Elsevier Business Intelligence(, publisher

of "The Gray Sheet" and the medtech industry's leading provider of

strategic partnership and investment conferences, announced today that

it will host the 'Investment in Innovation(IN3) Medical Device 360

Summit - San Francisco' partnering and investment conference on

October 15-17, 2012, at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San

Francisco. Taking place in the hub of device investment and innovation

in the Bay Area, the event will bring together a diverse group of

medtech's key thought leaders -- from among Corporate Business

Development, Venture Capital and Strategic Investment, Start-Up

Entrepreneurs and Industry Pioneer -- to candidly discuss the critical

issues that will define the future of all players in the evolving

device space.

Summit-San Francisco will feature presentations by more than 25

early-, mid- and late-stage start-up companies that are seeking

funding and/or strategic partnership across the spectrum of diagnostic

and therapeutic device markets. The conference also will feature an

outstanding agenda of expert guest speakers and panels. The opening

presentation -- "The 2012 Elections: Impact on FDA, Healthcare Reform

and the Future of Medical Technology Innovation" -- will be given by

Mark Leahey, President and CEO, Medical Device Manufacturers

Association (MDMA). In addition, Thomas J. Fogarty, internationally

recognized cardiovascular surgeon, inventor and entrepreneur, will

host a Fireside Chat, and a special evening presentation will be given

by Don Urbanowicz, President, Urbanowicz Consulting: "Top 10 Value

Drivers Strategics Look for in Pre-Revenue Start-Ups." Insightful

panel topics will include: "Strategics on Deal Priorities: Driving

Growth through Different Structures"; "Late-Stage Investing"; and,

"What It Takes to Get a VC to Say 'Yes!.'" Partnering software will be

available to all registered attendees prior to the conference so that

one-on-one onsite meetings can be pre-arranged.

This two-day special event will benefit a wide variety of participants

in the medical device sector: start-ups seeking investment or

strategic partnerships, investment firms, VCs, mid-size and large

medical device manufacturers, and service providers. Emerging medtech

companies that would like to apply to present in San Francisco should

contact Kayleen Kell at 949-797-7142, or email

IN3 Medical Device 360 Summit-San Francisco will be held at the

historic InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco. Event

co-sponsors include Ronald Trahan Associates Inc., Aptiv Solutions,

Medmarc with The Hartford and Biomedic-Insure, Knobbe Martens,

MassMedic Angels,Neocure Group, Life Science Intelligence, Current

Partnering and marketwire. Visit for full conference and

registration details.

About Elsevier Business IntelligenceElsevier Business Intelligence

(EBI), an Elsevier company built on the heritage of F-D-C Reports,

Windhover Information and Medtech Insight, is a global information

supplier providing business intelligence on regulatory, business and

reimbursement issues that are vital to the healthcare industry.

Through a range of products including publications, conferences,


and reports, EBI places biopharma and medical device professionals,

and those who focus on these industries, at the forefront of

knowledge, by providing the perfect combination of news and

information together with penetrating insight and analysis. EBI

( has offices in the

U.S. in Bridgewater, N.J.; Norwalk, Conn.; Rockville, Md.; and Irvine,