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MedTech Investing Conference (8th Annual) May 6-7, 2009
Date:2/12/2009

Uniting Venture Capitalists to Identify Investment Opportunities in the Multi-Billion Dollar Medical Device Market

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. and MASSAPEQUA, N.Y., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The equity markets and the global economy have been turned upside down, leaving many young medical device companies and private equity investors to ponder how to ensure success in a down market. For venture capitalists, the "New Economy" is having a severe impact on the viability of today's medical device startups, as traditional portfolio company management tactics have to be adjusted to accommodate changing market conditions. For the startup, raising capital in a stagnant market and having a longer time to exit is at the forefront of CEOs minds.

Building device companies in the current environment can only occur if the community as a whole gathers to address these issues with strategies to carry startups through this unstable period. Presented by International Business Forum (IBF) and LifeScience Alley, the 8th Annual MedTech Investing Conference May 6-7th at the Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis, MN, provides a unique opportunity to facilitate deals, share information, and address concerns; as this is the premier event for medical device investors and entrepreneurs from around the nation.

2009 Risk Reduction Strategies for Medical Device Companies

The role that venture capitalists play in preserving success for young companies in a volatile market is critical, as limited cash flow and burn rates directly affect the performance. How will today's VCs continue to nurture and build emerging growth companies in a down economy? The panel entitled "The Lightning Round" will highlight William Harrington of Three Arch Partners, Nathan Every of Frazier Healthcare Ventures, Richard Ferrari of De Novo Ventures, Peter McNerney of '/>"/>

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