October 07, 2014 09:00 ET

NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon and California Gubernatorial Candidate Neel Kashkari Headline Keynotes at OCTANe's Medical Device & Investor Forum

Signature Event Will Focus on Latest Technologies, Investment Trends, and the Outlook for the Medical Device and Life Science Industries

ALISO VIEJO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2014) - Medical device and life science industry professionals will gather October 21-22, 2014 for OCTANe's Medical Device & Investor Forum (MDIF), the annual signature event that highlights the status of the medical device industry along with current and future investment trends. California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari will be discussing the importance of life science and medical industry growth within the state, while Warren Moon, former NFL quarterback and member of the Hall of Fame, will address those in attendance concerning the medical advancements specific to the sports industry. 

Keynote sessions will continue throughout the conference featuring medical industry leaders, along with investment and financial professionals, to help provide perspective on the growing impact that life science and medical device companies will have on the future. Topics include medical device and pharmaceutical consolidations, how to make clinical trials more impactful, healthcare in 2050, as well as discussions with current hospital CEOs and administrators.

Companies who are changing the medical device industry will also be presenting on their innovative products, which will highlight market opportunities, innovative solutions, creative business models and world-class operating teams. These presentations are from companies participating in OCTANe's LaunchPad SBDC program, and are always a main highlight of the conference.

"The medical device and life science industries are evolving at an extremely rapid pace," said Matthew Jenusaitis, president and CEO of OCTANe. "With so many companies that are leading the way in research and development right here in California, and Orange County specifically, this conference is an important event as it focuses on the trends that will change the medical device and life science industries in the future."

In addition to major keynotes from industry leaders, MDIF will also host panel discussions and an investor "speed dating" session, where companies will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to potential investors. The two-day event will be held at the Hotel Irvine at 17900 Jamboree Road in Irvine, CA. The conference kicks off at 10 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

Additional information, including how to register to attend, can be found at

About OCTANe
OCTANe connects people and ideas with capital and resources to fuel technology growth in Orange County. Its members represent Orange County technology executive leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, academicians, and strategic advisors, all working together to fuel innovation in the OC. The organization has helped more than 800 companies via the LaunchPad™ SBDC accelerator. LaunchPad™ companies have received more than $420 million in investment and equity exits. OCTANe annually welcomes more than 7,000 people to its programs and events. More than 2,000 business leaders throughout the Orange County region are OCTANe members. For more information, visit

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