Medical Devices: Unique Challenges on the Way to Market

Medical Device Design, Medical Device Innovations, Medical Device,
  • Monday, October 19, 2020

When developing a novel medical device, it’s important to do it right the first time. In this webinar, featured speakers will explain what should be considered when developing a medical device, be it complex or simple. The matter will be discussed in terms of safety and regulatory aspects of the development process on two examples:

  1. A complex medical imaging positioning system in proton therapy
  2. A simple gastric monitoring device used for critically ill patients.

The panelists will also discuss the value of employing a technology partner to facilitate and support medical device startups and let them focus on the clinical and business aspects.

Join this roundtable discussion where experts from ArrowFast, a medical device engineering company, and two MedTech startups, Leo Cancer Care and Vipun Medical, will talk about challenges of bringing a medical device to market.


Nico van Tichelen, VIPUN Medical

Nico van Tichelen, CEO, VIPUN Medical

Nico van Tichelen is founder and Chief Executive Officer of VIPUN Medical. He has over 18 years of experience in clinical research, sales and marketing in the medical device industry. Prior to founding VIPUN Medical, he served as European Marketing Manager for Abbott Vascular, a division of Abbott Laboratories. van Tichelen holds a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Antwerpen.

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Stephen Towe, Leo Cancer Care

Stephen Towe, CEO, Leo Cancer Care

Stephen Towe is the Chief Executive Officer of Leo Cancer Care. Since joining the company in 2017, he has also held the role of Head of Product Development. Towe has a successful track record of delivering the most innovative products in radiotherapy, having led development teams in the completion and release of the Elekta Unity MRI guided radiotherapy system. Towe has built a career innovating and commercialising radiotherapy products in the United States, Australia and across Europe, and strengthened his business acumen as a graduate of the New South Wales Medical Device Commercialisation Training Programme in May 2018.

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Igor Rogelj, ArrowFast

Igor Rogelj, Head of ArrowFast

Igor Rogelj has acquired his business competence in machine building and medical device development for areas such as radiation treatment in oncology, medical imaging, diagnostics, robotics, diabetes, and metals for medical use. Over his 25-year long career, he has built his business development and B2B marketing profile in high-tech startups that went to market with specialized niche products. Rogelj is also one of the owners and directors in Plasmait Group – a machine builder for medical and other industries. 

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Matej Gašperin, Arrowfast

Matej Gašperin, Director of Engineering, ArrowFast

Matej Gašperin, Ph.D., is Head of Medical Services. He has a strong background in control systems engineering and statistical signal processing. His work is focused on leading the services department and coordinating the development and implementation of advanced control & diagnostic strategies for medical accelerators.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Medical Device Start-ups & Innovators
  • Medical Device CEO, CTO, COO
  • MedTech VCs
  • Medical Device Product Managers
  • Medical Affairs Associate/Manager/Director
  • Medical Device Hubs, Accelerators
  • Executives of University Technology Transfer Office

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, participants will learn about:

  • What to be careful about when developing a medical device
  • How to get from product definition to commercialization
  • First-hand experience from two MedTech Start-ups
  • A comparison of developing complex vs. simple devices
  • The difference between taking development In-house vs. outsourcing

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Swiss Medical Device Engineering

ArrowFast is a brand of Cosylab, helping MedTech startups get to their next milestone. We have been working with MedTech industry leaders on the most advanced scientific projects around the globe for 20 years. Our in-house team of 220 engineers helps startups from planning to developing their device and making sure it’s certified for the targeted market.

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