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MedTech: The Business of Medical Devices
Friday, March 12, 2004
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ann Arbor

Fourth Annual Emerging Industry Symposium
Presented by University of Michigan's Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Office of Technology Transfer

Participant Bios
Poster Session Companies / Research Projects


7:30 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking 

8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Timothy L. Faley, Managing Director, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

Introduction to MedTech
Donald Gerhardt, President and CEO, Medical Alley 

8:25 a.m.
Keynote Address - Trends and Forces Influencing the Marketplace
Thomas J. Gunderson, Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray

9:10 a.m.
MedTech: Business Models, Strategies and Partnerships

Richard A. Andrews, President and CEO, Nephros Therapeutics 
Robert S. Elgin, Former Vice President of Operations, St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Joseph V. Ferrara, Executive Vice President, Boston Healthcare Associates, Inc.
P. Bernard Haffey, Vice President of Business Development, IntraLase Corporation
Donald Gerhardt, President and CEO, Medical Alley (moderator) 

10:00 a.m. 
Coffee and Networking Break 

10:10 a.m.
Awards Presentation
Michigan Emerging Industry Pioneer: Dick Sarns, President, NuStep, Inc.

Ken Nisbet, Executive Director, University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer

MedTech Investing: Midwest to the Coast 
Joshua Baltzell, Principal (Health Care), St. Paul Venture Capital
Geoffrey Duyk, Partner, TPG Ventures
David L. Johnson, Partner, Baker & Daniels
Peter G. Kleinhenz, General Partner, CID Equity
Michael Sweeney, General Partner, InterWest Partners
Jan L. Garfinkle, Managing Partner and Founder, Arboretum Ventures (moderator)

11:10 a.m.
Khalil Najafi, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan

Keynote Address - The Future of MedTech

Stephen N. Oesterle, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medicine and Technology, Medtronic

Introduction to Poster Session
Michael R. DeVries, Partner, EDF Ventures, and Former Medtronic Executive

12:00 noon
Lunch and Networking Break

12:10 p.m.
Poster Session - Network Directly with Michigan-based Medical Device Companies and Researchers

Companies: Accumed / Innovante, Advanced Sensor Technologies, Becker Orthopedic, Bio Logic Engineering, Biophotonic Solutions, Inc., Biopolymer Innovations, Covalent Medical, Gluconix, Inc., HandyLab, ISSYS, L-VAD Technology, Michigan Critical Care Consultants, Nephros Therapeutics, Neural Intervention, NeuroProbe Technologies, Somanetics, Surge Medical, Threefold Sensors

Research Projects: Antenna Stent, Kenichi Takahata; Microflow Cytometer, Jennifer Baird; Sperm Sorter / Insemintation, Shu Takayama 

1:00 p.m.
Symposium Ends

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