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, in addition to the third annual MedtechWomen, Chemical Angel Network (CAN)
, and the Keynote: The Science of Predictive Healthcare and the Role of Nano-polymers & Medical Plastics.
SPE's MiniTec (Tuesday, April 12, 8:00 a.m.)
Predictive medicine has its roots in early warning systems and diagnostic early detection. Prognostic devices are a new genre of diagnostic devices that not only detect and diagnose diseases but predict and, in many ways, prevent the onset of diseases. Imagine a point-of-care device that can detect BNP, a cardiac marker that is produced by the heart in very minute quantities before the advent of arrhythmia. Then the doctor can prevent the disease by changing the patient's lifestyle, diet and exercise. The first forays in predictive medicine more than a decade ago has spawned a new generation of predictive methods and prognostic medical devices. From ctDNA liquid biopsy techniques (that detect cancer at the very early stages and can pinpoint the location of the tumor) and metabolomics biosensors (that prevent stroke through a combination of bio-electronics, data science and AI) to tumor-hunting nanobots and CRISPR-based scissors (that cut out defective genes before the onset of the disease), these methodologies are making expert-level preventive care accessible to the millions of people at-risk. Even in the Covid-19 pandemic, medical-grade plastics have made a significant impact – the most exciting development is the use of medical nano polymers formed into carriers that protect the mRNA-based vaccine from being destroyed by the body’s own defenses before they can do their job! The engine that is driving all of this is Medical Plastics.Speaker from mFluiDx.
Chemical Angel Network
(Wednesday, April 13, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
The three-legged stool of medical device innovation requires great technical capability, of course, but also a deep understanding of the related medicine (anatomy, pathology, procedural knowledge, outcomes, standard of care, clinical trials) and the business of innovation (patents, fundraising, management, strategy). These elements will be highlighted as the story of TAVR development is told; the twists and turns of technology challenges, patents, difficult fundraising, difficult regulators, and tough strategic choices. Join leading industry innovator Stanton Rowe as he discusses:
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