The MedTech Strategist Innovation Summit San Francisco – November 2017 — Agenda

November 28th - 29th, 2017 Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport — Burlingame, CA

FOUNDING SPONSORS, PLATINUM AND GOLD SPONSORS, AND MEDIA PARTNERS

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor or Media Partner for The MedTech Strategist Innovation Summit San Francisco 2017?  Contact Us

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Founding Sponsors

The Fogarty Institute for Innovation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps early-stage medical companies transform their ideas into medical products that improve patient care. Carefully selected medical innovators are offered workspace, research and development resources, financial aid, and world-class mentoring by physicians and industry experts to bring their products to market. The Institute was founded in 2007 by internationally renowned cardiovascular surgeon and innovator Dr. Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D., and it is based on the El Camino Hospital campus in Mountain View, Calif.

The Foundry is the premier medical device company incubator for inventors to rapidly transform their concepts into companies by providing a combination of an experienced, multi-disciplinary leadership team, state-of-the-art facility and extensive funding network. The Foundry team is made up of veteran medical device entrepreneurs and investors with direct first-hand experience—and success—developing world class medical device companies.

Since its inception in 1998, The Foundry has founded and financed over ten medical device companies. These businesses have generated in excess of $2 billion of value for their founders and investors and employ more than 500 people today, further establishing our solid track record of success.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm’s broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.

The firm is nationally recognized for providing high-quality services to address the legal solutions required by its enterprise and financial institution clients. Our services include corporate law and governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, antitrust counseling and litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions, tax, and employee benefits and employment law, among other areas. Our distinguished international roster of clients span a wide variety of industries, including information technology, life sciences, energy and clean technology, media and entertainment, communications, retail, and financial services.

Bionest Partners is a global consulting firm focused on Pharma, Biotech, Medical Device and Diagnostics. We help clients navigate complex product development and commercialization issues in order to drive growth, create value and gain competitive advantage. We also offer our expertise and analytic skills to support investors with due diligence assignments. Our deep content experience, combined with our collaborative and hands-on approach results in practical solutions that drive internal alignment at the corporate, portfolio, and brand levels.

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A Special Thank You to Our Platinum Sponsors

Having made significant contributions to surgery for more than a century, the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies are in the business of reaching more patients and restoring more lives. The group represents the most comprehensive surgical technology and specialty solutions business in the world, offering an unparalleled breadth of products, services, programs and research and development capabilities directed at advancing patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide.

Created in 1979 by the healthcare technology industry, Medmarc’s purpose is to be the superior provider of liability insurance and related risk management solutions and to support the development, testing and delivery of medical products that save lives and improve the quality of life.  Through collaboration with our parent company, ProAssurance, and our clinical trial industry experts, we provide a single source of innovative healthcare liability insurance solutions to the life sciences companies we serve.   From ideas and prototypes to the reality of commercialization and success – We can Meet Your Changing Needs.

Call me to discuss the cost of insurance coverage, what coverages are needed and when for your business plan: George Ayd (703) 652-1309.

Knobbe Martens is an agent of innovation, providing clients worldwide with forward-focused Intellectual Property and Technology law service and representation. We are one of the largest and fastest-growing IP law firms, with more than 300 attorneys and scientists representing the complete spectrum of technologies and IP practice areas.

We combine unmatched technical and litigation expertise to deliver superior results in both transactional and contested matters, for both cutting edge start-ups and established Fortune 500 companies. Our work spans fields ranging from physics to pharmaceuticals and entertainment to engineering.

But perhaps more impressive than our scope is our skill. We are established leaders in our fields—scientists, engineers and thinkers who blend deep educational and technical knowledge with a strategic focus gleaned from our real-world business experience.

We know your issues. Your pressures. And should the need arise, we know how to aggressively protect the assets that give your business its competitive edge—with extensive experience and intimate knowledge of domestic and international judicial systems.

Whatever our role, our goal is simple: to advance and protect those whose innovations propel the world forward.

An integral part of a dynamic ecosystem of healthcare innovators, BioQuest is a highly-focused retained executive search firm that builds leadership teams across all markets within the life sciences and healthcare industries — placing CEOs, board members, and senior technical and business executives. Our mission is to find exceptional leaders that will create greater value for our clients. Broad and deep across the most dynamic markets in healthcare, we work with both early-stage and established companies. Our consultants collaborate closely, sharing their networks to find high-impact leaders from unanticipated and unique sources.

With clients nationwide, BioQuest is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Southern California and partners with HTI, Paris, France, for retained searches in Europe. Our extensive network is the result of more than 30 years of close collaboration with CEOs, corporate boards, venture capital and private equity firms, and industry leaders.

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Gold Sponsors

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) is a trade association that leads the effort to advance medical technology in order to achieve healthier lives and healthier economies around the world. AdvaMed’s membership has reached nearly 300 members and more than 80 employees with a global presence in countries including Europe, India, China, Brazil, and Japan.

AdvaMed’s member companies range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. The Association acts as the common voice for companies producing medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems.

American Preclinical Services (APS) is a State of the Art, AAALAC and ISO17025 accredited, USDA registered and GLP compliant CRO located in Minneapolis, MN specializing in medical device and pharmaceutical testing. By utilizing our catalogue of services, which includes regulatory consulting, ISO10993 biocompatibility testing, analytical testing, interventional, surgical, toxicology, pharmacology, pain, physician training, bioskills, animal model development, and complete pathology services, you’ll be able to develop and conduct a powerful preclinical program.

As a specialized medical device CRO, genae is involved in the development and commercialization of investigational products and therapies that change medical practice. Our expertise helps you in obtaining predictable outcomes, on time, and on budget.

genae’s mission is to improve health and quality of life by innovating and accelerating high quality research – with a zealous dedication to safety and ethics.

genae is a catalyst between the health care authorities, investigators in clinical practice and the medical industry. We set up and support development processes and orchestrate communication with civil servants in ministries of health, regional and local healthcare authorities, healthcare associations, healthcare technology assessment bodies, health insurance funds and other relevant parties.

iO Life Science is a design & development services firm dedicated to transforming lives through the innovation of smart, connected, and patient-centric devices. We actively partner with healthcare entrepreneurs focused on creating breakthrough therapeutic solutions to unmet patient needs. Through iO investment initiatives, we offer technical services as a form of funding to accelerate the development of the company’s need to realize their vision and are committed to further investments from ideation through commercialization of healthcare solutions.

MedTech Innovator, led by CEO Paul Grand, is the industry’s nonprofit global competition and accelerator for medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. Our mission is to improve the lives of patients by accelerating the growth of companies that are transforming the healthcare system. MedTech Innovator 2017 features 100 companies that address one or more of the transformative themes identified in an annual survey of leading manufacturers and providers.

To learn more about MedTech Innovator, visit https://medtechinnovator.org/ and follow@MedTechAwards on Twitter.

As a Contract Research Organization in business since 1983, PMI has developed a reputation for quality science and quality service based on professional management and technical expertise. We are committed to helping customers succeed in their work, to the ethical treatment of our laboratory animals, and to furthering the commercial and humanitarian applications of the biotechnology and medical device industries.

Since its inception, PMI has established a reputation for excellent science, strong surgical and clinical skills, and customized, timely service. Built initially on word-of-mouth recommendations, our business has expanded rapidly based on our ability to respond quickly and strategically to the needs of a variety of clients, primarily medical device companies developing Class III medical devices.

Clients come to PMI for our fast, efficient and flexible approach to managing research projects. Experienced in working with both start-up and established companies, we understand the need to reach client milestones that are being monitored by the financial community. To that end, we are accustomed to expediting our review of novel protocols and accelerating our research schedule.

Applying its expertise in comparative medicine, PMI guides clients in adapting the product concept to an in vivo setting, advising on such variables as vessel size, anatomical locations and organ structure. Assistance in selecting a comparable animal model for a particular clinical indication is also provided.

PMI works hand in hand with biomedical engineers and physicians/surgeons to conduct in vivo pilot studies and fine-tune the adaptation of the prototype device, helping to optimize the product’s ease of use and clinical utility. Results can be produced quickly to help clients meet important business milestones.

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Media Partners

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. We connect startups to corporations, and invest in over 100 companies every year.

We have 22 locations across the world with success stories that include PayPal, Dropbox, SoundHound, and Lending Club.