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Exclusive Industry Panel for Medical Device Developers - "The Great Innovators: A Sit-Down Chat with Dr. Thomas Fogarty & Dean Kamen"

PHILADELPHIA, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --


This new Q&A session features industry leaders Dean Kamen  and Dr. Thomas Fogarty  offering their insights into the future of medical device development. Free for attendees at MD&M East Philadelphia on May 23.

On Wednesday, May 23 at 2:30pm, Medical Design & Manufacturing East (MD&M East) will present the special panel, "The Great Innovators: A Sit-Down Chat with Dr. Thomas Fogarty & Dean Kamen." Led by UBM Canon's Director of Content, Rich Nass, this live Q&A panel will feature renowned inventor Dean Kamen, and MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dr. Thomas Fogarty.

Mr. Kamen and Dr. Fogarty are two of the most important and innovative minds in the medical device industry today.  Attendees will have the rare opportunity to interact directly with Mr. Kamen and Dr. Fogarty as they answer questions and share their insights into the future of medical device development and technology. This panel is free to all Expo attendees. Complete details and registration information are available at

About Dean Kamen

Dean Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and advocate for science and technology. He has more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents and invented the first wearable infusion pump and the first wearable insulin pump for diabetes. Some of the many devices Mr. Kamen has worked on include the HomeChoice™ peritoneal dialysis system, Hydroflex™ surgical irrigation pump, the Crown™ stent, iBOT™ mobility device, and the Segway® Human Transporter. Mr. Kamen was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 2000, the Lemelson-MIT Prize 2002, and has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2005.

About Dr. Thomas Fogarty

Dr. Thomas Fogarty's vast accomplishments in the medical device industry include having founded or co-founded more than 33 medical companies. Fogarty holds 135 patents on surgical instruments, among them the Fogarty balloon embolectomy catheter which revolutionized vascular surgery, became the first minimally invasive surgical device, and is still commonly used. Before Fogarty invented the arterial embolectomy catheter, up to 50% of patients were dying or losing limbs during surgery to remove blood clots. Fogarty's inventions have saved the lives of millions of people.

About MD&M East Exposition

MD&M East Expo will run from Tuesday, May 22through Thursday, May 24 on the main floor of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. MD&M East provides medical device engineers, R&D, quality, regulatory, design, and manufacturing contact with hundreds of the industry's medical OEM contract service providers, suppliers and consultants. Developers can quickly evaluate and compare end-to-end manufacturing solutions in one single location. Every stage of the product development cycle is represented, from research and design through regulatory approval and end-product marketing. Exposition registration is complimentary to qualified members of the medtech community at

Event Details
MD&M East

Exposition: May 22-24, 2012

Conference: May 21-24, 2012

Pennsylvania Convention Center

1101 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

*Special panel "The Great Innovators: A Sit-Down Chat with Dr. Thomas Fogarty & Dean Kamen" -  Wednesday, May 23, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Innovation Briefs Theater, Booth 589, MD&M East Exhibit Floor

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Nannette Nolan
Marketing Manager, Medical Events
UBM Canon 


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