ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Dec 21, 2016) - The Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Conference will be held in Greenville, South Carolina. The 12th annual conference will take place May 1-3, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville.
"The South Carolina medtech industry has been a strong supporter of SEMDA for many years and is growing at one of the fastest rates in the country," said Jason Rupp, Executive Director of SEMDA. "From 2012-2014, the number of new medtech businesses grew by nearly 30 percent, so we are looking forward to will tapping into this growth and the excitement in the industry."
"This decision highlights our state, county and city leaders working together to support this initiative," said Erin Ford, SCBIO Chair. "We look forward to being a part of the conference and shining a light on the growing medical device industry in South Carolina and the Southeast."
SEMDA's annual conference attracts more than 400 attendees from throughout the United States and has become a must-attend for the medtech community in the region. In 2016, the 10th annual SEMDA conference was in Nashville, TN, the first time the conference was held outside Atlanta. SEMDA 2017 will take place April 26-27 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta.
"We are working diligently and intentionally to ensure that SEMDA achieves its goal of being a truly regional organization that engages and aligns the collective medtech startup, university, corporate and investment resources and capabilities throughout the southeastern United States," Rupp said.
"SEMDA is a great event that provides an opportunity to 'collide' with other startup companies, investors, customers, partners and specialized service providers," said Jan Bouten, partner with venture firm Innova Memphis.
The Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) is a regional non-profit trade association that supports and promotes medical device and medical device data system (MDDS) companies in the Southeast. Created in 2004, the association provides unique educational resources to accelerate device development and achieve commercial success with access to funding, education and networking opportunities for medical device companies, inventors, physicians, investors, tech transfer offices, universities, sponsors and service providers interested in growing the medical device industry in the Southeast.
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