Medical Device Commercialization Playbook 2016

Medical Device Commercialization Playbook

Read summary of the 2016 events.

Medical Device Commercialization Playbook 2016:  A full day of industry speakers and panels from across North America will discuss what it takes to Go from start-up to the first $50M. Network and learn 2016 trends and opportunities for scaling, regulatory issues, entrepreneurial strategy, and innovation design control from industry veterans.  

Toronto speakers include:  

      • Larry Spears  Former FDA Deputy Director for Regulatory Affairs How to reduce vulnerability to an FDA audit
      • Cheryl Reicin  Partner at Torys LLP, Chair of Life Sciences Practice  Organizing for your exit
      • Mikael Totterman  Clerio Vision, iCardiac  The iCardiac story
      • Scott Phillips CEO StarFish Medical  Major medtech trends in 2016
      • Ben Wagner  Director of Engineering, Christie Medical, Christie Digital Systems   Scaling Christie Medical
      • Joel Weinstein  President, Principal: MAVEN Medical Device Strategies  Hologic: One model for a medical device success story!
      • Brian Courtney  CEO Conavi Medical Inc (Formerly Colibri Technologies)  Starting Conavi
      • John Walmsley  VP of Product Development StarFish Medical  Managing innovation for rapid adoption
      • Michael Baker  CEO Otoharmonics Corporation, Co-Founder Applied Exergy, Inc., Founder Home Dialysis Plus, Ltd. The Sketch to Launch Process – Navigating the Path to Commercialization
      • Eric J. Evans   Executive Committee at Mass Medical Angels, Boston MA  Pitching to Investors
      • Vesna Janic Director of Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs StarFish Medical Case Study: My experience with an FDA Audit

Toronto Supporting Sponsors:


Thanks to all our sponsors, speakers, and participants for making Playbook 2016 Toronto a resounding success!


Scott Phillips describes the vision for Playbook events.

What’s a Playbook event like? Feedback from 2015 Playbook attendees.

Vancouver Playbook 2016 is now sold out


Confirmed Vancouver speakers:  

        • Neil Fraser President – Medtronic Canada Where is Canada taking innovation: Naylor Report
        • Doug Evans PE, MBA  CEO Lungpacer Medical Inc., formerly COO and board member of Kensey Nash Corporation The Kensey-Nash Story
        • Robert Barry  Co-Founder and CEO Stasys Medical Corp. Screening member WINGS How we built Coaptus and Uptake Medical
        • Robert McMaster  Executive Director, VCH Research Institute Working with Coastal Health to advance your innovation
        • Zayna Khayat  Lead of MaRS Health and Director of MaRS EXCITE Medtech innovation outlook
        • Rick Sethi Clinical Engineer, Manager at Covidien Medtronic’s approach to product development
        • Rene van de Zande President & CEO EMERGO  Major changes impact device regulations in Europe 
        • Joyce Drohan BC Healthcare Practice Leader for Pricewaterhouse Coopers  What ‘s Transforming Healthcare and What You Need to Win in the New Health Economy
        • Vesna Janic Director of Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs StarFish Medical  Case Study: Our experience with an FDA Audit
        • Sabina Bruehlmann Director Technology and Operations Zephyr Sleep Technologies Case Study: Our experience with an FDA Audit
        • Udi Daon CEO Navigate Surgical Technologies Inc Financing Panel
        • John Walmsley  VP of Product Development StarFish Medical Managing innovation for rapid adoption
        • Scott Phillips CEO StarFish Medical  Major medtech trends in 2016
        • James Taylor  Co-founder, CEO Precision NanoSystems, Inc. Financing Panel
        • Moses Zhao – Managing Director, Canada Branch Yonghua Capital Accessing the Chinese market

Vancouver Supporting Sponsors:

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2017 sponsorship opportunities for both cities are available. Please contact Mike Camplin  +1 250.388.3537 ext. 210 for details.


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