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OBIO is proud to announce that Nik Nanos will join us as the keynote speaker for our 2018 Annual General Meeting. Mr. Nanos is the Chairman of Nanos Research, the Chair of Carleton University Board of Governors, and is the pollster for CTV News, the Globe & Mail and Bloomberg News in Canada.
Recent OBIO® Events
On September 18th, OBIO lead a workshop with two financial experts who can help keep this from happening to you.
John Jordan (CFO, RNA Diagnostics) and Jim Cooke (CFO, Stoneybridge Partners) will be leading the workshop, addressing topics such as:
How to build in headroom for slippage and unexpected costs
What level of budget should you present to your board and to investors
Facing the reality of comparing actual to budget
Join OBIO on Tuesday, June 26th to identify non-dilutive funding programs, learn to prepare your applications, and what you should be aware of after being awarded. Sign up for one or all of four sessions designed to help you build your early-stage strategy toolbox.
On June 25th, join OBIO for a unique opportunity to hear from experienced investors and analysts about how VCs think about valuation and how valuation is translated into deal structure.
Find out more about:
ROI needed for investors
Valuation methods commonly used
Criteria for selecting comparable companies
Characteristics of equity and debenture instruments
Consequences of dilution and follow-on investment
Calculating exit payouts
Red flags and how to prepare to discuss valuation with investors
Get behind-the-scenes on the recent changes at the FDA and learn more about how regulatory process changes affect your company:
Understand FDA’s vision and approach to driving innovation under Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, and how recent changes in the agency will affect premarket submissions and inspections.
Learn how and when you should be engaging with the FDA.
Find out what the FDA is looking for in 510(k), DeNovo, and PMA submissions & recent approvals of devices with AI and machine learning features.
Join OBIO on Tuesday, June 12th to hear from industry experts on the importance of strategic marketing for health science companies, featuring our keynote speaker, Dr. Brian Jahns, the Senior VP, Commercial and Business Development at Trillium Therapeutics Inc. where he is responsible for providing commercial input clinical and regulatory strategy, as well as carrying out business development activities. Dr. Jahns will discuss why it’s critical for early stage health science companies to develop a strategic plan, the impact of those plans on successful commercialization and lessons learned from his experience in the health science industry.
Upcoming Industry Events
This workshop tackles the process of developing new concepts or ideas that are designed to address well-defined clinical needs. Topics that will be covered include: (i) why ideation matters to innovation and new product development; (ii) ideation methods; and (iii) methods for finding the best ideas among a large quantity of ideas. The workshop also includes a group brainstorming activity where attendees will break into groups and will be guided through a series of brainstorming methods to develop a new medical device concept.
Now entering its 37th year, the Manning Innovation Awards, presented by Scotiabank, recognize and reward the contributions of Canada’s most outstanding innovators. This year, the awards are returning to Toronto to introduce and celebrate the 2018 Manning laureates. Events run Oct. 23-24, with an innovation symposium on Oct. 23 at the University of Toronto and the awards reception on Oct. 24 at the Scotiabank Centre.
Execution of a sound regulatory strategy is paramount to the successful development and commercialization of a medical device. The regulatory requirements that drive strategies are predicated on risk-based device classification schemes.
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2018 Ontario awards program recognize entrepreneurial spirit and purpose-driven leadership for the future of the healthcare industry.
Swift Medical (CAAP 2016, 2017) CEO Carlo Perez is recognized as one of the finalists for EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Health Care Category.
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Recent Industry Events
This lecture and workshop will provide an introduction to various concepts in patenting from the perspective of a researcher, comparing and contrasting differences between filing a patent application and submitting a journal paper. The lecture will also focus on different types of patent searches, including patentability searches, state of the art searches, and freedom to operate searches. Practical search techniques will be described, followed by an in-class exercise in which participants will practice their search skills with an example of a patentability search.
On September 27, 2018 the UK's Department for International Trade (DIT) will be hosting a networking and info session for Canadian Health Science companies interested in opportunities in the UK.