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Free Life Sciences Global Market Expansion Seminar Offered Sept. 10 by SBA Orange County/Inland Empire District Office and the Orange County SBDC

First seminar in the series will focus on global market expansion into Australia

(Santa Ana, CA) – The SBA Orange County/Inland Empire District Office and the Orange County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are offering a free Life Sciences Global Market Expansion seminar on Sept. 10.

Experts from Brandwood CKC, an international regulatory consulting firm specializing in market access, regulatory affairs and healthcare economics, will conduct the programs. This seminar, the first in a series, will focus on global market expansion into Australia.

Addressing success factors needed to operate in Australia, registration requirements and how to leverage international approvals to enter the market, and relevant case studies of companies entering the Australian market; the seminar will teach participants how to improve commercialization efforts in Australia, and will cover:

    • General considerations for market expansion
    • Regulatory registration process for Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Diagnostics
    • Commercialization strategies
    • Reimbursement landscape

Brandwood CKC seminar facilitators include:

    • Grant Bennett, Chief Executive Officer
    • Robert Stringer, Director of Pharmaceutical Services
    • Terrance Thiel, Medical Devices and Diagnostic Specialist
    • Luis Jimenez, VP of Business Development

The program will also include participation from Austrade, Australia's official commercial and trade assistance office providing free help to support international trade.

The seminar will be held:

    • Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • Orange County SBDC’s Digital Media Center, 1300 S. Bristol St., 2nd Fl., Santa Ana, Calif., 92704

Online registration for the seminar is open at

Although in-person attendance is highly recommended, Zoom video conference call capabilities will also be available on the day of the seminar. To join a Zoom meeting, go to
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