BIOELECTRONIC MEDICINES: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Tuesday, 1st October 2019
Royal Academy of Engineering, Pall Mall, London
The bioelectronic/neuromodulation market is an established and growing market which is predicted to reach >$11 billion by 2024. Current therapies cover a broad range of indications that are based on modifying either the central or peripheral nervous system to treat a range of disorders from Parkinson’s to urinary incontinence. Currently, therapy is delivered through electrodes placed directly in the brain or peripheral nerves or spinal cord that are powered by pulse generators implanted subcutaneously. Emerging technologies will allow for more specific and patient focussed approaches to personalise medicines through “closed loop” systems and implantation of devices using minimally invasive surgical techniques. With these advances in technology, robotic surgery and scientific understanding it remains a possibility that future bioelectronic medicines will start to emerge that go beyond treating patients that are refractory to standard pharmocotherapies.
Our speakers, drawn from both industry and academia, will provide expert insights into successful strategies and emerging technologies that are driving the new wave of emerging bioelectronic medicines. The speakers will address issues such as: how bioelectronic therapies are addressing the unmet need in the healthcare space?; how do you design and engineer implant therapies for such unmet needs?; what types of emerging technologies are shaping the field?; and, how are these being adopted and transformed in the industrial and clinical space? What are the learnings from drug discovery with more traditional modalities that need embracing? The lecture programme will be followed by a poster networking session (including wine mixer). This meeting will be of interest for anyone, from students to practicing professionals, who is curious about how technology and science is enabling current and future therapies, and how your expertise from other therapeutic modalities can help progress this exciting new modality.
We look forward to seeing you on October 1st, 2019 at the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering, Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5DG for this meeting.
£125.00 - rate for members of the SMR, IEEE & Galvani
£165.00 - rate for all other delegates