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– Aired October 26, 2023 –

RTI Medical Technology Innovation Forum

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New Approaches to Developing Intelligent, Connected Digital Systems

Developing next-generation medical devices is challenging, with a host of unknowns and technical risk that can require costly changes and delays down the road. Today’s systems are increasingly complex and connected across distributed hardware, software and data-driven applications. Legacy architectures are typically not scalable, flexible or cyber resilient. Device manufacturers need to continuously innovate by leveraging new technologies while complying with the latest industry regulations and standards. 

These challenges – along with the convergence of robotics, visualization, sensors, and intelligence – are driving new approaches to device design. Real-time data connectivity architectures provide the foundation for a new class of medical applications that need to be interoperable, scalable and secure. Model-based development techniques enable product teams to efficiently design, prototype and test systems that rely on sensor data, real-time processing and connected platforms. 

In this 90-minute session, you will learn how state-of-the-art software technologies, frameworks and design can accelerate product life cycles from the modeling stage to production. Learn from industry experts as they discuss solutions that tackle the critical development challenges of next-generation intelligent and connected medical devices.

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Event Details

  • October 26th, 2024
  • 11:00 –12:30 EDT
  • Virtual Forum
  • Guest Panelists & Speakers from:
Cambridge Consultants

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Speaker Spotlight

Darren Porras

Market Development Manager for Healthcare


Darren Porras
Akhilesh Mishra

Medical Device Industry Manager


Akhilesh Mishra
Alex Maret

Vice President, Robotics & Digital Surgery

Cambridge Consultants

Alex Maret
Stuart Kozlick

MedTech Executive

Stuart Kozlick


Thursday, October 26

Opening Remarks
Digital Surgery: Revolutionizing Surgical Intervention with Connected Technology
Alex Maret, Vice President, Robotics & Digital Surgery, Cambridge Consultants

Medical device innovation has transformed surgical interventions by empowering clinicians with new tools to enable efficacious surgery with reduced invasiveness. Now, advancements in sensing, robotics, human machine understanding and artificial intelligence are unlocking the potential to solve more elusive clinical problems. This presentation explores the future of surgical technology and how next-generation systems can leverage a network of real-time information to significantly outperform stand-alone devices. The audience will learn how we are poised to redefine healthcare and reshape the way businesses approach innovation.

Leveraging Model-Based Design for Real-Time MedTech Systems
Akhilesh Mishra, Medical Device Industry Manager, MathWorks

The Medical Device community is increasingly looking towards modeling and simulation techniques to reduce design risks and reduce probability of device recalls, in an environment of ever-increasing system and software complexity. Tremendous research has led to the development of significant insights in use cases ranging from pure physiology to congenital heart surgery, mechanical ventilation, glucose monitoring/management, and cardiopulmonary bypass support devices. In this talk  we will cover model-based design through an example of an infusion pump and simulating its dynamics. As a result of this in-silico modeling, one can fully test and verify software functionality before integrating into a medical device. 

11:40 AM
Designing for Next-Gen Intelligent, Connected Systems with a Data Connectivity Framework
Darren Porras, Market Development Manager for Healthcare, RTI

The rapid evolution and convergence of robotics, visualization and data-driven applications is redefining the technology requirements for next-generation device architectures. How do you build scalable platforms that seamlessly share data across communication interfaces and meet rigorous performance, reliability, and security requirements?

This session will discuss how to leverage a standards-based, data-centric software communication framework to address design and regulatory requirements. This framework enables zero-trust principles for data in motion, and provides a flexible foundation for fault-tolerant, low-latency, and distributed communications across applications, systems and networks. 

12:00 PM
Technology Convergence in MedTech: Opportunities and challenges

How will technologies converge to enable intelligent surgeries, remote treatments, and clinical efficiency? How is MedTech evolving from incremental features based on siloed devices to innovative, connected solutions? Our experts weigh in, with audience Q&A.


  • Stuart Kozlick - Moderator 
  • Alex Maret, Cambridge Consultants 
  • Akhilesh Mishra, MathWorks
  • Darren Porras, RTI
12:30 PM
Closing Remarks

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