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Life Sciences Lifeline Series

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

11 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner to present a seminar series on critical issues in the life sciences. Each month, a panel or presenter in the field of life sciences will be available to discuss the topic and answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the industry. We hope you will join us!!

Life Sciences Lifeline

How to Tell if Your App or Software is a Medical Device

Many healthcare problems can be solved with better data, metrics, and/or communication but not all apps and software are created equally in the eyes of the FDA.  Understanding whether your software meets the definitions for a medical device and planning your design accordingly, can make for a much smoother path to market.  Please join us as our panel discusses the SaMD regulatory requirements, outlines the development pathway, and shares their experience getting an IT product into the hands and onto the devices of healthcare users.

Welcome – Deborah Pollack-Milgate, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg 

Moderator – Kristin Jones, President and CEO, IHIF


  • Gretchen Bowker, CEO, Pearl Pathways
  • Chris Atkinson, Vice President, Engineering, SEP
  • Matt Dressler, Funds Manager, Purdue Innovates

There is no charge to participate.


This program is offered compliments of IHIF and Barnes & Thornburg’s Life Sciences and Intellectual Property groups

To watch recordings of past programs, please click here.