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Top 80 Medical Device Conferences in 2022

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Medical Device Conferences 2022 is our most comprehensive list of medical device conferences, trade shows, events, and meetings for the medical device industry.
These are the conferences, trade shows, and events the world’s leading professionals attend to do business, learn, and build and solidify relationships.
We at the Medical Devices Group make every effort for the list to be the best and most complete.


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    1. Global Health Security Conference 2022
      June 28- July 1, 2022 • Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

      The Global Health Security will bring together practitioners, researchers, educators, representatives and decision-makers across the fields of public health, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, government, defence, international relations, sociology and anthropology to examine the progress made to date in strengthening health systems and identify the gaps and opportunities for enhancing the international community’s ability to respond more efficiently and effectively to future adverse health crises.
    2. McKesson ideaShare 2022 Annual Convention
      July 7-10, 2022 • Washington, DC

      Chart a course for your future by taking part in a re-imagined McKesson ideaShare focused on giving you and other pharmacists the opportunity to foster connections, find new ways to innovate, and strengthen your collective voice.
    3. ICMTMAI 2022: 16. International Conference on Medical Technology Management, Assessment and Innovation
      July 12-13, 2022 • Stockholm, Sweden

      International Conference on Medical Technology Management, Assessment and Innovation aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Medical Technology Management, Assessment and Innovation. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Medical Technology Management, Assessment and Innovation
    4. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference
      July 14-16, 2022 • Arlington,VA

      The RESNA 2022 Conference, taking place July 14 – 16, 2022, will bring together assistive technology professionals from a variety of disciplines to exchange ideas about the latest innovations and research helping people with disabilities lead independent, healthy lives.
    5. ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition
      July 17-20, 2022 • Boston, MA

      The ASHE Annual Conference brings together thousands of health care facilities professionals to learn about new developments in the field, network with others and find solutions to their challenges.
      July 17-24, 2022 • Viceroy SnowmassSnowmass Village, Colorado

      An intensive workshop providing a substantive overview of molecular biology, translational cancer research, current lab techniques, career development, and the best practices of grant writing for the aspiring physician-scientist
    7. ICAIMD 2022: 16. International Conference on Applications of Implantable Medical Devices
      July 19-20, 2022 • Toronto, Canada

      International Conference on Applications of Implantable Medical Devices aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Applications of Implantable Medical Devices. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Applications of Implantable Medical Devices
    8. Florida International Medical Expo (FIME) – 2022
      July 27-29, 2022 • Miami Beach, USA

      If you’re looking to find new products and supplies, establish new supplier partnerships, gain knowledge or strengthen business ties with the global medical device and equipment market, FIME is the event leading platform to meet your needs.
    9. Medicall – India\’s Largest Hospital Equipment Expo – 29th Edition
      July 29-31, 2022 • Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai

      Medicall, is India\’s largest B2B Medical Equipment Exhibition is organized by Medexpert Business Consultants Pvt Ltd, promoted by Dr. Manivannan S, Managing Director of Kauvery hospital a 1000 bedded Hospital group in South India. Medicall serves as a marketing platform wherein the equipment companies showcase their products and services to Hospital owners and decision makers. Since MEDICALL is being organized by people who have been in Healthcare field for many years, the content and the quality of the visitors are expected to be better than any other previously held event.
    10. International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Computational Biology
      August 1-2, 2022 • Minneapolis, Minnesota

      The conference provides a platform for professionals involved in Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Computational Biology to exchange knowledge and gain an insight into the state of the art in the current technology, techniques and solutions in Biotechnology as they have been developed and applied in different countries. Participants include a wide variety of stakeholders from research and academia, to industrial sectors as well as government organizations.
    11. International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences (ICMHS)
      August 5-6, 2022 • Boston, USA

      The ICMHS conference is an international forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of Medical and Health Sciences. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world. We warmly welcome previous and prospected authors submit your new research papers to ICMHS, and share the valuable experiences with the scientist and scholars around the world.
    12. 1339th International Conference on Medical and Biosciences (ICMBS)
      August 8-9, 2022 • Nagoya, Japan

      The key intention of ICMBS is to provide opportunity for the global participants to share their ideas and experience in person with their peers expected to join from different parts on the world. In addition this gathering will help the delegates to establish research or business relations as well as to find international linkage for future collaborations in their career path. We hope that ICMBS outcome will lead to significant contributions to the knowledge base in these up-to-date scientific fields in scope.
    13. International conference on latest Medical research and Development (ICMRD)
      August 13-14, 2022 • Seattle, USA

      It aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of English and American Studies. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of latest Medical research and Development.
    14. The Future of Robotics: Possibilities for Transforming Healthcare
      August 13-14, 2022 • Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express
      1050 Schooner Drive
      Ventura, CA, United States

      The Gordon Research Seminars provide a unique opportunity for young researchers in all disciplines, from all over the world, to meet and discuss novel developments in rapidly changing scientific and engineering fields. This seminar will be the first Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) dedicated to robotics and will highlight the potential impact of cutting-edge robotics research on medicine and healthcare.
    15. 8th Global Conference on Pharma Industry and Medical Devices (GCPIMD-2022)
      August 13-14, 2022 • New York, USA

      The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in Japan and abroad. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science and related areas.
    16. International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
      August 14-17, 2022 • St. Louis Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri

      The ASME 2022 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference will take place on August 14th – August 17th, 2022 in St. Louis Missouri at the Union Station Hotel. IDETC/CIE 2022, will highlight emergent technologies that impact the critical engineering issues of product design and development, manufacturing, and the management and integration of information systems throughout the product life-cycle. These events are key international meetings for design and manufacturing engineers in academia, government and industry.
    17. ICSMDI 2022: 16. International Conference on Smart Medical Devices and Implants
      August 16-17, 2022 • Barcelona, Spain

      International Conference on Smart Medical Devices and Implants aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Smart Medical Devices and Implants. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Smart Medical Devices and Implants
    18. 1354th International Conference on Medical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (ICMBPS)
      August 18-19, 2022 • New Orleans, USA

      The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Medical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in and around the world. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Medical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences related areas.
    19. SPIE Optics + Photonics 2022
      August 21-25, 2022 • San Diego, California, United States

      We are looking forward to again gathering in-person with our colleagues in San Diego. It is always a great opportunity to hear the latest advances shared by researchers and scientists in optical engineering and applications, nanotechnology, quantum science, and organic photonics. Top companies from the optics industry will again be participating in the free exhibition.
    20. 8th International Conference on Human Interaction & Emerging Technologies:Global Issues in Medicine and Healthcare
      August 22-24, 2022 • Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, France

      IHIET Conference aims to provide a global forum for presenting and discussing novel human-interaction, healthcare, sport medicine and engineering approaches, tools, methodologies, techniques, and solutions for integrating people, concepts, trends and applications in healthcare and artificial intelligence all areas of human interaction endeavor in industry, economy, government, and education, including but not limited to energy, transportation, urbanization and infrastructure development, digital manufacturing, social development, human health, sustainability, new generation of service systems, as well as safety, risk assessment, healthcare, and cybersecurity in both civilian and military contexts.
    21. The 5th Edition of Medical Philippines 2022
      August 24-26, 2022 • SMX Convention Center Manila Philippines

      The 5th Edition of Medical Philippines 2022 co-located with Infectious Disease Control Expo (INDEC) Philippines 2022 is the only specialized medical, dental, pharmaceutical event in the Philippines that brings together an international congregation of medical and healthcare, dental, pharmaceutical, and laboratory equipment, services, supplies, and technology gathered in Manila to showcase the latest developments in the industries.
    22. International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences (ICMHS)
      August 30, 2022 • Montreal, Canada

      The key intention of ICMHS is to provide opportunity for the global participants to share their ideas and experience in person with their peers expected to join from different parts on the world. In addition this gathering will help the delegates to establish research or business relations as well as to find international linkage for future collaborations in their career path. We hope that ICMHS outcome will lead to significant contributions to the knowledge base in these up-to-date scientific fields in scope.
    23. 5th Manufacturing Processes for Medical Technology Exhibition and Conference
      August 31-September 2, 2022 • MARINA BAY SANDS,SINGAPORE

      Jointly organised by SPETA (Singapore Precision Engineering and Technology Association) and Messe Düsseldorf Asia, MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA 2022 will feature an extensive product range covering the upstream and downstream processes in medtech sectors, including new materials, components, intermediate products, packaging and services, to micro and nanotechnology, testing systems and services, as well as materials, substance and components for medical technology. Industry-focused business forums will also headline the upcoming edition of the specialist trade fair.
      August 31 – September 2, 2022 • Hall 1&2 at Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center

      The 17th Medtec China is a premier manufacturing and sourcing event for medical device manufacturers in China. Leading suppliers from many countries throughout the world attend and the target visitor profile comprises senior management, R&D engineers, production engineers and QA professionals who are searching for components, materials, technologies and solutions for their production line
    25. ISTA 2022: The 33rd International Congress
      August 31- Sep 3, 2022 • Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

      As the first in-person International Congress for ISTA after the pause dictated by the world-wide pandemic, it will be an extraordinary opportunity to gather and discuss the many new developments in technologies related to arthroplasty. Some have been driven by the exigencies imposed by the recent crisis.
    26. International Conference on Digital Health and Telemedicine
      September 07-08, 2022 • Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, United Kingdom

      Digital Health 2022 mainly focuses on the theme “Modern Technologies are Redefining Healthcare Innovation” Guided by a line-up of expert speakers, the agenda will address some of the major issues related to Telemedicine and its related subjects to establish a connection for exchanging ideas. Our conference agenda is to present keynote talks, plenary sessions, discussion panels, Poster Presentations, symposia, young researcher’s forum, video Presentations, and Workshops.
    27. 2022 DRI Drug and Medical Device
      September 7-9, 2022 • Nashville, Tennessee

      Join us in Nashville for the 2022 Drug and Medical Device Seminar! The seminar will provide countless opportunities to network with clients, potential referral sources, and colleagues from across the country who are in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. You will hear from a panel of judges about their approaches to key MDL and mass-tort litigation issues, and you do not want to miss presentations about better company witnesses and juror perceptions of drug and medical device companies. Gain insight from in-house lawyers, outside counsel, and judges about diversity and inclusion in the legal industry. This seminar continues to be the “go-to” event year after year for in-house and outside counsel to the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.
    28. Healthcare Design Forum 2022
      September 07-09, 2022 • The Meritage Resort and Spa | Napa Valley, California

      The Healthcare Design Forum offers a unique invitation-only opportunity for high-level industry decision makers to approach healthcare design issues from intriguing new angles. The program features highly interactive, deep-thinking educational and inspirational sessions that blend practical takeaways with bigger-picture concepts to effect real change.
    29. Medical Devices ASEAN (MDA) 2022
      September 08-10, 2022 • Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC)
      Bangkok (Thailand)

      Medical Devices ASEAN (MDA) is held in Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Bangkok on 8 to 10 September 2022 showing the companies news of Thailand and internationals related to sectors Healthcare, Health, Medicine, Technology
      September 11-13, 2022 • PHOENIX, AZ

      RAPS Convergence is the largest and most well-recognized annual gathering of regulatory professionals, scientists, and innovators in the world. Convergence brings together representatives from industry, global regulatory bodies, and research, academic and clinical organizations that are directly involved in managing the regulatory process and aligning science, regulation, and business strategy.
    31. FDA Approval Process for Medical Devices
      September 12-13,2022 • Virtual

      This seminar will provide a solid foundation in the approval and clearance processes for medical devices in the United States including the underlying legal and regulatory requirements and the ‘general controls’ applicable to all devices.
    32. 12th Annual Medical Device Strategic Pricing & Accounts Conference
      September 13-14, 2022 • Chicago, IL

      Optimize product price & contracting success by understanding customer value definitions & sharing best practices in value proposition development
    33. Software Design for Medical Devices – Pharma IQ
      September 13-15, 2022 • Berlin, Germany

      The 10th Annual Software Design for Medical Devices Global Forum is the ONLY conference that is dedicated to ensuring your teams can achieve regulatory compliance and protect your devices from increasing cyber threats, whilst still embracing the cutting edge designs to get to market faster and stand out from your competitors.
    34. The Battery Show Returns in September 2022
      September 13-15, 2022 • Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi, Michigan

      The Battery Show expo is North America’s largest trade show offering access to hundreds of leading companies and expert education designed to help you create the next great battery application.
    35. 14th Annual Cardiovascular Ultrasound Conference
      September 16-17, 2022 • Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio.

      Conference programming will address techniques, knowledge and technologies for the sonographer role, Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) basics, echo imaging, fetal diagnoses and much more. For attendees who aren’t able to make it in person this year, we will also have a Saturday-only virtual option.
    36. Virtual Medical Device Studies: Regulatory Requirements and Adverse Event Reporting
      September 19-22, 2022 • Virtual

      An essential overview of medical device clinical evaluations, clinical investigations, post-market clinical follow-up requirements and adverse event and vigilance reporting.
    37. BIO Impact Agriculture & Environment Conference
      September 19-21, 2022 • Omaha, NE

      After almost two years, BIO is bringing together the agricultural and environmental biotech industry in person once again. The BIO Impact Agriculture & Environment Conference heads back to the Midwest, September 19-21, 2022 in Omaha, NE! BIO Impact brings together biotech leaders working to address today’s global challenges for three days of dynamic programming, networking, and BIO One-on-One Partnering™.
    38. Medical Device Studies: Regulatory Requirements and Adverse Event Reporting
      September 19-22, 2022 • Virtual

      An essential overview of medical device clinical evaluations, clinical investigations, post-market clinical follow-up requirements and adverse event and vigilance reporting.
    39. Extractables & Leachables Summit 2022
      September 20-21, 2022 • Philadelphia PA (Hybrid)

      This two-day conference will examine the safety, quality, and regulatory issues involved in a wide array of contexts central to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, including drug packaging and delivery components, single-use systems, medical devices, and parenteral drug products. We will focus closely on the keys to satisfying recent revisions to several applicable USP chapters, FDA guidances & other international regulatory requirements for best practices in materials and chemistry characterization for drugs, biologics, delivery systems, and primary & secondary packaging.
    40. MEDFIT
      September 20-21, 2022 • GRENOBLE, FRANCE

      MedFIT is your opportunity to connect with international key innovators in the MedTech, diagnostic and digital health sectors. As the leading European partnering event, MedFIT provides the ideal environment to help industry players to source early-stage assets, to facilitate the emergence of collaborative projects between big players, public research institutions, start-ups and SMEs, to increase licensing opportunities, to obtain funding and to facilitate market access.
    41. 1st Pan-European Hospital & Healthcare Procurement Summit
      September 20-21, 2022 • Brussels

      “The goal of the summit is to highlight the most pressing problems that procurement professionals currently face: Transparency – the central success factor for all product decisions in procurement projects. This is not only about prices, but also about how procurement managers communicate at eye level with medical users and the industry.
      How this transparency can be achieved at national and European level is the cornerstone of the congress.
      Digitalization – the entire procurement world beyond healthcare is going digital – but hospitals are still 10 years behind the curve. Millions in efficiency reserves can be leveraged if efficient digital tools are used.
      Sustainability – how to reach net zero. What does the implementation of the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ program mean in terms of legislation for future tenders that favor products with a lower CO2 footprint?”
    42. Global Clinical Trials Connect 2022 Virtual Conference
      September 21-22, 2022 • Online (Time Zone – BST)

      The Global Clinical Trials Connect 2022 will provide a platform to discuss on the futuristic advancements in clinical trials and clinical research. This multidisciplinary program involves broad participation of people from clinical trials community from around the globe who are focused on learning more about clinical research, clinical trials planning and management. The Pharma and Bio-Tech companies are consistently evolving and new clinical studies, technologies and advancements in care and treatments have augmented the efficiency and at the same time the complexity of clinical trials has increased, with tests being carried out in a highly structured and closely coordinated manner. It is high time that we look into innovative strategies, new technologies, effective and quality collaborations to address these issues, which can cater to the needs of the patient and the industry.
    43. Medical Technology Ireland Expo and Conference
      September 21-22, 2022 • GALWAY, IRELAND

      Ireland’s premier Medical Device Design and Manufacturing Conference. The two-day Conference features presentations by leading international medical device experts with thought-provoking guest speakers, all providing an insight on cutting-edge topics for medical device manufacturers, R & D and design engineers in the rapidly evolving Irish and global device marketplace.
    44. 2nd World Congress on Primary Healthcare and Medicare Summit
      November 7-9, 2022 • Paris, France

      Healthcare Conferences 2022 offers all participants an opportunity to benefit from Plenary Lectures, Keynote Addresses, Review and Forecast Papers, Poster Presentations and Panel discussions. Healthcare Conferences reaches across the globe, public and private medical sectors to connect and inspire physicians, healthcare executives, leaders, venture capitalists, diagnostics, medical practitioners of the healthcare value chain. Quality of patient care, advanced methods in hospital epidemiology research, and early results of major clinical trials in the field will be addressed, as will improving prevention strategies using various implementation tools such as social media, telemedicine, and simulation models.
    45. 2nd International Conference on Cardiology (Hybrid Event)
      November 10-11, 2022 • Paris, France

      Scientex conferences host a plethora of conferences in various fields but not limited to Medicine, Pharma, Health Science, Life Science, Engineering, and Technology. All our events are organized with utmost care and diligence in providing the greatest of facilities and infrastructure that one could possibly provide for the smooth and successful transmission of knowledge transfer that takes place between the attendees of our conference for mutual beneficiary purposes that would eventually push to attain the prosperity of solving the modern scientific problems for the betterment of our lives.
    46. Introduction to Medical Device Law and Regulation
      16 – 17 November 2022 • Virtual Event (Chinese Visa Express, Washington DC, USA)

      Explore the essentials of device law and regulation and gain a comprehensive understanding of the administrative agencies that impact this industry. Learn about registration and listing procedures, elements of conducting clinical investigations, Premarket Approval Application, advertising and promotion, compliance, enforcement, and related issues. Case studies, hypotheticals, and ample time for Q&A are provided.
    47. 6th International Bladder Cancer Update
      November 18-20, 2022 • The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

      The International Bladder Cancer Update (IBCU) is a CME conference focused on the diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer. The conference offers medical professionals an opportunity to listen to updates from, and interact with, expert international faculty to improve knowledge and determine best treatment practices to improve patient outcomes. IBCU encompasses expert lectures, interactive discussions, a panel roundtable, debates, and case presentations. It is physician-led, multi-supported, and designed for urologists, urologic oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of bladder cancer.
    48. 2nd Global meeting on Diabetes and Endocrinology
      November 21-23, 2022 • Paris,France

      Scientex Conference is cheerful to declare that “2nd Global Meeting on Diabetes and Endocrinology” has been declared on November 21-23, 2022 in Paris, France with the success of Diabetes & Endocrinology 2021 conference.
      Theme: Modern medical research and application on diabetic condition & endocrinology function
      September 21-24, 2022 • LONDON, UK

      ​​This event has a single mission: to bring together the most innovative medtech startups, active investors, and strategic buyers to deal-make, collaborate, and forecast the future of medtech.
    50. MedDev Day
      September 27, 2022 • Barcelona, Spain

      The MedDev Day, organized by LS Academy will once again serve as a central meeting place for the medical technology industry, bringing together lecture forums, interviews, workshops and networking opportunities. The event will be 360-degree overview of the evolving context of medical devices, in-vitro-diagnostics and software.
    51. BIOMEDevice
      SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2022 • Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

      BIOMEDevice Boston is the East coast’s must-attend regional event that showcases emerging technologies and trends from cutting-edge engineers, innovative thinkers, and business leaders who impact the progression of the world’s biotechnology.
    52. MT LAB DAY East 2022
      October 01, 2022 • TARRYTOWN, NY

      Since its debut in 2000, LAB DAY EAST has become the must-attend event on the East Coast. Our annual show has captured the attention of eager audiences who appreciate the central location, educational clinics and busy exhibit hall.
    53. Biomarkers US:In-Person
      October 03-04, 2022 • San Diego, USA

      Featuring 40+ presentations, the event brings together over 300 attendees from leading pharma, biotech and academic organisations working in the biomarker industry across multiple therapeutic areas, allowing attendees to gain insights into the latest novel biomarker data and technologies. Following this is a dedicated Digital Day delivered through our online event platform
    54. 2022 Renal Healthcare Association Annual Conference
      October 05-07, 2022 • Indianapolis, IN

      The Renal Healthcare Association’s Annual Conference is the preeminent educational event where small, medium and independent dialysis providers convene to share perspectives on the most recent developments in renal healthcare.
    55. Manufacturing World Osaka 2022
      October 05-07, 2022• INTEX Osaka, Japan

      This is the perfect place to introduce solutions for R&D cycle shortening, productivity improvement, quality improvement, VA/VE, and cost reduction to industry professionals. Manufacturing World Osaka consists of 7 specialized shows for each product category.
    56. Echo Revolution: Adult Echocardiography for Physicians and Sonographers
      October 09-11, 2022 • Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA

      Echo Revolution is designed to provide a state-of-the art review of the current uses and limitations of two- and three-dimensional echocardiography, Doppler, and color flow imaging in the assessment of adult myocardial, ischemic, pericardial, and valvular disease. Traditional topics in the field of echocardiography including assessment of systolic and diastolic function, quantitative Doppler, and stress echocardiography will be presented. Illustrative cases that should not be missed will be presented. In addition, strain imaging and the essential role of echo during cardiac surgery and interventional procedures will be discussed.
    57. fNIRS 2022
      October 09-12, 2022 • BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA

      “Following the tradition of previous biennial meetings, fNIRS Boston will bring together scientists from all over the world to present and discuss the latest developments and advances in diffuse optics for the study of the human brain. The aims are to identify new opportunities for fNIRS, to delineate the key challenges facing the field and to identify strategies to overcome these challenges. The program will span the topics of hardware development, data analysis and algorithms, computational neuroscience and neuroscience applications, clinical applications, neonatal, pediatric applications and neurodevelopment neuroscience, cognitive and social neuroscience, and global fNIRS. Our goal is to present the cutting edge technology and the novel discoveries of the field.”
    58. 4th International Conferences on Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology
      October 13-14, 2022 • Osaka,Japan

      ME Conferences invite all the participants from all over the world to attend “4th International Conference on Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology” during October 13-14, 2022 Osaka, Japan. This includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions. And it provides an opportunity to learn about the complexity of the Diseases, discuss interventional procedures, look at new and advances in Nanotechnology and their efficiency and efficacy in diagnosing and treating various diseases and also in Healthcare treatments.
    59. 35TH ECPN Congress
      October 15-18, 2022 • Vienna, Austria

      The annual ECNP Congress is Europe’s premier scientific meeting for disease-oriented brain research, annually attracting more than 5,000 psychiatrists, neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world. Join us at #ECNP2022
      October 18-19, 2022 • WESTIN CHICAGO LOMBARD, CHICAGO

      Setting the standard on how the industry should connect and exchange ideas, the American Medical Device Summit provides insights and strategies to enhance the professional development of executives involved in the design, product development, innovation, technology and quality/ regulatory aspects of medical devices.
    61. Phoenix 2022: The Medical Device and Diagnostic Conference for Chief Executive Officers
      October 19-21, 2022 • The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

      We are excited to announce that we will be holding the next Phoenix Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay in October 19 – 21, 2022. At that time, we will be able to bring the medtech community together for a lively celebration of the industry’s incredible, life-saving work throughout the pandemic, as well as an in-depth discussion of where the sector is headed in the coming years.
      October 19-20, 2022 • SANTA CLARA, CA

      DeviceTalks West will explore the new technologies changing how Medtech is delivered. Co-located at the Santa Clara Convention Center with the RoboBusiness Conference. Join us on October 19-20, 2022 as we explore the impact sensors and other transformative technologies will have on medtech creation.
    63. The MedTech Conference
      October 24-26, 2022 • BOSTON, MA

      Featuring world class plenary speakers, cross cutting educational programming, valuable networking and business development opportunities, The MedTech Conference is a must attend event for the industry’s prominent and most promising companies.
      October 27-28, 2022 • Irvine Marriott in Irvine, CA

      MedTech Innovation Forum is poised to help you discover the wide-ranging impact of innovations and what they mean for your medtech business. MedTech Innovation Forum will feature industry experts, strategics, physicians, and entrepreneurs who have made major headway and continue to make massive strides towards an accelerated future.
    65. MD&M Minneapolis
      November 02-03, 2022 • Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN

      Medtech moves fast… especially in a healthcare hub like Minnesota. Keep the pace with the latest innovations and immerse yourself in a community of visionaries and industry leaders. It’s all waiting at the region’s most comprehensive medical design and manufacturing event — MD&M Minneapolis — part of Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis.
    66. 22nd Population Health Colloquium
      November 07-09, 2022 • Loews Hotel • Philadelphia, PA

      The Colloquium is the foremost gathering of the most influential people in healthcare transformation. Gain insights on critical business solutions from leaders across the health ecosystem and discover new approaches on the leading edge of innovation.
    67. Imaging in Costa Rica
      November 07-10, 2022 • JW Marriott, Gua>nacaste, Costa Rica

      The course is designed to provide the tools for participants to enhance interpretation skills utilizing the latest imaging technologies. Lectures and cases will cover evidence-based practice techniques and protocols for improved diagnostic accuracy in multiple applications.
      November 14-15, 2022 • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

      SAE Media Group’s inaugural Medical Devices and IVD conference will provide insight into the latest updates in EU MDR and IVDR regulations and will discuss strategies for how to best comply with these regulations. In addition, the conference will consider the evolving regulatory landscape for digital health software. Join this Medical Device and IVD Conference which will address post-market surveillance and vigilance, clinical evaluations and investigations, medical device regulatory affairs in global markets, and much more.
    69. Symposium on Cell Manufacturing and Commercialization Translating Pluripotent Stem Cell Discoveries to the Clinic
      17-19 November 2022 • Boston, USA

      The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) invites you to join us for the 2022 Symposium on Cell Manufacturing and Commercialization “Translating Pluripotent Stem Cell Discoveries to the Clinic: Preclinical, Manufacturing, and Regulatory Strategies for Success” which will take place at the, Boston Marriott Cambridge Boston, MA from 17-19 November 2022. Registration is open! The meeting will bring together international academic and commercial scientists with expertise in the preclinical, clinical, and regulatory phases to discuss the critical processes and strategies in the successful development of PSC-derived therapies. Sessions will cover some of the latest thinking and approaches for selecting the cell line, characterizing the product and manufacturing considerations, managing the immune system, and working with regulators throughout the process. We hope you can join us in one of the world’s hubs of biotechnology.
    70. Pharmacovigilance World 2022 Virtual Conference
      November 22-23, 2022 • Online Conference

      The Pharmacovigilance World 2022 – Virtual conference will provide a platform for the participants to discuss, share and stay updated with present state of affairs in Pharmacovigilance and Drug safety, and how it contributes to the public health. It will also allow all its participants to interact with the experts, discuss the various developments, challenges faced and innovations in the field. Our Pharmacovigilance conferences are known for bringing the world-class leaders together to connect, learn and network. The conference will bring-forth the participants and the representatives from various fields of pharmacovigilance and drug safety under a common umbrella, and will provide them an opportunity to network with various industry professionals including pharmaceuticals, biologics, devices, CROs and PV service providers. It gives us a great pleasure in welcoming you to the Pharmacovigilance World 2022 – Virtual conference.
      November 29-30, 2022 • Santa Clara Convention Center, CA

      BIOMEDevice Silicon Valley, formerly known as BIOMEDevice San Jose, returns this winter. As Silicon Valley’s must-see regional event, biotech engineers and cutting-edge companies come together to preview the latest innovation in biotechnology and the solutions that are further pushing the boundaries of the industry.
    72. Pre-Filled Syringes & Auto-Injectors Forum 2022
      December 1-2, 2022 • San Diego, CA

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2022 Keynote: How Dave Albert (AliveCor)
Innovates in Medical Devices and Wins

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How Dave Albert Innovates in Medical Devices and Wins
Presented by Dr. David Albert, AliveCor
at the 10x Medical Device Conference – San Diego, 2022

Joe Hage: What I enjoy most about him and I know you’re all gonna say the bowtie, it’s not the bowtie, he is sartorially splendid, and he’s really smart and really rich.


Joe Hage: He has 72 patents.

David Albert: : 80

Joe Hage: Pardon me. I didn’t look this week.

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Joe Hage: And I know of very few manufacturers who have gotten things off the ground and commercialized the way he has. Every moment I speak is a moment you’re not listening to him. Here’s Dave.

Dave Albert: It’s a big pleasure for me to be here. It’s a real surprise. Because back in 2001, a company called General Electric bought my second company, I started, named Data Critical.

And while I was there, which was for about three-and-a-half years, I had a boss – my best boss(!) – and he’s sitting right there, named Claude Benchimol, and I have not seen him in way over 10 years. So I would – he said, “Don’t you recognize me?” Yes, I recognized him, which was good! And I didn’t have to look at his nametag. But that’s, that’s an extra special pleasure. It’s a pleasure for me to be here. You know, I’ve had a number of you come up and ask questions. And that’s kind of why I’m here. Ask questions.

I’m old now. So, Claude, you know what that means about you. [Laughter]

I have a lot of experience in medical devices. Now my experience is really focused on cardiovascular medical devices. It’s not a small area, it’s actually a huge area. But it’s, it’s certainly not area, and many other types of medical devices.

But you will see the world from my perspective, and I’m gonna go through, you know, I’ve got slides, and I’ll go through them. If I was you, buckle your seatbelt, it’s gonna be a wild ride.

But what I’m going to do, is I’m gonna go through innovation, invention, the things you have to do that you’ve heard people talk about today – regulatory? Oh, my God! And protecting intellectual property, oh my goodness!

And for those of you who know, I’m just suing the world’s biggest company – three separate lawsuits. I’m going to win, by the way. So that’s scary.

It’s really scary to do things like that, to be deposed for eight hours, by a really mean attorney.

But it’s what you have to do if you’re wanting to protect the things you’ve developed. And, and in medical devices, you know, we develop intellectual property. So I’m gonna go into that, and then I’m gonna talk about – the last part of it is how you get your things accepted.

Because I can get patents and build devices. I can get them through the FDA, but I have to get customers to buy them. And how do you do that in medicine?

Now, why am I here? That’s that’s an interesting notion.

I started four companies that make life-saving devices, sold a couple of them – sold one to General Electric. I said Benchimol, I said Dr. Benchimol there was my boss for awhile. I raised over $500 million, both private and public equity. Anybody here ever heard of a guy named Vinod Khosla? He’s the Chairman of my Board. He’s only on two boards, Square and AliveCor, and he’s my chairman.

But we also have Qualcomm, little company here in San Diego, Mayo Clinic, fairly well-known healthcare enterprise, and a Japanese company named Omron, and if you go and buy a blood pressure cuff, you’ll buy theirs.

So those are some of our investors.

I have 80 patents – 30 international patents – taking at least 20 devices through the FDA. We’ve sold over 2 million devices. We have about 1.2 million active customers right now. How do I know that?

We get a million ECGs into our cloud. So one of the smart things – I’m not very smart – one of smart things I did when I started this company in 2011, when you sign up with us, you sign away your rights to anonymized data.

So I get every piece of data – it goes into AWS. And you’ll see I have a I get a million ECGs every week, there in my cloud.

You’ve heard of the saying “Big Data?” “Machine Learning?” Yeah, we got that.

And then we’ve raised many millions already.

Innovation, we still need it. Things are getting faster. There’s an organization, Exponential Medicine, if anybody’s ever been to the meeting, a friend of mine Daniel Kraft ran it – was always at the Hotel Del, and he talks about this notion of Singularity University and things are getting faster and faster. It’s absolutely true.

I mean, one of the greatest examples are the mRNA vaccines. The fact that they developed a vaccine using a technology that never been used before, in a year or less than a year?! Just unbelievable. So interconnectedness.

Anybody here not have a smartphone? You wouldn’t admit it if you didn’t.

Joe Hage: Any of you wish you DIDN’T have a smartphone? Yeah, exactly. [Laughter]

Dave Albert: But we’re always connected. And that can raise can raise its own problems, but it means the world is connected.

You know, we’re all connected, whether it’s social media, which is both positive and negative in terms of connecting us, or whether it’s these things in our pockets.

We seem to stay connected. I don’t know what we did 20 years ago, Claude, how did we, you know, email was relatively new. And today we have Slack, we… it’s just amazing… WhatsApp.

So the pace of a viral epidemic can be frightening. We saw it. If you are New York in March, in April of 2020, you saw what the pace of a viral epidemic can be.

And I was the beneficiary of a viral epidemic. I made a four-minute video, December 30, 2010. And I just happened to upload it to my 400 LinkedIn followers, I have 13,000 LinkedIn connections now, but I had 400 at the time, and I went home to have a date with my wife on New Year’s Eve. And by Saturday, and I had 400,000 views. That was in 2010, okay?

I got called by… so I went to the Consumer Electronics Show. And I got a call from everybody from Apple to CNN and Fox and Friends and Good Morning America. And I had to get up at three in the morning. So I could be there at four in the morning. So I could be on the air at seven in the morning. And it was my video went viral. Now I was in my mid-50s, I had no idea what was going on. But I was the beneficiary of a viral information spread.

We know as a medical doctor, viruses, this is the 1919 Spanish flu. And by the way, if this were 1919, this would have been just as bad. SARS COV-2 would have been just as bad as the Spanish flu. And, you know, we’re lucky that we have the science and the medicine we have today.

So exponential medicine, you know, the sigmoid curve, things don’t just move in straight lines. This is this is biology, this is real life, what they add on top of each other something we enter in engineering called superposition. And you can innovate anything. Anybody have a Nest thermostat, or an equivalent? Now we do. And that, you know, you can control your temperature and your air conditioning and heat from wherever you are with that smartphone thing that’s interconnected.

Everything is connected your cars, right, your Tesla, you can start it, you can stop it, you can tell it to park and come get you. So we’re all connected.

And so, is planning to invent an oxymoron? How do you plan to innovate?

Well, you can, there are things you can do. I’m not seeing a lot of people doing well. And I’ll go over some of them. These are these are a few.

One thing I talk about is thinking orthogonally. And for those of you who don’t remember your basic geometry, orthogonal means at a 90-degree angle, okay?

So, when conventional wisdom is, as an example, a vector in that direction, orthogonal would be pointing in this direction. It means taking a different view than everyone else, taking a different perspective than conventional wisdom.

And the other thing is intercepting the strategic vector, where are things going? You know, 20 years ago, we had a book called Megatrends by Naisbitt and talked about the trends that have taken off. Well, now we have social media. I mean, tik tok. You know, I can tell you that Mark Zuckerberg is scared of tik tok, you know, and he bought Instagram, and he bought WhatsApp, he bought the things that he thought were going to jeopardize his facebook business. And then here comes the Chinese, with tik tok. And I would tell you, it’s addictive. It’s amazing. And they, they scared him. So orthogonal thinking, I talked about that.

Ignore the conventional wisdom, you may fail, but don’t be afraid of failing. Okay, that’s one thing. Steve Jobs said over and over again. If you’re afraid of failing, then you shouldn’t try to be an entrepreneur, innovator.

Smartphone. It is the portal to healthcare. About eight years ago, I had a guy from Kenya – anybody here ever heard M-Pesa? M-Pesa is the cellphone-based money they use in Kenya, they really pioneered it. And the guy gave a talk and he said, you know what we’re gonna do? We buy sugar. Let’s do bread by the slice. We’re gonna buy healthcare the same way. And I think that’s the notion, we here, we’re buying insurance, we’re worried about co-pays and deductibles . By the way, insurance they’re going? Only one direction.

Big Data and AI? I just told you, I get a million ECGs my cloud. Do you think anybody can read those ECGs? You think it’s even remotely possible that I can recruit enough experts to even begin to think about reading those ECGs? No way. So if we aren’t able to use AI, sophisticated machine learning and deep neural networks, for those I don’t want to go into a treatise here, but they’re just pattern recognizers. They’re really, really good pattern recognizers and they’ve revolutionized image recognition and speech processing. But that’s what they are. They are not general AI.

Inventing is a team endeavor. We have a bunch of people here who are in complementary jobs, complementary companies. There’s no such thing. By the way, Thomas Edison was a team inventor. He had a team in Menlo Park with people. He didn’t do it all himself. Okay. Well, that certainly is true today, when people are very specialized. We have people who have front-end developers and back-end developers and cloud and AI and hardware people and RF people, and wireless people and analog guys. It takes a team of people to invent medical devices.

Build a prototype that works well. Congratu-damn-lations. Okay, it works. Now, what do you do? Well, I’m going to go into that.

Patents? Anybody here have patents? That… good? So you know, what it’s like, it’s not inexpensive. It’s not painless. It’s not fast. It’s none of those things. And oh, by the way, what does it do? Does it really protect you? No, it gives you a right to sue somebody. Talk about a process. It’s neither fast nor inexpensive. If you think in patents, is that, litigate? Oh, my goodness. Okay. So I would tell you, that while they are probably necessary, they are not painless. And I would say evaluate whether your business is moving so fast, that the value of patents is really relatively minimal.

You need a plan. How many people here have written a business plan? Okay, so you know, today, if you go to somebody on Sand Hill Road, one of venture capitals on Sand Hill Road, and I’ve had NEA, Coastal Ventures, I can tell you, I’ve been in front of Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia, they just want a deck. Nobody wants 15 pages of Excel spreadsheet anymore. And what I thought you needed 30 years ago, but now because they are, this is not trite, they are investing in you. And whether or not they think your idea is big enough. TAM, total addressable market, and whether or not they think you, together with the people you can recruit, and they can help you, can realize the vision in that plan. So a plan today is a deck.

Like I said, I can’t speak for, you know, urological devices, or even, you know, advanced imaging… Dr. Benchimol can… whether it’s MR or CT, I can speak about ultrasound, which is advanced imaging – has come a long way from when I was building those devices, but really I’m focused on cardiovascular diagnostics. And that’s what I’m going to use as my examples to try to give you some lessons.

So, heart disease, despite everything we’ve done, and we’ve done amazing things, is still the world’s number one killer. In certain parts of the world, it dominates. South India, skinny on the outside, fat on the inside, genetics, lifestyle, all kinds of things.

In fact, about seven years ago at the American Heart Association, the head physician from Beijing’s major heart hospital came and gave a keynote at the AHA scientific sessions. And he said, you know, we manufacture all these things in some of the United States, but you’ve exported something to us: Your lifestyle, you’re smoking cigarettes, sitting at desks, typing into computers. And so our incidence of heart disease, we’re no longer a, you know, cultural revolution, agrarian economy, we’re now in the business of having heart attacks. And so they are very concerned about that, because it’s draining a lot of resources they’ve rather commit to taking over the world.

Digital health, everybody has adopted digital health, every healthcare organization, you know, you download apps, you have your MyChart portal it’s going into EPIC.

Everybody is using those tools, why? Connecting to patients.

The idea that patients are first was never the case. You know, when you were rolled out in your wheelchair and put in a car, you know what they hoped that you came back tomorrow, because that’s how they made money.

Today? If you come back tomorrow, they’re going to lose money on yet because they’re going to be penalized. And so they’re very concerned about patients. And digital health is a way of engaging, empowering and connecting them to patients.

So in cardiovascular we have tons of devices, digital health devices, digital health apps, implantable devices, non-invasive devices, we have a lot of devices, okay. And today, we have handheld ultrasound devices.

It’s a company butterfly that’s made of business on it as good as my business but they sold the business. The big ones Philips, GE – I have a Vscan Air, it’s a handheld ultrasound device, totally wireless. So that technology will ultimately supplant that old stethoscope that we use to hallmark we’re a doctor or nurse.

So what’s our journey? Well, you know, first of all, I had a smartphone-connected device – we still do – and it is evolved. We had a, this is going to be funny. We had a first smartwatch ECG called KardiaBand. So before Apple introduced ECG built into their device, we had that device.

We then partnered with Omron, if you’re going to CVS, you can buy something called an Omron Complete. That’s a blood pressure machine with our ECG technology integrated into it. We’ve developed a number of other services.

Recently, our most recent FDA clearance was for device that’s literally the world’s thinnest ECG, the size of a credit card.

I had people from Medtronic, when I was back here, this is a Medtronic LINQ, one-third the volume of a triple-A battery. And it has a three-to-five-year battery life, they implant it under the skin records ECG, it takes four of our devices to equal the width of that device.

I had Medtronic engineers come to the Heart Rhythm Society last week, and compliment me, I take that as a real compliment.

We right now have 1.8 million active users who have recorded 150 million ECGs, all of which residing my cloud, and I get a million every week. Again, human beings cannot annotate that, cannot over read that. We must have machine learning. But that is the raw material that feeds machine learning. That’s a real asset.

And you can see kind of you see the cyclical nature? Well, that’s because we sell a lot of our devices direct to consumer and by the Amazon. Anybody here ever seen any of our TV ads?

Joe Hage: Yeah.

Dave Albert: Okay, so we have TV ads, I saw it on “60 Minutes” the other night.

Joe Hage: And that was not an inexpensive buy.

Dave Albert: But we’ve, we have built a consumer brand.

It’s amazing.

And it’s cost us about $60 million to do that. But it’s something a lot of the- I don’t think there are many digital health companies that have a consumer brand. But we spent a lot of money we made, you know, we were supported by our investors to get us to the point where that is a very valuable asset, just like our intellectual property, just like our customers, just like the data.

So with 2 million lifetime users. 640,000 people take their ECG this week, 150,000 subscribers, that is, those people paying us 10 hours a month. That means we have $17 million of recurring revenue, very important to investors.

42 countries. See, this is out of date: 150 million ECGs, 110 patents filed globally, we have about 50.

And then 185 peer-reviewed papers, and I’m gonna get to that. That is we’ve had someone today. In fact, this was an article about a paper that was published in the Journal American College of Cardiology EP. We had no idea. Let’s just say Cupertino does not Dave Albert. I’ve gotten that reinforced several times. And they’re definitely don’t like this.

Joe Hage: It’s hard to see in the back. This is dated May 9.

Dave Albert: Yeah, it was it was today. It was today. It was yesterday, excuse me, yesterday. And we didn’t know this was coming out. But our lawyers like it a lot.

So a backbone is… AI is the backbone. And we have an extensive artificial intelligence data science team, we used to call them algorithms, and now we call it data science. It’s the same thing. We use different methodologies. And we use machine learning more than experts saying, well, it should be this, you know, divide by this, this millivolts or microseconds, we let the data tell us what it should be. But when you do that, you’re going to need accurately annotated data to do some called supervised learning.

Although one of the leaders in deep neural networks, Yann LeCun, who’s both the chief scientist at Facebook and also professor at NYU, says the future will be unsupervised. And we’re taking advantage of that.

Okay. Remember, I told you the most important thing is you got to get customers to buy the dogs must eat the dog food? How do you do that in medicine?

Well, you prove your device either can do the same thing they’re doing today only to a cheaper and faster, more efficiently, or really prove that it’s better than whatever exists today. Those 108 peer reviewed publications? That’s what that’s all about. So they’re in every major cardiovascular journal.

And here’s, here’s the today. Every two weeks, we have a new paper published every two weeks. So that’s a pretty good rhythm.

Biopharma. We have partnerships with Novartis with Bristol Myers Squibb with a number of pharma companies. Anybody here ever see an ad for a drug called Kasqali. For metastatic breast cancer, every Kisqali patient gets an AliveCor device to monitor their QT because Kisqali, while it’s helping to treat your breast cancer, could kill you with a prolonged QT.

So the FDA demanded that. We have FDA clearance.

We reduce healthcare utilization. So last year, had a paper published in July 2021 that said you can reduce ER visits. Does anyone know how much an ER visit costs?

About $6,000. So if I reduce one ER visit, I just want you to give me half, you can keep half, I’ll take half. We’ve also had people recently do loading of drugs that normally have to be loaded in the hospital. Ohio Heart just presented an abstract at the Heart Rhythm Society. They said they saved using our device as an outpatient loading it remotely $6,800 per patient were saved. Again, just give me a little bit of that.

Healthcare organizations. I think I mentioned these. all the leading health care organizations in this country in Canada, in the UK, around the world, use AliveCor and we’re in 42 countries are not in China yet. We’ll be in Japan at the beginning of 2023. But we’re, you know, in many parts of the world, and recently, we got something called NICE guidance. So the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, the part of NHS that evaluates new technology – it only took us eight years – it really moved fast in England – but that means that they will pay for our device.

The National Health Service will pay for our device, a general practitioner can provide our device, that’s a big deal. And we’re expanding that around the world.

It’s all about not – the patents – the patients. That’s what I said earlier.

That’s what digital health is. Digital health is engaging the patients in their own care. An engaged patient is compliant patient and compliant patients is complying with their own treatment is a better-outcome patient. And that’s what it’s all about.

I, you know, I went in this business to help patients. We have thousands of people we’ve helped. And these are just some of them. These are just examples of people who’ve reached out to us.

I mean, I’m proud to say we’ve had well over a thousand people say thank you for saving my life, my son’s life, my dad’s life. I’ve had two people at GE Healthcare telling me the same thing.

Two people came up to me and said, you know, it was amazing. I’m sitting there trying not to cry, by the way, when they tell me this.

Here’s my personal system. This is what I have done. So first of all, this was my first patent. This was a heart rate monitor. And you think something like that existed in 1981, that’s the thing I wanted to build for my dad. I actually built that. And I sold it to Timex, okay, at the time, and today I have a relationship. That will be used an array of sensors. And, again, I built a prototype that was on my wrist.

This was the next product I licensed – this was to Quinton Instruments. Somebody here worked at Quinton? This was Exerdop. I sold that to them in 83.

And what you see on the left is from the patent. What you see in the middle is a “Circulation” paper – Circulation is the major journal of the American Heart Association. And on the right, you see the 510(k) and then you see an app.

So notice something: Patent, clinical validation, FDA clearance, commercialization.

This was my net first company, Corazonix. We built an EKG microscope: Patent, clinical validation, FDA 510(k), commercialization – used by every major company. Sold that company in 1991. This is AliveCor: Patent, clinical validation, that was a presentation to the Heart Rhythm Society – I told you I have 180 [peer-reviewed studies] – 510(k), we have a number, and then that’s a slide from my original 2010 video.

If you’ve seen our ads, you will know who we are, we sell a lot. We sell over 1,000 devices every day.

And this is device I told you about patent and 510(k), where’s the clinical validation?

Well, this, in essence, is the same device we’ve sold for 10 years. It’s just way, way, way smaller, way more convenient. I keep it in my wallet. And so while there will be clinical validation, by the way, that’s the thing that takes the most time. We did studies, which is how we got the 510(k).

Anybody seeing a theme here, I do the same thing. Again, and again, and again. I invent, I protect my invention. I get it clinically proven, so that people believe it. Then I get it regulatory – I jump the regulatory hurdles. And now I’m ready to commercialize.

And so that ladies and gentlemen, is my plan. And now I’m happy to take your questions. Thank you.

Joe Hage: I know there are questions. Steve, stand up and tell us who you are, what you do, and your question.

Steve Maylish: Steve Maylish, Fusion Biotech, we’re a contract engineering firm. A lot of people say commercialization is the toughest part of this business. Do you have any tricks of the trade on the commercialization side?

Dave Albert: Depends what you’re doing, you know, we sell both to health systems and directly to consumers. That’s part of the digital health nature. I mean ours is Class II medical devices, FDA cleared, they are ISO 13485’d, all of the medical things, yet we have FDA clearance to sell that directly to consumer, like a glucometer, like blood pressure cuff, like pulse oximeters today.

And so we skirt two ways, you know.

The problem with selling to consumers is, it’s really expensive, because you got to go build that thing called “a brand.” Selling the doctors and the hospitals, requires human beings, direct sales force, and that too, is expensive. And that’s what I’ve done previously, I had sales forces, that called on hospitals and called on doctors, just like Medtronic, Philips, GE, they have these large sales forces, Boston Scientific, Abbott, you know, that educate and sell their product or services.

And increasingly, everybody wants to sell you a service for that magic, recurring revenue. Okay. So they want to somehow turn, turn themselves into another Netflix, despite the fact they just had a bad quarter. Yeah, but despite that fact, that’s what they want to do. And so you’re gonna see more and more innovative ways, I think.

The healthcare system – because it’s so messed up in this country – so such a patchwork of, you know, uncoordinated was not designed, just happened. I think they’re gonna get smarter about why do I have these sales people that, by the way, sales people didn’t show up for the last two years, they couldn’t come into the hospital.

So they learned that, you know, they can do things, and the companies learned I can do with fewer sales people. And so I think you’re going to see some movement away from what I would call the classical direct sales model in medical devices, although you’re still gonna have major educational component, and relationships still matter.

But we do both. And I can tell you, that’s a challenge. To do both. Well, you need different people selling consumers, it’s completely different than selling to health care organizations.

Joe Hage: I have the next question. And that is, I know that success to some degree begets more success. You are proven, you did this, I trust you, I’m gonna give you money, etc. Tell us about – I know it was out of love and you made it for your dad? How much would it cost to make your first invention? And were you able to leverage that for your next invention to get investors and human resource.

Dave Albert: $500, it cost me 500 bucks.

Joe Hage: Back in the 30s that was a lot of money!

Dave Albert: It was a lot of money back in the Depression. [Laughter]

That patent my dad paid for that, that cost about $3,000. You couldn’t get a provisional patent for $3,000.

Today, forget about an issue utility US patent. And by the way, that patent has been cited so many times. I mean, who here has a wrist device that measures your heart rate? Will they all refer back to that same day, every patent refers back to that I again, I don’t know what I was drinking that night. But it was fairly, you know, prescient idea about the future.

So it thinks cost a lot of money, you know, a utility US patent today, $15,000. International coverage – not even global – $100,000. And that just gives you – if you get it – that just gives you the right to sue. And suing is a seven- to eight-figure endeavor.

And so it’s not for the faint of heart. And it’s certainly biased against small companies, individuals, it’s not set up for those.

So that’s what I wanted to ask you before leaving there and again, talking about the cases, or how they are fruit-like the competitor, may be. How do you how do you get your case together when you’re fighting a Goliath like that?

You remember what I said? I have Qualcomm, Mayo Clinic, Omron. Khosla Ventures.

Joe Hage: I’m trying to make this relevant for the people who aren’t you.

Dave Albert: We have we have deep pockets.

Joe Hage: YOU do.

Dave Albert: That’s, that’s the point. And you know, we wouldn’t take it on if we didn’t think (a) we had a very good chance, or (b) we didn’t have the wherewithal to do it.

And so, it’s unfortunate, but that’s the way the system is. And there are people who are trying to change it. I don’t know that they will.

Has anybody here ever heard of the American Invents Act? Yeah, so that changed everything. It used to be in the United States that, I kept notebooks – I have a shelf of notebooks – that would document my invention date. That doesn’t matter anymore, because the rest of the world went on ‘first to file’ not ‘first to invent.’ And so notebooks are irrelevant.

It’s when you file and the American Invents made us homogenize our system with the rest of the world. The problem is, it’s easy for a big company to file zillions of patents. And so it really bias to the system. Now there are people who fund litigation. And they are the bane of a lot of company’s existence, because they’re they’ve said they’re called ‘trolls.’ But, you know, some people would call them heroes if they’re defending their intellectual property honor. I don’t have a position on that. I’ve been on both sides, I’ve been an expert on both sides of those kinds of cases.

Well, what I will tell you is the patent system is not for the faint of heart. It is necessary yet not sufficient in order to protect your innovations. Some companies don’t ever get patents and do very well. Other companies protect their intellectual property, one down the street here called Qualcomm. You ever walked into their main building? You’ll see a wall, a huge wall of patents. And that’s because that’s they were based on intellectual property started by Viterbi, and Jacobs, to MIT professors who said, “We can do wireless better.” The Viterbi algorithm, there’s the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC by the way, and they basically said, “We can do it better.”

And the rest of world said, “Oh, that’s a joke, you can’t do it.”

And they did it. So that our all our cell phones are based essentially on an expansion of something called CDMA, code division multiplexing, as opposed to a time division, or frequency division, and theirs is better. And so they let companies become a very big company, and has litigated. They got a head start. And they were able to get, you know, get enough mass. But normally patents are are challenging to enforce against those companies.

Joe Hage: I have Andrea Davis here because she’s my “Patent Detective.” And I just wonder what your reaction or thoughts are with what David just shared.

Andrea Davis: I think it’s all very insightful. And and I’m impressed by your patent knowledge. And I think it’s something that is needed for an for an entrepreneur and a lot of people, you know, have a hard time it’s a challenging thing to to embrace, to learn to navigate. So I have all the respect.

Dave Albert: I sued and been sued. I’ve been a witness, as well as an expert. So I’ve been to the Court of Appeals, District Court, ITC. So yeah, I got – those are some of those scars I told you about?

Joe Hage: Have you ever been on the People’s Court or Judge Judy? [Laughter.]

Dave Albert: Judge Judy? I’ve not been on Judge Judy.

Joe Hage: But the People’s Court, yes?

Dave Albert: No.

Joe Hage: Amy has the next question.

Joe Hage: Hi, Amy Asbury, I’m a medical device recruiter for Finesse Partners. My question is simple. I want to know, you’ve done a lot. What is it that you’re most proud of that you’ve done?

Dave Albert: Besides marrying my wife, actually thirty-eight years ago, smartest thing I ever did. What am I most proud of?

I’m most proud of the fact that we sell a device for $79 that is available to anyone and that kit that is used in rural India, and basically can work for in Africa, all over the world, and brings real value to people.

You know, I set off to become a doctor to help people… some altruistic notion. And when I left medicine, practice of medicine to become an entrepreneur, I did it because I thought I might be able to help more people than I could with just my hands. And I think I’ve done that, which just makes me feel pretty good.

Joseph Anderson: [Joseph Anderson] I’m the President of the Institute for Process Excellence. I think you’ve done an excellent job of telling the audience, the first level, the first big step of getting to that commercial ‘let’s go?’ What are your scars afterwards?

Joseph Anderson: Because as we all know, and many in this room might like to hear from you. How do you keep that product relevant? How do you ensure quality? How do you get the right supply chain involved because that is where my scars are from. So I think that would be great for the audience to hear.

September 2018. I get a email from a woman named Chrissy Farr, who is the health reporter for CNBC. And she says Apple is going to introduce ECG on their watch, which they did.

And I’m sitting there saying, well, my company’s dead. My chairman of the board, Vinod Khosla, calls me and says, “Best thing that ever happened to AliveCor. We’ve only grown 700% since then.

They validate your tiny voice for seven years. Personal ECG, this is important, in the world’s biggest brand, most profitable company comes into direct competition with us and says, “Hey, yeah, this is really… you got to have this.” And it just accelerated our business because oh, by the way, it’s like, we’re the experts. They’re not. I forgotten more about ECGs than they’ll ever know. And ECG technology and I can tell you that the world’s leading ECG companies all believe that so and the Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic all these guys believe that and so we were able to take advantage of the market momentum that they helped create, we were there, we didn’t get killed, we didn’t get wiped out. And that, that was an insight for me. Again, the Vinod had a lot of experience, he knew that this wasn’t going to kill us, we had a good position. And that, you know, it would help us – and it has – but that doesn’t mean that we can just sit back and put our feet up. Okay, so we had to keep innovating. So we had to bring out something like my credit card ECG.

Joe Hage: Which I’d really like to, Verna, I nominate you. Please stand and approach the podium. Would you kindly, if you don’t mind, HIPAA compliance and all that stuff, would you let Dave, check out your heart rhythm?

Dave Albert: Oh, sure. Yeah, this is easy. Unfortunately, don’t have a camera. Sit down right there again, young lady.

Verna Manty Rodriguez: I think we’re the same age.

Dave Albert: Okay. That’s good. So you’re so you’re really young? Exactly. No, no, no, no, you look much younger than me.

So I’m gonna just start this up, just so she can see it. It says initializing.

So, I’m gonna hold up, because people can see, it’s actually showing her ECG in real time, see if I can just wait and get a little bigger. And so it’s recording and then it’s going to finish. It’s counting down.

Do you want me to tell you the truth? You’re good to go, girl.

Joe Hage: Can she drink tonight or no?

Dave Albert: 67 beats a minute, two, one. And then it’s gonna say boom, normal sinus rhythm.

Joe Hage: You may have a drink.

Dave Albert: So, thank you. So that device, you know, I just pulled it out of my wallet right next to the credit cards. It’s, it’s more expensive.

Verna Manty Rodriguez
: My husband has one.

Dave Albert: Oh! Your husband has one! Thanks!

By the way, my youngest graduates from college in two weeks, so just keep buying them.

Joe Hage: The next question comes from the screen. We’re just gonna play a short video and have you comment on it, please.

[Clip from “All The President’s Men” plays.] Can you share with the folks here why I would have chosen this particular video?

Dave Albert: Okay. Well, closer than me it was my dad. My dad was the Speaker of the US House of Representatives at that time. And his name was Carl Albert. He was a Rhodes Scholar from rural Oklahoma – I told you I lived in Oklahoma, down in the boonies. But he was the Speaker of the House. And he, yeah, these are some… it’s interesting because some of the people just listed their Haldeman, Ehrlichman and went to school with their sons along with a guy named Bush, a guy named Percy. A guy named Al Gore. They’re all old classmates of mine. My other classmates ever heard of Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Jim Cramer, Harvard Class of 77.

Joe Hage: Name-dropper!

Dave Albert: Yeah, well, you asked!

So that was that was then, you know, in in October of 1973. I was a freshman in college. And I don’t know if anybody here ever listened to Rachel Maddow’s “The Bag Man?” What happened?

Spiro Agnew, the Vice President had to resign, and my dad became first in line for the presidency. That was about five, three. And he had all these big secret service guys. It’s hilarious. Actually. I was just worried it was gonna interfere with my dating…

Joe Hage: Just, when you told the story originally about – you were asked to deplane?

Dave Albert: Oh, yeah. Okay. I was a freshman at Harvard when… and I didn’t watch any news. And I had a girlfriend in Washington DC. And you could fly from Boston to Washington, DC for $35 on what they call the student ticket.

And so, at on seven o’clock in the morning, my father called every morning… my roommates hated me! But they couldn’t say anything because my dad was important.

So that morning, got a call seven. It wasn’t my dad! It was my mom, my mom’s from Columbia, South Carolina.

And she said, “Honey, are you coming home?” And I said, Yeah, I got a date, Mom!” She said, “Well, things have changed.”

I had no idea what she was talking aboutwhich was fine. I didn’t watch the news. I had no idea the vice president resigned. So I’m on the plane landing on what is today Reagan – was the National Airport. And the captain comes on and says would “David Albert, please stay in his seat?”

Okay, so everybody gets off. And I look out and I see my dad’s limousine and I see a black SUV. And so what happened is they lowered the… this was a 727… they lowered the DB Cooper doors – remember that? In the back, 727?

And this guy comes up, this big guy. And I’m looking at him and he goes, Dave, how you doing? I’m Gil Perosko, head of your dad’s Secret Service detail. Secret Service detail? What?

Come on, we’ve got your back. And I get in my dad’s limousine and Gil gets in the front seat on his big huge backseat. I go to my dad’s driver, “What’s going on?” He says you’re going to talk to your mom.

And Gil’s just talking to me, “How’s wrestling practice?” I was a wrestler… I was a high school All-American wrestler and I was a college wrestler and went the Olympic Trials and I was like, “What is going on?!”

So get to the apartment. We walk in, this guy opens the door, there are all these people around, walk in. There’s somebody sitting in the lobby, he nods to get… on the elevator go to the top floor. We walk around the hallway and there’s a guy in a folding chair with the briefcase opened up with a cover open up towards me.

We walked by, look down. There’s an Uzi submachine gun in the in the briefcase.

We get to the door. Gil knocks on the door. Gil escorted me the whole way, “Well, we got him here.”

“Oh, thank you, Gil.”

I go in. “Mom! What’s going on?” “You don’t know.” I said no.

“The Vice President resigned and your dad’s first in line for presidency.”

I go, “Really?!”

“Yeah, they’ve got an apartment here and they’ve got a SUV. I mean, a mobile home out back and they’re on every floor,” and I went, “This is nuts! Is it going to impact my day tonight?” [Laughter.]

“No, you can drive again,” they didn’t think I was important. But that was that was crazy… happened again!

Remember? Because Richard Nixon resigned that summer in July of 1974. And once again, my dad was first in line for the presidency. His friend Gerald Ford had become the president of United States. So it was nuts. That life was nuts.

Joe Hage: I cannot remember who was Ford’s vice president.

Dave Albert: Rockefeller, Nelson Rockefeller.

Joe Hage: Okay. And how long did after he?

Dave Albert: Well, Nelson Rockefeller, later died having an event of an affair. That’s the long story. But remember, Jimmy Carter was, uh, beat Ford.

Joe Hage: I do know that but I’m wondering how long between Ford taking office…

Dave Albert: Oh, it was months.

Joe Hage: So your dad was…

Dave Albert: Oh, it was months, oh, months!

Joe Hage: Did you have, like…

Dave Albert: I didn’t have it. He did. Again, you know, today’s things are much crazier than they were then. Okay. Nobody expected that anybody would go after kids. I mean, today, I think we live in a different world. I’m not going to say a better world….

Joe Hage: He was a champion wrestler too! It’s, like, name dropping, and… he’s done it all. And he mentioned that he went to Harvard – surely, to study medicine. No, he was studying government!

Dave Albert: Well I always wanted to be a doctor. I just did that because that was the last time I was not going to study science. So I figured why not do something I’m never going to do again. And I was still pre-med. So that was a ridiculous pre-med-government-major-varsity-wrestler. That was a bad combination. That’s why I like to that’s why I wanted to go on dates.

Joe Hage: If you agree that David was an amazing keynote, would you please stand and applaud him?


Dave Albert: Thank you.