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Johnson & Johnson

Having made significant contributions to surgery for more than a century, the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies are in the business of reaching more patients and restoring more lives. The group represents the most comprehensive surgical technology and specialty solutions business in the world, offering an unparalleled breadth of products, services, programs and research and development capabilities directed at advancing patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide.


Medtronic PLC

Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Medtronic is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 88,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in approximately 160 countries. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together.


Olympus Corporation

Olympus is a global medical device company specializing in endoscopy with a passion for transforming the future of healthcare. Given its commitment to making lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, as well as its major presence in hospitals around the world, Olympus has a good reason to be invested in future developments that will better the experiences of providers and patients. The company is seeking partnerships and licensing relationships with early stage medical device startups worldwide, and is interested in endoscopes, laparoscopic devices, devices for minimally invasive surgery, and AI technologies across a wide range of specialties including ENT, gastrointestinal, respiratory, gynecology, and urology. To discover more about Olympus' technology needs, click here.

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Medmarc was created in 1979 by the healthcare technology industry. Medmarc’s purpose is to be the superior provider of liability insurance and related risk management solutions and to support the development, testing and delivery of medical products that save lives and improve the quality of life. Through collaboration with our parent company, ProAssurance, and our clinical trial industry experts, we provide a single source of innovative healthcare liability insurance solutions to the life sciences companies we serve. 

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Knobbe Martens

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens has over 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence.


JoJan Inc. DBA The Mullings Group

The Mullings Group has consistently been recognized as a leading search firm in the nation. For over 25 years, our focus has been in the medical device industry. The star candidates of yesterday are the leaders of today and through these long standing relationships, we know the real players, and what will attract them. Clients attribute TMG's success to its industry focused search teams and partnering relationships. Each assignment is carefully directed by a tenured search consultant who is intimately familiar with your industry and its challenges. Each specialty team is composed of several members that provide unique discipline expertise. This deliberate configuration enables the client to receive substantial time and cost saving benefits as a result of aligning with a firm that services the client's needs vertically and horizontally. Whether searching for the general manager of a billion dollar company, staffing an entire sales force for an international conglomerate or recruiting a highly specialized engineer for a recently launched start-up, matching the right employee with the right company is what we do best.


Hantel Technologies, Inc

Hantel Technologies, Inc located in the heart of SF bay area (Hayward, CA) is a well established engineering and contract manufacturing company in the area of small medical device instrumentation and  disposable sterile devices. Hantel has a global presence. Hantel’s team of experienced medical device professionals can take a project from concept to commercial scale. Hantel manufacturing organization is ISO 13585 registered, and offers only high quality services.



For more than 50 years Intertek has been partnering with medical device manufacturers to deliver Quality and Safety solutions for Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification. The Company's experts understand the latest technologies and the regulatory requirements that medical devices must meet in every region of the world. With engineers and technicians at 10 Centers of Excellence and 23 labs across the world dedicated to testing medical devices equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, Intertek helps customers launch new medical devices to market quickly.



NAMSA is a Medical Research Organization (MRO), accelerating medical device product development through integrated laboratory, clinical research and regulatory consulting services. Driven by our regulatory expertise, NAMSA’s MRO® Approach plays an important role in translational research, applying a unique combination of disciplines—consulting, regulatory, reimbursement, preclinical, toxicology, microbiology, chemistry, clinical and quality—to move clients’ products through the development process, and continue to provide support through commercialization to post-market requirements anywhere in the world. NAMSA operates 13 offices throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and employs nearly 1,000 highly-experienced laboratory, clinical and consulting Associates.



Led by veterans of the medical device industry, PRIA drives market adoption and payer coverage of innovative medical devices and procedures. Combining patient and clinical data, as well as evidence of patient-demand, we build patient access programs that convince insurance companies to cover your medical device – accelerating the adoption and commercialization of your innovative procedure or treatment.

Gold Sponsors



The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), is a trade association that leads the effort to advance medical technology in order to achieve healthier lives and healthier economies around the world. AdvaMed’s membership has reached nearly 300 members and more than 80 employees with a global presence in countries including Europe, India, China, Brazil, and Japan. AdvaMed’s member companies range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies.The Association acts as the common voice for companies producing medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems.

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First Republic Bank

Founded in 1985, First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service and offers a complete line of products, including residential, commercial and personal loans, deposit services, and wealth management. First Republic is a constituent of the S&P 500 Index and KBW Nasdaq Bank Index.

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genae, an IQVIA business

genae, an IQVIA business, is an expert in value-driven science and technology for the medical industries and helps you in obtaining predictable outcomes, on time, and on budget. genae offers Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Clinical Trial Management & Digital Health services.


Orchestra BioMed

Orchestra BioMed™ is a biomedical innovation company providing high-impact solutions for important unmet needs in procedure-based medicine. We partner with global market leaders to drive commercialization and secure significant revenue sharing participation. Our lead products include Virtue® Sirolimus-Eluting Balloon (SEB), partnered with Terumo Corporation, and BackBeat Cardiac Neuromodulation Therapy (CNT).



MedTech Strategist

MedTech Strategist is a global information provider and Subject Matter Experts focused exclusively on the under-served medtech market. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we have worked together for nearly two decades, providing medical device industry executives with both breadth and depth in our industry publications, MedTech Strategist and MedTech Strategist Market Pathways, and providing our community with access to unparalleled connections at our medical device conferences.

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New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA)

New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) is a global venture capital firm focused on helping entrepreneurs build transformational businesses across multiple stages, sectors and geographies. With more than $20 billion in cumulative committed capital since the firm’s founding in 1977, NEA invests in technology and healthcare companies at all stages in a company’s lifecycle, from seed stage through IPO. The firm's long track record of successful investing includes more than 225 portfolio company IPOs and more than 375 acquisitions.

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Fogarty Institute for Innovation

At the Fogarty Institute, we believe innovation is the lifeblood of medical advancement. This conviction drives our seasoned team as we seek unique pathways to bring life-changing medical therapies to market faster. Dr. Thomas J. Fogarty, one of the most noted cardiovascular surgeons and innovators of all time, founded the Institute with the vision of improving patients’ lives while lowering healthcare costs. As an educational nonprofit, we are uniquely positioned to expand on this goal through our programs that cultivate innovators, accelerate the development of their ideas and elevate the global medtech ecosystem.


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier provider of legal services to life sciences, technology, and growth enterprises worldwide. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions


Lightstone Ventures

Lightstone Ventures was founded in 2012 by the General Partners and other key members of the life science teams of Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV) and Morgenthaler. The firm was formed to capture the upside of investing in breakthrough life science companies during a time of unique opportunity in the space. With strategic insight and a proven strategy, we are well-positioned to continue to find unique investments and drive life science innovation for patients. Members of the Lightstone team manage a portfolio of more than 40 medical device and biotechnology companies across the ATV and Morgenthaler legacy funds

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