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Innovation and Medical Advances to be Highlighted on Final Day of Inaugural AdvaMed 2007 Conference

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Keynote by George H.W. Bush Emphasizes Value of Medical Advances

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AdvaMed 2007, the inaugural MedTech conference, will kick off its final day of programs with company presentations, panels focused on innovation and quality of life for patients, and a keynote address by former President George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.

Today, venture capitalists, investors, licensing officials, policy makers and others will hear more than 40 company presentations selected by the AdvaMed 2007 business development committee. Companies from 16 states and three countries, and at all stages of development, will present innovative technologies and intellectual property in the categories of Ophthalmology, Cardiovascular, Diagnostics, Imaging, Orthopedics, Wound Care and Additional Hot Topics. (Visit: and click on the Business Development Forum page to see a complete overview of AdvaMed 2007 presenting companies.)

"The conference's theme today is 'Living Longer, Living Healthier,'" said Stephen J. Ubl, President and CEO of AdvaMed. "The presenting companies and keynote speaker today clearly showcase how innovations in medical technology such as hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, as well as advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, juvenile diabetes, and cancer allow individuals to live longer, healthier lives."

Former President George H.W. Bush, who had both hips replaced, will detail how medical advances have improved his life and the life of his family.

To view the full AdvaMed 2007 conference program visit

About AdvaMed:

AdvaMed member companies produce the medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures and more effective treatments. Our members produce nearly 90 percent of the health care technology purchased annually in the United States and more than 50 percent purchased annually around the world. AdvaMed members range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. For more information, visit

About AdvaMed 2007:

AdvaMed 2007 is the premier medical technology conference and exhibition for business leaders, policymakers, investors, news media, patient advocates, and industry stakeholders from around the world. This year's conference offers a variety of workshops and panel discussions on subjects such as Medicare reimbursement, compliance, intellectual property, global market opportunities,

corporate finance, public policy, emerging company issues, 21st century health care and the value of medical technology.

Whether you need to finance, partner or license technology, AdvaMed 2007 introduces you to key decision-makers featuring a business development partnering program, company presentations, and an exhibition showcasing the latest medical technologies and products. Attendees have the opportunity to directly access key players, inform stakeholders as to the progress of our industry, and influence the business, political and financial climates so imperative to innovation.

For more information, visit or call 1-202-434- 7213.

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