Successful 4th Medtech & Pharma Platform 2017

     

    The 4th international Medtech & Pharma Platform (MPP) conference, held in Basel and co-organized by SFL and Swiss Medtech, attracted delegates and speakers from 11 countries, representing pharma and medtech companies, regulatory agencies, academic organizations, government institutions and service companies.

    “Medical products and technologies for cutting-edge solutions”

    In line with the 2017 conference theme, the six sessions of the two-day program focused on hot topics related to medical devices, in-vitro diagnostics and combination products. Internationally acknowledged speakers discussed regulatory trends, innovative technologies, the role of design, connectivity in relation to health data, and accessibility of medical products in emerging markets.

    Fostering cross-sector contacts and cooperation

    Numerous stimulating discussions with table top exhibitors from different sectors, and during the highly rated 1-on-1 partnering meetings, allowed participants to exchange views on innovative technologies and facilitated the creation of lasting connections. The balance of delegates from medtech and pharma companies complemented the cross-sectoral character of the conference fittingly.

    The MPP association to engage in European policy work

    In her closing speech, Ms. Fürst-Ladani, CEO of SFL, highlighted the future directions of MPP and invited companies active in the field of combined products to become members of the MPP association. In the coming months, the MPP will be setting up working groups concerning the new medical devices and in vitro diagnostics regulations, with focus on European policy work. The group discussions aim to ensure that the interests of key stakeholders and MPP members are conveyed in the soon to be published delegated and implementing acts

    Save the date for the 5th anniversary of the MPP event on 16 – 17 October 2018, to be hosted in Basel.

    4th Annual Medtech & Pharma Platform Event “Medical products and technologies for cutting-edge solutions”

     

    Press release, Basel, 26 October 2017

    We are pleased to announce the 4th annual meeting of Medtech & Pharma Platform, entitled “Medical products and technologies for cutting-edge solutions”. The event is taking place in Basel, Switzerland, on 26 - 27 October, 2017.

    The Medtech & Pharma Platform annual meeting is the leading conference in the sector, bringing together key stakeholders from medtech and pharmaceutical industries with the aim to encourage cross-sectoral collaboration, foster innovation and strengthen synergies.

    Ms. Fürst-Ladani, President of the Medtech & Pharma Platform Program Committee and CEO of SFL Regulatory Affairs & Scientific Communication GmbH (SFL), will give the opening remarks followed by the keynote speech on “Medical device of tomorrow”. The six sessions, embeded in a two-day program, focus on hot topics related to medical devices, in-vitro diagnostics and combination products. Prominent speakers will discuss about regulatory trends, innovative technologies, the role of design, connectivity in relation to health data, and accessibility of medical products in emerging markets. In addition, table top exhibitions and one-on-one partnering meetings will take place during the conference to facilitate networking and knowledge exchange.

    “We have an outstanding line-up of speakers this year who will address some of the hot topics in the development of combination products”, commented Peter Biedermann, the Managing Director of Swiss Medtech.

    Ms. Fürst-Ladani agrees. “This year’s event offers an excellent opportunity for attendees to connect with international industry and regulatory experts experienced in providing solutions for combination product development,” she commented. “We are excited about the high level of interest and seniority of professionals from international medtech and pharma companies who are attending the conference.”

    The next year’s Medtech & Pharma Platform annual event will take place on 16-17 October 2018 in Basel.

     

    For further information:

    Shayesteh Fürst-Ladani, President of the association Medtech & Pharma Platform, +41 61 361 94 43
    office@medtech-pharma.com, http://www.medtech-pharma.com/

     

    Medtech & Pharma Platform

    c/o SFL Regulatory Affairs & Scientific Communication GmbH

    Margarethenstrasse 47, CH-4053 Basel, Switzerland

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    About SFL Regulatory Affairs & Scientific Communication
    SFL Regulatory Affairs & Scientific Communication GmbH (SFL) is a premium consultancy specialized in life sciences and co-organizer of Medtech & Pharma Platform annual meeting. SFL’s highly skilled team has in-depth expertise for medicines, medical devices, diagnostics and combination products and provides personalized and integrated solutions from the bench to approval and reimbursement within one consultancy. SFL’s expertise covers Regulatory Affairs, Public Affairs, Medical Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Legal Advice, Quality Assurance, Pricing and Reimbursement.

    About Swiss Medtech
    Swiss Medtech is the largest Medtech Association in Switzerland, aiming to improve innovation for the medical technology industry and co-organizer of Medtech & Pharma Platform annual meeting. Swiss Medtech supports the interconnectivity between all stakeholders in the medical technology industry and provides fundamentals for a better understanding of the industry, its opportunities and challenges.

    Medtech & Pharma Platform: establishment as an association strengthens activities and facilitates collaboration across pharma and medtech industries

     

    Press release, Basel, 22 February 2017

    In February 2017, the Swiss medtech industry organization, Medical Cluster, and the premium consulting company SFL founded the Medtech & Pharma Platform association. In doing so, the two founding members are building on the previous conferences’ success and strengthen their activities to foster cooperation between the medtech and pharma industries.

    By establishing a forum to exchange knowledge and collaborate in technology and regulatory areas, the aim of the new association is to capitalize on the synergies between medtech and pharmaceutical industries and to promote product development and innovation.

    The foundation of an association helps the Medtech & Pharma Platform to extend its activities beyond the annual conference which had its first meeting in 2014. Among other things, the founding members aim to strengthen advocacy work for companies to reduce time to market for drugs, devices and combinations thereof, improve access to innovative products, better match patients' needs and expand business opportunities for both industries.

    For further information:

    Shayesteh Fürst-Ladani, President of the association Medtech & Pharma Platform, +41 61 361 94 43
    office@medtech-pharma.com, http://www.medtech-pharma.com/

     

    Medtech & Pharma Platform

    c/o SFL Regulatory Affairs & Scientific Communication GmbH

    Margarethenstrasse 47, CH-4053 Basel, Switzerland

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    Medical Cluster is the Swiss Medtech Association which aims to improve innovation for medical technology industry in Switzerland. Medical Cluster supports the interconnectivity between all stakeholders in the medical technology industry and provide fundamentals for a better understanding of the industry, its opportunities and challenges. This summer, Medical Cluster will merge with FASMED to form SWISS MEDTECH – the largest Medtech Association of Switzerland.

    SFL Regulatory Affairs & Scientific Communication (SFL) is a premium consultancy specialized in life sciences. SFL’s highly skilled team has in-depth expertise for medicines, medical devices, diagnostics and combination products and provide personalized and integrated solutions from the bench to approval and reimbursement within one consultancy. SFL team expertise covers Regulatory Affairs, Public Affairs, Medical Affairs, Legal, Compliance, Pharmacovigilance, Quality Assurance, and Reimbursement.

     

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