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Medtech Insight's ''in circulation'' Investment and Partnering Conference to Feature Presentations by Over 35 Emerging Cardiovascular Technology Companies.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- "in circulation: Strategic Partnering and Investing in Circulatory Medicine" - April 27, 2005 The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

Medtech Insight, a division of Windhover Information, Inc. and a leading provider of business information and analysis on the medical technology industry, is holding its upcoming "in circulation: Strategic Partnering and Investing in Circulatory Medicine" conference on April 27th, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. This one-day event will feature presentations by over 35 innovative emerging vascular technology companies presenting to an audience of more than 200 senior executives from the top cardiovascular technology companies, investment firms, and service companies, for purposes of strategic partnering and/or investment. To register, call Medtech Insight at 949-219-0150 (888-290-2225 toll-free in the U.S.), e-mail, or visit the Medtech Insight website at for conference details and registration information.

"In circulation" will be the first specialty-specific investment and partnering conference focusing on early-stage companies developing products for such high-growth segments as interventional cardiology, stroke, peripheral vascular disease Peripheral Vascular Disease Definition

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Early-stage companies confirmed to present at the event include: Allvivo Vascular, AzERx, CardiacAssist, Cardiac Output Technologies, Cardiac Power, Cardio3, CardioLa, CHF CHF

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 Technologies, CoAxia, CoolTouch, Direct Flow Medical, Endothelix, HeartSTAT, Hemonix, IDev Technologies, Inovise Medical, Integrated Sensing Systems, Minnow Medical, MiTiHeart, Mitralign, MitralSolutions, Myocor, National Quality Care, Neural Intervention Technologies, NMT (Nordic Mobile Telephone) An analog cellular phone system deployed in more than 40 countries in Europe. Launched in the Scandinavian countries in 1979, NMT was the first analog cellphone system. Both 450 MHz and 900 MHz versions are available. See cellular generations.  Medical, NovoSci, Odicrain, OmniSonics Medical Technologies, Orqis Medical, Percardia, PlaCor, QuantumCor, Transvivo, Vascular Reconditioning, and Vital Sensors (check the Medtech Insight website at for regularly updated event information). The event is arranged in a single-track format, consisting of 10-minute company presentations immediately followed by individual meetings in private breakout rooms.

The "in circulation" audience will include senior management from these top-tier medical technology companies and investment firms, among many others: Abbott Laboratories, ABIOMED, Adams Harkness, Advanced Technology Ventures, Affinity Capital Management, Arrow International, Ascension Health Ventures, Baird Venture Partners, Baxter Healthcare, Boston Scientific, Cardinal Health, COBE Cardiovascular, Cook, Cordis, Datascope, De Novo Ventures, Edwards Lifesciences, Fresenius Medical Care Fresenius Medical Care is a German company specializing in the production of medical supplies, primarily to facilitate or aid renal dialysis. It is 37%-owned by the health care company Fresenius SE. , Guidant, Jeffries & Co. Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Kensey Nash, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Kimberly-Clark, Mallinckrodt Medical, Medtronic, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, Philips Medical Systems, Regeneration Technologies, Roberts Mitani, Roche Diagnostics, Spray Venture Partners, St. Jude Medical St. Jude Medical, Inc. NYSE: STJ is a $2.9 billion global cardiovascular device company, with headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. The company sells products in more than 100 countries and has over 20 operations and manufacturing facilities worldwide. , W.L. Gore, and Volant vo·lant  
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The program will be kicked off by a keynote presentation by cardiac device entrepreneur Manny Villafana, Chairman and CEO of CABG CABG coronary artery bypass graft.

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 Medical, Inc., a start-up company developing an artificial coronary artery graft. Mr. Villafana, who will speak on the "Trials and Tribulations of a Biomedical Device Entrepreneur," is bringing over 40 years of medical device industry and product development experience to the "in circulation" stage, including founding the successful companies Cardiac Pacemakers/Guidant, St. Jude Medical, GV Medical, and ATS Medical. He is also co-developer of the St. Jude heart valve, and co-inventor of the first open pivot heart valve from ATS Medical.

"In circulation" will also feature a timely, interactive panel discussion entitled "Turf Wars: Who Will Take Hold of New Technologies?" The session will feature a group of industry expert interventionalist and surgeon panelists, led by the leading cardiovascular clinicians/event co-chairs Michael J. Mack, M.D., Chairman, Board of Directors at The Cardiopulmonary Research Science & Technology Institute and Director of Cardiovascular Services, Director of Transplantation at Medical City Dallas Hospital Medical City Dallas is a hospital located at 7777 Forest Lane in north Dallas, Texas (USA). It is operated by Hospital Corporation of America. External link
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 & Medical Center, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Arizona (body, education) University of Arizona - The University was founded in 1885 as a Land Grant institution with a three-fold mission of teaching, research and public service. , College of Medicine; Donald S. Baim, M.D., Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical School (HMS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. It is a prestigious American medical school located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.  and Director at the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, Brigham and Women's Hospital Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is a hospital in the Longwood Area of the Boston, Massachusetts neighborhood of Mission Hill. With Massachusetts General Hospital, it is one of the two founding members of Partners HealthCare. ; Steven Bailey, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Director of Interventional Cardiology at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio UTHSCSA is the largest comprehensive health sciences university in South Texas. Located in the South Texas Medical Center, it serves San Antonio and all of the 50,000 square mile (130,000 km²) area of central and south Texas. ; David Brown, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist and Founding Partner of Texas Heart Hospital of the Southwest; and Todd Rosengart, M.D., Owen L. Coon Chair and Head, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, located in Chicago's northern suburbs, is an academic health system affiliated with the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and all attending physicians are on faculty at the Feinberg School of Medicine. . The panel will be moderated by David Cassak, Managing Partner at Windhover Information.

Event co-sponsors include Boston Biomedical Associates, Business Wire, Medmarc and The Hartford, Ronald Trahan Associates, The Medtech Group, and Windhover Information.

To register, call Kristy Grimes of Medtech Insight at 480-985-9512, e-mail, or register on the Medtech Insight website, at

About Medtech Insight

Medtech Insight, a division of Windhover Information Inc., is the leading provider of business information and market intelligence for the medical technology marketplace. For more on the company's products and services, please visit
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