NSW Health
Commercialisation
Training Program

Specialisations

Specialisations Overview Video

About Specialisations

Medtech is a broad discipline with many types of healthcare and medical solutions, from physical devices to software and diagnostic testing. There are nuances in each type of technology, and the path to market, regulatory challenges and business models vary greatly - that’s why we are introducing the Specialisations Courses. These 3 day courses drill into what it takes to build a business in each of these key sectors. Participants will walk away with crucial knowledge of their sector, connections to industry experts, and gain feedback from mentors on their product and business. 

These courses require you to come with an idea to work on - this can be very early stage or something you have been working on for some time. These courses will be available in person and online.

You will cover specific strategies and challenges associated with:

  • Regulatory and QMS pathways

  • Clinical trials planning

  • Reimbursement and Health Technology Assessment

  • Market entry models

  • Partnerships and exit models

  • Developing a comprehensive pitch deck

Medical Devices

This course is delivered in partnership with Mark Flynn (Global Edge Medtech Consulting) who holds 14 patent families, has commercialised 30+ medical devices and raised $50M+ in grant funding.

This course will run on 7 - 9 March 2023
9am - 5pm on all three days

By the end of this course, you will understand how to:   

  • Implement a QMS into your medical device process

  • Identify your pathway to market in Australia, EU and/or USA/FDA

  • Raise capital and apply for grant funding

  • Navigate the specific challenges of manufacturing a medical device

  • Build relationships with partners, consumer advocates, advisory boards

  • Build a portfolio of work including a go to market strategy, pitch deck, regulatory pathway and clinical strategy

Diagnostics

This course is delivered in partnership with Australia's peak industry body representing manufacturers and importers of diagnostics, Pathology Technology Australia, and one of Australia's leading biotech companies, SpeeDx.

This course will run on 21 - 23 March 2023
9am - 5pm on all three days

By the end of this course, you will understand how to:  

  • Navigate the specific regulatory challenges of diagnostics

  • Understand the diagnostics product design process

  • Identify your pathway to market in Australia, EU and/or USA/FDA

  • Raise capital and apply for grant funding

  • Identify and form partnerships with the key stakeholders required to drive adoption of your solution

  • Build a portfolio of work including a go to market strategy and a rounded out pitch deck

Pharmaceuticals & Therapeutics

This course is delivered in partnership with the Sydney Pharmacy School, one of the leading centres for pharmacy education in Australia, with an international reputation for research and innovation.

This course will run on 2 - 4 May 2023
9am - 5pm on all three days

By the end of this course, you will understand how to:   

  • Navigate the specific regulatory challenges of pharmaceuticals

  • Understand the clinical trial pathways available and their associated challenges

  • Identify the most suitable product development strategy for your business

  • Raise capital and apply for grant funding

  • Identify and form partnerships with key stakeholders

  • Build a portfolio of work including a go to market strategy and a rounded out pitch deck

Software as a Medical Device

This course is delivered in partnership with ANDHealth, Australia's National Digital Health Initiative.

This course will run on 30 May - 1 June 2023
9am - 5pm on all three days

By the end of this course, you will understand how to:  

  • Identify your pathway to market in Australia, EU and/or USA/FDA

  • Best develop and design SAMD products

  • Navigate the specific regulatory challenges of SAMD

  • Navigate the data privacy and security requirements of building a SAMD product

  • Raise capital and apply for grant funding

  • Build a portfolio of work including a go to market strategy and a rounded out pitch deck

About NSW Health

NSW Health is supporting the medical and health sector by investing in their people to build capacity, form stronger networks across the state and nurture innovative medical technologies through the NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program.

The Program aims to fast-track innovative ideas that will revolutionise the healthcare sector, improve patient outcomes, and provide economic opportunities for emerging medtech and biotech businesses in NSW. 

Visit the NSW Health and Medical Research website for information on key programs and initiatives.

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