The Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC) is offering a series of webinars for members of the medical imaging and digital pathology communities across Canada who are interested in developing a higher level of understanding of various commercialization activities and requirements.


Webinar #1: Clinical Trials 101

Date:  January 21, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Location:  Online – login information for the webinar will be sent upon registration

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A critical step in bringing a medical device to market is demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of the product.  This webinar is meant to introduce participants to the role clinical trials play in the development of a medical device and to provide an overview of the process involved in carrying out a clinical trial within a framework of good clinical practices and regulatory requirements.  The focus will be on clinical trials for device approval in Canada, United States, and Europe.


Presenter: Alvira Macanovic – CIMTEC, IP, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs Manager


Dr. Alvira Macanovic obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from McGill University and a PhD in Chemistry in the field of diagnostics from Concordia University.


She started her career as a Research Scientist in the Immunochemistry department of a multi-national Contract Research Organization (CRO), managing studies for domestic and international clients. In that role, she gained practical knowledge of GxPs (GCPs, GLPs, GMPs), as well as regulatory guidelines, policies, standards and practices and requirements.


Prior to joining CIMTEC, Alvira worked as a scientific consultant for two Toronto law firms where she applied her regulatory knowledge to advise clients on regulatory requirements and develop strategies for bringing products to market in regulated industries, including medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, biologics and biotechnology, natural health products and functional foods. 


Alvira applies her vast knowledge of the product development pathway in the medical imaging and device sector in managing CIMTEC’s Clinical Testing services and providing consultative services to help clients develop and bring  medical imaging devices to the commercial market.



The Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC) provides services to researchers and small-to-medium-sized companies in the medical imaging and digital pathology sectors to enable and accelerate commercialization of their innovations. By providing advanced training to increase their commercialization knowledge, CIMTEC is helping medical imaging companies become internationally competitive.