Gold Sponsors

B. Braun Medical OEM

Donatelle

Eurofins

Eurofins

Providien

Steri-Tek

Supporting Organizations

Biocom

CLSA

MDMA

Octane

San Diego Regional EDC

Media Sponsors

Med Tech Directory

RTC Media

Silver Sponsors

5th Axis

AGR

Cadence

Cyient

EG Gilero

Eldon James

Forefront Medical

IQMS

Judson Smith

KP

MedBio

Medmarc

Parmatech

Micro Mold

MW Industries

PlasticsOne

Plastikos

Pryor Products

Qosina

Seisa

Sigmatron

Spectrum Plastics Group

Surgical Technologies, Inc./McLean Medical and Scientific, Inc

Tegra Medical

Trademark Plastics

WYTECH

Bronze Sponsors

Bihlermed

Bonifacio Consulting Service

Covington Associates

MedWorld Advisors

MICRO

PMCF

Teleflex Medical OEM

 

Thursday, October 11
Location: Interlocken Ballroom, Omni Interlocken Resort
7:00-8:55 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by:
SponsorName

8:55-9:00 a.m. Welcome Address
Speakers:

    Howard Revitch, MPO/ODT Group Publisher
    Sean Fenske, MPO/ODT Editor
9:00-10:00 a.m. Session 1
Session Description

Speaker: TBD

10:00-10:45 a.m. Session 2
Session Description

Speaker: TBD

10:45-11:30 a.m. Networking Break
Sponsored by:
SponsorName
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Session 3
Session Description

Speaker: TBD

12:30-2:00 p.m. Networking Luncheon
Sponsored by:
SponsorName OEM
2:00-2:45 p.m. Session 4
Session Description

Speaker: TBD

2:45-3:30 p.m. Session 5
Session Description

Speaker: TBD

3:30-4:15 p.m. Networking Break
Sponsored by:
SponsorName
4:15-5:00 p.m. Session 6
Session Description

Speaker: TBD

5:00-7:00 p.m. Reception
Join attendees, speakers, and exhibitors for drinks and hors d’oeuvres during an evening reception. Take advantage of the setting for networking and conversation with peers within the medtech manufacturing industry.

Sponsored by:
SponsorName

* All session times, speakers, and content are subject to change.
Friday, October 12
Location: Marina Ballroom, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
7:30-8:45 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by:
Inverness Graham
8:45-9:30 a.m. Connecting with Strategics for Emerging Technology Companies
Getting in on the ground floor in an emerging technology area can result in being the first to market with a disruptive product. Many start-ups, however, don’t consider critical factors in their journey. This session will examine important factors such as commercialization, international channel distribution, strategic investment and/or acquisition, private labeling, and licensing.

Speaker: David Sheppard, Chief Operating Officer and Principal, MedWorld Advisors

9:30-10:15 a.m. Designing the Perfect Instrument
The perfect surgical instrument is a seamless extension of the human hand. It makes surgeons better at what they do. It enhances precision, control, and dexterity; it minimizes exposure to stress and strain. The perfect design also makes an important emotional connection with the surgeon. It engages the user on all sensory levels and creates a unique, empowering experience of confident use. What does it take to make a surgical instrument that is the best of the best?

Speaker: Bryce G. Rutter Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Metaphase Design Group Inc.

10:15-11:00 a.m. Networking Break
Sponsored by:
Freudenberg Medical
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Panel: Preparing the Next Generation of Medtech Manufacturing Professionals
With companies seeing shortages in skilled labor for sectors that impact medical device manufacturing, a number of firms and organizations are attempting to address the issue through their own unique solutions. From bringing back apprenticeship programs to establishing training and educational agendas, some companies are attacking this problem head on. This panel session will highlight the labor needs of the industry while providing real-world examples of how each of the panelists’ organizations are addressing the issue. Audience is encouraged to pose relevant questions to the panelists during the session, but questions may also be submitted ahead of time (send to sfenske@rodmanmedia.com).

Panelists:

    Scott Covert, Full Time Instructor/Journeyman Precision Grinder, Penn United Technologies
    William Pratt, VP Operations and Director of Creative Design, Kinamed Inc.
    Thomas F. Taylor, President & CEO, Foxx Life Sciences
    Michael White, CTO, Fusion Biotec
    Christopher M. Yakacki, Ph.D., Associate Professor, The University of Colorado Denver

Moderator: Sean Fenske, Editor, MPO/ODT

12:00 p.m. End of Conference
Wifi/Twitter provided courtesy of maxon precision motors
*Sessions and speakers subject to change.