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Posted: September 26, 2007
Medtech Insight and Windhover Information's 'Investment In Innovation' Conference to Feature More Than 55 Start-Up Medical Device Companies Seeking Investment or Strategic Partnership
(Nanowerk News) Medtech Insight, a division of Windhover Information, has announced that more than 55 innovative early-stage medical device companies are confirmed to present at the company's "Investment In Innovation (In3) East: A Preview of Early-Stage Medical Technology Companies" conference, being held next week in Boston, October 3-5. This highly anticipated event -- the company's 28th investment and partnering conference -- will feature presentations by a select group of start-up medical technology companies seeking funding and/or strategic partnership (half presenting at an In3 event for the first time), as well as industry veteran guest speakers, industry panel discussions, and a product exhibition/networking evening event.
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 healthcare 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: Actuality Medical, Aerolase, Affinergy, AION Diagnostics, ApaTech, Avedro, Azopax Therapeutics, Barnev, BioCure, BioHelix, Bioring, C5 Medical Werks, Coherex Medical, Crescent Diagnostics, CVAC Systems, Cytonome, Design Medical, eCardio Diagnostics, Eden Spine, Endovalve, EP Sensors, EyeTect, Genesis Medical Interventional, Healthia, HealthLink Europe, Heatwave Technology, Imalux, Innovative Spinal Technologies, Khorionyx, KYOS Systems, Live Data, MedicalCV, MicroPhage, Nano Interface Technology, NeoMed Technologies, Nerites, OrthoMEMS, Perceptronix Medical, Photo Dynamic Therapy, Portland Orthopaedic, Praxim, Replication Medical, Restorative Physiology Group, RianCorp, Small Bone Innovations, SpheroSense Technologies, Strategic Medicine, superDimension, SuturTek, US Spine, ValveExchange, WaveBlend Technologies, 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 offer guidance to device company executives about building a global device giant.
On Friday morning, October 5th, the program will feature an informative and interactive Industry Panel Discussion titled "Anatomy of a Financing: A Panel with VCs and Their Portfolio Companies on How Deals Get Done," with guest panelists 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. The program will also feature a pre-conference panel held by Christopher Velis, Chairman and CEO of Medical Capital Advisors, entitled “The Future of Medical Technology,” and a variety of focused workshops.
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, and Underwriters Laboratories. Media Sponsors include Business Wire and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association. Attendees registering by September 28th who mention this press release 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 Hotel 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.