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Emerging Medical Technology Symposium

a Special Event @ InnoTech

11:30am – 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Room: 101/102

Registration for the 7th Annual Emerging Medical Technology Symposium is $54.00 and includes lunch, EMT presentations, evening reception, and access to InnoTech (on April 9, 2015).

Sponsored by:  Wortham-Logo_150  Provenir_new_150 NRF_RGB_AW_150
Targeted Technology LOGO_big arrows 03-13 RGB Large 1600  RPSA_150  satclogo  BioMed San Antonio

Emerging Medical Technology Symposium Agenda -

11:00am – 11:30am

11:30am – 1:00pm
Luncheon and Keynote Presentation -
Building High Performing Teams that Create Value


Catherine (Cathy) Burzik

General Partner, Targeted Technology

Catherine (Cathy) Burzik is a seasoned senior executive in the healthcare industry.  Cathy has successfully led major medical device, diagnostic, diagnostic imaging and life sciences businesses. Most recently she served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Kinetic Concepts, Inc. Cathy will discuss how to build high performing teams that create value and ultimately create exit value for the company. Cathy is currently general partner at Targeted Technologies and serves as director on several public boards.


1:15pm – 2:15pm
Session One – Building your Business for Success

Panel will discuss business development strategies and concerns for medical companies including:

-putting licensing agreements in place
-creating partnerships
-planning for exits

Sean-Thompson-2014_80Sean Thompson,MS, MBA, CLP
Vice President, Business Development, BioBridge
Shaked_80Ze’ev Shaked, Ph.D.
CEO, Evestra Inc
 Eric-Eisbrenner_80Eric Eisbrenner
Chief Financial Officer & Co-founder, Invictus
 Cindy-R_80Cindy WalkerPeach, PhD
Director, Bio/Health Sciences, Austin Technology Incubator
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Session Two – Point/Counter point: Virtual Company or Not?

Panel will discuss business the challenges, risks, benefits of operating as a virtual company:

-getting things done via academic and collaborations
-building your team and expertise using consultants
-utilizing contract research/manufacturing/sales organizations

cristal_80Cristal Glangchai
Founder, CEO of VentureLab and Geekdom Fund Board Member
Adam-Berman-photo_80Adam L. Berman
President and Chief Executive Officer, TVA Medical
dionne_80Craig A. Dionne, Ph.D.
President, CEO, GenSpera, Inc.
Peter-Savas_80Peter Savas
CEO, StemBioSys, Inc.

3:30pm – 4:00pm
Afternoon Refreshment Break – Exhibitor Showcase

-Service Providers
-Networking Fair
-Exhibitor Tables/Information

4:00pm – 4:45pm
Session Three – Rapid Fire Company Pitch Competition

Invited start-ups will be asked to give 5 minute pitches

JFTraa2_Picture_80Jim Traa
Managing Partner, Targeted Venture Management, LLC
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Companies include:
Claresta Solutions –
TVA Medical –
Leto Solutions –
Wisewear –
Chiron Health –
StemBioSys –
ENTvantage Dx

Judges include:
Jordan Kaufmann, President, CTO, Cardiovate (2013 Pitch Winner)
Mike Troy, CEO, FlashScan
Daniel R. Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Aperion Biologics, Inc.

Exhibiting companies:

Norton Rose Fulbright
HIMSS San Antonio Chapter
Emergo Group, Inc.
Wortham Insurance & Risk Management
Provenir LLC.
Arista Networks


4:45pm – 5:00pm 

Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks

Gabi_Neiderauer_80Gabriele G. Niederauer, PhD,  VP, R&D, ENT-Sinus, ArthroCare Corp. and Chair of Organizing Committee

5:00pm – 6:30pm
Reception / Networking / Announcement of Pitch Winner

Thank you to the Emerging Medical Technology Advisory Board

for lending their time & expertise to the event:

Gabi_Neiderauer_80Gabriele G. Niederauer,PhD,  VP, R&D, ENT-Sinus, ArthroCare Corp. and Chair of Organizing Committee
Matt Scherer

Corey Levenson, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
ViroXis Corporation
Sean Thompson
Vice President, Business Development, BioBridge