Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 3463 Magic Dr

Guest Speaker:
Justin Rice

Fundamentals of Medical Device Innovation

If you are interested in inventing a medical device, then you don't want to miss Justin Rice's presentation on developing a medical device idea from concept through manufacturing and the FDA. Justin will cover the difference between prototyping and formal manufacturing, pathways through FDA, classifications, team building, device identification and other factors associated with medical device development.

Mr. Rice will present various resources for developmental help such as incubators, tech commercialization offices and university entrepreneurship centers, all of which provide access to grants, intellectual property and overall local eco-system assistance. He will provide details on the design process generally associated with medical device development and how to define a development team including the efficient use of team member strengths. Also, he will provide detailed information on each step of the concept to production process including design feasibility, verification/validation analysis and required documentation for effective manufacturing. In addition, Justin will go over the 3 FDA classifications, associated regulations and medical device approval pathways.

Justin is a medical device engineer currently working at Kinetic Concepts, an Acelety Company, as an Innovation Project Manager. Justin currently leads global teams developing Class II medical devices for hospital based wound care devices. He started his medical device career in San Antonio at Metric Medical Devices working in extremities developing novel small bone fixation device. He then moved to Alliance Spine developing a Bone Marrow Concentration System and Cranial Plating System. During his career, he has submitted over 40 patent applications with 4 published to date. Justin graduated from UTSA with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Management of Technology.

Meeting Flyer: Fundamentals of Medical Device Innovation (pdf)

San Antonio Technology Center (SATC)
3463 Magic Dr
San Antonio, TX 78229
Google Link

From 5:30pm to 6:30pm is for inventors to visit and bounce ideas off each other.

From 6:00pm to 6:30pm Alan Beckley will be available, via Skype, to answer your invention questions.

From 6:30pm to 8:00pm Guest Speaker


Guests are welcome.

Look for your pre-printed name tag

We have a large screen with HDMI cable.
We have wireless internet.
Let us know in advance if you will need a computer for your presentation.