The SaMD Toolbox Webinar Series

Discover Best Practices for Accelerating SaMD Development

In our 2024 webinar series, Orthogonal reveals tips, tricks and best practices honed from our over 15 years of experience to accelerate the total development life cycle of Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). 

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Webinar Series: The SaMD Toolbox

With over 15 years of experience developing Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), Orthogonal has honed a series of tricks, tips and tools that help us build, evolve and scale SaMD to improve patient outcomes faster. Our 2024 webinar series aims to share that knowledge with the MedTech industry. 

This page will host links to future webinars in the SaMD Toolkit webinar series as well as to previously hosted webinars, with a full recording of the event and a summary of main points discussed.

Upcoming Live Webinars

What Will It Take To Put Generative AI Inside Medical Devices?

Organizer: Orthogonal
Date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM CT
Venue: Virtual

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Generative AI has been a massive buzzword across every industry since the release of ChatGPT a mere 17 months ago. Organizations are rushing to develop a wide range of applications for the technology, hoping to transform their businesses and how they serve their customers ahead of their competitors. In MedTech, there’s been significant efforts to apply generative AI to different parts of the industry. However, the discussion on the role of generative AI inside medical devices has been more measured. There are questions as to how this nascent technology would fit under the design controls of ISO 13485 and IEC 62304.

The emerging consensus among Orthogonal and many of our colleagues in the Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) space is that, barring very specific use cases, generative AI is unlikely to be a core component of medical devices anytime soon. The technology is simply too immature and unpredictable to meet the device industry’s benchmarks for safety and effectiveness. However, like other technologies over the last 100+ years, we expect that generative AI will eventually work its way into the functioning of medical devices.

What will it take for generative AI to become a tool in the toolbox of medical device manufacturers, and what does the history of MedTech teach us about how this might happen?

Past Live Webinars


Evolving Your SaMD with Ongoing Releases


Gathering Medical Device Data & Evidence


What Medical Device Software to Developer Under QMS

Expert Speakers

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Bernhard Kappe

CEO & Founder, Orthogonal

Randy Horton

Randy Horton

Chief Solutions Officer, Orthogonal

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Kwame Ulmer

Managing Partner, MedTech Impact Partners

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Christian Johnson

CEO and Founder, ScoutMedix, Strategic Development, Essenvia

Jennifer McCaney

Jennifer McCaney

Co-Executive Director of UCLA Biodesign

Clay Anselmo

Clay Anselmo

Principal Quality and Regulatory Consultant, Shriner and Associates

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Elisabeth George

Regulatory Fellow, Orthogonal

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Brendan O’Leary

Digital Health Technology Consultant