Our first regional MedTech Event, in partnership with the NIHR Clinical Research Network Wessex, and the NIHR SME roadshow, focused on showcasing the services and offerings available to medical technology enterprises from the NIHR at large, and locally from the WAHSN and its partners. These included Dorset CCG, Portsmouth Hospitals Trust Research & Innovation, SBRI, and Device Access UK Ltd.
A wide range of MedTech business needs were covered including funding streams, access to expertise and clinical research infrastructure, market research and adoption by the NHS. In addition, The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) was invited to speak on the regulation for MedTech clinical investigations. Further, two SMEs (Maddison Ltd and Glyconics Ltd) shared their experiences on developing their innovations to get them market-ready.
The speakers' slides at the event are found below: