Angela Smalley


Angela leads the Commercialization Services arm of Simbex, a medical device and consumer health product design and development firm in Lebanon, NH. Her role involves providing guidance and strategic consulting to medtech innovators who are in the process of bringing their product to market. She specializes in assessing the product viability from the perspective of care pathway, clinical workflow, and reimbursement considerations. She also provides expertise in literature review and market assessment to understand the opportunity landscape in the context of the larger medical ecosystem. Her work at Simbex has included involvement in the NIH-funded DRIVEN Accelerator Hub and the NIH-funded Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT). Her background includes a PhD in Rehabilitation Science with research emphasis on the impact of orthoses on the biomechanics of gait, posture, and balance. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Board of Certification/Accreditation International. Her past career includes clinical experience in a variety of settings including sports medicine, orthopedics, and orthotics and prosthetics.

3:15 PM PST

Friday March 4, 2022

How do we get paid for this stuff?: Health economics and reimbursement for neuro technologies

After spending close to 9 years in the advanced technology industry, travelling globally to visit distributors and customers, there is a global issue regarding reimbursement. Neurological rehabilitation does not gain attention on the grand scale in general hospitals around the world. This is challenging for manufacturers investing in R&D to provide innovation in products to convince top level hospital executives to invest in technology. Heading the Health Economic working group for IISART, I have gained experience on a global scale regarding health economic topics and together we are working on a solution to this challenge. Come and listen, share your experience and together we can make a difference.