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Medical Device Innovation Workshop
"Becoming a Medical Technology Innovator"
Monday, April 8, 2013
7:30am-5:30pm, Mississippi Room, 3rd Floor of Coffman Memorial Union



In this fast-paced, one-day workshop, you will learn the essentials of being a medical technology innovator and key opinion leader. Learn from experts in the field on these topics:

Medical device new product development process
Pre-clinical trials
Understanding med tech markets and needs
Intellectual property
How clinicians can innovate
Building a med tech startup
Creativity and brainstorming
Writing a business plan
Formulating a research question
Case studies of med tech innovation

The lectures are complemented by a series of hands-on activities where you will conceive, refine, prototype and develop a business proposition for a new med tech product.

The Mississippi Room is on the third floor of Coffman Memorial Union on the Twin Cities Campus of the University of Minnesota.
Coffman Memorial Union: 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455-0110

If needed, the closest parking ramp is the East River Parkway Garage.

2013 Medical Device Innovation Workshop Schedule

7:00 am

Check-In and Continental Breakfast

7:30 am Welcome and Introduction
Paul A. Iaizzo, PhD and William Durfee, PhD, University of Minnesota
8:15 am "Global Markets for Medical Devices"
Patrick Lyon, Senior Manager, Globalization, Medtronic AF Solutions
9:00 am "Performing Market Assessments"
Stephen T. Parente, MILI, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
9:30 am "How New Medical Products are Developed"
William Durfee, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
10:00 am "Testing your Medical Device Idea: Bench Tests, Animal Tests, Clinical Trials, and Regulatory Issues."
Paul A. Iaizzo, PhD, Surgery, IEM, University of Minnesota
10:45 am

Coffee Break (receive team assignment)

11:05 am "Essentials of Creativity and Brainstorming"
Barry Kudrowitz, PhD, School of Design, University of Minnesota
William Durfee, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Innovation Exercise 1: Generate an Idea

12:30 pm


1:10 pm “How to Build a Medical Device Company and Develop a Business Plan”
Michael Hoey, Founder/CTO NxThera Inc.
1:50 pm "Being an Innovator in Cardiovascular Therapy"
Saurav Paul, PhD, JD, Medical Device Center, University of Minnesota
2:30 pm “Protecting Your Intellectual Property Through Patents”
Arthur Erdman, PhD, Director MDC, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
3:00 pm “The Corporate View of Technology Assessments and Acquisitions”
John Mack, Vice President of Business Development, Strategy, and Portfolio Management, Medtronic Structural Heart
3:30 pm

Coffee Break

3:45 pm

Innovation Exercise 2: Develop a New Med Tech Product

4:30 pm

Team Presentations

5:00 pm "Panel Discussion: Med Tech Innovation"
Panelists: William Durfee, Paul A. Iaizzo, Saurav Paul, John Mack and Michael Hoey
5:30 pm


*Note: Organizers have the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of participants is not reached.
If this event is cancelled refunds will be issued. No on-site registration will be available.

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