MOEBIO Short Programs 2017: Medical Devices I: Product Development

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Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB)

Start: Friday, 05 May 2017 06:00

End: Monday, 02 Oct 2017 14:00

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  • MOEBIO | Short Program 2017: Entrepreneurship and Management

    Short Description 

    This pack of lectures covers key aspects in the process of the conceptualization and creation of medtech product.  Students will learn about biomedical engineering and how to design medical devices, as well as about the new materials used in the design.  Special emphasis will be given to design and prototyping: why it is important when designing a product.

    3.1. Challenges in Medical Robotics

    Lecturer: Josep Amat
    Date: April 20, 2017
    Time: 3 pm - 5 pm
    Price: 100 euros 
    Course outline: This lecture explains what robotics is and the different types of medical robotics available. The lecturer will also discuss different trends, what is happening in the field of medical robotics, especially in terms of robotic surgery and AI (Artificial Intelligence), the challenges we will face in the future and which companies are currently working in the field. 
    *The session will be held in Spanish.

    3.2. Biomedical Engineering
    Pedro Gomis
    DateJune 15, 2017

    Time: 10 am - 12 pm
    Price: 100 euros
    Course outline:  This session is an introduction to biomedical engineering, providing information about what it is and its various applications in these areas, giving real examples: biosensors, signal and image processing, bioinformatics, m-health, rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary systems, medical devices and wearable and implantable technologies, among others.

    3.3. Product Design and Development

    Lecturer: Salvador Llas Vargas
    Date: July 12, 2017
    Time: 10 am - 12 pm
    Price: 100 euros
    Course outline: This session covers the main process involved in conceptualizing and developing a product, with a special focus on medtech products, and explains the phases of the product development cycle, which include defining requirements, research, design, implementation, and manufacturing, among others.

    3.4. Life Sciences Patents

    Lecturer: Robert Soliva
    Date: June  27, 2017
    Time: 10 am - 12 pm
    Price: 100 euros
    Course outline: All you need to know about patenting is provided in this session. It will focus on life science patents, touching on product, know-how and software topics. You will learn what patents are, their structure, their main characteristics and applications, current legislation ecosystem, how they work financially and the key ideas to consider when making a patent application.  Case studies and several examples will be provided.

    3.5. New Materials

    Lecturer: Xavier Gil
    Date: July 4, 2017
    Time: 10 am - 12 pm
    Price: 100 euros
    Course outline The lecturer, an expert in biomaterials and biomechanics, will outline the main contributions, uses and potentialities of biomaterials in certain fields of medicine based on his knowledge and experience and in orthopaedic, dental and cardiovascular fields.

    3.6. Prototyping

    Lecturer: Marco Paccagnella & Reto Schneller
    Date: July 13, 2017
    Time: 10 am - 1 pm
    Price: 130 euros
    Course outline: This lecture covers the basic issues to take into account when prototyping a product and explains why this is important. It also includes a description of existing tools and resources for prototyping.


    We offer a 50% discount (for any category, but not accumulative) to students who are in their final academic year at university, or who are studying a Masters degree related to the following fields: business, engineering, life sciences or design. If interested, please send an e-mail to, with the subject "Short Programs Discount", providing your details and attaching a copy of your university registration. Promotions are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

    To withdraw from a session you must send an e-mail to: If cancellation is received more than one week (7 working days) before the date of the Short Program session, you will be reimbursed for 100% of the registration fee. If cancellation is received during the week prior to the date of the lesson, you will be reimbursed for 50% of the registration fee. If no notice is given, participants will not be reimbursed even if they do not attend the session.

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