OneMedForum runs concurrently with J. P. Morgan conference in San Francisco, CA from January 11-13, resulting in convergence of medical device, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies and their representatives in the city. It brings together leaders, individual contributors, entrepreneurs, and medtech and life science investors, on the prowl for winning ideas.
OneMedForum was launched in 2008 and has since rapidly grown in size and stature. This year over 1000 investors and executives in medtech sector are expected to attend and over 120 companies will pitch their ideas. The forum will focus on the most promising private and emerging public companies.
A recently released report by AdvaMed paints cautiously rosy picture of the medtech industry predicting high job growth, higher wages, and products that will enhance lives. MedTechForum panel discussions will focus on “drivers and disruptors” facing their sector. Despite the rosy picture of medtech industry painted by recent reports, many challenges remain. What is the future of 510 K? How to develop a medical device? How to build distribution networks in Europe and Asia? How to monetize intellectual property through licensing deals? What are the lessons emerging from recent benchmarking studies going forward? Discussions will focus around these and other challenges. And VCs and market leaders will share insights on the type of companies and ideas and technologies where likely investments will occur. This coming week is expected to bring great deal of business to San Francisco with two major conferences, many parties, side meetings, cocktail receptions all keeping the city active late into the night. And it will all create a strong buzz in the healthcare industry which is already on an upward trend. Stay tuned for more details.