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Product Development in Life Science & High Tech Startups
Entrepreneurs’ today don’t need to build a manufacturing plant to start a business. They need less money to build prototypes, prove that it works, prove there is a market and show a potentially profitable business model before scaling. The road maps have changed but the core has stayed the same. Why will your customers buy it?

Whether you want to sell a new kind of transportation system, a new app or a life saving device, you’ve got to develop your idea into a product that customers are willing to pay for.

· Do you try to develop the product in house, or do you outsource the development?

· How do you fund your product development?

· How do you make sure you’re developing the right product for your market?

The panelists have deep experience in developing and investing in different types of products in life sciences and high-tech. Our discussion will offer guidance in matching your product to your market and practical suggestions for making the most of your development budget. Listen to our speakers share a few stories from their own product development adventures and effective advice for avoiding product development pitfalls.

Apr 7, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Joyce C. Chiu
PMP, CPIP
Joyce has 20+ years of experience leading large complex new product development under rigorous stage gate processes. She has successfully taken products from initial R&D or design phase, through VOC (voice of customer), CTQ (critical to quality), PQA (product quality architecture), Requirements, Prototyping, Engineering, V&V (Verification & Validation), UAT to global launch, utilizing best practices from PMP and Agile/Scrum, to achieve both "do it right the first time" and "do it fast". Two of the products she provided leadership for earned independent industry awards the year after launch. Her process development and program management experience spans specialty chemicals, single-use Bioprocess disposables, PPE, life sciences in medical devices and biotechnology. Most recently, she took on R&D IT projects serving Biopharma pre-clinical manufacturing and process development. Joyce is a BS Chemical Engineer from Cornell and an MBA from Babson. https://www.linkedin.com/in/joycechiu/
Harry Martins
Senior Manager, New Product Development @Bridgemedica - A Service of NN Life Sciences
A product development leader with 25 years of medical device experience, Harry currently leads the New Product Development team at Bridgemedica with a focus on mechanical and electro-mechanical single-patient disposable medical devices. He has developed products in orthopedics, biologics for neural and ocular surgery, vascular access, drug delivery, and pulmonary and endoscopic surgery while at Depuy Mitek/J&J, Cytotherapeutics, Biolink, Control Delivery Systems, Boston Scientific and Tissue Regeneration, Inc. At Bridgemedica, he has brought in or worked directly on products relating to female sterilization, laparoscopic hysterectomy, tissue morcellation, laparoscopic vessel ligation, and many more. Harry holds or contributed to 28 issued U.S. Patents with 25 pending applications. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UMass, MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and MS in Bioengineering from University of Michigan. https://www.linkedin.com/in/harrymartins/
Dan Skiba
President & CEO @GOT Interface
As a Product Development Company Executive, I provide strategic leadership in product innovation and managing global teams, delivering award-winning products to the international market. My ability to problem solve, direct the entire product development lifecycle and gain commitment to a common goal have driven faster release of products and market penetration. By building synergies across all Product Life Cycle disciplines, we have delivered products that result in 100% product utilization and seamless integration into customer environments. My skills in optimizing international resources have significantly reduced costs and streamlined production, delivering product excellence.