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02.25.19 - International Symposium on Biomedical Devices



Innovators, entrepreneurs, members of academia, and industry professionals interested in bringing new technology to the medical device market met Feb. 4 at CALIT2 for the 5th Annual International Symposium on Technology for Biomedical Devices.

The event began with industry experts discussing regulatory issues for medical products, aspects regarding transferring technology from the university to the private sector and updates for intellectual property protection in the life sciences. This annual program is designed to offer practical information to help innovators successfully move their research from the laboratory to the biomedical device market.

Meera Shier, marketing director with MicroVention was a featured speaker at the event. MicroVention is a neuroendovascular medical device company that develops minimally-invasive devices for treatment of vascular diseases in the brain. Shier showcased an overview of the company’s history, and highlighted future development planned by MicroVention

Presenters/presentation downloads:
Tech Startup Showcase
The second part of the day included a fast-paced Tech Startup Showcase that allowed innovators 10 minutes to present their most advanced technology.

Tech Startup Showcase participants:
Translucence Biosystems
Integra Devices
Amberstone Biosciences

Mark Bachman, CTO and co-founder at Integra Devices,
presented examples of more than a dozen types
of devices his company is developing.

At the end of the day, attendees had the opportunity to spend more time with presenters and participants at a reception in the CALIT2 atrium.

The International Symposium is an annual event, held each February – the day before the start of the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) trade show at the Anaheim Convention Center. MD&M describes its trade show as delivering “key decision makers in general corporate management, research and development, and design engineering whose primary interests include manufacturing and production machinery, contract R&D, and medical grade materials.”

-- Sharon Henry