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Workshop: Developing Clinical Point-of-Care Diagnostics

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McMaster Innovation Park

175 Longwood Road South

#105

Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

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The Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (FPC-BEAM) is hosting a workshop on the challenges of developing clinical diagnostics in specific fields and opportunities for POC diagnostics. The two-day workshop will bring together various stakeholders for presentations, panels and open forums to discuss the ideal POC diagnostic, POC development and the support systems needed to bring these diagnostic healthcare solutions to market.


Wednesday, September 26, 2018



Session A - 8:30AM - 1:15PM
What do we need?
Clinical Challenges and Unmet Needs for POC Diagnostics

Clinicians and researchers from McMaster, Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's will address their unmet clinical needs for POC diagnostics.

8:30 - 9:00 | Breakfast and Registration

9:00 - 9:30 | Welcome and Overview of BEAM Workshop

9:30 - 11:00 | Unmet Clinical Challenges that POC Diagnostics Will Address

11:00 - 11:15 | Break

11:15 - 12:15 | Open Forum/Q&A: Properties of an Ideal POC from a Clinical Perspective

12:15 - 1:15 | Lunch and Company Exhibit

Session B - 1:15PM-4:30PM
How do we get there?
Processes Required to Bring POC Diagnostics to the Clinic

These sessions will focus on BEAM's capabilities in technology and prototype development, clinical validation and regulation, and current challenges for industry.

1:15 - 1:35 | Clinical Validation and Regulation

1:35 - 2:55 | Current Challenges and Trends in the Diagnostics Industry

2:55 - 3:15 | BEAM Resources for Technology and Prototype Development

3:15 - 3:30 | Break

3:30 - 4:30 | Open Forum/Q&A: Key Challenges in Actualizing a Novel POC Diagnostic

4:30 - 5:30 | Reception and Networking


Thursday, September 27, 2018



Session C - 8:30AM - 12:30PM
What support do we need?
Funding Research, Intellectual Property, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

These sessions will discuss strategies for funding R&D, protecting intellectual property and choosing the appropriate commercialization model.

8:30 - 9:00 | Breakfast and Registration
9:00 - 9:20 | Grants and Industry Co-Funding

9:20 - 10:00 | Intellectual Property Strategies - Protecting Diagnostics IP

10:00 - 10:30 | Funding Development and Industrial Partnerships

10:30 - 10:45 | Break

10:45 - 11:15 | Commercialization, Entrepreneurship and Investment

11:15 - 11:55 | POC Diagnostic Success Stories

11:55 - 12:30 | Open Forum/Q&A: Funding Strategies for Various Stages of POC Diagnostics Development

12:30 - 1:30 | Lunch and Networking (Tours of BEAM)


Contact Carmen carrasc@mcmaster.ca if there are any questions.

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McMaster Innovation Park

175 Longwood Road South

#105

Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

Canada

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