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Unlocking Success: Navigating Unknowns in Microfluidic Product Development

Webinar Replay - Unlocking Success: Navigating Unknowns in Microfluidic Product Development

Dr. Briony Cristiano, Head of Bioscience at SCHOTT MINIFAB, sheds light on how to navigate unknowns in microfluidic product development.

In this free webinar, she and host Dr. James Downs focus on six areas of the development path, from product vision to commercialization. As an innovator, you can gain insights on how to overcome technical challenges and reduce risk. These key learnings are offered to help you maximize the likelihood of success.

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New diagnostics and life sciences research consumables have potential for broad adoption with exciting implications for patient care. Yet the process for developing these medical devices is complicated and can present many challenges.

Our experts are share key learnings to help you hopefully have a smoother path on your development journey.

30-minute presentation,  with insights in six key areas

Joined by host Dr. James Downs, our featured expert Dr. Briony Cristiano focusses on six areas of the product development process — and sheds light on how to navigate unknowns on the path from vision to commercialization. They share their perspectives based on challenges they have faced firsthand, during more than a decade of experience.

 Participants can expect to learn:

  • Strategies to help de-risk the microfluidic product development process
  • Insights on addressing challenges early in the program to help maximize the likelihood of product development success

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Briony Cristiano
Head of Bioscience

Briony Cristiano, Ph.D., is a biotech professional with a passion for improving patient outcomes through innovative medical technology. Briony has more than 12 years of experience working in the highly regulated field of medical devices / in vitro diagnostics (IVDs). Her expertise is in all aspects of IVD design and development, manufacturing, and life-cycle management in compliance with 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, and ISO 9001.

James Downs

James Downs
Business Development

With an international career spanning more than 20 years, James Downs offers expertise across a spectrum of the biopharmaceutical and medical device chains. He is passionate about exploring innovative solutions that support companies developing highly complex point-of-care and clinical diagnostic cartridges and components.

James has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Southern Mississippi and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Business. His career includes management roles with Pfizer Inc. and leadership roles at multiple medical device startups. In his current role at Schott MINIFAB, James is responsible for business development.

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