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Leipzig to Play Host to EuroMedtech™ 2010

International medical technology partnering conference to facilitate new industry collaborations

Leipzig to Play Host to EuroMedtech™ 2010

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Zurich, Switzerland; Leipzig, Germany, November 30, 2009: EBD Group today announced that the 2nd annual EuroMedtech™ partnering conference will be held at The Westin hotel in Leipzig, Germany, on June 1–2, 2010. EuroMedtech provides unparalleled opportunities for collaboration among medtech decision makers and investors. EuroMedtech attracts companies from all parts of the advanced medical technology industry, including diagnostics, imaging, orthopedics, cardiovascular, biomaterials and eHealth technologies.

EuroMedtech 2010 will again attract decision makers from all sectors of the fast growing and highly innovative medical technology sector. Last year’s edition saw over 250 delegates from 191 companies engage in 652 one-to-one partnering meetings to discuss financing, licensing opportunities or collaborations for advancing product development and distribution to international markets.

“I am delighted that EBD Group recognizes the significant potential of the life science industry of Saxony, and is bringing the leading global medtech companies to this region,” said Martin Pfister, director of Regional Host Biosaxony. “EuroMedtech will stimulate the innovative community of Saxony and help establish links with our neighboring Eastern European partners by including a presentation track featuring some of their most innovative small companies.”

He added that “Biosaxony is proud to host EuroMedtech, and showcase Leipzig as the leading choice for worldwide medtech leaders seeking to invest and establish partnerships." Of note, EuroMedtech 2010 expects to see another large turnout by venture capitalists and other investment firms. Last year’s event included Abingworth, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, Earlybird Venture Capital, Sofinnova, NIBC Capital Partners/B.V., Gilde Healthcare Partners, Aescap and Vesalius BioCapital.

“EuroMedtech provided an opportunity for Healionics to share our novel biomaterial scaffold technology to European medtech players for the first time. We engaged with a select group of venture capital and R&D partners and some of those have blossomed into fruitful relationships today” said Michel Alvarez, CEO, Healionics Corporation.

Robert Keefer, Managing Director of TCG added “We were very pleased with the quality and the quantity of partnering meetings. We had fifteen meetings in two days with highly qualified companies that we could not have known had we not been at EuroMedtech. Importantly, three of those companies engaged us in ongoing discussions and negotiations for how we will work together to bring their products into new markets. These kinds of opportunities simply would not have developed without the initial in-depth discussions made possible by the personal one-to-one partnering meetings we had with the CEO's of those companies. You can plan on us being at future EuroMedtech meetings!”

The event features EBD Group’s sophisticated, web-based partnering system, partneringONE®, the industry’s leading conference networking solution that enables delegates to efficiently mine a large pool of potential partners and pre-arrange private one-to-one meetings.

Attending companies range from large multinational medtech companies to emerging start-ups, as well as firms from the financial and service sectors. EuroMedtech also features 15-minute presentations by innovative medical technology companies, insightful panel discussions on industry developments and trends, and a lively exhibition.

About EBD Group
EBD Group is the leading partnering firm for the global life science industry. Since 1993, biotech, pharma and medical device companies have leveraged EBD Group’s partnering conferences, technology and services to identify business opportunities and develop strategic relationships essential to their success.
EBD Group’s conferences are run with the support of leading corporations and international trade associations, and include:
 

  • BIO-Europe and BIO-Europe Spring®, Europe’s largest life science partnering conferences, supported by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
  • BioPharm America™, the fastest growing partnering event in North America
  • EuroMedtech™, EBD Group’s partnering event for the innovative medical technology industry
  • BioEquity Europe, the investor conference co-organized with BioCentury Publications and BIO
  • ChinaBio® Partnering Forum, the first dedicated biotech/pharma partnering conference in China, co-produced with ChinaBio® LLC
  • Biotech Showcase™, a unique forum in San Francisco for presenting to investors and business development executives, co-produced with Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors

EBD Group’s sophisticated web-based partnering service, partneringONE®, is used as the partnering engine at numerous third-party events around the world.
Outside of the conference format, EBD Group’s consultants provide hands-on assistance for firms seeking to in- or out-license products and technologies.

EBD Group has offices in the USA and Europe.

For more information visit www.ebdgroup.com

About biosaxony
Since 2000, biosaxony (the Saxony Coordination Agency for Biotechnology), has worked to ensure the continuous growth of business and science in the region. Today, Saxony is one of the leading life science regions in Germany, hosting more than 150 medtech, biotech, and pharma companies, as well as approximately 30 renowned research institutes with a life science/technology focus.

The results are convincing: a cluster incorporating the entire life science value chain, highly developed infrastructure and the availability of qualified employees in an exciting and culturally rich international environment together create the basis for successful developments.

For more information visit www.biosaxony.com

Contacts:
Constantine Theodoropulos
EBD Group
+1 617 292 7319
ctheodoropulos@ebdgroup.com

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