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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
According to IBM connected medical devices are expected to reach 50 billion in the next decade and the market for connected medical devices is expected to grow to $12.4 billion. Apart from traditional liability concerns what new areas of vulnerability exist? What measures and controls can be established to protect patient safety? How will traditional patient, physician and other stakeholder interactions be distributed? What new business models will immerge? What about reimbursement? Where will you get your answers?
The Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (FPC-BEAM) is hosting a workshop on the challenges and opportunities of developing clinical diagnostics to improve healthcare outcomes. The two-day workshop will bring together various stakeholders for presentations, panels and open forums to discuss the ideal POC diagnostic, POC development and the support systems needed to bridge the gap between academia and industry to bring these diagnostic healthcare solutions to market.
On September 27th, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre will host a workshop on the topic of "Medtech Business Modelling & Strategies Workshop", with guest speakers Robert Cattle and Dr. Harold Wodlinger.
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.
Recent Industry Events
On September 21, join McMaster University's BDC students in a panel discussion and career fair to meet students seeking masters internships, grad recruitment, part-time and summer employment opportunities.
On September 20th, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre will host a workshop and case study analysis on the topic of "Market Segmentation and Competitive Analysis", with guest speaker Nick Kuryluk.
On September 13th, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre will host a workshop on the topic of "Unleashing Medtech Innovation: Industry & Entrepreneurial Perspectives", comprising of two 60-minute interactive sessions with leading medical device and healthcare innovation experts.
On September 13th, Mackenzie Innovation Institute will hold an Innovation Procurement Case Study, profiling their recent success of their innovation procurement project, Privacy Auditing Innovation Procurement (PAIP).