I have been honored with an invitation to present at the Fourth IEEE CASS Summer School on Wearable and Implantable Biomedical Circuits and Systems in Bogotá, Colombia (July 9 – 12, 2013).
I will be giving two 1 hour and 20 minute talks on “A Practical Perspective on Developing Novel Commercial Active Implantable Medical Devices”. Unlike other commercial devices, developing medical implantable devices takes place in a heavily regulated environment which requires decisive proof of the devices’ safety and efficacy. Costs, schedules, and clinical strategies must be planned accordingly to achieve a successful exit. This two-part lecture will focus on the practical technical and business-oriented aspects of planning and executing the development of implantable medical devices intended for a commercial application.