UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Medical Devices Development Workshop with GOSH & UCL IHE

12 September 2019, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

Medical Devices Workshop, 12-5pm, 12 September, Institute of Child Health, WC1N 1EH

Are you in the process of developing a medical device? Stuck at a particular point or regulatory issue? Have a great starting idea but are unsure of the next steps? Facing a clinical problem that a new device could solve? Or simply curious about the whole translational pathway?

This event is free.

Event Information

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UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


UCL Institute of Child Health
Wolfson Centre
Mecklenburgh Square

Come along to this workshop hosted by the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering (IHE) and NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre (GOSH BRC). The half-day event will explore the development of medical devices at GOSH and UCL including case-studies of medical devices already developed or in development and sharing of best practice.

Researchers will be given guidance about the whole process of development from conception, research and validation, regulatory approval, IP registration, translation and eventual implementation into the patient care pathway.


12.00: Registration and networking lunch

13.00 -13.05 Welcome – Chris O’Callaghan/Laura Turner

13.05 – 13.10: Introduction to medical devices development - Simon Eaglestone, Translational Research Office and Laurent Dupays – Therapeutic Innovation Network in Devices Coordinator

13.15 – 14.15: Showcase of case studies from UCL and GOSH medical devices

14.15 – 16.15: Guidance, practicalities and opportunities for researchers

  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Ruth Nebauer: Assistant Programmes Director
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Elizabeth Baker, Group Manager Licensing Division

(14.45 – 15.10: Coffee/networking)

  • Medpreneur
  • UCL Business, Dominik Lesli
  • UCL Partners. Suzie Ali-Hassan, Head of Commercial Engagement
  • CE marking/product assessment and new regulations, Dr Alan McLeod
  • Industry-academia collaboration, Michael Amato, InspirX USA
  • Patents and design rights, Dominik Lesli

16.30 – 16.45: Next steps and moving forward - Marilyn Aviles, UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering

17:00 – 18.00: Networking drinks and discussion

Please note that there will be photography and filming taking place throughout the event. If you would not like to be photographed, please pick up a no-photo lanyard when you arrive.



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