A two-day course on medical device innovation, development, and translation. Medical Device Development

Course Details and Preparation

Dates and Location


  • September 18-19, 2017; 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Metcalf Trustee Center, Boston University, Boston, MA

Course Outline

Day 1
General Considerations in Medical Device Innovation
Ideation, Convergence, Planning, and Clinical Approach
Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
Valuation, Validation, and Regulation
Day 2
Enhancing Translation in an Academic Medical Center
Product Development
Commercialization, NewCo, and Post-market Issues
Careers in Medical Device Development: Skills, Challenges, and Rewards

Download the May 2017 course schedule (for reference).

Course Preparation

Review several resources and readings on Medical Device Development that will be distributed in advance of the course.

Course Completion

Upon completion, participants will receive 1) a certificate of course participation, and 2) CME credit (if applicable).

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.