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SEMDA

March 12, 2010 07:38 ET

SEMDA 2010 Conference Announces Presenting Companies

Selection Ranges From Early- to Mid-Stage Companies Seeking Investment

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2010) - SEMDA has announced a strong line-up of companies that will present to attending venture capitalists at the SEMDA 2010 Conference. The annual event will be held March 25th, 2010 at the Georgia Aquarium.

"We are very pleased with the quality of the companies that will present at this year's conference," said SEMDA President John Edwards. "This is the first year we've had established companies such as Altea Therapeutics and AOI Medical, which are further in their development process and seeking later stage capital to continue their growth. Even in this economy, medical devices are attracting strong investor interest, and we have more than two dozen VCs already registered for the Conference."

Recognized as the premier gathering for the Southeast medical device industry, the Conference includes a presenting company track as well as a robust educational program. Highlighting this year's conference will be three panel events featuring VCs, CEOs and business development professionals. Other education topics include financing, human capital, intellectual property and mergers and acquisitions.

Presenting companies will have the opportunity to introduce their business plans and technology to venture capitalists, angel investors, corporations and investors gathering from across the U.S. Presenting companies at the SEMDA 2010 Conference include:

Altea Therapeutics Corporation
Apica Cardiovascular, Inc.
AOI Medical
Atlanta Catheter Therapies, Inc.
Axion Bio Systems
Endomimetics
ICON® Interventional Systems, Inc.
Ion Surgical Technologies, Inc.
Macular ReGeneration, Inc.
Power Device Technologies, LLC
Restorative Physiology Group, LLC
Woolsthorpe Technologies Corporation

One of the highlights of the conference will be the presentation of the SEMDA SpotLight Awards, created to recognize outstanding achievement in fostering the growth of the medical device community in the Southeast.

To register or obtain more information, visit www.semda.net/conference.

About SEMDA
The Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) is a non-profit association that supports and promotes the medical device companies in the Southeast. Created in 2004, the association provides a unique resource and networking opportunity for medical device companies, entrepreneurs, inventors, physicians, and investors interested in accelerating the growth of the medical device industry in the Southeast. For more information, visit www.semda.net

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