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IBF/LifeScience Alley MedTech Investing Conference Adds Ashley Boam, Acting Deputy Director for Science and Review Policy, Office of Device Evaluation, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA
Date:3/18/2008

Boam to address venture capitalists and venture-backed companies on the

present and future FDA regulation of medical devices

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn., and Massapequa, N.Y., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Conference organizer International Business Forum (IBF) and LifeScience Alley, a Minneapolis trade association of medical device and other biotechnology firms, today announced that Ashley Boam, Acting Deputy Director for Science and Review Policy, Office of Device Evaluation at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at FDA, will join the lineup of speakers at the 7th Annual MedTech Investing Conference (http://www.medtechconference.com) taking place at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Boam will be interviewed by legal/regulatory firm DuVal & Associates President, Mark DuVal on the future of FDA's regulation of medical devices, clinical trials and approval requirements. They will discuss how FDA's changing requirements can impact the timeline to approval for medical devices and how that could impact the amount of investments in devices going forward.

This Fireside Chat is scheduled for 11:00 am on Thursday, May 14th, the second day of the conference. It will be the first time Ms. Boam presents at the MedTech Investing Conference which happens to be the premier event for medical device investors and entrepreneurs from around the nation.

To learn more about the event and to register, visit the newly launched website http://www.medtechconference.com.

About LifeScience Alley(TM)

LifeScience Alley(TM) is the largest trade association serving the life sciences in the Upper Midwest. It represents more than 570 member companies, organizations and institutions of all sizes that devote their efforts to the research, development and commercialization of the life sciences. LifeScience Alley acts as the industry's central resource for fostering innovation, offering education and creating consensus. It offers members unique opportunities to network and collaborate and provides them with a strong, unified voice at the state and federal level. Members hail from all life science industry sectors, including medical device, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, health care providers and insurers, agricultural and industrial biotechnology, and renewable energy.

For more information, visit: http://www.lifesciencealley.org or call 952-542-3077.

About IBF

International Business Forum presents financial and business conferences on venture capital, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate strategic investing, funding technology innovation, and commercialization of intellectual property. IBF conferences provide attendees with leading-edge information and new contacts to achieve business objectives. Visit http://www.ibfconferences.com for more details and complete information on upcoming events.


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