The MedTech Strategist Innovation Summit DUBLIN 2017 – Apr. 25-27 — Agenda

April 25th - 27th, 2017 The Shelbourne Dublin - Dublin, Ireland


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Databean is a collaborative research organization supporting medtech and biotech start-ups focused on the development of novel technologies for the treatment of chronic health conditions.

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.

GreenLeaf Health is a leading FDA regulatory consulting firm that provides strategic guidance to pharmaceutical and medical device companies developing and manufacturing innovative solutions to pressing global public health challenges.

ICON is a global provider of outsourced drug development services to biopharma, medical device, government, biosimilar and generic organisations.

We offer a full range of clinical, consulting and commercial services that range from trial design to full study execution, and from clinical to post-market commercialisation.

Our services are supported by in-depth therapeutic and regulatory expertise and market-leading technology and analytics. We are the only full service CRO that offers the knowledge, software and systems for adaptive trials.

IMMR (previously IMM Recherche) is a Contract Research Organization specialized in preclinical surgical research. With years of experience and a cutting-edge surgical and housing facility, we are the laboratory of choice for your in vivo medical device testing.

Our main focus is on early research and development studies, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP 21 CRF part 58) compliant studies (successfully inspected by the FDA), surgical training, histopathology of explanted soft and hard tissue.

We can service your projects from the early phases of technical feasibility all the way to the final report with histopathology, requested for your regulatory submission to notified bodies.

iO life science is a design & development services firm dedicated to transforming lives through the innovation of smart, connected, and patient-centric devices. We actively partner with healthcare entrepreneurs focused on creating breakthrough therapeutic solutions to unmet patient needs. Through iO investment initiatives, we offer technical 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).

PMI is a preclinical contract research organization (CRO) specializing in medical device testing. The organization’s focus is to guide research and development teams to move from initial exploration trials into clinical application as effectively and efficiently as possible. As a CRO, the main priority is to identify and target a client’s long term goals while assisting in the process. This proactive approach ensures that client research is done as accurately as possible the first time.

Media Partners

Biotechgate is a global business development database designed for the life science industry, containing key information about 40,000 companies involved in sectors such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical technology.

Our worldwide collaborations with cluster organizations, together with our teams of dedicated in-house analysts in North America, Europe and Asia form the basis for a unique dataset.

– Constantly curated information on 40,000 public and private companies
– 140,000 contact details
– Over 18,000 licensing opportunities currently listed
– Strong focus on small/private companies with emerging product pipelines and technologies
– Dedicated historical licensing deals and investor databases

Biotechgate is run by Venture Valuation, a company providing independent valuation services to companies raising money and to life sciences investors, investing in innovative growth companies. With over 500 provided valuations in Europe, Asia and North America, Venture Valuation is the leading valuation company focused on Life Sciences.

MedTech Engine is a facilitator and catalyst designed to unleash the potential of tomorrow’s innovations.

Brought to you by the consulting 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:

– Perspectives and case studies from those on the ground

– Inspiring opinion from thought leaders

– Practical resources to accelerate transition along the medtech timeline

– ‘Matchmaking’ services bringing together innovators, established companies, experts and investors

– Opportunities for open innovation and collaboration.

MedTech Europe is the European trade association representing the medical technology industries, from diagnosis to cure. We represent Diagnostics and Medical Devices manufacturers operating in Europe.

MedTech Europe’s mission is to make innovative medical technology available to more people, while helping healthcare systems move towards a sustainable path. MedTech Europe encourages policies that help the medical technology industry meet Europe’s growing healthcare needs and expectations. It also promotes medical technology’s value for Europe focusing on innovation and stakeholder relations, using economic research and data, communications, industry events and training sessions.

MedTech Europe started as an alliance in October 2012 formed by two organisations – EDMA, representing the European in vitro diagnostic industry; and Eucomed, representing the European medical devices industry.

Promoting a balanced policy environment
MedTech Europe engages with EU regulators, politicians and other decision-makers to help shape policies to promote innovation for our growing healthcare needs and expectations.

Demonstrating the value of medical technology
MedTech Europe promotes to its members and the wider industry value-based innovations that support more sustainable healthcare systems. We use economic research to show the benefits of medical technology and we organise many initiatives to explain the value we bring to healthcare systems in Europe. We bring stakeholders together to discuss trends, issues and opportunities.