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Date(s) - 03/21/2018
12:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST

Medical Alley


NAMSA’s complimentary Start-Up Summit event provides a unique opportunity for early-stage medical device organizations to learn directly from NAMSA’s teams of medical device testing experts. This small, intimate gathering will offer attendees with limited medical device knowledge to draw upon NAMSA’s 50+ years’ experience with efficient, cost-effective product development. Presenters will draw upon real-world global development efforts to share recommendations, best practices and resources that are critical to successful market introduction and commercialization, including:

  • Design and development
  • Medical device testing
  • Clinical research
  • Regulatory strategy
  • Manufacturing

Highlighted during the event will be the following three presentations:

Start Up Panel:

Four local start-up experts from different areas come together to discuss what you need for reimbursement, funding, and how to get your product to market.

Panelists include:

Kathy Tune – Managing Director at Fourth Element Capital

Danny Sachs – ”Physician entrepreneur” / Mainstay, Respicardia, Amphora

Chris Lyle – Managing Partner, JD Lymon

Product Development Process-
Presented by Brett Naglreiter, CEO Naglreiter MDDO

Times have changed for the medical device industry. Any new or innovative medical device concept now days is rarely enough to gain investor interest or commitment, even when supported with unique or novel IP. Development professionals within the field not only need to understand why this ‘truth’ has evolved so dramatically, but also how it will drive change for future development efforts. Only then will device organizations truly recognize how to operate effectively within the new paradigm to become, and remain, competitive.

This presentation will:

  • Explain how and why investment in novel medical device technology has quickly evolved
  • Formulate expectations related to paradigm shifts and understand their impact to the New Product Development operating environment
  • Identify necessary activities in order for start-ups to remain competitive in medical device innovation and development efforts
  • Identify the various development options that exist, and their key differences
  • Understand the benefits of the Medical Research Organization (MRO®) development approach, a process that accelerates development, reduces costs, and drives value.

FDA Trends & Guidance for Industry

The old adage that “the only constant in life is change” directly applies to the medical device landscape, and even more so to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

With a new Medical Device User Fee Act in its fourth iteration, a series of changes from the FDA are expected over the next five years. Likely shifts include shorter approval decision times, more patient involvement, and increased utilization of real-world evidence. Broader trends in government, technology, and society will also directly drive new requirements within the medical device industry. Staying abreast of these trends, and understanding practical aspects of FDA roll-out, is key to accelerating development of innovative technologies and creating successful product introductions.

This presentation will:

  • Provide an understanding of current FDA regulatory trends
  • Allow an understanding of how to navigate the ever-evolving U.S. regulatory landscape
  • Examine proven, time-tested strategies and frameworks that lead to accelerated regulatory approvals for any device type

Who Should Attend?

The recommended audience for NAMSA’s Start-Up Summit includes these individuals in early-stage product companies:

  • Founders and CEOs
  • Research & Development (R&S) Professionals
  • Quality Assurance (Q&A) & Regulatory Professionals
  • Marketing Professionals


Registration closed for this event. If you would still like to attend, please register in person.


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