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Medtech Valuation Killers: 10 Regulatory & Commercialization Traps to Avoid (Ep. 11 on The Pharmcast)

Posted by Jim Combs on 2/8/17 8:00 AM


This week on The Pharmcast, we talk with Dr. Janet Vargo and Minnie Baylor-Henry on medtech valuation killers, and the 10 regulatory and commercialization traps to avoid. Dr. Vargo penned an article on the topic for Med Device Online, and joins us today to share the common ways value can be destroyed.

Dr. Vargo is the former Head of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs for Mentor, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson Company, and she advised on clinical trial design, device and biologics safety analyses, due diligence efforts, and regulatory strategy for new-to-the-world products for the entire Johnson & Johnson Medical Device and Diagnostic sector.

Joining her is Minnie Baylor-Henry, former Worldwide Vice-President for Regulatory Affairs for Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Medical Devices & Diagnostics sector as well. 

After evaluating dozens of innovative new medical device products as executives at Johnson & Johnson, and now with YourEncore, Dr. Vargo and Minnie Baylor-Henry has seen firsthand the common mistakes that small companies make.  In this session, they will outline the regulatory and commercialization pitfalls to avoid that will improve your speed to market, valuation, and interest from large medical devices companies.  

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Topics: Regulatory, Medical Device, Med Dev, Pharmcast