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Meet The Summit Sponsors

Industry Leaders Dedicated To Medtech

MCRA

Founding Title Sponsor

CRO & Reimbursement Experts

Meet the Team
David Lown
David Lown

President

Tonya Dowd, MPH
Tonya Dowd, MPH

Vice President

Alyssa Howard
Alyssa Howard

Director, Business Development

Lisa Beck
Lisa Beck

Director, Clinical Affairs

MCRA's cross disciplinary approach, deep bench of talent in virtually every discipline, and contacts with governmental agencies enables its clients to operate, expand and achieve their long-term business objectives. MCRA merges best-in-class reimbursement consulting and CRO clinical research practices.  At the Emerging Medtech Summit, MCRA will share real-world case studies and discuss effective strategies for medtech companies to acheive their clinical and reimbursement goals.

Meet the MCRA team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

E.M.M.A. International Consulting Group

Founding Title Sponsor

Regulatory & Quality Experts

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Carmine Jabri
Carmine Jabri

President

Nikita Angane
Nikita Angane

Lead Quality Engineer

Quality, regulatory, and compliance are common pain points in the Medical Device industry. EMMA International provides specialized solutions backed by extensive knowledge and industry experience through working within corporate cultures and alongside employees. Our core team of quality and regulatory experts establish lasting solutions to ensure our clients’ expectations are fulfilled.

Meet the E.M.M.A. International Consulting Group team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

Ximedica

Founding Sponsor

Strategy, Design & Development Leaders

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Lisa Carmel
Lisa Carmel

VP of Business Development

Michael Pereira
Michael Pereira

President & COO

Michael Neidert
Michael Neidert

VP of Business Development

Ximedica is your leading product development company offering end-to-end  solutions with deep expertise across a wide range of disciplines. With 30 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied clients in healthcare, Ximedica can launch products faster with higher market adoption. We use a human-centered, integrated process to create medical products that are thoughtfully designed, approved, manufactured and ultimately delivered to market.

Meet the Ximedica team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

Alira Health

Founding Sponsor

Strategy Consulting Leaders

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David Uffer
David Uffer

Senior Partner, VP MedTech

Deepak Sahu
Deepak Sahu

Manager, Market Access

Alira Health is an international advisory firm on the frontlines of healthcare transformation.  We provide a suite of integrated services designed to help healthcare and life science companies to innovate and grow across their product and business lifecycles.  Our services span the spectrum of Product Development, Strategy Consulting, and Transaction Advisory. We are cross-functional, meaning that our clients work directly with strategists, bankers, doctors and scientists. We collaborate to fully understand every aspect of your business and provide a continuum of support to help your business achieve success at every turn.

Meet the Alira Health team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

BioQuest

Founding Title Sponsor

Executive Search Professionals

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Roger Anderson
Roger Anderson

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Dave Mildrew
Dave Mildrew

Managing Director

Kim Ennis
Kim Ennis

Managing Director

Peter Schineller
Peter Schineller

Managing Director

We pioneered and built one of the first specialty medical technology executive search firms in the U.S. and have been identifying, assessing, and placing outstanding executives for more than 30 years. In rapidly emerging markets, we believe that great leadership transforms people and organizations. We have earned a reputation for understanding company cultures and exceeding our clients’ expectations with expert assessment and insight. Not only are we seasoned consultants and executive recruiters, we have also held leadership positions in healthcare start-ups and global firms delivering new medical technologies and novel solutions to patients.

Meet the BioQuest team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

Miraki Innovation

Supporting Sponsor

Medical Technology Breakthrough Fund

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Christopher Velis
Christopher Velis

Founder & Executive Chairman

Tom Duquette
Tom Duquette

Managing Director

Miraki’s funds and companies solve some of the world’s most pressing health problems and answer the industry’s biggest demands.

Our repeatable and risk-adjusted method identifies future demands, and efficiently and effectively builds the best solutions to those pressing needs. The Miraki Method is a unique and efficient approach to investing that has led to the successful exits of multiple companies and created approximately $6.33 billion in capital appreciation. This six-step method allows us to translate ideas and research out of labs and build them into flourishing companies. All of our past, current and future companies advance through each stage, in succession.

Meet the Miraki Innovation team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

Knobbe Martens

Founding Sponsor

Intellectual Property Law

Meet the Team

Knobbe Martens is an agent of innovation, providing clients worldwide with forward-focused intellectual property and technology law service and representation. We are one of the largest and fastest-growing IP law firms, with over 275 attorneys and scientists representing the complete spectrum of technologies and IP practice areas.

We combine unmatched technical and litigation expertise to deliver superior results in both transactional and contested matters, for both cutting-edge start-ups and established Fortune 500 companies. Our work spans fields ranging from physics to pharmaceuticals and entertainment to engineering.

Meet the Knobbe Martens team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

Levitate

Founding Sponsor

Strategic Communications Agency

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Stacey Holifield
Stacey Holifield

President & Founder

Adam King
Adam King

Senior Strategist

At Levitate, we believe in dreaming big and doing even bigger. We challenge our clients to embrace the business of disrupting culture to achieve beyond the status quo – then we make it happen. We design and implement smart, strategic, engaging communication efforts that educate, influence and motivate action. Strategic planning, messaging, content, creative, media relations and analytics – we masterfully fuse all of it together to help healthcare companies discover a unique identity and share that story with the world. Be seen. Be known. Be remembered. Levitate.

Meet the Levitate team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

Medmarc

Supporting Sponsor

Lifescience & Medical Industry Insurance

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Lynn Carney
Lynn Carney

Manager, Marketing

George Ayd
George Ayd

Vice President

Medmarc is the leading expert in the products liability risks facing medical technology and life sciences companies.  Medical technology and life sciences companies are vulnerable to a variety of products liability risks that are unique to their industry. We understand these risks and specialize in providing insurance and risk management solutions designed to respond to the industry's particular needs.

Meet the Medmarc team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

Stradling

Founding Sponsor

Attorneys at Law

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Parker Schweich
Parker Schweich

Shareholder

Marc Alcser
Marc Alcser

Shareholder

Scott Feuchter
Scott Feuchter

Director of Marketing

Our life science practice group counsels the companies driving innovation to improve human health. We provide sophisticated counsel to medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies at all stages of development, from early-stage entrepreneurial ventures through mature, global public companies. For the past ten years, Stradling has been selected as one of California’s leading life science law firms by Chambers & Partners, the premier ranking source for law firms and attorneys. Our life science team works with our employment, tax, litigation, real estate, intellectual property and mergers and acquisitions groups to provide the full spectrum of legal services to all of our clients.

Meet the Stradling team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

Hantel Technologies

Supporting Sponsor

Contract Manufacturing Specialists

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Mary P. Gallup
Mary P. Gallup

President

Robert Brommer
Robert Brommer

VP of Engineering

Roseann Ward
Roseann Ward

Director of Operations

Hantel Technologies, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is a global supplier offering Contract Design and Manufacturing services.  Hantel’s team is made up of seasoned professionals that are creative and innovative offering clients a collaborative environment that promotes successful outcomes.  Our team regularly tackles a broad range of technologies, with expertise in energy modalities, material selections, intravascular catheters, drug delivery, small instrumentation, and sensors.  Hantel offers a full suite of manufacturing services from concept to commercial scale. 

Meet the Hantel Technologies team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

Greenlight Guru

Founding Sponsor

QMS Leaders

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Jon Speer
Jon Speer

Founder & VP of QA/RA

Nick Tippmann
Nick Tippmann

VP of Marketing

We live in a digitally connected era, and yet the existing tools being used by medical device teams to define, manage and monitor quality throughout the device lifecycle are increasingly disconnected. Through Greenlight Guru’s turn-key medical device quality management software platform and industry expertise, leading medtech startups are leveraging connected quality in order to launch new devices faster, streamline regulatory compliance and submissions, and scale their business into different markets with ease. Greenlight Guru's medical device quality management software is trusted by hundreds of emerging medtech companies all across the globe.

Meet the Greenlight Guru team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

MiQ Partners

Founding Sponsor

Manufacturing Automation Leaders

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MiQ Partners offers what matters most to the success of any manufacturing project: The human touch backed by years of proven intelligence and insights for creating solutions that deliver outcomes, efficiencies and margins for customers across all industries. Not only do we bring intellectual depth to each project we do, we bring your intelligent ideas to life using best-in-class technology for automation, robotics, machine vision, precision part handling, assembly, testing, inspection, and more.

Meet the MiQ Partners team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

BioPacific Investors

Founding Sponsor

Angel Investor Group

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Ann Gaddy
Ann Gaddy

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Greg Scott
Greg Scott

Co-Founder

An angel investment group created to leverage cross-pacific business opportunities by investing in early stage life science and healthcare companies with an Asia connection.  BioPacific Investors will attend the Emerging Medtech Summit to scout for new investment opportunities.

Meet the BioPacific Investors team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

Octane

Supporting Sponsor

Connecting People, Resources & Capital

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Deb Hart
Deb Hart

Managing Director

Octane is the convening organization of the Southern California technology and medical technology business ecosystem by connecting people, resources and capital.  We will create 55,000 high paying technology jobs to Southern California by 2030 through our accelerator LaunchPad SBDC as well as our platform Octane Enterprise Solutions (OES). In addition, Octane hosts dozens of programs throughout the year and has direct access to capital.

Meet the Octane team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

CLSA

Supporting Sponsor

Advocating for CA Life Sciences Ecosystem

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Mike Guerra
Mike Guerra

President & CEO

Andrew Setikas
Andrew Setikas

Sr. VP, Business Development & Strategy

Sam Assmann
Sam Assmann

Director, Business Development

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) is the state’s largest and most influential life sciences advocacy and business leadership organization. With offices in Sacramento, San Diego, South San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington DC, CLSA works closely with industry, government, academia and others to shape public policy, improve access to innovative technologies and grow California’s life sciences economy. CLSA serves biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics companies, research universities and institutes, investors and service providers throughout the Golden State. CLSA was founded in 2015 when the Bay Area Bioscience Association (BayBio) and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) merged.

Meet the CLSA team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

Jaunt

Supporting Sponsor

Management Consulting

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Aaron Call
Aaron Call

Principal

Nick Talamantes
Nick Talamantes

Market Intelligence Manager

Jaunt helps executives and investors build up great companies by aligning the right products to the right markets. We do this using market intelligence and commercialization expertise to develop confident investment strategies for new and emerging medical technologies.

Meet the Jaunt team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

Access Strategy Partners

Founding Sponsor

Meet the Team
Jim Walker
Jim Walker

President & Co-Founder

Armin Cline
Armin Cline

Chief Commercialization Officer & Co-Founder

Kevin Donovan
Kevin Donovan

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Access Strategy Partners Inc drives new sales revenue for medical device companies with leading provider and supply chain organizations. We are a team of medical device/life sciences experts focused on bringing new medical technologies to market by establishing an essential Supply Chain and Corporate Administration connection within Integrated Delivery Networks, Regional Purchasing Coalitions and Group Purchasing Organizations.

Our Key Account Management services team reviews your company’s unique product portfolio attributes with the Supply Chain leadership of these systems, creating new opportunities for growth. The relationship with providers’ leadership complements the clinical efforts of the field sales force to yield greater sales productivity.

Additional services include establishing the sales and distribution channel in the Acute Care, Government Institutions, ASCs, Home Healthcare and Long-Term Care segments. Visit the Access Strategy Partners website to learn more.

 

Meet the Access Strategy Partners team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

American Preclinical Services

Supporting Sponsor

Meet the Team
Scott Barnhill
Scott Barnhill

Sr. Business Development Manager

Michael Frie
Michael Frie

Director of Business Development

APS is a State of the Art, AAALAC and ISO17025 accredited, USDA registered and GLP compliant Contract Research Organization (CRO) located in Minneapolis, MN specializing in medical device and pharmaceutical testing.

By utilizing our catalogue of services, which includes ISO10993 biocompatibility testing, analytical testing, interventional, surgical, toxicology, pharmacology, pain, physician training, bioskills, animal model development, and complete pathology services, you’ll be able to develop and conduct a powerful preclinical program.

Whether your company is a startup or an established industry leader, our experienced scientific staff has the expertise to meet your research needs and timelines.  Pilot and screening evaluations, feasibility and efficacy testing or ultimately GLP safety studies of the finished product, you will have industry experts to rely on every step of the way.

Meet the American Preclinical Services team at the Emerging Medtech Summit, learn more here, or request an introduction now.

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