MD&M West 2013, the industry's most comprehensive MedTech conference, features a completely revamped program addressing business-critical challenges for medical device design and manufacturing. In addition to more than 100 technical presentations by industry experts and FDA officials, the MD&M West 2013 conference is pleased to announce five keynote speakers to appear over the four days of the event, from February 11 - 14, 2013.

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Day 1: February 11 9:00 - 9:50AM     Opening Conference Keynote Speaker: Stanton J. Rowe, Chief Scientific Officer, Edwards Lifesciences Topic: Is there room for innovation in the medical device industry? Day 2: February 12 9:00 - 9:50AM Conference Keynote Speaker: Kim Blickenstaff, President and CEO, Tandem Diabetes Care Topic: Innovation with ears: Designing a consumer-friendly medical device Day 3: February 13 9:00 - 9:50 AM Conference Keynote Speaker: Marc Madou, Chancellor's Professor, BioMEMS Lab at Univ. of California, Irvine Topic: The science (and art) of miniaturizing medical devices: A closer look at the CD technology in molecular diagnostics 1:00 - 1:45 PM MD&M West Event-Wide Keynote Speaker: Daniel Kraft, Executive Director, FutureMed Topic: How the exponential age will revolutionize medicine Day 4: February 14 9:00 - 9:50 AM Closing Conference Keynote Speaker: David Gollaher, President and CEO, California Healthcare Institute Topic: Bridging the gap between ideas and the marketplace for MedTech The full keynote schedule and speaker biographies are available at

For 2013, the MD&M West conference program has been revamped and redesigned to include themed tracks - each reflecting the key stages of medical device development: -- Design & Prototype -- Validation, Testing & Trials -- Regulatory Submissions & Approval -- Post-Market Compliance & Production The MD&M West 2013 conference sessions focus on the most critical industry regulations, best practices, and technologies. The conference can help MedTech professionals in all functions both succeed in product development and network with industry leaders. The 2013 MD&M West conference and seminars are sponsored by Nelson Labs, Electrochem Medical, Lubrizol, Cirtec, Valtronic, and Agilent Technologies.

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