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Another Successful Evening Discussing Product Development for MedTech Startups

  
  
  

 

Panel Discussion: Product Development StrategiesFallbrook Engineering was excited to once again collaborate with Molecular Diagnostics Consulting in the second event in a series outlining Product Development for Medical Technology Startups. Last night's event featured a panel of industry experts familiar with every stage of product development, from funding and marketing to process control and intellectual property. All in all it was a successful evening filled with great networking opportunities and valuable information.

Thank you to all who participated!

 

Featured exhibitors:

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Westpak, Lab Fellows, Hera Labs, GattaCo, Bartz Consulting

Featured expert panelists:
Marliese Bartz, Bartz Consulting
Iryna Clark, InceptPoint
Madhushree Ghosh, AltheaDx
Susan Gorman, Gorman IP Law
Martin Kleckner, TriTech SBDC
Mark Sarno, Vision Biotechnology Consulting

 

Information for the next event in early December will be available shortly. 

Product Development Strategies: Introducing Our Expert Panelists

  
  
  

Time is running out, sign up today!

Product Development Strategies

Less than one week left to sign up for Panel Discussion: Product Development Strategies, the second event in Fallbrook Engineering and Molecular Diagnostics Consulting's Product Development for Medical Technology Startups series.

Join us on Thursday, November 6, to discuss the strategies needed to successfully bring your Biotech and MedTech products to market. From business development and operations to funding and marketing, topics that every startup needs to know will be covered by a panel of industry experts.

Panelists and topics:

Operations and Process Control
Marliese Bartz | Principal, Bartz Consulting

Marketing
Iryna Clark | Marketing Consultant, InceptPoint Consulting

Business Development
Madhushree Ghosh | Head, Alliance Management, Althea Dx

Patents and IP
Susan Gorman | Principal, Gorman IP Law

Funding
Martin Kleckner | Senior VP, SBDC TriTech

Regulatory
Mark Sarno | President, Vision Biotechnology Consulting

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For more information and to register, please visit our event page.

 

 

 

 

 

Nov. 6 - Experts Discuss Product Development Strategies for Med Devices

  
  
  

Product Development Strategies

The second event in our Product Development for Medical Technology Startups series - co-sponsored with Molecular Diagnostics Consulting - will be held on November 6, 2014, at Hera Hub in Sorrento Valley.

Learn about the product development strategies needed to move your product from proof-of-concept to commercialization. Biotech and medical device experts will discuss topics including business development, marketing, operations and process control, patents and IP, regulatory, and funding strategies. Come get to know your San Diego startup colleagues while enjoying a variety of local craft beers.

 

Panelists

Marliese Bartz | Principal, Bartz Consulting
Iryna Clark | Marketing Consultant, InceptPoint Consulting
Madhushree Ghosh | Head, Alliance Management, Althea Dx
Susan Gorman | Principal, Gorman IP Law
Martin Kleckner | Senior VP
Mark Sarno | President, Vision Biotechnology Consulting

Agenda

6:00 - 6:45 pm – Registration, exhibits & networking
6:45 - 7:00 pm – Panelist Introductions

7:00 - 8:00 pm – Panel Discussion, Q&A

Who Should Attend

Biotech & Medical Device Entrepreneurs
Founders, CEOs and Managers of Startups
Life Science Technology Transfer Community
Medical Technology Innovators

Admission

Includes networking, exhibits, refreshments, and panel discussion.

Early bird registration Oct. 11-24: $25

Late registration Oct. 25 - Nov. 5: $35

Event day registration Nov. 6: $40


Please visit our event page for more information.

Join us for our first product development workshop - Oct. 1, 2014

  
  
  

Fallbrook Engineering and Molecular Diagnostics Consulting are pleased to announce the beginning of our Product Development for Medical Technology Startups series. Our topics will include product development design & validation, business & marketing strategies, regulatory requirements and how to find resources to help with the process.

Join us on Wednesday October 1, 2014 for the first in our 3 part series, Demystifying Product Development for Biotech & Medical Device Startups. This event will focus on networking, resources and an introduction to the product development process. Come get to know your SD biotech startup colleagues while enjoying a variety of local craft beers.

Register now!

Agenda

6:00 pm - Exhibits, networking, local craft beers & light snacks

6:50 pm - Meet the Sponsors

7:00 pm - Overview of the Product Development Process

7:30 pm - Guest speakers from SD startups

Who Should Attend

Biotech & Medical Device Entrepreneurs
Founders, CEOs and Managers of Startups
Life Science Technology Transfer Community
Medical Technology Innovators

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $25 - Includes networking, refreshments and presentations

For more information and to register, please visit our event page.

 

Event Sponsors:

Fallbrook Engineering, Inc. MDxC


Fallbrook CEO to participate in CONNECT Capital Competitions

  
  
  
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CONNECT, the San Diego based regional program that links inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success (http://connect.org/), has invited Fallbrook Engineering President and CEO Richard Meyst to participate on the Distinguished Judging Panel for the August 13th Capital Competition. 

Taking place four times per year, the Capital Competitions connect startups that have completed CONNECT’s free Springboard mentoring program with funding and growth opportunities. Since 1993, Springboard has assisted science and technology companies with marketing, financial, and strategic business advice. Currently the program has guided more than 3000 startups through the process of innovation to commercialization.

“I am honored to take part in this exciting competition which will select the next group of CONNECT Portfolio companies who are then eligible to present in the region’s year round investor forums,” said Meyst. “Mentoring, coaching and preparation enables local start-ups to effectively compete and connect with funding essential for their success,” he added. “We have many companies come to us with great ideas, but no money. The Springboard and Capital Competitions programs help this type of company get funded and moves them one step closer to product launch.” 

Winners will celebrate at a reception on August 19th at Janssen Labs, one of the program sponsors.  To learn more about the CONNECT Capital Competition visit http://connect.org/capital-competitions/.

Fallbrook Engineering (www.fallbrookeng.com) is a contract design and development consulting firm serving the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries since 1981. 

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Case Study Features the Work of FEI Associate Bill Gould

  
  
  

Boxx Technologies article featuring Bill Gould's workBoxx Technologies, a company that manufactures high-performance computing hardware solutions focused on visual effects, game development, CGI animation and broadcasting, recently published a case study featuring the work of one of Fallbrook Engineering's most esteemed senior associates, Bill Gould.

Bill is an elite model maker, precision machinist, toolmaker, molder, and plastic part designer. His proficiency with SolidWorks and KeyShot has twice led him to win the SolidWorks International Design Competition. For over 20 years his creative brilliance in designing, modeling and machining rapid prototypes for consumer products and medical devices has made him a valuable addition to Fallbrook's network of associates.

We are always excited to see his work shared through various industry publications and case studies.

Please click here to view a PDF of the full case study from Boxx Technologies, and visit KeyShot's blog for more photos of Bill's work.

The Importance of Outsourcing in Medtech

  
  
  

The latest edition of Medical Product Outsourcing Magazine featured an article that discussed the importance of outsourcing and collaborative partnerships in research and development, a key topic in the current medical technology industry.

Medical Product Outsourcing Magazine

Recognizing Fallbrook Engineering’s 33 years of consulting to the Life Sciences industry, Medical Product Outsourcing reached out to President/CEO Richard Meyst to provide insight into the current and anticipated direction of the medtech industry.

While the challenges companies face today in our industry have changed, the decision making process a company uses to decide if it needs outside resources has remained largely the same.

For example:

Does the company have the appropriate resources for the project?
Do the duration and/or economics of the project warrant hiring people?
How does the project fit into the strategic plans of the company?

The medical device market is rapidly changing with increasing regulatory requirements, a focus on patient outcomes as well as the efficacy of the product, and the impact of the changes to product reimbursement levels. As a result, outsourcing partnerships have become even more instrumental to successful product development through targeting efforts in the areas where companies need the immediate support, but do not want nor need a full staff for the purpose. Fallbrook Engineering specializes in providing the resources to the life sciences community for these situations. As the challenges and needs shift, Fallbrook Engineering shifts to meet those needs.

As Mr. Meyst said in the article,

“The days of technology for technology’s sake are gone. The economics of [Product Development] have become an overriding factor. We have doctors or people associated with startups come to us with great ideas born out of an identified need in the market—a doctor may invent something, for example, because he can’t find a good product to help him do his job. For those kinds of ideas to be successful, there has to be a reimbursement path that ultimately will allow the product to be funded. People don’t think of that. You have to consider how [health] insurance companies are going to look at the innovation. And you have to have a [business] model that allows people to make money selling it.”

Fallbrook Engineering assists Life Sciences companies and inventor/startups to expand their development research efforts by providing expert personnel and manufacturing resources. This offers our clients a variety of pathways for accomplishing their R&D goals, now and in the future.

With operations running for the past 33 years, Fallbrook Engineering has successfully navigated through the significant changes in the industry that started with the 1976 device act. We would like to be your outsource resource, so please contact us today for a confidential consultation.

CONNECT Nearsourcing Initiative: Managing Sourcing Successfully

  
  
  

Fallbrook Engineering will participate in CONNECT's next Nearsourcing Initiative event: Managing Sourcing Successfully.

Fallbrook Engineering's Vice President Bill Atkinson will join a panel of experts to discuss how to successfully manage a business relationship with an outsourcing partner. Topics will include different types of contract agreements, responsibilities of client versus contract provider, how to manage one's expectations, defining metrics of success, and why communication and trust are key.

The event will be held on April 22 at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton in Del Mar.

For more details and registration information, please visit CONNECT's event page.

 

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Associate Spotlight: New Biotech Senior Associate

  
  
  

Fallbrook Engineering would like to welcome our newest associate, Sylvia Norman, PhD. 

Dr. Norman brings her extensive background in the Biotech and Life Sciences areas to Fallbrook Engineering’s portfolio of Outsourcing Services. Her many years of experience providing molecular diagnostic product development and cross-functional team leadership include developing oncology and infectious disease-related diagnostic products such as HPV, Influenza, Melanoma, West Nile Virus, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Glioma.

Sylvia A. Norman, PhD

“Sylvia’s background and experience significantly expand the services and offerings that Fallbrook Engineering can provide to our clients,” stated Fallbrook CEO Richard Meyst. “We are delighted to begin our collaboration with Sylvia.”

During the course of her career, Dr. Norman has honed her Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Technical Skills, including: multiplex PCR assay design, real-time PCR, digital PCR, genotyping/CNV data analysis, sequence analysis, design/optimization of primers & probes for PCR assays, clinical specimen sample processing, clinical specimen procurement, cloning techniques, ELISA assays and in-situ hybridization techniques. 

Dr. Norman holds 10 patents and has written 14 scientific publications on topics such as molecular diagnostic assays, Type 2 Diabetes and developmental genetics. She received her PhD (specializing in Genetics) from Arizona State University, Tempe, and completed her Project Management Professional certification in 2010.

Fallbrook is pleased to include Dr. Norman in our expanding network of expert associates.  Fallbrook VP Bill Atkinson said, “Sylvia brings excellent skills that will be of great benefit to our clients.”

To speak with Dr. Norman or to speak with any of our team, please contact us to schedule a complementary consultation.

Find FEI in the 2014 Medical Product Outsourcing Directory

  
  
  
MPO

Fallbrook Engineering is pleased to be included in Medical Product Outsourcing's 2014 Company Capabilities and Outsourcing Directory.

In addition to publishing regular editions of relevant medical device industry news, marketing information, and regulatory and legislative updates from the US and abroad, MPO provides a comprehensive listing of manufacturers, products, and services for medical device companies. Their annual directory highlights the capabilities of a variety of companies in the medical device industry, from manufacturers and material suppliers to expert design and development firms like Fallbrook Engineering.

Click here to view a PDF version of our company profile.


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