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Posted: November 28, 2007

Nearly 30 Promising Young Medical Device Companies Confirmed to Date to Present at 'Investment In Innovation (In3) West' Conference

(Nanowerk News) Medtech Insight, a division of Windhover Information, Inc. and a leading provider of business information for the medical device industry, has announced that almost 30 promising early- to late-stage medical device companies seeking funding and/or strategic partnership are already confirmed to present at its "Investment In Innovation (In3) West” conference, being held February 27-29, 2008 at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two-day In3 West event (www.windhover.com/in3west08) – the company’s 29th In3 conference – will showcase a total of over 50 innovative young medtech companies from around the world presenting (many for the first time on our stage) to an audience of 250+ senior business development and investment executives from the leading medical technology and healthcare investment firms, for purposes of raising funding or forming strategic partnerships.
Presentations from this group of cutting-edge early- to late-stage companies, carefully selected by our staff and Advisory Board of expert healthcare investment professionals, will encompass a wide variety of high-growth device sectors, including cardiovascular therapeutics and diagnostics/interventional cardiology, diagnostics, drug delivery, imaging, minimally invasive surgery, nanotechnology, neurostimulation, oncology, orthopedics/spine, peripheral vascular, stem cells, stroke management, tissue engineering, and wound management, to mention only a few. Presenters confirmed to date include Angel Medical Systems, Armune BioScience, Cardiac Output Technologies, Cohera Medical, CoreSpine Technologies, Crospon, Deca-Medics, eCardio Diagnostics, EyeTect, HealthLink Europe, Infrared Sciences, Innovent Medical Solutions, Light Sciences Oncology, Minnow Medical, Moerae Matrix, Nesos Health, Photo Dynamic Therapy, Portland Orthopaedic, Praxim, Provista Life Sciences, Sunshine Heart Company, TheraCardia, ThermopeutiX, Tissue Genetics, Ultimate Spine, ValveXchange, Victhom Human Bionics, and Zassi Medical Evolutions, among many others being added to the program regularly.
The In3 West format will include focused 10-minute presentations by a senior executive from each presenting company to our full audience, each followed immediately by one-on-one meetings with interested parties in private breakout rooms. The event will also feature a presenting company product exhibition/networking reception, plenary sessions by device industry thought leaders, a Manufacturer Perspective panel discussion/case study titled “What Are Buyers Looking for in 2008?”, a Venture Perspective panel discussion/case study, “Doing Innovative or Unconventional Deals,” educational workshops for start-up companies, and much more.
Event co-sponsors include AdvaMed, Battelle, Business Wire, Curran International, Medmarc and The Hartford, Medical Capital Advisors, The MedTech Group, and Ronald Trahan Associates.
Medtech Insight and its parent company, Windhover Information, have established a reputation as holding the premier forums worldwide for discerning senior executives in the medical device, diagnostics, biotech, and pharmaceutical business development and investment communities to meet and screen promising early-stage life sciences companies in need of funding, acquisition and/or strategic partnership, and to network with key decision makers in the industry. Over 1300 emerging medical technology company presenters and over 7000 attendees have participated at In3 events over the past 7 years.
To register to attend, or if your company is interested in presenting, call Kristy Grimes of Medtech Insight at 480-985-9512, 888-202-5939 toll-free in the U.S., or e-mail kristy@medtechinsight.com. Attendees can register on the Medtech Insight website at www.windhover.com/in3west08; the discounted $1295 attendee registration rate ($200 off) expires December 31, 2007.
Visit http://www.medtechinsight.com/pastpresenters.html for a full list of previous Medtech Insight conference presenters and their technology descriptions. To read what past attendees and industry experts think of Medtech Insight’s investment and partnering events, please visit http://www.medtechinsight.com/in3success.html.
Medtech Insight and Windhover Information will also be holding three additional “Investment In Innovation” events in 2008. For more information on any of these conferences, please call Medtech Insight or visit the company's website at www.medtechinsight.com/conferences.html.
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