SOURCE: Elsevier Business Intelligence

Elsevier Business Intelligence

May 22, 2012 09:31 ET

Don Urbanowicz to Host "Top 10 Value-Drivers Strategics Look for in Pre-Revenue Startups" Session at Elsevier Business Intelligence's 'IN3 Medical Device 360° Boston' Conference

June 27-29, 2012, Hyatt Regency Boston

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 22, 2012) - Elsevier Business Intelligence, the medtech industry's leading provider of strategic partnership and investment conferences, announced today that 30-year device industry veteran Don Urbanowicz, Principal, Urbanowicz Consulting, LLC, will host an early-stage start-up investment strategy session at the 'Investment in Innovation (IN3) Medical Device 360° Boston' investor conference, June 27-29, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Boston.

Urbanowicz, former senior-level executive with Stryker Orthopaedics, Sofamor Danek, Aircast and Smith & Nephew, will host a one-hour session on Thursday evening, June 28th, titled "Top 10 Value-Drivers Strategics Look for in Pre-Revenue Startups," which will examine in detail what medical device acquirers or licensors are specifically looking for in pre-revenue companies, and describe how startups can best position their company and technology with each prospective buyer.

IN3 Medical Device 360° Boston will also feature presentations by more than 25 development- to commercial-stage startups that are seeking funding and/or strategic partnership, developing products covering the spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic device markets. Presenters confirmed to date include Aerolase, CoolSpine, Genomind, Harbor MedTech, MGI Medical, Neuronetrix, Poiesis Medical, Soft Tissue Regeneration, StnDrd Infusion, Stroma Medical, Suspension Orthopaedic Solutions, Thermimage, ThermopeutiX, Titan Spine, and Vertiflex.

The event also will feature an outstanding agenda of panels, presentations and networking sessions with industry thought leaders discussing the most pressing issues facing the global device industry in 2012 and beyond. Confirmed participating speakers include senior-level strategic decision makers from Ascent Biomedical Ventures, Boston Scientific, Covidien, Cowen Healthcare Royalty Partners, DePuy Mitek and Codman/Johnson & Johnson, Fidelity Biosciences, NGN Capital, NMT Capital, Novartis Venture Funds, Polaris Venture Partners, Siemens Venture Capital, Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, SV Life Sciences Advisers, Wright Medical Technology, and many more. Interactive panel topics will include: Intellectual Property's Role in Start-Up Valuations, What Big Companies Want to See in a Start-Up Before Buying; Complying with the New Physician Sunshine Law; and, Medtech Investing: Hear What It Takes to Get a VC to Say Yes. In addition, Robert Pearson, president of W20 Group, will give a special Social Media Keynote Presentation, and a networking cocktail reception will be held the evening of June 28th. Partnering software will be available to all registered attendees prior to the conference so that one-on-one onsite meetings can be pre-arranged.

Emerging medtech companies that would like to apply to present in Boston should contact Kayleen Kell at 949-797-7142, or email

The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Boston, centrally located in downtown Boston. Co-sponsors include Ronald Trahan Associates Inc., AptivSolutions, Current Partnering, Medmarc with The Hartford and Biomedic-Insure, UBM TechInsights, FreeMind, Scisive, Mass Medical Angels, Life Science Intelligence, and marketwire. Visit for full conference and registration details. EBI will be hosting one additional IN3 Medical Device 360° event in 2012, its Summit-San Francisco, October 15-17; visit for more information.

About Elsevier Business Intelligence
Elsevier Business Intelligence (EBI), an Elsevier company built on the heritage of F-D-C Reports, Windhover Information and Medtech Insight, is a global information supplier providing business intelligence on regulatory, business and reimbursement issues that are vital to the healthcare industry. Through a range of products including publications, conferences, databases and reports, EBI places biopharma and medical device professionals, and those who focus on these industries, at the forefront of knowledge, by providing the perfect combination of news and information together with penetrating insight and analysis. EBI ( has offices in the U.S. in Bridgewater, N.J.; Norwalk, Conn.; Rockville, Md.; and Irvine, Calif.

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