Life Sciences GlobalScot Masterclass: Michael O’Rourke and Kevin Wilson

Date and Time

17th Dec 2018 | 15:00 - 16:30


Scottish Enterprise, 4th Floor, Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street


G2 6HQ

We are delighted to host two GlobalScots to talk on:

Entering the US market: how to get it right first time

This event will cover:

  • The US market opportunity
  • How to get market ready
  • Opportunities to access the US and break the market into bite-sized portions
  • Business development in the US
  • Raising investment in the US

Michael O’Rourke has worked within the global pharmaceutical, drug delivery and med tech industry for more than 25 years with a career focused on growing life science companies within North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Japan. He has managed 28 brands, led 13 product launches, structured/negotiated 12 strategic business deals and has been a Team Member in 18 device/drug approvals. He has led start ups in both the US and UK and was General Manager for a $200m pharmaceutical business. Michael is from Glasgow and has lived in the US for 20 years; he was appointed to the Global Scot Hall of Fame in 2017.

Kevin Wilson has spent over 30 years within the medtech sector, both private and public, beginning with J&J to latterly as an advisor to UKTI (now the Department of International Trade): He has held senior positions within global companies primarily in sales, marketing and business development with significant international business experience and now primarily advises start ups within Scotland.

Whilst some topics target companies within the medtech, diagnostic, digital health sectors, there are broader themes relevant to challenges across the life science sector. 

Please email Lynsey at to secure a place at the event.

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