Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

Fox Rothschild

Fox Rothschild LLP

Fox Rothschild is a national law firm delivering strategic and practical solutions for clients. Home to more than 900 attorneys in 27 offices coast to coast, Fox offers a team of accomplished professionals who have honed their legal skills in government and industry. We appreciate the fluctuating nature of today’s competitive business environment and are skilled at crafting legal solutions that enable our clients to achieve outcomes that may once have seemed impossible. When you choose Fox, you choose an adviser as dedicated to your success as you are.

Major Sponsors

Bakertilly

Baker Tilly

Accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly serves life sciences organizations ranging from start-ups to multi-billion dollar companies. Our specialists understand a company’s business, financial and operational needs in all phases of the life cycle – from launch through maturity – and help companies address each phase’s unique needs and requirements.

Korn-Ferry

Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work with organizations to design their structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people to bring their strategy to life. And we advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their people. Our 7,500 colleagues serve clients in more than 50 countries. Visit kornferry.com for more information.

PiperJaffray

Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC) is a leading investment bank focused on mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, public finance, institutional brokerage, investment management and research. Founded in 1895, the firm is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S. and in London, Aberdeen, Zurich and Hong Kong.

RSM

RSM

RSM is a powerful network of audit, tax and consulting experts with offices across the globe. We're an integrated team, sharing skills, insights and resources that’s based on a deep understanding of your business. This is how we empower you to move forward with confidence and realize your full potential.

Strategic Sponsors

Alliant

Alliant

Alliant's Life Science and Medical Products Specialty Group serves clients in every state and in many foreign countries because they deliver cost-effective solutions that optimize coverage and meet companies specific needs. Providing coverage audit, insurance/asset protection and risk management services to hundreds of life science manufacturers and distributors; Alliant clients include public and private companies with operations ranging from start-ups conducting clinical trials to extensive global manufacturing & distribution. Ranking among the 10 largest U.S. insurance brokerages; Alliant provides property & casualty, workers' compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to more than 25,000 specialized clients.

Navigant

Navigant

Navigant, a global professional services firm, acquired Dymedex in 2016. We apply proprietary market development methodologies to uncover critical market insights for medtech companies. The “Science of Market Development”, a proven, data-driven process to understand your market reality and enable higher growth, helps you make strategic decisions with confidence.

Supporting Sponsors

Duval Associates

DuVal & Associates

DuVal & Associates was formed in 2004 with a mission to focus on serving companies regulated by FDA with their unique needs leveraging our exceptional industry experience, practicality, wisdom and responsiveness.

JP Morgan

J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan Life Sciences banking team is dedicated to delivering financial solutions tailored to your needs. From early-stage startups to multinational corporations, we understand the unique challenges life science companies face at every stage of their life cycle. The pace at which life science companies move from proof of concept to commercialization is accelerating, and J.P. Morgan offers a unique platform with which your company can grow. Our national footprint enables us to provide access to vital industry networks and leverage firm-wide expertise while helping guide your company as it navigates the regulatory environment and FDA approval process.

LifeSci Advisors

LifeSci Advisors

LifeSci Advisors provides companies in the life sciences industry with comprehensive solutions to communications and investor outreach. LifeSci Advisors increases client visibility within the investment community and educates investors on opportunities offered by these companies. Our core capabilities include non-deal roadshow planning and execution, KOL Events/R&D Days, corporate communications, and public relations through our affiliate LifeSci Public Relations.

With a local presence in New York, Chicago, Boston, London, Geneva, Paris, and Tel-Aviv, LifeSci Advisors provides high quality service for clients with our intensive healthcare sector specialization. The LifeSci team has 350+ years of healthcare experience in sell-side research, institutional equity sales, capital markets/investment banking, institutional investing, VC investing and strategic IR advisory. We have long-standing relationships with key investors and senior professionals across the industry. Our healthcare expertise allows us to provide objective, unbiased advice to private and public biotech, specialty pharma, medical technology, diagnostics, and healthcare services companies.

LifeSci Advisors employs a “client as partner” approach to our company relationships. From the beginning of each client relationship, we immerse ourselves in the subject matter and work closely with the client to develop an unparalleled and thorough understanding of the value of their business, the opportunities they’re addressing and their unique value proposition. With this insight, LifeSci Advisors provides each client with thoughtful and strategic recommendations related to corporate communications, investor targeting and investor outreach. These recommendations are specifically tailored to each client’s unique needs and designed to help them achieve their investor relations goals. We strive to effectively communicate each client’s investment thesis, which builds important momentum for the company’s investment story.

MedMarc

MedMarc Insurance

Medmarc was created in 1979 by the healthcare technology industry. Medmarc’s purpose is to be the superior provider of liability insurance, related risk management solutions and to support the development, testing and delivery of medical products that save and improve the quality of lives. Through collaboration with our parent company, ProAssurance, and our clinical trial industry experts, we provide a single source of innovative healthcare liability insurance solutions to the life sciences companies we serve. From ideas and prototypes to the reality of commercialization and success – we can meet your changing needs. Contact us to discuss the cost of insurance coverage and what coverages are needed for your business plan.

SVB

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)

For over 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators.

Supporting Organization

MDMA

MDMA

The Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) is a national trade association based in Washington, DC providing educational and advocacy assistance to innovative and entrepreneurial medical technology companies. Since 1992, MDMA has been the voice for medical technology innovation, playing a proactive role in helping to shape policies that impact the ecosystem. This is accomplished by working with key Members of Congress, senior staff at FDA, CMS and other agencies, and through the grassroots support of our members.

MDMA's Mission

MDMA's mission is to promote public health and improve patient care through the advocacy of innovative, research-driven medical device technology.

MDMA Advocacy

MDMA plays a proactive role in helping to shape policy that impacts the medical device innovator. To achieve these goals, MDMA represents its members' collective interests before the United States Congress, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and other federal agencies that develop or implement policies that affect the medical device industry. MDMA encourages its members to actively engage in the advocacy process through MDMA Working Group participation and grassroots mobilization.

MHIN

MHIN

MHIN is a nonprofit organization comprised of active healthcare investment firms with offices spread throughout Middle America. Our mission is to encourage the syndication of financing for healthcare-related companies, share expertise and experience among our member firms, and foster the connection between companies and our respective members.