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Life Sciences Series: Medical Device Focus: Opportunities Abroad

Produced in collaboration with MDMA

With the average cost to develop a new medical device in excess of $100 million, companies have little choice but to improve the speed and efficiency with which they commercialize. All options are on the table. Increasingly medical device and diagnostic companies pursue markets abroad – either prior to their commercialization in the US or in addition to it – to create new and to augment their existing revenue streams.

During his opening remarks Peter M. Perez*, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, will outline export opportunities in key foreign markets and discuss the National Export Initiative (NEI) initiated by the Obama administration He will focus on new as well as ongoing policy initiatives with regards to regulatory, marketing and finance resources and assistance programs available to the medical device and diagnostic companies venturing abroad.

A roundtable discussion that follows will involve senior government officials and veteran executives from medical device and diagnostic companies either considering or currently engaged in export. Among discussion items: how to initiate or advance medical device exports outside the United States; challenges associated with marketing abroad and relevant, how to best leverage resources of the US Government and potential sources of export financing. A time at the end will be available for the audience Q&A.

Moderator

Thomas C. Novelli
Vice President of Government Affairs
Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA)

Speakers

Jerry Avila
Northern California Regional Manager
Small Business Administration (SBA)

Richard Ayllon
Global Business Development
Ventus Medical, Inc.

Bruce Ginn
Director of Supply Chain
Thoratec Corporation

Jim Lucchesi
Senior Export Finance Manager
Export-Import Bank of the
United States (Exim)

Vladimir Ostoich, PhD
Vice President of Government Affairs and
Vice President of Marketing for the Pacific Rim,
Founder Abaxis North America

Richard H. Paddock
Director for Medical Technologies
International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

Peter M. Perez
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing
International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

What: Medical Device Focus:
Opportunities Abroad
When: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Registration Opens: 3:30pm
Panel Presentation: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Networking Reception: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: South San Francisco Conference Center
255 South Airport Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA
Directions
Parking: Multiple Lot Options
Getting There: Public Transportation Information
Cost: Pre-registration through March 16
$20 BayBio or MDMA Members
$40 Non-Members
On-site registration on March 17
$40 BayBio or MDMA Members
$75 Non-Members
Attire: Business attire suggested