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— 3. Medical Devices I: Product Development

Short Description 

Registration to this MOEBIO Short Program is closed. The new edition of the MOEBIO Short Progams will begin in January 2018, registration will open in December 2017.

This pack of lectures covers key aspects in the process of the conceptualization and creation of medtech product.  Students will learn about biomedical engineering and how to design medical devices, as well as about the new materials used in the design.
  Special emphasis will be given to design and prototyping: why it is important when designing a product.

3.1. Challenges in Medical Robotics

Lecturer: Josep Amat
Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 3 pm - 5 pm
Price: 100 euros 

Course outline: This lecture explains what robotics is and the different types of medical robotics available. The lecturer will also discuss different trends, what is happening in the field of medical robotics, especially in terms of robotic surgery and AI (Artificial Intelligence), the challenges we will face in the future and which companies are currently working in the field.
*The session will be held in Spanish.

3.2. Biomedical Engineering

Pedro Gomis
June 15, 2017

: 10 am - 12 pm

Price: 100 euros
Course outlineThis session is an introduction to biomedical engineering, providing information about what it is and its various applications in these areas, giving real examples: biosensors, signal and image processing, bioinformatics, m-health, rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary systems, medical devices and wearable and implantable technologies, among others.

3.3. Product Development

Lecturer: Salvador LLas Vargas
Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Price: 100 euros
Course outline: This session covers the main process involved in conceptualizing and developing a product, with a special focus on medtech products, and explains the phases of the product development cycle, which include defining requirements, research, design, implementation, and manufacturing, among others.

3.4. Life Sciences Patents

Lecturer: Robert Soliva
Date: June  27, 2017
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Price: 100 euros
Course outline: All you need to know about patenting is provided in this session. It will focus on life science patents, touching on product, know-how and software topics. You will learn what patents are, their structure, their main characteristics and applications, current legislation ecosystem, how they work financially and the key ideas to consider when making a patent application.  Case studies and several examples will be provided.

3.5. New Materials

Lecturer: Xavier Gil
Date: July 4, 2017
Time: 3 pm - 5 pm
Price: 100 euros
Course outline The lecturer, an expert in biomaterials and biomechanics, will outline the main contributions, uses and potentialities of biomaterials in certain fields of medicine based on his knowledge and experience and in orthopaedic, dental and cardiovascular fields.

3.6. Prototyping

Lecturer: Marco Paccaggnella & Reto Schneller
Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Price: 130 euros
Course outline: This lecture covers the basic issues to take into account when prototyping a product and explains why this is important. It also includes a description of existing tools and resources for prototyping.


We offer a 50% discount (for any category, but not accumulative) to students who are in their final academic year at university, or who are studying a Masters degree related to the following fields: business, engineering, life sciences or design. If interested, please send an e-mail to, with the subject "Short Programs Discount", providing your details and attaching a copy of your university registration. Promotions are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.


To withdraw from a session you must send an e-mail to: If cancellation is received more than one week (7 working days) before the date of the Short Program session, you will be reimbursed for 100% of the registration fee. If cancellation is received during the week prior to the date of the lesson, you will be reimbursed for 50% of the registration fee. If no notice is given, participants will not be reimbursed even if they do not attend the session.


DATES: From: 20 April 2017; Until: 13 July 2017

MODALITY: Whole package or individual sessions

PRICE: Whole package: 567 euros (with a 10% of discount added);
Buy one or more sessions: price varies depending on the session.

VENUE: PCB - Barcelona Science Park, C/ Baldiri Reixac 4-8, 08028 Barcelona