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Med-Tech Expo to “set the agenda” for medical technology debate

ORGANISERS of Med-Tech Innovation Expo have promised a “world-class” speaker programme for the exhibition, which takes place in Coventry this April.

The event for medical design and manufacturing technology is expected to attract some 2,500 visitors to the Ricoh Arena. The Med-Tech Innovation Conference, produced in association with Medilink UK, will feature presentations from the likes of Deloitte UK, the Academy for Healthcare Science and NHS Digital.

The theme of this year’s conference programme is ‘Advancing Healthcare: Inform, Educate and Inspire’.

Debbie Chinn, director of solutions assurance at NHS Digital will discuss clinical risk management for health informatics as well as current and future trends for clinical safety. MHRA’s director of devices, John Wilkinson, will deliver a presentation on the new Medical Device Regulations (MDR) and In-vitro Diagnostics Regulations (IVDR), ‘from words to action’.

On Day 2, Dr Ian Campbell, director of health and life sciences at Innovate UK, will provide an update on industrial strategy and the ISCG (industrial strategy challenge fund). Liz Ashall-Payne (CEO and Founder of ORCHA) will discuss the mHealth landscape globally, in the UK and the NHS.

On the HealthTech stage, exhibitors will deliver presentations covering latest advances in hardware, software, materials and services. This will include Dr James Stern from Albis discussing plastics in healthcare applications, Professor Alexander Seifalian of The London BioScience Innovation Centre covering the development of medical devices using graphene nanomaterials and Lorna O’Gara from Ultrapolymers explaining polymer innovation in healthcare and inter-material replacement for flexible applications.

Med-Tech Innovation Expo will be held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from April 25-26.