PA Consulting highlights key issues in commercialising combination products and convergenc...


Stephen Blatcher from PA Consulting will illustrate key challenges in commercialising combination products and converegence therapies in a paper to be given at MEDTEC on 20 September 2007, Galway

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PA Consulting Group highlights key issues that must be addressed in commercialising combination products and convergence therapies

Stephen Blatcher from PA Consulting Group – the leading international management, systems and technology consultancy – will illustrate key challenges, both technical and commercial, that must be faced in commercialising combination products and convergence therapies, in a paper at MEDTEC, Galway, Ireland, on 20 September 2007 (201 Combination Products).

Stephen, a Consultant in PA’s Drug Delivery Group, will give the opening talk on Combination products and convergence therapies – realising the commercial potential. His paper will include

-the definition of convergence therapies

-key challenges to commercialization

-strategic partnering

-lessons from the tissue engineering industry

-delivering benefit/value.

The talk will be relevant to anyone with an interest in medical technology convergence and the move towards drug eluting and, ultimately, regenerative therapies. 

The Combination Products programme also includes speakers from Boston Scientific, DePuy CMW and Biocompatibles UK describing how these types of therapies are being developed and used in cardiovascular, orthopaedic and oncology applications. Angus Forster - another consultant in PA’s Drug Delivery Group – will also be giving a paper on Design challenges for drug/polymer foundations. He will share insight gained by PA from its successful track record in helping companies develop combination products and regenerative therapies.

Ian Rhodes, a Senior Partner in PA’s Drug Delivery Group, will chair the day.

PA has a unique combination of industry expertise and engineering capability, delivering solutions for new products and processes from concept through to launch.  PA has dedicated technology centres in Cambridge UK, and Princeton, NJ, USA. PA carries out the development of award-winning products, automation and manufacturing processes, and helps clients understand and use technology more effectively within their businesses.

MEDTEC Ireland, Galway, Ireland, 19 + 20 September 2007


For more information please contact:

Stephen Blatcher +44(0)1763 267665    e-mail:  

Beverley Adams +44 (0)1763 285260  e-mail:

Or visit


PA Consulting Group's technology centres:

Cambridge Technology Centre, Melbourn, Herts, United Kingdom, SG8 6DP Tel +44 (0)1763 267492  

Princeton Technology Center, 600 College Road East, Suite 1120 Princeton, NJ 08540, USA     New Jersey Tel: +1 609 806 0800



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