Educational Materials

CIMTEC is creating an archive of webinars and other educational materials to help increase commercialization knowledge. Please refer to the Events page for upcoming CIMTEC webinars and events. 

Past Webinars  

Commercialization 101: A Primer for Medical Imaging Innovators - March 26, 2015

Presenter: Alvira Macanovic, IP, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs Manager at CIMTEC

Description: Commercialization of any medical device begins with a plan and the establishment of a product development strategy.  What does the path look like for commercializing your medical device?  CIMTEC’s objective for this webinar is to provide inventors/entrepreneurs with some of the key factors that must be considered when developing their commercialization plan, as well as best practices as they navigate their way through the process.  In particular, the presentation will cover the areas of intellectual property, regulatory, reimbursement, market research, design and development, and clinical evaluations.

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Intellectual Property Protection and Licensing - March 11, 2015


Dr. Gabriella Chan – Founder, Yocto Law
Mark Penner – Partner, Fasken Martineau
Harold Lenfesty – President, One80 Strategy Advisors Inc.

Description: Intellectual property licensing can be an integral part of the strategy for SMEs and startups that are looking to introduce their technology to the marketplace. This webinar is designed to introduce participants to licensing, including factors to consider when deciding whether to license out or license in technology; structure of a licensing agreement; and strategies for negotiating licensing agreements.  CIMTEC's second webinar in the series "IP Protection and Licensing" includes presentations by a coach in negotiation strategies and two intellectual property lawyers who have particular expertise in licensing for SMEs and medical device startups.

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CIMTEC webinar Clinical Trials 101Clinical Testing 101 - January 21, 2015

Presenter: Alvira Macanovic, IP, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs Manager at CIMTEC

Description: A critical step in bringing a medical device to market is demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of the product.  This webinar is meant to introduce participants to the role clinical trials play in the development of a medical device and to provide an overview of the process involved in carrying out a clinical trial within a framework of good clinical practices (GCP) and regulatory requirements.  The focus will be on clinical trials for device approval in Canada, United States, and Europe.

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The information presented in this presentation is intended to outline the general processes, principles and concepts of conducting clinical studies. Please note that these materials are provided for general information only and are not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up-to-date.  They are not intended to provide detailed instructions for product development.  Every medical imaging device is unique and therefore so are its associated regulatory needs. These materials should not be regarded or relied upon as regulatory advice, and specific advice should be sought from an appropriate professional.