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10 Things to Do at BIOMEDevice San Jose

Take advantage of the numerous opportunities for medtech education, sourcing, and networking along with startup support.

  • Medtech Innovation in Silicon Valley 

    BIOMEDevice San Jose offers medical device designers, engineers, and executives the tools and inspiration needed to help bring medtech ideas to market. Held December 4-5 at the San Jose Convention Center, the show will host more than 250 exhibitors along with numerous free educational opportunities at Center Stage and Tech Theater.

    These three sectors will be examined throughout the event with a keynote, educational sessions, and exhibitors: 

    Be sure to take advantage of these opportunities along with networking activities and the Startup Showcase. Click NEXT for a list of things to do at the show! 

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  • Startup Showcase

    This year BIOMEDevice San Jose introduces its Startup Showcase, a product presentation and pitch competition featuring some of the best startups in California. Visit Booth #345 to hear the stories from the entrepreneurs who are hoping to change the future of healthcare. Click here for a list of the competing companies. Winners will receive a prize package from Informa.

    For help with your own startup, get expert support from Lightning Talks in the Operational Startup Bootcamp. Topics include: 

    • Getting funded
    • Achieving FDA approval
    • Developing "the pitch"
    • Investment trends


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  • Show Focus: Digital Health

    Digital health is a growing force in medtech, offering the potential to revolutionize healthcare. BIOMEDevice San Jose offers a wealth of support for innovators. The show kicks off with the the keynote panel discussion, Digital Health: Beyond the Worried Well, with speakers from Microsoft, Verily, AT&T, and Abbott Cardiac Rhythm Management discussing trends, challenges, and opportunities.

    Continue the discussion with two more panel discussions:  How Sensors Support the Wearables Revolution and The Growing Artificial Intelligence Application Across Medical Devices. You'll also hear new solutions during the presentations, How Wearable Devices Are Changing the Game in Healthcare and The Making of Surgeons Using VR "Haptics."

    There are also a number of exhibitors on hand to answer questions.

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  • Lunch and Learn: Biomedical Solutions: Successfully Integrating New Chips, Packages, and Modules

    On Thursday, December 5, Steven Groothuis, chief technology officer at Samtec Microelectronics, will examine key considerations when establishing interconnects between the sensing features and the measurement and diagnostic equipment of biomedical devices and systems.  

    Samtec partners with start-up and large biomedical companies on biomedical product and package integration solutions. Samtec provides electrical, mechanical, or optical functionality, whether the interconnects are between the silicon chip and package or between the printed circuit board to the backplane of a server rack.

    Open to all attendees, the lunch and learn will be held December 5 from 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM in Room 230A.

    Groothius will also be participating in the Dec. 4 panel discussion, How Sensors Support the Wearables Revolution at Center Stage (Booth #641).

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  • Show Focus: In Vitro Diagnostics

    Attend Point-Of-Care Market Opportunities and Key Issues on December 5 at Center Stage to hear Bruce Carlson, publisher at Kalorama Information, examine point-of-care and direct-to-consumer in vitro diagnostics testing. He'll also explore regulatory and competitive challenges, the potential gains from robotics and biosensors, and more.

    Learn about Dr. Kfir Oved's own quest to develop a point-of-care test in Case Study: The Journey to Develop Novel Point-Of-Care Diagnostic. As co-founder, CTO, and Chairman at MeMed Dx, Oved co-founded MeMed Diagnostics and led the development and clinical validation of the entire MeMed technology suite including the MeMed BV technology and the MeMed Key Point of care platform.

    Next, visit with these companies offering support in the field of in vitro diagnostics:

    • All Flex Flexible Circuits and Heaters
    • Auer Precision Company, Inc.
    • Biomerics LLC
    • Emerson
    • Formacoat, LLC
    • Kinematic Automation, Inc.
    • Lumenous Device Technologies
    • Medbio
    • Nitto Kohki USA Inc.
    • Oliver Healthcare Packaging
    • Omnica Corp.
    • Pacific Die Cut Industries/PDCI Medical
    • Paramit Corp.
    • Qosina
    • Silex Microsystems
    • Sparton
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  • Booth Bar Crawl and Happy Hour

    Visit the following companies for drinks on the show floor Wednesday, December 4, from 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM:

    Samtec (Booth #1121) 
    RTP Company (Booth #1133).
    Fang Consulting (Booth #128)

    Continue the networking during the Happy Hour afterward (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM) in the lobby next to Grand Ballroom 220A.


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  • Tech Theater

    Don't miss these opportunities to learn about the latest technologies and support available for your next medtech project:

    December 4 (Booth #121)

    10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Changing the Service Paradigm, One Connection at a Time

    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Plastic Laser Welding: Optimizing Microfluidic and Medical Component Manufacturing

    12:30 PM - 1:15 PM The Impact of Foreign Materials

    1:30 PM - 2:15 PM The New ISO 10993-18 and Updates to Regulatory Expectations Regarding Chemistry in Support of Medical Device Biocompatibility

    2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Medical Device IP Strategies for Executives and Inventors

    December 5 (Booth #121)

    10:30 AM - 11:15 AM FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology Inc.

    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Designing Your Biocompatibility Plan: How to Avoid Mistakes and Get to Market Quickly


  • Show Focus: Interventional, Surgical, and Minimally Invasive Devices

    Get up to speed on the latest advances and opportunities in these Center Stage sessions:

    Click here for exhibitors ready to help.

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  • Surgical Robotics

    What role will surgical robotics play over the next decade? Come hear experts share their perspectives in the Dec. 5 panel discussion, What's Next for Robotic Surgery? Participants include David Fischel, chairman and CEO at Stereotaxis; John H. Kirk, surgeon at St. Helena Women's Center; Javad Mokhbery, CEO and founder at FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology; and Scott Thielman, CTO at Product Creation Studio, who will moderate the discussion. 

    Exhibitors providing support for robots and robotic accessories can be found here.

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  • 3D Printing

    Hear Dr. Alexis Dang, a board-certified, licensed orthopaedic sports surgeon who is also chief medical officer at PrinterPrezz, present 3D Printing Applications and Benefits in Medical Device Design. Dr. Dang and his brother, Dr. Alan Dang, started the Orthopaedic Rapid Intelligent Fabrication (ORIF) program at UCSF/San Francisco VA.

    Dr. Dang will share how 3D printing applications in aerospace and automotive industries could revolutionize medical devices. Samples will also be displayed.

    And be sure to check out these exhibitors involved in 3D printing/additive manufacturing.

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  • Exhibitors Serving Medtech

    More than 240 exhibitors offering everything from biomaterials and batteries to surface treatment and sterilization will be at the show. Click here for a list of products and services and here for an alphabetical list.

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