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CardioTec Conference to Address Opportunities and Challenges in Cardiovascular Device Manufacturing

RAMSEY, N.J., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioTec is the first and only conference dedicated to addressing the challenges facing the cardiovascular device manufacturing industry. Hosted by Medical Product Outsourcing magazine, CardioTec invites OEM professionals and contract manufacturers/suppliers to explore manufacturing issues through a specialized agenda and extraordinary lineup of speakers. CardioTec takes place Sept. 15 at The Northland Inn in Minneapolis, Minn. Visit for more information.

"As a major center for cardiovascular device development and manufacturing, the Twin Cities is the ideal location for such an important event," said Liz Rammer, Executive Vice President, LifeScience Alley. "We are excited to support CardioTec and feel it adds value by providing a forum for the industry to interact and discuss issues affecting product development, research and innovation."

Participants will discuss driving innovation from research to commercialization at sessions developed by The American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate -Twin Cities Division and the Medical Devices Center at the University of Minnesota.

Those leading the discussion on innovation include:

  • Thomas Gunderson, Managing Director, Senior Analyst, Piper Jaffray
  • Timothy D. Henry, MD, FACC, Interventional Cardiologist, Minneapolis Heart Institute, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • Ken Liebman, Partner, Faegre & Benson
  • David W. Stassen, Managing Director, Split Rock Partners
  • Arthur G. Erdman, P.E, Director, Medical Devices Center, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Marie Guion Johnson, Ph.D, Director, Medical Innovation Fellows Think Tank
  • Joe Hofmeister, Technology Marketing Manager, Biomedical/Medical Devices Center, Univ. of Minnesota, Office for Technology Commercialization

Representatives from ATS Medical, Boston Scientific Corp., Medtronic Inc. and St. Jude Medical Inc. will address such key issues as operational excellence, pricing pressures and the various phases of medical device development. Participants in the discussion include:

  • Shannon Crespin, VP, Global Supply Chain for CardioVascular, Medtronic Inc.
  • Bryan Szweda, Senior Director of Operations, St. Jude Medical Inc.
  • Jon Ewert, Project Manager, Boston Scientific Corp.
  • David R. Elizondo, VP, Research Development & Clinical Affairs, ATS Medical
  • Phil Ebeling, VP R&D Cardiovascular Division, St. Jude Medical Inc.

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CardioTec is sponsored by B Braun, Covidien plc, Creganna-Tactx Medical, Donatelle, Helix Medical LLC, Heraeus, Interface Catheter Solutions, Interplex Medical LLC, Linguanational Translations Inc., MicroLumen Inc., NDC, NDH Medical Inc., Norman Noble Inc., Phillips Plastics Corporation, ProMed Molding, Inc., SMC Ltd., Stellar Technologies, Tegra Medical, Vaupell Inc. and Vesta Inc.

About Medical Product Outsourcing Magazine

Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO) is the only global magazine dedicated to the growing trend of medical device outsource manufacturing. In-depth coverage includes comprehensive feature articles, industry news, trends and developments pertinent to the contract manufacturer-OEM relationship. MPO examines the increasingly complex and demanding requirements of managing outsourcing partnerships. Medical Product Outsourcing ( is brought to you by Rodman Publishing (, which also publishes Orthopedic Design & Technology (, a leading source of information devoted to the highly specialized field of orthopedic product manufacturing.

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