Medical Biophysics: Medical Device Course Modules

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Medical Devices Course Modules

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Module 1: Medical Device Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Day & Time: Thursdays at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, 13 weeks starting September 12 to December 5, inclusive.

Recommended Prerequisites: No prerequisites.

Description: Innovations in Medical technology have led to revolutionary advancements in health care. As new devices and technologies are developed, patients are benefiting from more targeted, less invasive treatments. However, new standard of care technologies won’t reach the bedside unless inventors have the skills to bring them to market.

The Medical Device Innovation and Entrepreneurship course is an opportunity to explore and navigate the principles underlying the challenges of medical device development. The course is designed to engrain the key mindsets and skill sets that help make successful medtech entrepreneurs. The course addresses the fundamental aspects from developing an idea to commercial success, enabling students to gain knowledge of the role of intellectual property management, regulatory pathways, reimbursement mechanisms, funding models, and business strategy in the successful commercialization of new medical device technologies.

The course is delivered using a mix of lectures, guest speakers, team projects, recommended readings and online learning materials. In addition, students get the opportunity to network with local experts and thought leaders in the medtech field.

The module is recommended for students who would like to: (1) catalyze innovation in major medtech companies; (2) build their own medtech start-ups; (3) draw on world-class innovative research conducted in Canadian universities, research institutes and hospitals; and (4) lead translational research projects.

Module 2: Medical Device Commercialization Essentials

Day & Time: Thursdays at 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, 8 weeks starting September 12 to November 28. Final report due Dec.5.

Recommended Prerequisites: Medical Device Innovation & Entrepreneurship is a co-requisite (must be taken at the same time).

Description: Not all medical device innovations will make it into patient care. Without a compelling, accessible market, a sustainable business model and operating plan, a well-thought-out plan for acquiring and managing intellectual property, and strong regulatory and reimbursement strategies, even the seemingly most important medical innovations are unlikely to be commercialized.

The Medical Device Commercialization Essentials course complements the Medical Device Innovation and Entrepreneurship module and provides students with an experiential connection to the process of commercializing novel medical discoveries. The course focuses on systematic examination of issues and factors that directly affect the financial viability and sustainability of a medical device innovation and impact the innovator’s ability to successfully commercialize a solution.

The delicate and frequently conflicting interplay between intellectual property, regulatory environment, reimbursement mechanisms, business strategy and financial modelling are explored with hands-on exercises and interactive workshops.

The module is recommended for students who would like to: (1) catalyze innovation in major medtech companies; (2) build their own medtech start-ups; (3) draw on world-class innovative research conducted in Canadian universities, research institutes and hospitals; and (4) lead translational research projects.

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