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Investment In Innovation (In3) West:
A Preview of Early-Stage Medical Technology Companies

The Hyatt Regency, Irvine,
California

Industry Panel Discussion
Assessing Alternatives to Traditional Venture Capital

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Featured Speaker
Tom Fogarty
, MD
Fogarty Engineering

Dr. Thomas J. Fogarty is an internationally recognized cardiovascular surgeon, inventor, entrepreneur, and vintner. He has been involved with a wide spectrum of innovations in business and technology, serving as founder/co-founder, and Chairman/Board Member of over 33 various business and research companies, based on devices designed and developed by Fogarty Engineering, Inc. During the past 40 years, he has acquired over 100 surgical patents, including the “industry standard” Fogarty balloon embolectomy catheter and the widely used Aneurx Stent Graft that replaces open-heart abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery. Dr. Fogarty is the recipient of countless awards and honors; most significantly, he is the recipient of the Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons, the 2000 Lemelson-MIT prize for Invention and Innovation and was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame in December 2001.

Dr. Fogarty was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and received his undergraduate education at Xavier University and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He completed his residency at the University of Oregon and later served as Medical Staff President at Stanford Medical Center from 1973-1975. After thirteen years directing the Cardiovascular Surgery Program at Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, California, he returned to academic life at Stanford University School of Medicine in July 1993, as Professor of Surgery. He has a wide range of interests that involve technology related procedures, devices, and services.

Featured Speaker
Maurice Werdegar, Investment Partner, Western Technology Investment

Mr. Werdegar joined WTI in 2001. He has worked on several dozen life science investments including Acufocus, Cameron Health, Evalve, Inogen, MyoScience, Oculus Innovative Sciences, ROX Medical, SenoRx, Tercica, VeinRx and Volcano. He is also a member of the Life Science Angels, a Bay Area based angel investment group. Maurice has worked previously as a Venture Partner at Outlook Ventures, an early stage venture firm, and as Chief Investment Officer at MetaMarkets, an online mutual fund company. Mr. Werdegar also founded and served as CEO of Left at Albuquerque, a chain of restaurants. Prior to business school, Mr. Werdegar worked in corporate finance at Robertson Stephens. He holds both a BA and an MBA from Stanford.

Panel Discussion
Perspectives from the Buy Side: Buying Companies and Acquiring Technology

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Featured Speaker
John McDonough, President, Cytyc Development Corporation

John McDonough is President of Cytyc Development Corporation having overall responsibility for the development and execution of Cytyc’s strategy focused on mergers & acquisitions, development and marketing alliances and venture investing. Since joining Cytyc in 2003, he has lead the successful acquisition and integration of several companies that now contribute over 35% of Cytyc’s corporation’s annual revenue which was over $600 million in 2006.

He came to Cytyc after serving as co-founder, CEO and president at SoundBite Communications, a customer communications company. Previously, he was COO of Direct Hit Technologies, an Internet search engine company that was successfully acquired in January, 2000, and CEO and President of Workgroup Technology, a publicly held company that developed and marketed product development management solutions for medical technology and pharmaceutical companies. John also spent 10 years with Easel Corporation where he held the role of CFO, COO and then CEO of a start-up company that grew into a publicly held company in 1990 and was acquired in 1995.

John is a Certified Public Accountant and was a Senior Accountant with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells after graduating Magna cum Laude from Stonehill College in 1981.

Featured Speaker
Norman R. Sanders, M.D.
Vice President, Corporate Development and
Chief Medical Officer
ArthroCare Corporation


Norm Sanders serves as vice president, corporate development and chief medical officer of Arthrocare. He has responsibility for the companies strategic plan as well as corporate development efforts. In addition he, along with the CEO and CFO, provide for investor relations, and he assists the strategic business units in their marketing efforts.

Sanders joined Arthrocare in early 2001 working with the Spine business unit. He was promoted to medical director of Arthrocare in 2002, and vice president in 2004. He has worked on a number of acquisitions including orthopedic company OPUS Medical, spine company Parallax Medical, ENT company Applied Therapeutics, as well as other partnerships and license agreements. Sanders received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of California, San Francisco, where he also did his postgraduate training in surgery and anesthesiology. Prior to entering business he practiced anesthesiology in the San Francisco Bay Area, and served as CDR, Medical Corps, USNR. He served as an assistant clinical professor of anesthesiology at the San Francisco General Hospital, and adjunct professor of combat casualty care in the U.S. Navy.

Featured Speaker
John F. Nealon
Senior Vice President, Business Development
AMS

John F. Nealon, 43, has served as Senior Vice-President of Business Development since April 2005. From January 2002 to April 2005, he served as Vice-President of Global Marketing at AMS. Mr. Nealon has over 15 years of experience in the medical device industry. From 1996 to 2001, he served on the management team at Survivalink, a start-up medical device company which developed and marketed automated external defibrillators (AEDs). His final three years at Survivalink, he served as Vice-President, Marketing and International Sales. In 1996, he served as Director of Product Marketing for Summit Medical. From 1989 to 1996, he served in a variety of global product marketing roles at GE Medical Systems in the x-ray, surgery and cardiology businesses. Mr. Nealon holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University).

 

 

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