, and because our clients consider that we have this special know-how, yet with a real sense of camaraderie, they come from all around the world to perform their R&D and GLP studies with us.

Should you be looking for a lab that can service your medical device projects, you should consider us! Please contact Sofia EL ANNABI at +,

iO life ventures partners with healthcare entrepreneurs focused on creating breakthrough therapeutic solutions to unmet patient needs. Through our investment initiatives, we offer design, engineering and compliance services as a form of funding to accelerate the development of the company’s need to realize their vision and are committed to further investments from ideation through commercialization of healthcare solutions.

The Irish Medtech Association is the business association within Ibec representing the medical devices and diagnostics sector. The Irish Medtech Association has almost 200 members, located throughout the island of Ireland. Irish Medtech Association’s broad focus is to promote and support an environment that encourages the sustainable development and profitable growth of our multinational and small to medium size medical device and diagnostic companies.

Lightstone Ventures was founded in 2012 by the General Partners and other key members of the life science teams of Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV) and Morgenthaler.  The firm was formed to capture the upside of investing in breakthrough life science companies during a time of unique opportunity in the space.

Members of the Lightstone team have worked together on numerous new life science enterprises over the last decade.  We have similar styles and strategies and have demonstrated success and staying power with our legacy portfolio companies through market ups and downs.  Members of the Lightstone team manage a portfolio of more than 50 medical device and biotechnology companies across the ATV and Morgenthaler legacy funds (Legacy Funds).

Olympus Medical Systems Group, a division of global technology leader Olympus, develops solutions for healthcare professionals that help improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs and enhance quality of life for their patients. By enabling less invasive procedures, innovative diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, and early stage lung cancer evaluation and treatments, Olympus is transforming the future of healthcare.

As a Contract Research Organization in business since 1983, PMI has developed a reputation for quality science and quality service based on professional management and technical expertise. We are committed to helping customers succeed in their work, to the ethical treatment of our laboratory animals, and to furthering the commercial and humanitarian applications of the biotechnology and medical device industries.


Choosing the right leaders for your organization: It’s clearly a critical decision and can make the difference between unimaginable success and catastrophic failure. For nearly 30 years, Roger Brooks and his team at RBrooks Group have helped early stage and established medical device organizations find the ideal CEO, C-Suite or Board member or Vice President.

When working with RBrooks Group, clients can expect a tenacious, research-backed, goal-oriented approach to finding the best executive-level candidates often those not in the market for a job. And more importantly, Roger has an uncanny knack at convincing the right candidates that your company needs to be part of their future.

Syneos Health (Nasdaq:SYNH) is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization. Our company, including a Contract Research Organization (CRO) and Contract Commercial Organization (CCO), is purpose-built to accelerate customer performance to address modern market realities. Created through the merger of two industry leading companies – INC Research and inVentiv Health – we bring together more than 21,000 clinical and commercial minds with the ability to support customers in more than 110 countries. Together, we share insights, use the latest technologies and apply advanced business practices to speed our customers’ delivery of important therapies to patients. To learn more about how we are shortening the distance from lab to lifeTM visit

Vimecon is a medical device company providing innovative solutions for multiple medical applications with its proprietary laser-based catheter technology. Vimecon enables Pulmonary Vein Isolation and Substrate Modificatiion in a single procedure with one single catheter. Other applications include linear Isthmus- and epicardial ablations and Renal Denervation.



Media Partners

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Brought to you by consulting services firm Medeuronet, we believe that innovation isn’t a single ‘eureka moment’ – it’s a journey of transformative thinking in strategy and practice from concept to launch. And we want to help people in medtech approach every step of this journey with insight and fresh perspective.

MedTech Engine’s online platform includes:

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– Practical resources to guide you through the MedTech Roadmap – from idea to market

– A network of connections bringing together innovators, experts, investors and established companies