After a tumultuous year of change, how has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the global medical technology landscape?
Device and diagnostic development pathways have had to shift to adapt to our new world. And although international travel bans continue to challenge the way we do business, we’re embracing new methods of working effectively with business partners, regulators and investors world-wide.
The shift to virtual meetings has meant deals that once took months to land can be closed in weeks. Regulatory bodies have altered their approach to collaboration and product approval in response to pandemic demands. And leading accelerators around the world have pivoted to increase accessibility and optimise cohort exposure.
But some uncertainty and questions remain. What fundamental processes have changed when developing your business strategy, courting investors, or navigating regulatory pathways? Which processes haven’t? And what will be the new normal of ‘best practice’ once the world stabilises?
BioMelbourne Network’s BioSymposium Devices + Diagnostics: Navigating our New World, will address these questions and more.
To achieve a truly global perspective, this event will be delivered virtually with speakers presenting around the world. We invite local attendees to join us for a separate networking function post-event. Networking tickets will be released soon!
Who Should Attend
Business executives, startups, entrepreneurs, investors, product developers, clinicians, researchers, and industry experts across medical technology, ICT, engineering, design, manufacturing and health innovation.
EVENT DETAILS (Online)
Date: Thursday 29 April 2021 (AEST)
Session 1: Pivoting for Success. 8:45am – 10:30am
Session 2: Navigating the Regulatory Roadmap. 11:00am – 12:30pm
Session 3: Closing the Deal on Investment. 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Format: Online – a link to join will be received upon registration.
View our lineup of industry experts
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NETWORKING FUNCTION (In Person)
Date: Thursday 29 April 2021 (AEST)
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Venue: The Glasshouse, Transport Hotel, Federation Square
BioMelbourne Network Members
Online Event Only – $60
In Person Networking Function Only – $30
Online Event plus In Person Networking Function – $90
Online Event Only – $80
Online Event plus In Person Networking Function – $140
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Session 1: PIVOTING FOR SUCCESS
What impact has the pandemic had on the global medical technology landscape and how have businesses pivoted to adapt?
In this session attendees will gain insights into the UK and US markets, while exploring emerging business opportunities, strategic challenges, and inherent market shifts for these leading medtech hubs. Learn top tips for success from the world’s largest life science accelerator and hear first-hand from a local startup on how they adapted their US market entry strategy in response to the pandemic.
Session 2: NAVIGATING THE REGULATORY ROADMAP
Navigating the regulatory roadmap is complicated, even more so during a pandemic. What fundamental processes have been impacted as a result, and which haven’t?
In this session, leading experts will provide global regulatory insights and forecasts for 2021, 2022 and beyond. We’ll examine the EU and US regulatory landscapes and discuss market access for medical devices, real world evidence and primary market research. TGA experts will also explore trends and interactions between global bodies, medical device assessment and approval for supply in Australia, and regulatory support for SMEs and researchers.
Session 3: CLOSING THE DEAL ON INVESTMENT
Working virtually has changed the way we do business. What shifts in investment have emerged as a result of the pandemic and how can we harness our new reality to succeed in closing the deal?
In this session, attendees will gain valuable insights into emerging trends in the global investment landscape and how best to engage with investors in our new world. We’ll also examine gaps in healthtech investment, emerging investment pathways and opportunities to bolster access to early-stage capital for Victorian startups.
Session 4: NETWORKING
Join us for networking, drinks and nibbles from 4:30pm at the Glasshouse, Transport Hotel, Federation Square.
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