SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Informa Markets – Engineering, organizers of BIOMEDevice and Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M), North America’s two largest medical events, today announced MD&M | BIOMEDigital, a two-day virtual conference and exhibition fully dedicated to progressing innovation within digital health, 3D printing, software and security, surgical robotics, medical device design and product development, and more. The event is scheduled to take place April 6-7, 2021 on Swapcard, a state-of-the-art virtual platform.
While COVID-19’s impact continues to be disruptive to the medtech industry — a sector undergoing stressors such as ongoing supply chain challenges and lack of inventory due to all-time high demand — the pandemic’s resulting adversity has also spurred innovation and further confirmed the industry’s need for more information sharing and networking to pursue breakthrough ideas that will lead to change.
MD&M | BIOMEDigital will help biomedical device engineers and buyers liaise and seek new business ventures and generate connections, while also initiating important and revolutionary conversations regarding surgical robotics advancements, digital health technology, design innovation, go-to-market strategies, and more. Featuring prominent speakers from Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center, McKinsey & Company, Medtronic, Vanguard Health, and more, the online conference offers attendees expertly curated educational content dedicated to bringing the leading voices influencing this rapidly evolving medical sector to the stage via keynotes, tech talks, panels, Q&As, behind-the-scenes walkthroughs, and more.
“We are extremely proud to produce the only virtual medtech event of this magnitude, carrying with it a wide selection of timely educational content that is laying the foundation for the future of the medtech and biomedical device sectors,” said Hayley Haggarty, Group Event Director, Informa Markets. “To-date, MD&M | BIOMEDigital is the leading large-scale virtual event with global reach in this space. The deep roster of industry expert speakers and solutions-oriented session topics are unmatched and emphasizes the immense need for inspiration and business connection.”
MD&M | BIOMEDigital content is curated will enable attendees to converse and learn about solutions to today’s challenges across a selection of key themes including Product Development, Digital Health: Design & Usability, Surgical Robotics, R&D and Next-Gen Design, 3D Printing & Smart Manufacturing, and Digital Health: Technology & Integration. Content that falls on the first day is geared toward the MD&M medtech community, whereas conference content available on the second day targets attendees with a BIOMEDevice innovation focus.
Haggarty continued: “This virtual event is central to advancement; we look forward to gathering the top minds influencing tomorrow’s medtech and biomedical innovation and the long-lasting impact on public health and wellbeing as a result.”
Featured sessions can be found below, and the full agenda can be viewed here.
April 6 | DAY ONE
Keynote Panel: The New Faces of Leadership in Medtech (paid admission)
Moderated by Amanda Pederson, news editor of MD+DI, the keynote panel covers how the medical device industry is tackling inclusion and diversity head-first. Some of the larger companies have bold plans and have found ways to ignite enthusiasm at the leadership level. Industry organizations are also playing a large supporting role. Come join our panel of experts who will share their experiences and talk about how their companies are leading the charge to change the face of leadership in medtech.
- Featured speakers from Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center, and Vanguard Health.
Panel: Developing Your Next Diagnostic or POC Product (paid admission)
As demand for POC testing and remote patient monitoring grows for patients on the go, and at home, technology and the digital health revolution are making it possible for new products to come to life faster than ever. Join our panel of experts, moderated by Ben Druce, VP of strategic design at Planet Innovation, as we look at how product development teams are responding to trends in the marketplace energizing demand.
- Featured speakers from Integrated Technologies, Lumos Diagnostics, and NJK & Associates.
New Product Innovation: Integrating the Experience Economy into Your Next Product (free admission)
What consumers want today are experiences — memorable events that engage individuals in an inherently personal way. In medical device development and manufacturing, the voice-of-customers that form the basis of the customer requirements are derived from human-factors studies based on the experiences that a physician or patient has with a medical device. Some product engineers are looking at ways to provide an experience that alters the quality of life for a patient. In the experience economy, consumers - patients, physicians, nurses, hospitals can link better health outcomes to better experiences for patients and clinical staff using medical devices.
- The sole speaker is Avishek Mishra, Regulatory Affairs Specialist International, Medtronic.
April 7 | DAY TWO
Convergence of Image-guided Robotics and AI technologies in Clinical Practice (paid admission)
The session intends to share the clinical experience of physicians who are instrumental in developing AI in Radiology and image-guided medical robotics.
- Featured speakers from Microbot Medical and Aidoc Medical.
Panel: Design & Product Development Principles for Connected Devices (paid admission)
Join a panel of digital health experts to learn about the forces driving the adoption of digital devices by clinicians and patients. Bringing disruption and innovation to digital health products through mobile health technology is key to making health services accessible and affordable to a broader population. Our panel will provide practical, actionable recommendations for product requirements based on research insights, motivational design, and behavior change.
- Featured speakers from Mad*Pow, McKinsey & Company, Philips Connected Care, and Tufts Medical Center.
Panel: Design Trends in Wearables and Patient-Operated Devices (free admission)
As the point of care continues to shift toward home-based applications, designers must consider how clinicians and caregivers can responsibly put more care in a patient’s hands. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the desire to do more outside of traditional institutional centers and opened up a whole new world of ideas and options. Technology is driving some of the change while market adoption is strong by enabling user-operated devices to achieve higher levels of acuity and reliability to perform critical functions. Come hear a panel of experts, moderated by Philip Remedios, principal, director of Design & Development, talk about the shift, and how design and product development engineers can incorporate the latest design trends in these fast-growing areas.
- Featured speakers from Boston Scientific, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Tech 5.
Panel: Managing the Data Firehose of Digital Technologies (free admission)
In the next ten years, as many as 50 billion medical devices will send data to healthcare providers, patients and, each other. Data flow is exploding from hundreds of patients in a controlled setting, as well as real-time data streams from wearables, like heart rate monitors and blood pressure devices. With this rapid and large inflow of data, how are users, physicians and, medical device makers dealing with the risk of security breaches, data interpretability, scalability and, data sharing? During this panel, moderated by Bill Betten, president, Betten Systems Solutions, experts in this area will discuss the challenges of data collection and management, as well as some strategic ways to succeed in the digitization journey.
- Featured speakers from Baxter, Sanofi, and Scientia Ventures Funds.
For more information on the inaugural virtual conference and exhibition and to register to attend, please visit the website.
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