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U.S. Small Business Administration International Technology Forum

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January 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Cove at UCI
5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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Discover How You Can Navigate Through Post-Brexit Britain

This seminar, one of a series, will focus on global market expansion into Great Britain. Participants will learn how to improve commercialization efforts in Great Britain, and will cover:

  • General considerations for market expansion
  • Impact of Brexit, MDR and IVDR shifting the economic and regulatory landscape
  • Regulatory registration process for Medical Devices and Diagnostics
  • International clinical trials
  • Commercialization strategies

Experts from Brandwood CKC will facilitate the program.


Optional Pre-Program (UK Firms Expanding to US)

1:00-2:00 PM (Optional) Pre-Program: UK Expansion to US

  • Available through Zoom Technologies for remote callers
  • The speakers will provide a pre-program for UK Companies looking to expand into the US.
  • The Program will include: Regulatory overview on FDA registrations, incentives, case studies and opportunities for expansion into US, and non-dilutive research grant programs opportunities.

Main Program Opening

2:00-2:15 PM General Session: Introductions

2:15-3:30 PM Regulatory Framework Updates (Brexit, MDR, MHRA)

3:30-4:00 PM Commercialization Considerations (Strategic Partners and Distributors

4:15-4:30 PM Economic Incentives and Expansion Support Programs

4:30-4:45 PM Panel Style Q&A

4:45-5:00 PM Networking


Grant Bennett, CEO, Brandwood CKC

Robert Stringer, Director of Pharma Services, Brandwood CKC

Luis Jimenez, VP of Business Development, Brandwood CKC

Piet Lesage, Principal Consultant, GB5D

Paul Smith, Economic Development Specialist and District International Trade Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration

Linda H. DiMario, Executive Vice President, Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce

Dave D Hood, President/CEO, DH3 & Associates

Julie Cranston, Director, UCI Beall Applied Innovation

Maryavis Bokal, Senior International Trade Specialist, UC Commercial Service

Dan Golka, CMO, Med Tech Directory

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