Held in conjunction with the Medical Fair Asia 2016, the MedTech Workshop for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s) in Asia Pacific was co-hosted by the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association and Messe Düsseldorf Asia. The event took place on 31st August at Marina Bay Sands.

The workshop featured a bespoke program tailored to the needs of medical device and IVD start-ups, digital health ventures, mid-sized MedTech R&D and manufacturing businesses, as well as research institutes, investors and service providers.

As a regional event with a global outlook, participants of the MedTech SME Workshop 2016 were provided with practical, hands-on guidance and deep insights into the challenges and opportunities in the medical technology industry. Program topics include product design & development, IP management, regulatory strategy, clinical trial management, capital-raising, commercialization and distribution/channel management.

The event saw an outstanding line up of 17 speakers including senior executives from AbbottBecton Dickinson (BD)Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, Quadria Capital, Vertex Ventures and Clearstate/Economist Intelligence Unit.

Thematic sessions included:

  • Outlook of the Medical Technology Industry in Asia Pacific
  • MedTech Outsourcing: Managing Contract Manufacturing Partnerships – Tips for Small Businesses
  • Design Thinking in Healthcare
  • Navigating Regulatory Pathways: ASEAN, India, EU (Regulatory Affairs panel)
  • Capital Raising for Start-ups and SME’s in Healthcare (VC investor panel)
  • Medical Device Pricing & Reimbursement
  • Market Entry Strategy & Business Development