Medtech Masterclass – Making it Work: The Human-Centred Approach to Medtech Development

  • 31 Aug 2022
  • 08:30AM
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  • Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Monash Conference Centre, Melbourne , Australia

BioMelbourne Network


About the Event

This Masterclass Series is sponsored by the State Government of Victoria.

From the early research stage, right through to product development and commercialisation, the relationship between product usability, key stakeholders (users) and risk plays a vital role. Engaging end-users and identifying risk early in product development is fundamental to achieving success in market.

The Medical Technology sector is tightly regulated globally, with risk and safety considerations a central focal point for regulatory bodies. As such, the pathway to a market-ready medical device will be volatile without a clear understanding of the ecosystem, people and processes that exist around it, and the impact each of these may have.

This high-value Masterclass Program, sponsored by the State Government of Victoria, will guide medtech executives through two important interdependent strategies in the product development life cycle; user engagement and risk management & mitigation.

Leading industry experts will examine how to access key stakeholders, derive evidence-based needs on a global scale, and tackle key risk categories to effectively prioritise and balance cost, quality and time-to-market – all while employing a user and patient-centric approach to product development.

Participants will gain invaluable knowledge, skills and tools to strategically engage stakeholders, manage and mitigate risk and ultimately, build great confidence in market adoption.

This Masterclass Program has three components:

  • BioForum: Tuesday 30 August | 7:30am – 9:30am | ACMI, Swinburne Studio, Federation Square, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Masterclass Workshop: Wednesday 31 August | 8:30am – 5:00pm | Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.
  • 30-minute Advisory Session: Individual meetings held across 01 and 02 September

Registration for this Masterclass Programs includes:

  • Three complimentary registrations for colleagues to attend the BioForum
  • Attendance at the full-day Masterclass for one company representative
  • One 30-minute advisory session (two company representatives may attend)


  • Early-stage medical technology executives developing products for the global market
  • Medical technology professionals seeking to improve knowledge, skills and expertise
  • Founders, CEOs, CSOs, CTOs, Commercial Heads, BD Managers, Product Developers, Product Designers, Engineers, Scientists and Researchers.

Sento Solutions (Sento) are a Usability Engineering (UE) and user experience consultancy. They are industry-leading experts, working with both local and global medtech start-ups and medical device manufacturers on over 20 medtech development projects.
Sento use a highly structured, proven process to create safe and easy-to-use experiences for medical device users and patients. They collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams in medtech start-ups, product development and medical device manufacturing groups. Find out more here.

BioMelbourne Network Members: $595; Non Members: $695
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This is a high value Masterclass Program. Heavily subsidised rates are made possible with sponsorship from the State Government of Victoria. The estimated value p/person is $3,500.

Organised by BioMelbourne Network. See their website for more information.