Commercializing Medical Devices

When: December 1, 2010, 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Marcus Nanotechnology Building, room 1116-1118, Georgia Institute of Technology (345 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332).

Experts will present to French and American companies the necessary requirements in order to commercialize medical devices in both France and the United States. Their presentation will be followed by success stories told by French and American entrepreneurs, highlighting the current market opportunities in both countries.

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Networking session.

2:30 - 3:15 p.m. - “Streamlining the clinical trial process in France and the U.S.”
Moderator : Pr. David Ku, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship’s Program for Engineering Entrepreneurship at the College of Management, Georgia Tech. Pr. Ku has an active research interest in cardiovascular disease pathophysiology and treatment. He has additional interest in commercialization of novel medical devices through start-up companies, and efficient methods of product development.
Panelists: Elisa Maldonado-Holmertz, VP of Business Development for Emergo Group; and Dominique Lemoine, Attorney At Law at Carreras & Lemoine LLP.

3:15 - 4:00 p.m. – “Success stories and opportunities in France and in the U.S.”
Moderator: Pr. David Ku, who has been involved with four start-ups and successfully raised over $20 million in financing.
Panelists: Marc Girardot, Founder, Managing Member and Business Development Director of Biomed Design Llc; Rose Catherin, U.S. Director of ERAI - Entreprise Rhône-Alpes International; and Mike Foley, North American Sales Manager at Anthogyr.

The business workshop will be concluded by a short presentation by Ann Schmierer about the Global Center for Medical Innovation.