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Think Global Forum announces latest Life Sciences event

Think Global Forum announces latest Life Sciences event

Think Global Forum - Life Sciences 2018

September 07, 2018. Mountain View | California

For Immediate Release

The Think Global Forum for Life Sciences is set to return after a successful launch in 2017. The follow-up event will be taking place on September 12, 2018, at the Illumina Worldwide Headquarters in San Diego, CA.

San Diego is home to an impressive number of globally focused life sciences companies - Illumina, an industry leader in genomics, is a stellar example. This year, the second edition will gather life sciences, biotech and healthcare professionals alongside existing Forum Executives to discuss upcoming industry opportunities and challenges.

“Illumina is delighted to host the Think Global Forum this year. The Think Global Forum sponsored by Vistatec is a unique opportunity to assemble thought leaders in global Life Sciences to advance global initiatives,” commented Kathleen Pierce, Illumina’s Content Operations Director.

The event will see senior leaders from the sector coming together to discuss the changing face of the industry and the very latest topics that may impact its future, whether it is challenges ahead or upcoming global trends in the life science sector.

According to a 2018 Deloitte study, one of the main aspects of the fourth industrial revolution is the rise in global health care costs, soaring from seven trillion dollars in 2015 to 8.7 trillion dollars by 2020.

The industrialization of the sector also remains highly impactful, with AI, cognitive technologies, automation, and computing power rapidly expanding.

The Life Sciences Forum returning edition follows other successful events this year, including the Technology, Travel and Retail & eCommerce Think Global Forums.

“I am looking forward to participating in the Think Global Forum again this year. The inaugural event last year elicited some truly meaningful dialogue. There are not so many opportunities to participate in forums of this size that advance knowledge sharing and innovation in our industry. It’s also an honor to be asked to be the keynote speaker at this year’s event,” commented Richard Korn, Senior Manager, Global Labeling at Edwards Life Sciences.

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About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum is a body of industry professionals designed to provide insights and thought leadership in the context of the globalization of products and services around the world. With a strong interest in all things localization the forum is made up of industry thought leaders who can offer keen insights into the here and now and importantly the future.

Media Contact

Priscillia Charles
Communications Director, Think Global Forum |

USA Life Sciences Forum 2018

USA Life Sciences Forum 2018

USA Life Sciences Forum 2018

For Immediate Release 

Mountain View, California - August 17, 2018. 

The Think Global Forum for Life Sciences is due to take place on September 12, 2018, in San Diego. 

The existing Life Sciences Forum Executives will be in attendance at the gathering along with a number of invited guests to discuss many aspects of life sciences related topics.

Life sciences companies are taking full advantage of new research that helps improve the impact of emerging and new technologies in areas such as robotics and artificial intelligence. The industry is a major player in the fourth industrial revolution and is undergoing major changes across the world. 

The speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent when compared with previous industrial revolutions.  

The industry players involved in the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biomedical technologies, life systems technologies, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, food processing, environmental, and biomedical devices are all major contributors to the ongoing development of the life sciences and healthcare sector.

According to a recent 2018 Deloitte study 'Global and US life sciences outlook' AI and cognitive technologies, automation, and computing power are advancing at an accelerating rate. Continuous manufacturing technology and robotic process automation (RPA) are shortening production times and increasing process efficiencies. These technologies are benefiting patients and clinical trial productivity but also lead to an increase in data volume, further leading to the need for scale and security in the business.

In addition, new and evolving technology advancements, more sophisticated electronic medical records (EMRs), wearable healthcare devices, next-generation sequencing, breakthroughs in genomics, immunotherapy, gene therapy, use of real-world evidence (RWE) and data analytics have primed the life sciences sector for disruption. 

We are looking forward to this important life sciences forum gathering in San Diego. 

For additional information on the Life Sciences forum please visit:

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum, the Forum Executives and the wider Think Global Forum community brings together top experts to give a greater voice to the industry sectors. The forums include many senior executives from some of the most well-known global organizations. A key focus of the forum is to help shape the future and to define and communicate key strategies within specific industry sectors.

Media Contact

Priscillia Charles
Think Global Forum
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Ireland is now a global major player in the Medtech industry

Ireland is now a global major player in the Medtech industry

Medtech leaders from 43 countries learn about the #IrishAdvantage at Med in Ireland

Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade and Employment welcomed everyone to Med in Ireland on October 19th in the RDS. The event hosted people from 43 different countries, which Breen pointed to as a testament of the key strengths and importance of Medtech in Ireland. As the fastest growing economy in Europe, Breen explained how Ireland is now a global major player in the Medtech industry.

The Minister went on to state that he is proud to say Ireland is the second largest exporter of Medtech products in Europe. Here are some key stats he shared:

  • Ireland’s Medtech market has grown to the value of 12.5 million euro at a highly impressive annual growth rate of 15%
  • 18 of the top global companies have a base in Ireland
  • There are 250 Enterprise Ireland clients in Medtech who represent sales of 1 billion euros and exports of 760 million euros
  • 38,000 people are directly employed in Ireland, making the country the largest medtech employer per capita in Europe
  • 25% of people with diabetes worldwide (30 million) rely on devices from Ireland.
  • Ireland produces 50% of the world’s ventilators, 30% of the world’s contact lenses and 80% of the world’s stents

While there are lots of opportunities, there are also major challenges globally for Medtech. 15% of GDP costs in the USA, for example, are related to healthcare. Health awareness is increasing worldwide and there is a much greater demand for lifestyle products that improve health and lives worldwide. Rapid changes are coming to healthcare, particularly in relation to digital health, Minister Breen pointed out, which he had personally seen during his international trips as digital minister both at home and abroad. Changes in the European medical device regulations coming into effect soon are also going to create challenges, alongside the uncertainty that Brexit is generating.

Article originally published by Enterprise Ireland.