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Posted: September 7, 2007

52 Early-Stage Medical Device Companies Confirmed to Date to Present at Medtech Insight's Upcoming In3 East Conference

(Nanowerk News) Medtech Insight, a division of Windhover Information, has announced that 52 promising early-stage medical technologies are already confirmed to present at the company’s upcoming “Investment In Innovation (In3) East: A Preview of Early-Stage Medical Technology Companies" conference. The event -- the company’s 28th investment and networking conference -- is being held October 3-5, 2007 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston program will feature presentations by approx. 55 emerging medical technology companies seeking funding and/or strategic partnerships, as well as industry veteran guest speakers, an industry panel discussion, and an evening devoted to a product exhibition/networking event. Attendees registering by September 28th will receive a free 3-month subscription to any of Windhover’s high-quality publications, and a free recording of David Cassak’s August 22nd, 2007 webinar entitled “State of the Medical Device Industry Address: An Analysis of Today’s Medical Technology Marketplace.”
Medtech Insight and its parent company, Windhover Information, have established a reputation as holding the premier forums worldwide for senior executives in the medical device, diagnostics, biotech, pharmaceutical and investment communities to preview promising early-stage life sciences companies in need of funding, acquisition and/or strategic partnership, and to network with key decision makers from all the major healthcare investment firms and medical technology companies.
Companies confirmed to present in Boston to date (from all around the globe) include: Aerolase, Affinergy, AION Diagnostics, ApaTech, Archimedes Medical Technology, Avedro, Barnev, BioHelix, Bioring, C5 Medical Werks, Coherex Medical, Crescent Diagnostics, CVAC Systems, Cytonome, Design Medical, eCardio Diagnostics, Eden Spine, Endovalve, EP Sensors, Eye Tect, Genesis Medical Interventional, Healthia, HealthLink Europe, Heatwave Technology, Imalux, Khorionyx, MedicalCV, MicroPhage, Nano Interface Technology, NeoMed Technologies, Nerites, Nesos Health, OrthoMEMS, Perceptronix Medical, Photo Dynamic Therapy, Portland Orthopaedic, Praxim, Replication Medical, Restorative Physiology Group, RianCorp, Small Bone Innovations, SpheroSense Technologies, Strategic Medicine, superDimension, SuturTek, Tools for Surgery, US Spine, ValveExchange, Xthetix, Xylos, and Zassi Medical Evolutions (check the Medtech Insight website for regularly updated presenters and other event details).
Ronald W. Dollens, Retired President & CEO, Guidant Corporation, will give the opening keynote address in Boston entitled “Leadership at Medical Device Companies: Achieving the Performance and Payout you Want,” in which he will speak about his career and the lessons he’s learned and offers guidance to device company executives about building a global device giant.
On Friday morning, October 5th, an informative and interactive Industry Panel Discussion will be held, titled “Anatomy of a Financing: A Panel with VCs and Their Portfolio Companies on How Deals get Done,” with guest panelists to include Rob Adelman, MD, Private Equity Partner, Orbimed Advisors LLC; Scott Schorer, CEO, Innovative Spinal Technologies; and Thomas Pollare, Partner, 3i. The session will be moderated by David Cassak, Managing Partner at Windhover Information.
Event co-sponsors include 3i, AdvaMed, Battelle, CCI International, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, Medical Capital Advisors, Medmarc & The Hartford, Ronald Trahan Associates, TATRC, The Journal of Biolaw & Business, The MedTech Group, Underwriters Laboratories. Media Sponsors include Business Wire and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association. To register to attend, call Medtech Insight at 480-985-9512, e-mail kristy@medtechinsight.com, or register on our website. Attendees registering by September 28th will receive a free 3-month subscription to any of Windhover’s high-quality publications, and a free recording of David Cassak’s August 22nd, 2007 webinar entitled “State of the Medical Device Industry Address: An Analysis of Today’s Medical Technology Marketplace.”
Medtech Insight’s next investment and partnering event, “Investment In Innovation (In3) West: A Preview of Early-Stage Medical Technology Companies,” will showcase presentations from another select group of 50 start-up medical device companies, and will be attended by all the major medtech investment and strategic partnering decision makers. The conference will take place February 27-29, 2008, at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada.
About Medtech Insight
Medtech Insight, a division of Windhover Information Inc., is the leading provider of business information and market intelligence for the medical technology marketplace. For more on the company’s products and services, please see www.medtechinsight.com.
Source: Medtech Insight