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Nearly 40 Start-Ups Presenting to Date at Elsevier Business Intelligence's "Investment in Innovation (IN3) Medical Device 360 Degrees Summit-San Francisco" Conference


9/25/2012 9:08:26 AM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 25, 2012) - Elsevier Business Intelligence, the medtech industry's leading provider of strategic partnership and investment conferences, announced today that nearly 100 percent of its presenting company timeslots for the 'Investment in Innovation (IN3) Medical Device 360° Summit-San Francisco' strategic partnering and investment conference on October 15-17, 2012, already have been filled, with 36 start-ups confirmed to date. Summit-San Francisco will bring together a diverse and insightful group of key medtech thought leaders and investors -- from Corporate Business Development, Venture Capital and Strategic Investment, Start-Up Entrepreneurs and Industry Pioneers -- to candidly discuss the critical issues affecting all players in the medical device space. The two-day event will take place in the hub of device investment and innovation in the Bay Area, at the historic InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco on Nob Hill.

Summit-San Francisco will feature presentations by 40+ early development- to commercial-stage start-up device companies seeking funding and/or strategic partnership. Confirmed presenters to date include: Accel Diagnostics, Aethlon Medical, CytoPherx, Domain Surgical, Endoscape, Harbor MedTech, HemoSonics, HistoSonics, Impeto Medical, Integrity Applications, KAER BioTherapeutics, Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology, LKC Technologies, Materna Medical, MGI Medical, Monteris Medical, NexHand, OncoSec Medical, OpenCell Biomed, Orthorebirth, Poiesis Medical, Preceptis Medical, Pulsar Vascular, Sigma Instruments Holdings, Soft Tissue Regeneration, StnDrd Infusion, Suspension Orthopaedic Solutions, Thayer Intellectual Property, Therapeutic Monitoring Systems, Truevision 3D Surgical, Unisense FertiliTech, UroNano, Vascular Access Technologies, Versalius Robot, and VertiFlex.

In addition to the timely opening presentation -- "The 2012 Elections: Impact on FDA, Healthcare Reform and the Future of Medical Technology Innovation" by Mark Leahey, President and CEO, Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) -- Summit-San Francisco also will feature a Fireside Chat by Thomas J. Fogarty, internationally recognized cardiovascular surgeon, inventor and entrepreneur. Additionally, a special evening presentation will be given by Don Urbanowicz, President, Urbanowicz Consulting: "Top 10 Value Drivers Strategics Look for in Pre-Revenue Start-Ups," and Emerson Consultants will host an informative workshop entitled, "De-Constructing the Reimbursement Strategy: Critical Components Impacting the Success of Your New Technology." Insightful and timely panel topics will include: "Strategics on Deal Priorities: Driving Growth through Different Structures"; and, "Medtech Investing: Where Is the Capital Going?" Investors confirmed to participate to date include Aberdare Ventures (Sami Hamade, Partner); Abingworth Management (Ken Haas, Venture Partner); Advanced Technology Ventures (Mike Carusi, General Partner); edbi (Jeremy Loh, VP, Investments); Medtronic (Erich Wolff, Dir. Corporate Dev.); Psilos Group (Lisa Suennen, Co-Founder, Managing Member); RCT BioVentures (Paul Grand, Managing Director); Stryker (Eric Elam, Dir. Bus Dev.); Three Arch Partners (Mark Wan, General Partner); Hologic (Thomas Umbel, Sr. VP, Bus Dev); Edwards Lifesciences (Stanton Rowe, Corp. VP and CSO); and Saints Capital (Zack Scott, Director), among others.

Emerging medtech companies that would like to apply to present in San Francisco should contact Kayleen Kell at 949-797-7142, or email k.kell@elsevier.com (timeslots are almost sold out). In addition to all of the customary conference benefits, presenting company CEOs have the opportunity to be interviewed on camera, at no charge, for a 3-minute exclusive video in which they may discuss their company and technology. These interviews will be featured post-conference at www.in3tv.com. All of the one-on-one interviews with presenting-company CEOs will take place at, and during, the Summit-San Francisco conference and be organized by medtech PR/IR expert Ronald Trahan, President of Ronald Trahan Associates, Inc. Videotaping will take place on a 'walk-in' basis on only one day of the event: Tuesday, October 16th, Taylor Room.

This two-day Summit-San Francisco conference will benefit anyone with a stake in the medical device sector: start-ups seeking investment or strategic partnership, investment firms, VCs, mid-size and large device manufacturers, and service providers. Partnering software will be available to all registered attendees prior to the conference so that one-on-one on-site meetings can be pre-arranged.

Event co-sponsors include Ronald Trahan Associates Inc., Medmarc with The Hartford and Biomedic-Insure, Exponent, Knobbe Martens, Emerson Consultants, Innovaro Pharmalicensing, Isis Services, Nutek Corporation, MassMedic Angels, Pharma Connections Worldwide, Life Science Intelligence, Neocure Group, Current Partnering, Focus Pro, FreeMind, and Marketwire. Visit www.in3summit.com for full conference and registration details.

About Elsevier Business Intelligence
Elsevier Business Intelligence (EBI), an Elsevier company built on the heritage of F-D-C Reports, Windhover Information and Medtech Insight, is a global information supplier providing business intelligence on regulatory, business and reimbursement issues that are vital to the healthcare industry. Through a range of products including publications, conferences, databases and reports, EBI places biopharma and medical device professionals, and those who focus on these industries, at the forefront of knowledge, by providing the perfect combination of news and information together with penetrating insight and analysis. EBI (www.elsevierbi.com) has offices in the U.S. in Bridgewater, N.J.; Norwalk, Conn.; Rockville, Md.; and Irvine, Calif.


Contact:
Ronald Trahan, APR
Ronald Trahan Associates Inc.
508-359-4005, x108


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