PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (http://www.wsgr.com/WSGR/Default.aspx), the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, medical and growth enterprises worldwide, announced details today for its 25th Annual Medical Device Conference to be held Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco (http://www.wsgr.com/news/medicaldevice/index.htm).
Registration for the conference is currently open to the public (http://www.cvent.com/d/5vqhc4/4W). The program will focus on understanding the challenges facing today's medtech start-ups and the strategies that are emerging in response to these challenges.
A special keynote interview and dinner will be held in the evening prior to the conference on Thursday June 1, 2017 at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park. The dinner will feature a conversation with Michael DeMane, chairman of Nevro, a company that he took public in late 2014 at a $425 million valuation -- and quickly grew to over a billion dollars in value in seven short months.
In a series of topical panels presented over the course of one day, attendees will hear from industry CEOs, venture capitalists, industry strategists, investment bankers and market analysts.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED IN DEPTH INCLUDE:
* New Models for Medtech Investing
* Big Medtech's Evolving Business Development Strategies
* Pacific Rim Deals with U.S. Medtech
* IP Value -- A Corporate and Investor Perspective
* Funding Strategies for Entrepreneurs
* Make America Great Again -- Insights from Washington, D.C.
* University Licensing Strategies
* Structuring Strategic Collaborations
* Clinical Trials -- Avoiding Major Pitfalls
* Making the Case for Value
* IPOs and Mergers
* Collaborations Between Japan and Silicon Valley
* Patent Litigation
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM:
Abbott Ventures, AdvaMed, AZCA Venture Partners, Asahi Kasei, Brandon Capital Partners, CryoLife, Curation Capital, Element Science, Emergent Medical Partners, Endeavor Vision, Enplas Corporation, Exact Sciences Corporation, ForSight Labs, iRhythm Technologies, Kaiser Permanente, KCK Group, Launchpad Digital Health, LivaNova, Longford Capital Management, M.H. Carnegie & Company, Medeon Biodesign, Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), Medpass International, Medtronic, Monterey Advisors, MVM, Nevro, Partisan Management Group, RCT Ventures, ReThink Medical, Spirox, SRS Acquiom, Stanford University, Symap Medical, Teleflex, The MedTech Strategist, TheraNova, U.S.-Japan MedTech Frontiers (USJMF), and Xip.
Among the highlights of this year's conference is the launch of WSGR’s new Partnering Hall, which will provide personalized opportunities for large medtech consolidators and investors to meet with medical device and healthcare IT start-ups looking for investment, partnering and acquisition opportunities.
Partnering Hall was created to help facilitate targeted networking and business development opportunities. Partnering Hall participants will have access to detailed executive summaries from start-ups attending the conference and special software that will allow interested parties to arrange meetings with one another.
WINE TASTING RECEPTION:
The conference concludes with the Venture Wine-Tasting reception and attendees will sample wines from several California wineries. The sommeliers for the event will be local venture capitalists -- wine with a venture capital twist.
For additional information about the conference or the new Partnering Hall contact 650-320-4529.