With the spotlight now placed on the medtech industry to respond quickly to the market demand for essential devices such as ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other emergency medical equipment, the sense of urgency has accelerated digital transformation in a way that would have taken much longer under normal circumstances. In fact, investment in digital health solutions and tools such as telehealth, wearables for remote monitoring, and surgical robotics reached a record Q1 in the beginning of 2020 according to Rock Health, raising $3.1 billion with no signs of slowing down.
At BIOMEDevice Digital Express, engineers, executives, designers, and all medtech professionals will have the opportunity to digitally network and engage over the course of a full day of expert-led sessions and activities designed to spotlight the latest innovations that are on the forefront of today’s rapidly evolving medtech and manufacturing industry.
Attendees of the free-to-attend digital event will have the opportunity to learn from the industry’s thought leaders shaping the future of medtech including representatives from MEDX Ventures Group, Vocalis Health, Philips, and Activ Surgical in the event’s keynote panel alongside curated educational sessions and Lunch & Learns. Additionally, plan to connect with peers with scheduled activities such as Speed Networking and Trivia Happy Hour. BIOMEDevice Digital Express takes place August 6th.
Hayley Haggarty, BIOMEDevice Group Event Director, Informa Markets, answered a few questions about the upcoming event.
What topics will be covered at the event?
Haggarty: Prior to the disruption to the medtech industry, digital health solutions were already receiving record-high funding especially in areas of telemedicine, drug delivery systems, and medical 3D printing. The conference topics chosen for BIOMEDevice Digital Express were designed to reflect this market growth and educate and equip the community with actionable knowledge to develop the next life-saving medical solution through these novel advances.
We have an excellent session from Naeem Hashmi, Boston Scientific’s Digital Health Solutions Strategic Advisor, who will provide R&D and front-end product development engineers his best practices and framework on how to choose the appropriate type of technologies to build into the next wave of digital medical devices. And as medical devices grow more digitally connected, Velentium’s Principal Security Architect, Christopher Gates, is taking a deep dive on how to adopt a secure development process into an existing development lifecycle while creating the artifacts needed for premarket approval and minimizing the impact on the existing processes through a planned Lunch & Learn.
Who should attend BIOMEDevice Digital Express?
Haggarty: This digital event is accessible to everyone who is currently or aspiring to work in the medtech/biomedical industry. There are a broad range of topics represented in the schedule that’s meant to showcase all the innovative techniques and solutions driving medtech solutions now.
For those considering a career in biotech, or want to learn more on how to navigate the changes in the medical device job market, industry veteran and President of Nachman Biomedical, Phil Nachman, is going to highlight the current opportunities in medtech, how to stay competitive, or even secure a promotion in today’s climate in an entire session planned at BIOMEDevice Digital Express.
How does this digital event complement in-person BIOMEDevice conference and exhibitions?
Haggarty: While in-person events are currently taking a backseat due to the ongoing pandemic, digital events provide another valuable opportunity and platform for medtech professionals to still connect with industry peers and gain a deep understanding of the hot topics and innovation taking place in the industry today. BIOMEDevice Digital Express will complement and strengthen future trade events by continuing to bring the community together during this period of time where meeting in-person is not safe. I’d highly recommend signing up for Speed Networking and the Trivia Happy Hour to meet and relax with other professionals.
Where can interested attendees register to attend BIOMEDevice Digital Express?
Haggarty: The main BIOMEDevice Boston website will have the registration page and complete schedule to view. There’s a lot of great content planned, so take your time on deciding which session or activity will be of value to your business and career.