MedTech Integrates 2021 Track 2


2020 was an unprecendented year. What impact has it had on medtech development and commercialisation?

Welcome and opening remarks

Martino Picardo, Chairman, Discovery Park

An interview with Darren Curry

Interview conducted by Paul Wicks, Independent Consultant, Wicks Digital Health

An interview with Simon Donovan

Interview conducted by Martino Picardo, Chairman, Discovery Park

Testing, testing…

“Test, test, test” was one of the mantras of the pandemic. Has the importance of rapid diagnosis been recognised?


ALAN MCNALLY | Director of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection – MDS | University of Birmingham


HAMISH GRIERSON| Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder | Thriva Health
GIOVANNA FORTE | Chief Executive Officer | Forte Medical
JACK PRIESTMAN | Co-Founder | Salient Bioscience
JOY ALLEN | Senior Clinical Test Evaluation Methodologist | NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR MIC)
PIERRE HAZLEWOOD | Marketing Director | Roche Diagnostics, UK & Ireland

Hindsight is 2020

Faced with 2020 again, what have we learned and what would we do differently?


LUELLA TRICKETT |  Director, Value & Access |  Association of British HealthTech Industries


PHIL CARVIL |  HealthTec Cluster Manager |  UKRI Science and Technology Facilities Council
RACHEL MURPHY |  Chief Executive Officer | Difrent
TONI SCHNEIDER | Chief Operating Officer |  Ostique
LOUISE JOPLING | Commercial Director | Eastern Academic Health Science Network
JEEVAN KUMARI | Diabetes Territory Manager, London & South East | Medtrum
NAVJOT (NAV) AHLUWALIA | Executive Medical Director and Director of Research | Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Innovation or renovation?

 With so many diagnostics repurposed for COVID-19, should we stop focusing on innovation and put our efforts into building on current tech or repurposing?


ARUN HARISH  | Strategy Director | CPI


HAKIM YADI | Co-Founder and Chief Executive | Closed Loop Medicine
GEORGE CROOKS | Chief Executive Officer | Digital Health & Care Institute
SAMANTHA WESTGATE | Chief Executive Officer | Perfectus Biomed Group
ANDREW LARCOMBE | Head of Technology | Difrent
PARI DATTA | Senior Innovation Consultant | Cambridge Design Partnership

AI. AI. Oh.

AI has been hyped as the revolutionary technology for healthcare. Is it really having an impact?

MARK AVERY | Director of Health Informatics | Eastern Academic Health Science Network


JAMES FRY | Partner and Head of Life Sciences | Mills & Reeve
RUDY BENFREDJ | Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer | Mendelian
ALISON DARCY | Founder and President | Woebot Labs
COLIN ROBERTS | Venture Development Director | BioCity
MATTHEW FENECH | Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer | Una Health

Closing Remarks with Darren Clarke

Chief Executive, Medilink Midlands