Partner Events

Hayley Haggarty: Building A Better World | Ep.42

MD&M West is the nation’s leading advanced Medtech design & manufacturing conference.  It brings together Medtech engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers to create powerful solutions and life-changing medical devices.  From 3D printing and biomaterials to robotics and digital health, MD&M West is the largest Medtech expo for suppliers and buyers to discover innovation, engineer new technology, and build life-changing medical devices.  The event will feature….

–  70 countries
–  I20 educational sessions
–  600 conference delegates
–  1,400 exhibitors
–  13,000 attendees
–  300,000 square feet of expo floor

Discover the Medtech trends impacting your today and tomorrow on August 10th through 12th, 2021 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Join us as we speak with the Group Event Director of Informa Markets Engineering, Hayley Haggarty. We discuss MD&M’s new focus on the hub of innovation and new ideas within Medtech, the latest trends in products and technology, the latest Medtech solutions being showcased to address tomorrow’s challenges.

Creighton ChaneyHayley Haggarty: Building A Better World | Ep.42

Sarah Boundy Wong & Vinny Podichetty: The CRO Selection Blueprint | Ep.40

What are Contract Research Organizations? For any Medtech company, working with CRO’s allow them to outsource work that would otherwise require significant capital to do internally. CRO’s let you avoid buying expensive equipment and hiring or training staff for a short-term project. Having independent oversight is critical to ensuring compliance, keeping your clinical research trial on track and bringing your device to market faster. For this reason, many companies hire a clinical research organization (CRO) to monitor, audit, and even manage their trial. Medical device trials in particular bring complex compliance challenges, so having a CRO with specific expertise in this area can be tremendously beneficial.  How can you be sure you hire a medical device CRO that is committed to ensuring compliance and is as invested in your success as you are?

In this episode of DeviceAlliance’s Medtech Radio, we speak with the Director of Regulatory Affairs at Inari Medical, Sarah Boundy Wong and Vice President Clinical Affairs & Market Dev. at JenaValve Technology, Inc., Vinny Podichetty.  Join us as we discuss the best-shared practices and methodologies for selecting a medical device CRO, where does one find CROs, the biggest selection considerations, and lessons learned from both of their professional experiences.

Creighton ChaneySarah Boundy Wong & Vinny Podichetty: The CRO Selection Blueprint | Ep.40

Claudia Graham: Market Access & The Reimbursement Roadmap | Ep.38

It has been said that it takes an average of 4.6 years and tens to hundreds of millions of dollars to get a medical technology through R&D, Regulatory, Manufacturing, and Clinical Research before it is successfully commercialized and sees wider acceptance and adoption. That is a very long lead time and hundreds of thousands of hours of hard work too.

So why do Medtech companies miss the Market Access question?

Join us as we have a discussion with Claudia Graham on how companies can think differently, scientifically, and strategically to bring great technologies to patients sooner. Claudia Graham is a former Senior Vice President, Global Access at Dexcom; and has 20 years of experience in medical device market access, marketing, and product development.

Creighton ChaneyClaudia Graham: Market Access & The Reimbursement Roadmap | Ep.38

Marinela Gombosev: Developing Soft Skills in Leadership | Ep.29

To celebrate our 4th Annual Women in OC Medtech Event, we will be doing an interview with event panelist Marinela Gombosev. Marinela is CEO of Evoke Neuroscience, a data and diagnostics company focused on reducing the number of people living with treatable cognitive impairment. After immigrating into the United States as a war refugee from Bosnia at the age of 14, she went on to complete her undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine and received an MBA from Pepperdine University where she was recognized as a “Top 40 under 40” alumna. In 2015, Marinela was inducted into the University of California, Irvine School of Engineering Hall of Fame as the youngest recipient of this award. She has spent her entire 15 year career in regulated industries, the most recent 10 of which have been in medical devices.

In this episode of DeviceAlliance’s Medtech Radio, we discuss her experience coming to the US, the importance of why soft skills in leadership are essential in these times, the impact of Alzhimers’s Disease and Evoke Neuroscience’s solution for cognitive impairment, what women can do to prepare themselves for success during these times, and much more!

Creighton ChaneyMarinela Gombosev: Developing Soft Skills in Leadership | Ep.29

Jill Bigelow: Reshaping the Healing Experience | Ep.21

After giving birth to her second child in 2011, Jill Bigelow was frustrated that her hospital’s solution for her pelvic discomfort was ice in a rubber glove, gauze underwear and pain medication.  After scouring both the medical and maternity markets, Bigelow was surprised to discover there was no singular product that truly addressed all her physical ailments as a new mom.  With her entrepreneurial spirit, she set out to design a product for modern mamas that helped them heal their bodies from the physical damage of pregnancy and childbirth.  In 2013, her prototype was classified by the FDA and in 2014, she celebrated the launch of her company PELV-ICE™ and its first medical device of many, the Mama Strut™.

In this episode of DeviceAlliance’s Medtech Radio, we speak with the Founder of PELV-ICE LLC, Jill Bigelow.  Join us as we discuss her journey as a medtech founder and how she identified a huge gap in women’s health care, the importance of marketing/brand awareness, and lessons learned through her entrepreneurial challenges.

Torey ConradJill Bigelow: Reshaping the Healing Experience | Ep.21

Stacey Pugh: Change Agility in Neurovascular | Ep.14

Strokes are the number one cause of disability in the world, and the second cause of death globally. In addressing this challenge, Medtronic grew to become the largest medical device company in the world. With key strategic acquisitions, Medtronic experienced unparalleled growth. In such a business environment, how does a professional adapt the change agility to scale themselves at the same rate as the business?

In this episode of DeviceAlliance’s Medtech Radio, we speak with the Vice President and General Manager Neurovascular with Medtronic, Stacey Pugh. With over 16 years in the medical device industry, Stacey has served several key leadership roles, including Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Neurovascular with Covidien, and Sr. Director, Global Clinical Development with Kinetic Concepts. Join us as Stacey shares her personal journey from her background as a nurse at the patient’s bedside to becoming a key leader of the fast-growing business division of Medtronic.

Torey ConradStacey Pugh: Change Agility in Neurovascular | Ep.14

Linda DiMario: Bringing Global Medtech to Irvine | Ep.10

The medical device sector is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in Irvine. As such, The Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce is creating task forces to attract and engage talent from the community to meet tomorrow’s challenges head-on. How can you be a part of strengthening Irvine’s international profile and Medtech ecosystem?

In this episode of DeviceAlliance’s Medtech Radio, we speak with the Executive Vice President of the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, Linda DiMario. Linda has over thirty years of sales, marketing, and leadership experience in the tourism industry and economic development sphere. Join us as she shares the Chamber’s action plans to bring global medical device companies to Irvine by leveraging its diversity, innovative prowess, and collaborative strength!

Torey ConradLinda DiMario: Bringing Global Medtech to Irvine | Ep.10

Joanne Ly: Mental Health – From Passion to Purpose | Ep. 7

Eradicating the enduring social stigma related to mental health conditions is uniquely challenging. The nature of mental health services can make it difficult to develop medical device technology that successfully intervenes in human behavior and actually creates measurable, positive outcomes. Many times the most difficult task is to simply have the conversation. One inspiring woman is, and she is the recipient of our first DeviceAlliance Women STEM Scholarship Award.

In this episode of DeviceAlliance’s Medtech Radio, we interview Joanne Ly. She serves as Multimedia Director and Associate Editor at GPS-Biomed and is a doctoral student at UCI.

Creighton ChaneyJoanne Ly: Mental Health – From Passion to Purpose | Ep. 7

Bridget Smith: Blockchain Revolution | Ep.2

Is Blockchain the Next Great Disruptor in the Medical Device Industry?

Blockchain has the potential to transform how medical devices are created, controlled, managed, and acted upon throughout the life of the device. As businesses continue to grapple with core IoT complexity and security problems, it is becoming obvious that blockchain-based solutions have merit and bring real value to the table. Yet the irony is a large proportion of the medical device companies have neither the knowledge nor appetite for blockchain.

In this episode of DeviceAlliance’s Medtech Radio, we speak with IP Lawyer and Blockchain Technology Expert, Bridget Smith. Join us as she breaks down the complex topic of blockchain while tackling tough questions including…

– Why should I care about blockchain as a medical device professional?
– How will blockchain permanently change the medical device industry?
– Is blockchain the “silver bullet” that will protect information?

Torey ConradBridget Smith: Blockchain Revolution | Ep.2