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December 4, 2012 Dear Conference Participant: Welcome to the 10th Annual MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum presented by The Mid-America Healthcare Investors Network (MHIN), IBF In¬ternational Business Forum, and, this year, hosted by LifeScience Alley. We are thrilled to be back in Minnesota, the epicenter of health innovation and home to a number of prestigious names including Medtronic, St. Jude, 3M, United Health Group, Mayo Clinic, Cargill and the University of Minnesota. Over the course of the day, industry experts will share their perspectives on the current market and strategies on how to succeed in our uncertain times. This year’s agenda will address such topics as: • • • • • • • • •

Industry Update: State of life science venture investing and Impact of the 2012 elections Keynote Presentation from Dr. Eric Kaler, President of the University of Minnesota Mobile Technology Disrupting the Traditional Healthcare Business Models Views From Serial Entrepreneurs: The Landscape Today vs. 5-10 Years Ago Healthcare Investment Trend: Shift from Medical to Industrial Economic Value Analysis: Innovation and How We Pay For It Investing in Agri-Health: Opportunities in the Midwest New Models of Financing in Biopharmaceutical Product Development Plus: Investment Presentations from 30 Midwest startup companies

We are delighted that so many of you are able to join us for the 10th anniversary of this forum. We look forward to learning from the various industry panels, reviewing the variety of excellent investment opportunities and the opportunity to develop new business relationships that enable additional success!!


Peter Kleinhenz Kathleen A. Tune Dale Wahlstrom Venture Partner, Fletcher Spaght Partner President & CEO Managing Director, CID Thomas, McNerney & Partners LifeScience Alley and Conference Founder & Chairman Conference Co-Chair & President of MHIN The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota Host Committee Chair



7:00 – 7:40 am

Continental Breakfast and Conference Registration

7:40 – 7:50 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Conference Chairman: Peter Kleinhenz Venture Partner – Fletcher Spaght Managing Director – CID

7:50 – 8:10 am

Industry Update • State of life science venture investing • Impact of the 2012 elections

Mark Heesen President National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)


8:10 – 8:30 am

Advancing Commercialization at the University of Minnesota • Transformation as a technology transfer hub • A national leader in simplifying the movement of intellectual property onto the marketplace • Ongoing innovative research at Minnesota’s only comprehensive research university

Guest Speaker: Eric W. Kaler, Ph.D. President University of Minnesota 8:30 – 9:15 am

Mobile Technology Disrupting the Traditional Healthcare Business Models

Panelists: Brian Bischoff CEO HealthSense David Van Sickle CEO Asthmapolis James Burgum Co-Founder Arthur Ventures John West Founder & Chairman The Whistle

Moderator: Chris Hoffmann Senior Director & Chief Marketing Officer TripleTree

9:15 – 10:00 am

Views From Serial Entrepreneurs: The Landscape Today vs. 5-10 Years Ago

Panelists: Michael Dale President & CEO Medical Device Innovations, Inc. Stan Rose, Ph.D. Chief Commercial Officer Nabsys Mark Gehring Co-Founder & President Asthmapolis Moderator: Barbara Lano Rummel Partner Lindquist & Vennum, LLP 10:00 – 10:30 am

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:30 – 11:15 am

Healthcare Investment Trend: Shift from Medical to Industrial


Panelists: John Banta CEO & Managing Director IllinoisVENTURES J. Thomas Halverson, Jr. Managing Director and Group Head Clean Technology & Industrials Piper Jaffray & Co. Greg Young Managing Director Burrill & Company Moderator: William Faulkner CEO Ascenix Biotech 11:15 – 12:30 pm

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Company Showcase Medical Devices

Biopharmaceuticals/ Regenerative Medicine


CardioInsight Technologies, Inc.

Shamrock Structures

Ativa Medical

Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc. AllTranz, Inc.

IntelliCyt Corporation

Monteris Medical Corp.

Altheus Therapeutics, Inc.

Siloam Biosciences, Inc.

ALung Technologies, Inc.

Respira Therapeutics, Inc.

Intuitive Biosciences

Flow Forward Medical, LLC

FluGen, Inc.

Securus Medical Group, Inc.

Metactive Medical, LLC

Cell Habitats, Inc.

Delphinus Medical Technologies

Imricor Medical Systems

SironRX Therapeutics, Inc.

12:30 – 1:20 pm

Luncheon Reception

1:20 – 2:30 pm

Company Showcase

1:35 – 1:45 pm 1:45 – 1:55 pm 1:55 – 2:05 pm 2:05 – 2:15 pm 2:15 – 2:25 pm

2:30 – 3:15 pm

Medical Devices

HealthIT/Mobile Health

NxThera, Inc.


Preceptis Medical, Inc.


Pulse Therapeutics, Inc.


Diagnostic Photonics

QuickCheck Health

HistoSonics, Inc.

Ubiqi Health, Inc.

Economic Value Analysis: Innovation and How We Pay For It


Panelists: Robert Plourde Vice President, Innovation and R&D UnitedHealth Group Dr. Jeremy Friese Founder and CEO, Evidentia Health Medical Director for New Ventures and Business Development in the Center for Individualized Medicine and Associate Chair of Finance in the Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic Julie Brewer Vice President, CVG Strategies Medtronic Moderator: David Cassak Vice President, Content, Managing Director, Medical Devices Elsevier Business Intelligence 3:15 – 3:45 pm

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:45 – 4:30 pm

Investing in Agri-Health: Opportunities in the Midwest

Panelists: Diana Twyman Business Development Executive Integrated Project Management Dave Wagner Vice President, External Partner Development General Mills, Inc. Moderator: Dan Broderick President GAIN

4:30 – 5:15 pm

New Models of Financing in Biopharmaceutical Product Development

Panelists: Baiju Shah Chief Executive Officer BioMotiv Steven Kuemmerle Head, Venture Investments Abbott Biotech Ventures Inc. Julia Owens Founder & Chief Executive Officer Atterocor, Inc.

5:15 – 5:25 pm

Closing Remarks

5:25 – 7:00 pm

Minnesota Warm-up Reception (Joint reception with LSA 2012 Conference)

7:00 pm

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Peter Kleinhenz Venture Partner - Fletcher Spaght Managing Director - CID


Peter Kleinhenz is a Venture Partner at FletcherSpaght Ventures and a Managing Director at CID Capital,Inc. He has been actively involved in life science-based businesses for over 25 years as an entrepreneur, consultant, and investor. Currently he represents Fletcher Spaght in two portfolio companies: Surgiquest, Inc. and Cayenne Medical, Inc. and represents CID in the following portfolio companies: Axiomed Spine, Inc., Celleration, Inc., Ekos, Inc., MedVantx, Inc., and RedPath, Inc. Peter invests in a broad array of life since opportunities with a special interest in medical devices and diagnostics. He joined Fletcher Spaght Ventures in 2009 and CID in 2001. Previously, Peter served as VP of Commercialization for Battelle Memorial Institute and as an independent consultant to The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Battelle, and a variety of life science start-ups. Peter was CEO of Progenics. Inc., a medical device design and manufacturing company and held a variety of senior executive positions at Neoprobe Corporation, a biotech and medical device company focused on cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, including CFO and Vice President of Product and Market Planning. Peter received an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago, and is a Certified Public Accountant, Ohio. Peter is the founder and Chairman of the MidAmerica Venture Capital Forum.

Kathleen A. Tune Partner Thomas, McNerney & Partners Kathy joined Thomas, McNerney & Partners from Piper Jaffray, where she was a health care analyst focused on medical technology companies. While at Piper, Kathy covered over 20 companies in the medical device, medical supply and diagnostic areas. Her background also includes experience in new product development at Solvay, S.A. (in a division that is now part of Wyeth). Projects at Solvay included the development of vaccines for the prevention of viral infections. Kathy was also a Senior Scientist in molecular biology at the University of Minnesota, where she worked on the development of molecular biology based assays for the detection of infectious agents. Kathy is currently a board member of CAS Medical Systems, Inc. and VertiFlex, Inc. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. Her educational background includes an M.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, where she was a Robert and Gail Buuck Scholar.

Jack K. Ahrens General Partner TGap Venture Capital Funds

George Arida Managing Director Venture Investors, LLC George Arida is a Managing Director of Venture Investors LLC, focusing on Health Care investment opportunities. He served as Board Chairman for Nerites, Inc. until acquired by Kensey Nash (NASDAQ:KNSY) in January 2011, and also for Zystor Therapeutics, Inc. until ZyStor was acquired in August 2010 by BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN). George also serves as Chairman of Celleration, and as a director on the Boards of Chromatin and NanoBio. George is a Founding Director of the Mid-America Healthcare Investors Network, and he guest lectures at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the University of Wisconsin School of Business. He also participates as a panelist for National Science Foundation SBIR grants in the areas of biotechnology, drug delivery, tissue engineering and repair, nanomaterials, membranes and separations technologies. Prior to Venture Investors, George most recently served as CFO for a Chicago-based financial consulting and brokerage firm, and previously spent eighteen years in various management, marketing, technical sales and engineering positions at U.S. Filter Corporation, Betz Laboratories, Alar Engineering. George has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.B.A. with high honors from the University of Chicago.


Jack is a founding General Partner of TGap Venture Capital Funds, headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan. TGap I is a $20 million early stage, Midwest focused venture capital fund established in August of 2002 and TGap II is a $26 million fund established in 2008. Jack has been a venture capitalist and fund administrator since 1979; first as President of United Capital Corporation of Illinois (an SBIC), since 1983 as a General Partner of Pathfinder Venture Capital Funds I,II, III. Prior to that he had seven years of experience in bank trust investments and operations. He became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 1982 and has advanced training at the American Institute of Banking, NASBIC Management Institute, and Stanford Advance Management College. He has served on many Boards during his career including Afmedica, Inc., Central Data, Inc., Micro Business Applications, Inc., MedVantx, Inc., MinuteClinic, Inc., NeoChord, Inc., Vector General, Inc., Volunteer Health Plans, Inc. and he is the Chairman of the Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest. He has been on several 501C3, Not for Profit Boards, and has held various officer roles in these organizations. He is a graduate of Indiana University.

Dan Broderick Vice President BioGenerator/BioSTL Mr. Broderick, is the Founder and President of the Global Agtech Investors Network GAIN), a not for profit corporation dedicated to supporting capital formation and innovation in agtech companies. He was responsible for GAINs original concepts and designed product offerings and value propositions. As Vice President, Capital Formation and Entrepreneurship, at BIO St. Louis he is responsible for increasing the amount of early stage and follow on investment capital in the region. He is also overseeing the organizations efforts to recruit and train entrepreneurs and promotion of entrepreneurship in general. Mr. Broderick is also a Venture Partner at Prolog Ventures.


Mr. Broderick is actively involved in the venture capital community on a regional and national level. He served on the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). He has testified before the U.S. Congress on behalf of the NVCA; works on a number of NVCA committees, and chaired the Research Committee. Mr. Broderick is the founder and President of the Mid-America Healthcare Investor Network (MHIN) an organization designed to promote venture investing in Mid America, currently MHIN has over 50 venture firms as members.

Doug Cameron Co-President and Director First Green Partners Doug Cameron is Co-President and Director of First Green Partners, an early-stage investment firm focused on companies with technology related to renewable and fossil carbon. Doug’s career has spanned business, finance, and academia, including positions at Khosla Ventures, Piper Jaffray, Cargill, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2009, Doug was the recipient of the prestigious Raphael Katzen Award for his contributions in furthering the deployment and commercialization of biotechnology to produce fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. Doug graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in Biomedical Engineering. He earned a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to attending MIT, he was the fourth employee of Advanced Harvesting Systems, an agriculture start-up company backed by International Harvester. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a Fellow of the Society of Industrial Microbiology (SIM), and a Fellow of the American Society for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Doug is also a Consulting Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University.

John Deedrick Managing Director Linn Grove Ventures Mr. Deedrick was a Founder and Managing Director of Accuitive Medical Ventures (AMV), an Atlanta-based venture capital firm. He was responsible for raising over $230 million in capital in AMV’s two funds. AMV has significant exits from LipoSonix, Sadra Medical, and SoftScope with numerous other companies approaching possible acquisitions or IPOs. From 1997-2003, he was a Venture Manager for Mayo Medical Ventures. Where he managed investments in several emerging healthcare companies including Exact Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS), Circe Biomedical (acquired), Ascension Orthopedics (acquired), Neotonus (spin out created Neuronetics), CardiacAssist, Image-Guided Neurologics (acquired), Tomotherapy (NASDAQ:TOMO), Cerebral Vascular Applications, and Volcano Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VOLC). In addition, he was instrumental in the start-up of four Mayo-founded companies: Santarus (NASDAQ:SNTS), Copharos, TeraMedica, and Torax Medical.

George Emont Managing Director Triathlon Medical Ventures George Emont is a Managing Partner with Triathlon Medical Ventures and a Managing Partner of the Kentucky Seed Capital Fund. Mr. Emont’s more than two decades of health care industry experience include 14 years in venture capital. Prior to joining Triathlon and KCSF, Mr. Emont was Director of Venture Capital for Humana Inc. where he managed a venture capital fund that made investments totaling over $75 million in 11 portfolio companies and three venture funds. Mr. Emont’s resume includes service with Baxter Healthcare Corporation and IAI Venture Capital Group, followed by the successful launch and eventual sale of oncology-focused biotechnology start-up OncoTherapeutics. Mr. Emont currently is on the boards of Celleration, Juventas Therapeutics, Pradama, ApoImmune, RhinoCyte, AllTranz and OrthoData. Mr. Emont is from Granville, Ohio, holds a B.A. from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.


He is also Chairman, President and Founder of GreatDeeds, a Minnesota non-profit organization. Mr. Deedrick received his BS in Business Administration from Northwestern College and his MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

Kevin Etzkorn Managing Director Heroncap Mr. Etzkorn brings over ten years of venture capital experience and more than thirteen years of operational and technical management experience to the Fund. Prior to joining Heron, Mr. Etzkorn was a Principal at CID Capital, a life science and technology venture fund. While at CID, his portfolio responsibilities included: Axiomed Spine Corporation, Bridge Semiconductor Corporation, EKOS Corporation, HyperNex, Inc. (acquired by Nova Measuring Instruments) and Renal Solutions, Inc. (acquired by Fresenius Medical Care).


Prior to joining CID Capital in 2001, Mr. Etzkorn spent thirteen years in the U.S. Navy in a variety of technical and supervisory roles, most recently as a Nuclear Engineer and Communications Officer aboard the Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine USS ALASKA, where he was responsible for the establishment and management of its Information Technology Department. He also served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Naval Science at the University of Illinois. Mr. Etzkorn has served as an advisor to the National Science Foundation for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and as an advisory board member for the Telemark Group, a New York based investment fund. He received his M.B.A. from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Etzkorn led Heron’s investments in AirXpanders, Celleration and BioSET, Inc. He also led the firm’s investment in Atlantis Components, Inc. which was sold to Astra Tech AB, a subsidiary of AstraZeneca, in 2007.

Jodi Hubler Managing Director Lemhi Ventures Jodi Hubler is Managing Director of Lemhi Ventures a healthcare services fund investing in disruptive change business models. Jodi’s career includes executive experience in a wide range of companies, from international recruiting at Cargill and a vice presidency in a $2 billion division of Alcoa, to the controlled chaos of a venture-backed start-up when she served as Chief People Officer for Definity Health. Jodi holds MAIR and BBA degrees from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. With a deep background in strategic human capital development and nearly a decade of operational experience, she is an active advisor to the leaders of several portfolio companies. She served on the boards of Carol Corporation, DNA Direct, and Liazon Corporation. Jodi currently serves on the boards of DRX and Recondo Technology, and is chair of the board of OneHealth Solutions, Inc.

Chris Hoffmann Senior Director & Chief Marketing Officer TripleTree Chris Hoffmann is a Senior Director, focused on leading the firm’s research, marketing and executive programs. As the author and editor of numerous research publications, his specialization spans across all of the sectors covered by the firm. He offers significant experience as an operating executive, analyst, and entrepreneur in the technology industry. Prior to TripleTree, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Tier1 Research, an independent sell-side research firm where he led the firm to an acquisition by The 451 Group. Before Tier1 Research, he held executive positions at Gartner, GE Capital Consulting, IBM Global Services, and a consulting firm which he founded. He is a frequent presenter at industry events and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and CNN Money.

Kristin Myers Principal Arboretum Ventures Kristin Myers joined Arboretum Ventures in 2012 as a Principal and is responsible for sourcing and leading new investment opportunities as well as supporting existing portfolio companies. Previously, Kristin worked at Skyline Ventures in Palo Alto, CA starting in 2008 where she sourced and led new investment opportunities and supported portfolio companies. She served on the Board of Directors at Medivance, a therapeutic cooling company, before its acquisition by Bard in 2011 and supported multiple new investments including SI Bone, an orthopedic company, where she was a board observer. Prior to her investing experience, Kristin spent nearly 7 years working in the medical device industry, specifically focused in cardiology. She spent 5 years working in Medtronic’s Cardiac Rhythm Management division first in product development, then in marketing and then in sales in New York City. Previous to her time at Medtronic, Kristin worked for Guidant’s Drug Eluting Stent division (now Abbott), Guidant’s Cardiac Rhythm Management division (now Boston Scientific) and for Abiomed’s Total Artificial Heart program. She has authored multiple patents during her career. Kristin earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Harvard University.


Chris earned a B.B.A. degree in Marketing from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. In addition, he has completed advanced studies at the University of Minnesota and Michigan State University.

Jayant Parthasarathy Director, Innovation and R&D UnitedHealth Group


Jayant Parthasarathy (JP) started his career in healthcare designing nano-sensors and wireless chipsets to better understand neuronal functioning and aid Alzheimer’s research. JP applied his understanding of sensor and wireless technology to design award-winning products at Nonin Medical Inc. to aid patients suffering from chronic cardio-pulmonary diseases. With a keen interest to commercialize his group’s inventions, he also launched the eHealth Business segment at Nonin to serve a global market in chronic respiratory care. As Chair of the Technology Group at the Continua Health Alliance, JP led a world-wide group of architects from Fortune 50 companies and start-ups alike to develop industry-first guidelines to promote interoperability, improved care co-ordination and reduce integration costs for systems designed to aid personal health & fitness, chronic disease management and facilitate independence for an aging population. Currently, as Director of the Innovation, Research and Development group at UnitedHealth Group, JP’s team led the concept and development of a comprehensive health management platform integrating social and mobile technologies, biometric devices, advanced analytics to discern crowd-sourced behavioral patterns and live coaching elements. He is working on emerging business concepts that aim to disrupt healthcare delivery as it is practiced today and significantly improve access to high quality and cost efficient care. JP attended Purdue University and the University of Minnesota, where he received his Doctorate in Engineering.

J.P. Peltier Managing Director Piper Jaffray J.P. Peltier is a Managing Director and member of the Piper Jaffray health care investment banking team. Peltier has 13 years of investment banking experience at Piper Jaffray focused exclusively on the medical technology sector. Peltier provides medical technology clients with a full range of investment banking services from equity and debt financing to mergers and acquisitions advisory. Peltier’s prior experience includes five years at HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, where he served in a M&A advisory role and led the mortgage banking division. Peltier graduated from the University of St. Thomas and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Nathan L. Stacy Investment and New Ventures Director Mayo Clinic Ventures

Dale Wahlstrom President & CEO Life Science Alley and BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota Dale retired from Medtronic in 2006 after 24 years. Most recently he served as V.P. of CRDM Venture Programs. Prior to this he served as V.P./G.M. of the CRDM Therapy Delivery business. Before Medtronic, he held management and sales positions at Litton Microwave and Burroughs Corporation and managed a clean technology start-up company. Today, he serves as the President and CEO for LifeScience Alley and The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota. Dale is currently a member of several industrial advisory and governance boards for different universities and companies. In 1988, he was a recipient of the Medtronic Star of Excellence Award, and in 1997 received the Wallin Leadership Award. In 2002, Dale was recognized as the outstanding graduate of the year by the engineering department of St. Cloud State University. In 2007, he was honored by Twin Cites Business Magazine and was the recipient of the Bioscience Success Story Award. In 2010, Twin Cities Business Magazine selected Dale as one of 200 “Minnesotans You Should Know.� He currently has eleven patents in medical device technology with more pending. Dale received his M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of St. Thomas in 1994, and his B.S. in Engineering and Technology from St. Cloud State University in 1978.


Nathan L. Stacy works for Mayo Clinic, where he is responsible for commercializing Mayo Clinic technologies through new company creation and venture capital investing. He leads and manages investments in medical device, biopharmaceutical, diagnostic, and healthcare IT companies and serves as an observer or director on company boards. He has over seventeen years of broad-based health care business and policy experience within Mayo Clinic, the health care industry, and the public sector. He received his A.B. in economics and public policy from Duke University and his M.H.A from the University of Washington.


John Banta CEO & Managing Director IllinoisVENTURES LLC John Banta serves as the CEO & Managing Director of IllinoisVentures, LLC, a premier seed and early-stage technology investment firm focused on starting and building globally-competitive companies based on research conducted at Midwest Universities and federal laboratories. Conceived and launched by the University of Illinois, the firm is consistently named by Entrepreneur magazine to its national list of the top 100 venture capital firms. John also serves as the Managing Partner for the Illinois Emerging Technologies Funds managed by the firm. John is the former President and COO of DigitalWork, Inc., a Draper Fisher Jurvetson, TL Ventures and Dell Ventures portfolio company, having served previously as its Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development. Prior to DigitalWork, John served as Vice President of Corporate Services for UBS, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Investment Management Consultant’s Association. John works with a wide variety of portfolio companies, with an emphasis on clean technologies including renewable fuels and chemicals, water, and agriculture and serves as a Director on behalf of numerous portfolio businesses, as well as the Board of Directors of the Illinois Venture Capital Association, the iBio Institute, the Argonne Venture Accelerator Consortium and the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University. John earned an MBA in Finance and Statistics with high honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business where he has been a frequent guest lecturer, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Illinois College of Commerce.

Brian Bischoff CEO HealthSense Brian J. Bischoff- Co-Founder, President & CEO of Healthsense, Inc. is an acknowledged leader in the field of product development and application of sensing and control technology. He has had the privilege of being the principal investigator on three National Institute of Health (NIH) and two Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) grants directed at technology enabled care. He has been developing and commercializing new products for 24 years and holds twelve patents. His career has included key leadership positions with Emerson Process Management and Honeywell, where he was selected as one of thirty-three global executives to participate in the Vision 2005+ project to define strategic trends that would shape the company and society over a five to ten year horizon. Following the Vision 2005+ project, he managed the large, global, Control Products business unit for Honeywell, making significant operational improvements. Brian holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Julie Brewer Vice President, CVG Strategies Medtronic Julie has over 20 years of experience in healthcare sales with the last 17 years in positions of leadership. Julie joined Medtronic in 2006 as the Eastern Area Vice President for Medtronic Cardiac Surgery. Since that time, Julie has held various sales leadership positions with Structural Heart including the Vice President of Sales. In May 2011, as part of the creation of the Cardiac and Vascular sales organization, Julie was asked to lead the creation of the Strategic Sales team for the Cardiac and Vascular Group. In this role, she and her team lead the strategy for our most critical accounts and integrated delivery networks across the country. The primary focus is to evolve from a transactional, product focused approach with a physician customer to a more “solutions based” approach with physicians, administrators and payors.

Julie received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a founding member of the ASPIRE Women’s Field Resource Group at Medtronic and has participated in the Medtronic Global Leaders Program. Julie is married and resides in Medina, MN. She and her husband, Patrick have 3 children – Ryan (17), Evan (15) and Allison (11).

James Burgum Co-Founder Arthur Ventures James Burgum is the Co-Founder of Arthur Ventures, a venture capital firm located in Fargo, ND. The firm’s first fund, launched in July of 2008, is a mission driven fund that seeks to seed and enable growth in its partner companies. James’ experience includes angel investing, venture capital, government policy, international trade, agribusiness and entrepreneurship. He has spent nearly a decade in these various activities and continues to be active in driving economic growth in his home state of North Dakota and the surrounding region. Previous work engagements have included business development roles at Great Plains Software, Microsoft, Student Body President of North Dakota State University, the Office of the Governor of North Dakota, the North Dakota Trade Office, and Advenio Partners – a consulting firm that participated in angel investments and turn-around projects. While working for the state of North Dakota, key initiatives James was involved in starting and launching such as Operation: Intern, the North Dakota Trade Office, and Young Professional Networks remain strong programs of the state’s efforts to grow and diversify the economy. Currently James serves as Managing Director of Arthur Ventures which is focused on investments in early-stage companies; in that capacity he serves on the Board of Directors at Intelligent InSites Inc., Workface Inc., AltraVax Inc., and Loyalty Builders, Inc. James also serves on the board of Arthur Companies Inc., a diversified agri-business.


Prior to Medtronic, Julie was the Vice President of Sales for Asteres Inc., a start up organization focused on technology to automate medication delivery to consumers. Prior to Asteres, she held various leadership positions at McKesson, Inc. including Regional Vice President for McKesson Automated Healthcare and Vice President of Sales for McKesson Automated Prescription Systems. Julie’s healthcare sales career started at Allergan, Inc as a territory manager in Houston, TX and then as a district manager for the Midwest Division.


David Cassak Vice President, Content, Managing Director, Medical Devices Elsevier Business Intelligence David Cassak is a Vice President, Content and Managing Director, Medical Devices for Elsevier Business Intelligence, A Reed Elsevier Company. He has been involved with the health care industry for more than 30 years and writes extensively on the medical device industry for Windhover’s IN VIVO and Start-Up. He is also a frequent speaker before various companies and industry trade groups. Prior to joining Elsevier, Cassak worked for nearly 20 years at Windhover Information Inc., a company he founded with his partner, Roger Longman which spun out the publications business of The Wilkerson Group, a leading management consulting firm at the time. Long known for publishing IN VIVO, widely recognized as the premier provider of business intelligence in the health care industry, Windhover launched a number of other publications, including Start-Up: Emerging Medical Ventures,™ and The RPM Report: Regulation • Policy • Market Access.™ In 2004, Windhover acquired Medtech Insight Inc., and now publishes the Medtech Insight: Medical Technology Market Intelligence™ newsletter. In addition, Windhover also created the Strategic Intelligence Systems, a web-based suite of databases, featuring the most comprehensive and detailed source of industry alliances, acquisitions and financings. SIS is unique among databases in providing expert commentary and analysis along with data. Windhover/EBI also produces numerous conferences, including the Investment in Innovation (In3) medical device partnering conferences around the world, as well as such pharma-focused conferences as the Pharmaceutical Strategic Alliances, Euro-Biotech and BIO-Windhover meetings. and it also offers a wide range of market research reports under its Medtech Insight imprint. In 2008, Windhover was acquired by Elsevier, which formed Elsevier Business Intelligence, combining the products of Windhover and FDC Reports, publishers of The Gray Sheet and The Pink Sheet, among other leading industry newsletters.

Michael D. Dale President & CEO Medical Device Innovations, Inc. An accomplished Medical Device Executive, Michael Dale has more than 25 years of experience as a leader in both early and late stage development companies. Most recently Mr. Dale served as Chairman, President and CEO of publicly traded ATS Medical until its acquisition by Medtronic in 2010. During his eight-year tenure at ATS, he spearheaded the company’s reorganization and resurgence, helping ATS establish itself as a leader in the surgical treatment of heart valve disease and atrial fibrillation. Under his strategic guidance, ATS experienced significant expansion in market capitalization, from $7.5 million to more than $375 million. Mr. Dale’s medical device industry experience spans cardiovascular, neuromodulation and electrophysiology markets. In addition to his work with ATS Medical, Mr. Dale has held executive leadership roles with Endocardial Solutions, Cyberonics, St. Jude Medical and Edwards Life Sciences. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Philadelphia-based Neuronetics, Inc., Rhythmia Medical in Boston, and Preceptis Medical of Minneapolis. Mr. Dale holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

William Faulkner CEO Ascenix Biotech Bill Faulkner is an active entrepreneur and investor. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Ascenix BioTechnologies, an early stage industrial biotechnology firm. He is also Chairman of Hennepin Life Sciences, a pharmaceutical company focused on alternative antibiotics for human and animal health applications. In addition to his experience in the life sciences, he has been heavily involved in advanced materials and the energy market, focused on generation and services. Bill spent his early professional career as a nuclear engineer in the Navy and as a founding employee in a number of high technology businesses, helping to move them through multiple growth stages and financing events. He has served on several charitable and professional boards in addition to the professional boards for his companies, including BPI (an energy development company) as well as on the Board of Trustees of the University of Dallas and Annual Fund Advisory Board for the University of Chicago.

Dr. Jeremy Friese Founder and CEO, Evidentia Health Medical Director for New Ventures and Business Development in the Center for Individualized Medicine and Associate Chair of Finance in the Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic Dr. Friese is an interventional radiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His clinical and research focus includes minimally invasive vascular disease and cancer. He serves as Medical Director for New Ventures and Business Development in the Center for Individualized Medicine and as Associate Chair of Finance in the Department of Radiology. He is past chair of Novation’s imaging council and currently sits on the cardiovascular council. Dr. Friese is Co-Founder of Evidentia Health (a seed-stage HIT company), an active angel investor, and board member for SV Biosystems, Inc. He earned an M.D. from Mayo Medical School and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where he collaborated with Professors Clay Christensen and Michael Porter.


Bill graduated from the University of Dallas with degrees in physics and economics in addition to playing varsity basketball. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in finance and economics, where he was awarded the Dean’s Award of Distinction.

Mark Gehring Co-Founder & President Asthmapolis Mark Gehring is Co-Founder and President of Asthmapolis, a company dedicated to improving asthma control and reducing cost using medication sensors and mobile apps.


He has previously served as CEO of three companies: Geometrics, developer of the first commercial 3D radiation treatment planning system, now marketed by Philips and used to plan 25% of the radiation treatments worldwide since the mid-90’s; UltraVisual, a medical imaging (PACS) startup that merged with another startup, Emageon, reached $100M in sales, and went public in 2005; and Sharendipity, a software development environment for non-programmers.

J. Thomas Halverson, Jr. Managing Director and Group Head Clean Technology & Industrials Piper Jaffray & Co. Tom Halverson is a managing director and co-head of the Piper Jaffray clean technology and industrials investment banking group. Halverson’s transaction experience includes numerous exclusive sale mandates, buy-side advisory services, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, fairness opinions, defensive advisory assignments and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities for a wide range of clients, including private equity groups, public companies and privately owned businesses. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, Halverson worked in private equity and as a corporate strategy consultant. Halverson graduated from Harvard College and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Mark Heesen President National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) For more than two decades, Mark Heesen has advocated for the venture capital industry, entrepreneurship and innovation, first as NVCA’s head of public policy and, since 1999 as the Association’s president. Under his leadership, the NVCA has grown in both scope and scale, broadening its public policy agenda, expanding its research initiatives, and adding member programs. By providing strategic direction for the NVCA professional staff and managing a board of more than two dozen venture capital practitioners, Mark sets the legislative and regulatory agenda for issues relating to information technology, life sciences and clean technology investing.

As the primary spokesperson for the venture capital industry, Mark is often called upon by the financial media, NVCA members, limited partners, and regional associations to offer insights and perspectives on trends and developments occurring within the asset class. He is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, a familiar and trusted source in news articles focusing on the venture industry, and a recurrent guest on financial broadcast news programs. Prior to his work at NVCA, Mark was an aide to a former Governor of Pennsylvania and was Deputy Director for Federal Funds reporting to the Texas Legislature. Mark received a law degree with an emphasis in taxation from the Dickinson School of Law in 1984.

Eric W. Kaler, Ph.D. President University of Minnesota When Eric Kaler took office on July 1, 2011, he became only the second alumnus to rise to the position of University of Minnesota President. In his first year on the job, President Kaler emphasized his commitment to academic excellence and rigor by investing in new faculty positions. He committed to keeping the University accessible to students of all economic backgrounds by increasing financial aid and setting the smallest tuition increase this century. He stressed the importance of the University’s groundbreaking research enterprise. He aggressively reached out to Minnesota’s corporate and investor communities, and he worked to bring the University’s discoveries more swiftly to the marketplace. And he did so even as he led the University in efforts to contain costs, operate more efficiently and effectively, and to demonstrate exceptional stewardship of public and tuition dollars. President Kaler received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University in 1982. He went on to become one of the nation’s foremost experts on “complex fluids,” which are used in many applications, including drug delivery, food processing, pharmaceuticals, and many manufacturing processes. Before coming to the ‘U,’ Kaler served from 2007 to 2011 as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affair s at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, N.Y. He previously was Dean of the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering. He also taught at the University of Washington. He received his undergraduate degree from California Institute of Technology. President Kaler and his wife, Karen, have two adult sons.


Mark has successfully led the NVCA through Dodd-Frank financial reform, threats to established tax policies, SBIR re-authorization, and patent reform. He continues to work with his staff to improve the FDA regulatory approval process, highly skilled immigration policy, and energy reform. A staunch advocate for policies that support America’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, Mark supports funding for basic research and ongoing incentives for long-term investment in start-up companies.

Steven C. Kuemmerle Head, Venture Investments Abbott Biotech Ventures, Inc. As Head of Venture Investments, Abbott Biotech Ventures, Inc. (ABVI), Steve is responsible for leading the evaluation and execution of equity investments in emerging pharma and biotech companies of strategic interest to Abbott. From November 2002, until joining ABVI, Steve served in Abbott’s Global Pharma Licensing Group. Steve first joined Abbott in 1987, where he managed several clinical diagnostic R&D units. In 1997, he moved to the Pharmaceutical Division, entering the Technology Licensing Group and in December of 1998, was appointed director of that unit. From 2000-2002, Steve was director of the then new Abbott Decision Support Group (DSG), which leads projects applied to pharmaceutical product development strategic decision-making and portfolio analysis.


He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Michigan State University in 1976 and went on to become an analytical chemist for The Upjohn Company from 1977-1981. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Northwestern University in 1988.

Julia C.Owens, Ph.D. Founder & Chief Executive Officer Atterocor, Inc. Dr. Owens is a biotech entrepreneur with an extensive background in venture-backed biopharmaceutical companies and particular expertise in pharmaceutical company transactions. Prior to co-founding Atterocor, she served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy at Lycera Corp. where she led the partnering process that led to Lycera’s major research partnership with Merck & Co. She also acquired a new platform discovery program for the company and negotiated its partnership with the University of Michigan moving the company to the North Campus Research Complex. Prior to Lycera, Dr. Owens served as head of business development at QuatRx Pharmaceuticals. She also worked at Tularik Inc. (now Amgen SanFrancisco) in business development, where she led partnering for the oncology and immunology areas. Dr. Owens began her business career at the University of California, San Francisco Office of Technology Management. Dr. Owens has a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, San Francisco a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from University of California, Berkeley.

Robert Plourde Vice President, Innovation and R&D UnitedHealth Group As part of the UnitedHealth Group Innovation and R&D team, Mr. Plourde has accountability for defining and delivering innovation opportunities across UnitedHealth Group’s business segments. In this role, he is expanding the use of technologies to the many constituents in the health care sector including consumers, providers and employers. He is currently accountable for driving the vision and strategy for integration of gamification into the consumer, provider, and employee engagement platforms. Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Mr. Plourde spent 15 years with Accenture as a Senior Executive within Accenture’s Management Consulting team. He has worked across with broad range of clients across financial services, retail, industrial products, telecommunications, media and entertainment, and industrial products. During this time, he was accountable for defining and delivering on business and technology strategies which advanced customer engagement through innovation.

Stan Rose, Ph.D. Chief Commercial Officer Nabsys

Barbara Lano Rummel Partner Lindquist & Vennum, LLP For more than 20 years, Barb Rummel has counseled boards of directors, executive officers and owners of public and privately held businesses in making critical business decisions involving strategic objectives, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Known for her integrity and dedication to the success of the business she works with, Barb endeavors to keep clients’ business objectives at the forefront of every matter. Barb has completed numerous M&A transactions involving public and privately held businesses. These deals have ranged in transaction size from under $10 million to over $1 billion. Her experience covers various industries, with particular emphasis on the life sciences, including medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies. Her extensive experience with initial public offerings and securities laws affecting publicly-held corporations enables Barb to competently manage complex governance issues. Barb currently serves on the firm’s management committee and is past chair of the firm’s Life Sciences industry group. She also represents Lindquist & Vennum within TAGLaw, an international network of over 150 independent law firms in 100 countries, and recently served on the TAGLaw Advisory Board. Barb was a member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates from 1989-1990. Barb’s community involvement has included a five-year tenure on the board of directors for the Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Foundation, an organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer and serving people affected by it.


Stan Rose is a Ph.D. biologist, seasoned biotechnology executive, and serial entrepreneur. He is President of Rose Ventures, Inc., a firm that provides consulting and directing to select clients in the life science research products space, and manages a portfolio of public and private equity investments. Highlights from his 20+ year career in the genomics research products business include serving as CEO of NimbleGen Systems, a microarray products company, from 2003 through its acquisition by Roche in 2007; co-founding and growing Genetic MicroSystems, a microarray instrumentation company that was acquired by Affymetrix in 2000; and directing the PCR business for Perkin-Elmer and Applied Biosystems during its most dynamic growth phase in the 1990s. Dr. Rose currently serves as Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Nabsys (Providence, RI); Director of Cellular Dynamics International (Madison, WI); and Director of Inverna (Madison, WI). He chairs the Market Advisory Board for Cyvek (Wallingford, CT), is a Technical Advisor to McLane Research Laboratories (Falmouth, MA), and is a Member of Tactics II SC Management LLC (Madison, WI). Dr. Rose received his B.A. from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Baiju R. Shah Chief Executive Officer BioMotiv


Baiju R. Shah is CEO of BioMotiv, the for profit therapeutic accelerator that is a part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. Prior to BioMotiv, Mr. Shah was President and CEO and a Founder of BioEnterprise, a partnership of Case Western, Cleveland Clinic, Summa Health, and University Hospitals. BioEnterprise is a business acceleration initiative to support the growth of bioscience companies. During Mr. Shah’s tenure, it helped more than 110 Cleveland companies that collectively attracted $1.3 Billion in new funding. He started his business career at McKinsey & Company. Shah serves on the Board of Invacare and on the Regional Advisory Board of RBS Citizens. In the community, Shah is Chair of Global Cleveland and also serves on the Boards of Great Lakes Science Center, Saint Luke’s Foundation, and United Way. He has also served as the founder and Chair of TiE Ohio and Summer on the Cuyahoga. Shah has been named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and has been recognized as one of Cleveland’s most influential leaders. Shah received a J.D. from Harvard and his B.A. from Yale.

David Van Sickle CEO Asthmapolis David Van Sickle, Ph.D. is the Co-Founder and CEO of Asthmapolis, a Madision, WI based company that is pioneering effective new disease management solutions for asthma and chronic respiratory disease. Previously, Van Sickle was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. From 2004-2006, he was an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, where he was assigned to the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch. Van Sickle received his Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2004. In 2011, he was named a Champion of Change by the White House for his work on innovation.

Diana Twyman Business Development Executive Integrated Project Management Diana Twyman is the food and ag industry Business Development Executive for Integrated Project Management. She has over 20 years of marketing, commercial development and business management experience in the Food & Beverage and Life Science industries including North American Business Unit Manager for Nestle Medical Nutrition, Vice President of Commercial Development and Healthcare Marketing for Monsanto’s Nutrition and Consumer Sector, and Executive Vice President of Marketing, Business Development and Strategy for Miicro, Inc.

Dave Wagner Vice President, External Partner Development General Mills, Inc. Dave Wagner leads the External Partner Development effort for General Mills. In this role, he oversees external sourcing support to General Mills’ indirect spending, and chairs the company’s Supplier Partnership Board. His team also creates growth partnerships for the company’s marketing and innovation communities. Dave has served at General Mills for 15 years. During this time, he has led sourcing strategies across the scope of sourcing operations. With a foundation in commodity, ingredient, packaging and indirect services categories, he moved into leadership positions as Director of Sourcing Operations for the Yoplait, Pillsbury and Baking Divisions. Since 2004, Dave has led Strategic Sourcing for Marketing Services, and in 2006 was named Director, Strategic Sourcing and External Partner Development, which included all inbound and outbound licensing efforts. Since 2008, XPD has been building capacity to develop and manage external alliances, and to source external innovation in support of GWin (General Mills Worldwide Innovation Network), GMI’s open innovation initiative. Prior to working for General Mills, Dave served for 8 years as a Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army in a variety of strategic and operational roles in the US and Europe. Dave currently serves as Secretary to the Board for PPL Industries, a non-profit organization that provides education and job training to heads of at-risk, low income families. Dave has an M.B.A. in Strategic Management from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in International Relations from Auburn University. He lives in Eden Prairie with his wife Christa and three sons.


Ms. Twyman has successfully launched and managed over a dozen new products and business platforms based upon proprietary nutrition and diagnostic technology, and is co-inventor on 7 issued patents.

Paul M. Weiss, Ph.D. Managing Director VentureInvestors LLC Paul joined Venture Investors in 2006, as a Managing Director. He focuses on making Healthcare investments and is an active member in the firm’s Venture Igniter program.


Paul has over 20 years of operating experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. He previously was President of the Gala Biotech business unit of Cardinal Health (now Catalent Pharma Solutions). Before joining Gala, Paul served as the VP of Business Development for 3-Dimensional Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company that completed its IPO during his tenure and was subsequently acquired by Johnson & Johnson. Earlier in his career, Paul worked as Director of Licensing for Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, a division of American Home Products (Wyeth is now part of Pfizer). He also served as Director of Business Development and Research for Scientific Protein Labs (SPL), a division of American Home Products, prior to its spin-out. Paul began his career in industry as the Director of Operations for Columbia Research Labs (Nasdaq: COB), a small, publicly-held company that focuses on women’s health. Paul is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Akebia Therapeutics (also includes Aerpio Therapeutics), Euthymics Bioscience (also includes Neurovance and EBI Life Sciences), Mithridion, and ProCertus (also acting President and CEO). He is also an observer for Tissue Regeneration Systems and Inviragen. In addition Paul serves on the Board of Directors for Tamir Biotechnology, Inc. (formerly Alfacell Corporation, Nasdaq: ACEL), the Waisman Center Board of Visitors, and the Waisman Center Biomanufacturing Facility Advisory Board. Paul received a B.S. in Biochemistry with honors from Carleton University-Ottawa, Ontario, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also worked as a postdoctoral research associate.

John West Founder & Chairman The Whistle John West is a successful entrepreneur who has started, grown and sold two companies and is the Founder & Chairman of The Whistle. John was previously the CEO and Founder of Silver Oak Solutions, a spend management solutions business; and Enstrat, an environmental services company. John is on the Board of the Harvard Alumni Association, and is the former president of the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Association. He has a BS Engineering from WPI and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Greg B. Young Managing Director Burril & Company


Greg joined Burrill & Company in 2000 and has been primarily involved in sourcing, evaluating and investing in new business opportunities as part of the firm’s venture activities. His focus areas of investment cover green technologies and businesses addressing energy, climate and sustainability markets. He also acts as an investment manager for the Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund (MLSCF), a venture fund co-managed by Burrill & Company. Greg currently serves on the Board of HCL CleanTech and is a Board Observer on the Boards of Akermin and GloriOil. Greg was instrumental in sourcing and consummation of Burrill & Company and MLSCF’s investment in Gevo. Previously, Greg worked as a molecular biologist focused on protein expression at an early-stage biotech company located in San Diego. Greg received his BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego and an MS in Biotechnology and Business from Northwestern University.



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SWORD DIAGNOSTICS Sword Diagnostics is a leading-edge life sciences company created in response to the rapidly evolving needs of the research, pharmaceutical, and clinical communities. Although researchers are discovering thousands of biomarkers associated with both healthy and diseased-related biological processes, today’s life science tools are unable to effectively measure, quantify, and determine the ultimate value of these biological markers. Sword Diagnostics’ technology is directly aimed at making it easier to understand these newly emerging biomarkers, as well as extending the utility of existing diagnostics assays. Sword’s mission is to provide the next-generation detection technology to life scientists, enabling them to continue advances in medical research, drug discovery and the provision of health care products and services.

The Medical Research Organization NAMSA has provided services to medical device manufacturers for 45 years specializing in material safety testing and consulting for the majority of that time. Through acquisition, NAMSA has added comprehensive regulatory and quality systems consulting, expanded functional studies with imaging capabilities, clinical research (including Field Clinical Engineers) and expanded educational services including physician and sales training. Visit to learn more about our services.

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COMPANY DESCRIPTION Abiogenix has created the uBox, a smart pillbox to help people take their medication on time. The uBox is the root of a powerful platform that allows for continuous and dynamic management of care. We include loved ones and clinicians in a person’s care circle in order to support and encourage them as they improve their medication adherence. Targeting specialty pharmacy and controlled substances initially, we can help hospitals, insurers, and providers to avoid costly readmissions and other expenses associated with medication non-adherence. The uBox provides medication management in the palm of your hand.


Sara Cinnamon President Abiogenix

BIOGRAPHY Sara is passionate about using her design experience help people, having previously worked on a non-invasive glucose meter and innovative mobility devices. She has her Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and B.S. from UC Berkeley. Sara has prior entrepreneurial product design experience and several patents pending for independent inventions.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Advanced Circulatory has a novel therapy called Perfusion on Demand™- a therapy that has life saving implications for multiple emergency medical conditions with a total estimated global market opportunity of $3.3 Billion. Perfusion on Demand is a non-invasive therapy that increases circulation, protecting the heart, brain and other vital organs when blood flow is compromised. This gives rescuers and caregivers the potential to return people to a full life after severe medical emergencies, including sudden cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury. Clinical research shows that Perfusion on Demand therapy improves survival with good neurologic function from sudden cardiac arrest, for example, by 53%. This equates to saving 50,000 lives a year. Mike Black Chief Executive Officer Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc.

BIOGRAPHY Mike Black serves as Chief Executive Officer and has been employed by Advanced Circulatory for 10 years, helping to evolve the company from a pre-revenue research and development organization to a break-even commercial operation with a $7 mm retail book of business. He previously held the positions of CFO and COO before being named CEO in 2008. Mr. Black has 15 years of experience with small companies including work in the areas of strategic planning, fund-raising, finance/accounting, marketing and operations. He also previously spent time at Deloitte & Touche as a financial auditor and consultant.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION AllTranz is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing a unique set of dermal delivery products utilizing two proprietary technology platforms : prodrug development and microneedle formulations. AllTranz ‘s products targeting large and growing markets to treat pain, osteoarthritis, cancer chemotherapy nausea and vomiting, alcoholism, and decreased appetite in AIDS and cancer patients, as well as an abuse deterrent treatment for opiate addiction. AllTranz will have its first product through Phase I trials in 2013 and a second product entering the clinic six months later. AllTranz recently completed a first close for its Series B financing.

BIOGRAPHY George Emont is the Chairman and Acting President of AllTranz, Inc. Mr. Emont is also a managing partner with Triathlon Medical Ventures and the Kentucky Seed Capital Fund. Mr. Emont’s more than twenty five years of health care industry experience include 17 years in venture capital. Mr. Emont was Director of Venture Capital for Humana Inc. where he managed a venture capital fund that made investments totaling over $75 million in 11 portfolio companies and three venture funds. Earlier, Mr. Emont’s worked at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, IAI Venture Capital Group, followed by the successful launch and sale of OncoTherapeutics.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Altheus Therapeutics, Inc. is developing Zoenasa® Oral Controlled Release and Rectal Gel formulations as novel front-line therapies for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with the initial focus on ulcerative colitis (UC). Zoenasa is a fixed-dose combination of the anti-inflammatory mesalamine (5-aminosalicylic acid; 5-ASA) plus a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent to reduce bowel injury associated with IBD. Altheus has initiated a Phase 2 clinical trial to establish the efficacy of Zoenasa Rectal Gel in patients with leftsided UC(ZA-201). Altheus is raising Series B to complete ZA-201, development for Zoenasa Oral products, and supportive corporate activities. Dennis Schafer President & CEO Altheus Therapeutics, Inc.

BIOGRAPHY Dennis Schafer is an accomplished entrepreneur with 25 years’ experience in organizing and managing new life science ventures. He has played leadership roles in ten start-ups, serving as CEO in several, accessing technologies from various universities; raising start-up capital from institutional venture funds; and forming corporate partnerships with major and mid-major pharmaceutical companies. Companies in his portfolio include BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Zynaxis (acquired Secretech), Avant Immunotherapeutics (acquired Megan Health), Coley Pharmaceuticals, Aderis Pharmaceuticals, Somatacor, and Altheus Therapeutics. Mr. Schafer received his BA with distinction from the University of Nebraska, an MA in English and an MBA from the University of Virginia.


George Emont Chairman and Acting President AllTranz, Inc.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION ALung has developed the Hemolung™, an extracorporeal artificial lung that will replace or supplement the ventilator in the ICU for acute respiratory failure. The Hemolung will provide 50% of a patient’s respiratory need, allowing the lungs to heal, eliminating the need for intubation, sedation and mechanical ventilation. The Hemolung™ will reduce the incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia and hospital length of stay, resulting in a reduced cost of care for these patients. The Company has completed animal and human trials. Outcomes data is very positive with no device related adverse events and the Company will initiate commercialization in Europe in Q1 2013.


Pete DeComo CEO ALung Technologies, Inc.

BIOGRAPHY Pete DeComo is CEO of Alung, the developer of an artificial lung for patients with Respiratory failure. Prior, he was founder and CEO of Renal Solutions where he developed a dialysis technology for patients with kidney failure. There he raised $40M in equity financing, completed the development process and in November 2007 Renal was acquired for $200M, significant considering Renal was pre-revenue. Mr. DeComo is the recipient of many awards including the following; • E&Y “Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2008 • Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association “Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2008 • Carnegie Science Center “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2005

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Ativa is an emerging growth company that is developing and will commercialize unique solutions for streamlining the diagnostic process in smaller primary care settings globally. Ativa’s solution is designed to streamline the primary care diagnostic process, reduce cost and improve patient care. Our platform will expand access to modern diagnostic testing for an estimated 2+ billion people around the world that presently do not have access. Our platform consists of a powerful, compact, affordable blood analysis system and companion diagnostic decision support software that can easily integrate third party biometric and vital sign data to provide physicians with a comprehensive patient workup prior to seeing the patient. David Deetz CEO & President Atvia Medical

BIOGRAPHY Mr. Deetz is is the founder and CEO of Atvia Medical, a development stage diagnostic technology business. Mr. Deetz also started PPG Biomedical and Diametrics Medical, one of which completed a successful IPO, and both of which were acquired by industry leaders and still operate today.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION CardioInsight Technologies (CIT) is commercializing a non-invasive, advanced cardiac mapping technology that generates real-time, 3D maps of the electrical activity of the heart, in a single beat. CIT¹s CE Marked ECVUETM system provides electrophysiologists with a powerful, yet simple, non-invasive solution to address two large, high-growth market opportunities; 1) mapping of complex cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (AF), and 2) optimization of cardiac resynchronization therapy(CRT) for heart failure. Moreover, ECVUE is the only system able to extend advanced cardiac mapping outside the confines of the EP lab, expanding the utility of advanced mapping and improving the cost effectiveness of EP procedures.

BIOGRAPHY Before joining CardioInsight Technologies, Inc., Mr. Wethington served as CEO at Hemosphere, Inc., a leading medical device company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery that was acquired by Cryolife in May 2012. Mr. Wethington served as global Vice President of sales and marketing at Gambro Inc., formerly CHF Solutions, where he oversaw the successful commercialization of CHF¹s Aquapheresis Peripheral Ultrafiltration System. Prior to Gambro, Mr. Wethington spent 10 years in various sales and marketing leadership positions at St. Jude Medical Endocardial Solutions, Inc. Mr. Wethington started his career with CPI Guidant, now part of Boston Scientific, where he held numerous clinical, product development and brand management roles. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clemson University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Cell Habitats, Inc. is redefining the field of tissue repair by using biological and physical cues to prompt the body’s own stem cells to restore normal function to damaged or diseased tissue. CH’s novel approach is accomplished by injecting Regenerods, micro-sized devices that mimic biological material, attract the body’s own stem cells, and act as a substitute cellular habitat that promotes endogenous stem cell growth. This innovation could potentially improve outcomes in the treatment of heart muscle disease and serves as a platform for repair of bone, cartilage, muscle and nerve tissues. Cell Habitats is a Flavin Ventures portfolio company.

John L. Flavin, MBA CEO Cell Habitats, Inc.

BIOGRAPHY John is Managing Director of Flavin Ventures, LLC and CEO of Cell Habitats. With over 20 years of experience in the life sciences field, he has led two successful NASDAQ IPOs, and raised over $220 million in funding. John was co-founder, President, CFO and board member for Advanced Life Sciences for 10 years. John was also instrumental in building MediChem Life Sciences, a drug discovery and development company. Mr. Flavin is a member of the life sciences diligence panel for the Invest Illinois Venture Fund. John holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Marquette University and M.B.A. from Lewis University.


Pat Wethington President & CEO CardioInsight Technologies, Inc.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Delphinus Medical Technologies has succeeded in building a three-dimensional full-breast ultrasound imaging device that effectively differentiates benign from malignant masses in breast cancer cases using a safe (non-ionizing), comfortable (non-compressing), and reliable patented technology (“SoftVue”). The SoftVue system is targeted at the rapidly growing diagnostic portion of the market to address risk assessment and chemotherapy follow-up followed by entry into the screening market. The To-date Delphinus has raised $12M in financing, which has allowed it to develop the SoftVue system and complete its first 510(k) filing. The company is seeking to raise $17M to commercialize the system and develop adjunct products.


William C. Greenway Chief Executive Officer Delphinus Medical Technologies

BIOGRAPHY Over 26 years experience in the medical imaging industry. Former CEO of Infimed and Lodox Systems Former VP of Business Development of Hologic Held a variety of engineering and manufacturing positions at GE.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Founded in September 2008, Diagnostic Photonics is developing advanced imaging technology to assist clinicians in the evaluation of the presence and extent of cancer during surgery. The company’s Enlighten imaging probe and system place a live view of tissue microstructure at the surgeon’s fingertips, providing immediate insight into cancer pathology during surgery. With knowledge of tissue microstructure in hand, clinicians can make more informed decisions and provide better care. The company’s breakthrough intraoperative imaging technology originated in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois, and the company is funded by IllinoisVentures and Serra Ventures. Andrew Cittadine CEO Diagnostic Photonics

BIOGRAPHY Andrew has 15 years of leadership experience as a cofounder or chief executive in four medical device companies. He co-founded and served as CEO of medical device startup American BioOptics (acquired), served as the interim CEO for venture-backed startup SonarMed, and co-founded Sensant Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based, 3D medical imaging firm that was acquired by Siemens. Andrew received a BA in History and a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi. He holds an MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Flow Forward Medical, LLC (“Flow Forward”) is developing the Arteriovenous Fistula Eligibility (AFE) System™, a cardiovascular medical device for improving eligibility and reducing maturation failure of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) vascular access sites for hemodialysis. The AFE System is a small, wearable, temporary, minimally-invasive rotary blood pump system designed to rapidly and persistently dilate veins prior to AVF surgery. Flow Forward was founded in August 2010 as a subsidiary of Novita Therapeutics, LLC, a privately held medical device incubator | accelerator that has raised $7 million to develop new products and spin out independent companies backed by venture financing.

BIOGRAPHY F. Nicholas Franano, MD is founder and CEO of Flow Forward Medical and its parent company Novita Therapeutics. Dr. Franano previously founded Proteon Therapeutics (“Proteon”) and served as CEO from 2001 - 2006 and Chief Scientific Officer from 2006 - 2009, inventing key technologies and helping raise $74M. In 2009, Proteon was named a Fierce Biotech Top 15 company and was selected as a 2010 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Dr. Franano currently serves as a member of the Proteon Board of Directors. He trained at Johns Hopkins Hospital and practiced as an interventional radiologist from 2000 – 2006.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION FluGen Inc. is leading the fight to dramatically improve the effectiveness of influenza vaccines. This leadership in the $4 billion flu market is driven by the first real universal flu vaccine candidate (REDEE FLU™) and its novel intradermal delivery technology which makes existing vaccines far more effective. The Company will be in the clinic in early 2013. FluGen has raised over $10 million to date and is seeking an additional $10 million to move its REDEE FLU™ vaccine through Phase II clinical trials, and to further develop its microneedle device for large scale manufacturing and multiple vaccine delivery. Paul V. Radspinner President & CEO FluGen Inc.

BIOGRAPHY Mr. Radspinner President and CEO of FluGen Inc., a Madison, Wisconsin influenza vaccine and vaccine delivery company where he has raised over $10 million. He has broad experience including multiple US and international management roles at Eli Lilly & Company and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals where he was VP of Business Development. In 2011 Mr. Radspinner was appointed by Wisconsin Governor Walker to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) board of directors where he now serves. He is also a board member of the biotechnology association, BioForward.


F. Nicholas Franano, MD Founder and CEO Flow Forward Medical, LLC

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Healthsense, the fastest growing provider of aging services technology, provides technology-enabled care solutions for the entire senior care continuum. With a full range of remote monitoring, emergency response, and wellness management solutions, Healthsense helps senior care providers reduce costs, increase independence, and enhance caregiver and senior experiences. Built on a Wi-Fi platform, Healthsense products are scalable and enable flexible technology-enabled care designs that help communities deliver the highest quality of care.


Brian J. Bischoff Co-founder, President & CEO Healthsense, Inc.

BIOGRAPHY Brian J. Bischoff, Co-founder, President & CEO of Healthsense, Inc. is an acknowledged leader in the field of product development and application of sensing and control technology. He has had the privilege of being the principal investigator on three National Institute of Health (NIH) and two Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) grants directed at technology enabled care. He has been developing and commercializing new products for 24 years and holds twelve patents. His career has included key leadership positions with Emerson Process Management and Honeywell, where he was selected as one of thirty-three global executives to participate in the Vision 2005+ project to define strategic trends that would shape the company and society over a five- to ten-year horizon. Following the Vision 2005+ project, he managed the large, global, Control Products business unit for Honeywell, making significant operational improvements. Brian holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION HistoSonics completed development of the Vortx RX® for treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). The Vortx RX combines focused ultrasound Histotripsy and ultrasound imaging for non-invasive, image guided tissue ablation. Histotripsy is non-thermal and ablates tissue mechanically with highly energetic cavitation “bubble clouds”. Pre-clinical verification in canines showed that Histotripsy ablation resulted in minimal inflammation and rapid healing. HistoSonics recently submitted an IDE to the FDA and plans to initiate pilot clinical studies in early 2013. HistoSonics completed an $11 million Series A financing in late 2009 and is planning a $12 million Series B financing mid 2013. Tom Davison, PhD. Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder HistoSonics, Inc.

BIOGRAPHY Tom Davison, PhD. is Chairman, CEO and co-founder of HistoSonics, Inc. Prior to HistoSonics, Dr. Davison was CEO of Sontra Medical which merged with Echo Therapeutics; he was founder and CEO of Endius which was acquired by Zimmer, and founder and President of UltraCision (Harmonic Scalpel) which was acquired by Johnson and Johnson. Dr. Davison has served on the boards of 11 public and private companies. He holds over 30 patents on medical device technologies and products including, the Harmonic Scalpel and Endius minimally invasive spine fusion system. Dr. Davison earned his PhD. in Mammalian Physiology from Kent State University.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Imricor produces the devices needed to perform atrial fibrillation and other ablation procedures in an MRI, rather than in an X-ray lab. Imricor’s MRI based procedures allow doctors to see the heart in real time while they work, so they can more accurately target ablation sites and visually assess ablation lesion quality. MRI guided procedures are radiation free, so they are safer for both the patient and the doctor. Imricor’s products are uniquely MRI compatible. Conventional ablation devices cannot be used with MRI. Imricor has completed its first in man pilot study and is engaged in further clinical development studies.

BIOGRAPHY Steve Wedan has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, summa cum laude, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University. He has over 20 years of medical device experience, including design engineering of MRI and ultrasound systems for GE Healthcare, as well as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Applied Biometrics Inc. Prior to co-founding Imricor, Mr. Wedan founded and operated a successful consulting company, Wedan Technologies Inc., from 2000-2006. Mr. Wedan is a U.S. appointed expert in the fields of MRI safety and the compatibility of implanted and interventional products in MRI.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION IntelliCyt develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary cell-based screening solutions consisting of instrumentation, informatics software, and assay kits used to improve sensitivity of lab tests, increase throughput, simplify workflow and reduce costs. Cell-based tests have emerged as an important field of research as new technologies have made it possible to measure cellular differences in living organisms and correlate the variation with changes in biological function and disease processes. IntelliCyt’s solutions enable their customers to understand what makes individual cells unique and to pave the way for medical treatments that are based on disease mechanisms at the cellular level.. R. Terry Dunlay CEO IntelliCyt

BIOGRAPHY R. Terry Dunlay, CEO – Terry is an experienced entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in life science technology development and commercialization. Previously, he was co-founder and Executive Vice President of Cellomics, where he invented and commercialized the company’s high content screening instrumentation and informatics. Prior to Cellomics, Terry was founder and CEO of Biological Detection, Inc. and Vice President of Biological Detection Systems, Inc. and was in product development at Cytyc Corporation. He holds 15 patents in the area of cell-based screening instrumentation and informatics.


Steve Wedan CEO Imricor

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Intuitive Biosciences is a MDx company initially focused on serving the food production and pharmaceutical research industries. Intuitive has three products in the market and a robust product development pipeline. The $160 million dollar research animal testing market gives Intuitive a rapid path to profitability and builds a base for expanding into the $700 million dollar cattle production market. Intuitive has established customers in the research animal market, including over one-third of the U.S. National Primate Centers and multiple CRO commercial partner


Shawn Guse CEO Intuitive Biosciences

BIOGRAPHY Shawn Guse, CEO. Led several successful technology companies, including: CEO, Compact Particle Acceleration Corporation; VP-International Operations and General Counsel, TomoTherapy. He is also Chairman, Echometrix and Director, Apartia Pharmaceuticals.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Metactive Medical™, LLC (“Metactive”) is developing novel, catheter-based cardiovascular medical devices. Metactive’s Ballstent Microcatheter™ is designed to completely fill and seal cerebral aneurysms with one simple device deployment, offering an easier, faster, and more durable repair at a reduced overall cost. Metactive is also developing the Blockstent Microcatheter™ to provide rapid and complete occlusion of peripheral arteries. Metactive was founded in August 2011 as a subsidiary of Novita Therapeutics, LLC, a privately held medical device incubator | accelerator that has raised $7 million to develop new products and spin out independent companies backed by venture financing. Xandra M. Sifuentes President Metactive Medical, LLC

BIOGRAPHY Xandra M. Sifuentes, MBA is the President of Metactive Medical. She previously founded two medical device start-up companies, invented medical devices through the University of Missouri’s Biodesign and Innovation Program, and developed business plans for high-growth technology ventures at the Missouri Innovation Center. She also has several years of engineering experience from Honeywell International and Garmin International. Ms. Sifuentes is currently a regional innovator in PIPELINE, the nation’s premier technology entrepreneur immersion program.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Monteris® Medical Corporation is a privately held medical device company dedicated to the development of minimally invasive, MRI-guided neurosurgical solutions. We strive to provide options for surgeons treating brain cancer. The NeuroBlate™ System is a laser-based ablation system for intracranial lesions, including brain tumors. The AXiiiS® Stereotactic Miniframe is a single use platform for image guided device delivery and brain biopsy. The AtamA™ Head Coil and Stabilization System facilitates intra-operative imaging and neurosurgical access for MRI-guided procedures requiring head fixation. Monteris Medical: “A Ray of Light….A Ray of Hope” www.

BIOGRAPHY John Schellhorn is currently President & CEO of Monteris Medical. Previously, Schellhorn was Chief Commercialization Officer for BÂRRX Medical (BÂRRX was acquired by Covidien in January 2012). Schellhorn also served as President & CEO of Softscope Medical Technologies Inc., a venture backed G.I. company sold to FUJIFILM Corp. in 2010. He was also VP of Sales & Marketing, Peripheral Vascular Division of ev3 Inc., VP & General Mgr. International, ACMI Corporation, (acquired by Gyrus PLC in 2005), along with management positions at Boston Scientific. Schellhorn graduated Summa Cum Laude from Long Island University and served 7 years as a U.S. Marine Corps pilot.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION NxThera’s Rezūm™ endourology technology platform is designed to transform the experience of urologists and their patients in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate cancer and kidney cancer. The Rezūm system treats prostate tissue in a matter of seconds, delivering targeted thermal energy in the form of sterile water vapor without the need for patient anesthesia. Developed first as an office-based procedure for treating BPH, data from pilot clinical studies are compelling. The Company expects to begin its pivotal study, receive CE mark and continue development of the prostate cancer application of the Rezūm technology platform in 2013. J. Robert Paulson, Jr. President & CEO NxThera’s Rezum™

BIOGRAPHY Bob Paulson is the President & CEO, and a director at NxThera. With more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry, Bob previously was President, CEO and a director of Restore Medical until the company’s acquisition by Medtronic in 2008. Prior to Restore, Bob was the CFO and VP Global Marketing for Endocardial Solutions, which was acquired by St. Jude Medical in 2005. Previously, Bob held executive positions with Medtronic and Advanced Bionics. Bob received his J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law; M.B.A., University of St. Thomas; and B.A. in accounting, economics & political science, Luther College.


John Schellhorn President & CEO Monteris Medical

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Preceptis Medical, Inc. is a device manufacturer developing tools and anesthetic regimens to allow tympanostomy procedures (ear tubes) to be performed outside of the operating room, eliminating the risk of general anesthesia and significantly reducing costs to the healthcare system. Preceptis has completed human proof of concept on less than $1M in less than 11 months. The worldwide market for tympanostomy procedures is over $1B annually; the Preceptis device is exempt from 510(k) clearance; reimbursement is already in place; and the Preceptis solution improves outcomes for all stakeholders. Preceptis Medical can be viewed as the poster child for healthcare reform.


Steven Anderson CEO Preceptis Medical, Inc.

BIOGRAPHY Steve Anderson is the CEO of Preceptis Medical, Inc, a medical device ENT start-up developing tools and anesthetic regimens which allow pediatric tympanostomy surgery to be performed without the risk of general anesthesia or the costs associated with an OR. Prior to this position, he was the President of Acorn Cardiovascular, Inc., a medical device manufacturer developing life-sustaining therapies for the treatment of systolic heart failure. Mr. Anderson has 30 years of experience in the medical device industry, starting with Medtronic and including senior management positions at St. Jude Medical, TĂœV Product Service, St. Croix Medical, and Acorn Cardiovascular. His specific core competencies include development, regulatory, clinical, reimbursement, quality, and compliance. Mr. Anderson has a BS in Materials Engineering and an MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He was an Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas Graduate School, has served on multiple boards for medical device companies (both public and private), and has authored numerous publications on medical device regulation and reimbursement (both US and worldwide).

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Pulse Therapeutics developed a novel medical device designed to significantly increase the effectiveness of the clot-busting drug tPA for the emergency department based treatment of ischemic stroke. Pulse demonstrated in pre-clinical studies that intravenously-administered biocompatible iron particles, when controlled by a compact external magnet, substantially accelerate the diffusion of chemical agents, without the need to attach the drug to the magnetic particles. The Company believes that its proprietary technology will allow tPA to reach the clot more quickly and at higher concentrations, resulting in dramatically faster dissolution of the clot as compared to standard IV-tPA delivery. James C. Wachtman CEO Pulse Therapeutics

BIOGRAPHY James C. Wachtman currently serves as CEO of Pulse Therapeutics, a development stage medical device company focused on treating ischemic stroke. He is a Venture Partner for SV Life Sciences (Healthcare Services sector) since 2009. Jim served from 2004 to 2009 as President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of TLC Vision, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLCVF), a national provider of eye care services. Jim began his 29 year healthcare career in sales at American Hospital Supply (McGaw Division), rising to Vice President, infusion device sales before becoming one of the founding executives of Central Admixture Pharmacy Services.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Test at home, treat online...that’s QuickCheck Health, the “retail clinic in a box”. QuickCheck Health’s goal is to bring affordable health care to people, even in remote locations, developing rapid over-the-counter home diagnostic tests for common illnesses such as strep throat, urinary tract infection and many others. QuickCheck Health will bring benefits to consumers through lower cost, high quality care, physicians by freeing up time for more complex cases and large groups, such as employers, insurers and government agencies, by reducing the cost of treating routine illnesses by as much as 75% or more

BIOGRAPHY Mr. Henke has over 25 years of health plan experience including leadership positions at Medica, Allina, EBP HealthPlans and Prudential Health Care. His most recent plan experience included Chief Innovation Officer as well as Senior Vice President & General Manager for Medica’s commercial markets division representing 1.3 million members and $3.5 billion of premium or premium equivalent. A co-founder of QuickCheck Health, he is a frequent speaker regarding both disruptive innovation in health care and empowering consumers. Mr. Henke has a masters in business administration (finance) from the University of St. Thomas.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Respira Therapeutics, Inc. is an inhaled pharmaceutical product development company focused on applying its breakthrough high efficiency dry powder inhaler (DPI) delivery technology as a competitive weapon to deliver a pipeline of differentiated mono and combination therapy inhaler/drug products to address major inhaled medication market needs and opportunities. Respira’s proprietary DPI position and superior delivery performance will allow Respira’s branding of off patent drugs and also delivery of NCEs not currently possible by current DPI technologies. Respira’s lead pipeline product is a risk reduced, multidose inhaler / combination therapy drug product for the chronic treatment of asthma and COPD. Bob Curtis President & CEO Respira Therapeutics, Inc.

BIOGRAPHY Bob is President & CEO of Respira Therapeutics, Inc. He has an extensive background in the medical technology field in a 30+year career as a technologist, senior executive, founder and operating manager of multiple life science technology startups, and as a venture capital accelerator/incubator manager and investor. Bob has raised and invested over $190 million in corporate and venture capital and has managed technology-driven companies in multiple medical specialty markets ranging from seed-stage venture backed start-ups to subsidiaries of large multinational health care corporations. He was an early-stage CEO at Aerogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEGN), a metered dose inhaler company.


Tom L. Henke President & CEO QuickCheck Health

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Securus has developed the L-ViewTM Thermal Monitoring System which provides the clinician with a non-contact, high resolution, thermographic map of tissue temperature thereby improving both the safety and efficacy of ablation therapy. The initial application of the technology will focus on esophageal temperature mapping for the rapidly growing >$1B cardiac ablation market. An abstract summarizing animal studies was presented at the American Heart Association in November 2012. The Company raised $2.6M Series A and is seeking investors for a $6.5M Series B financing which will allow completion of commercial product development, 510(k) submission and approval by late 2014.


Donna Richardson President & CEO Securus Medical Group, Inc.

BIOGRAPHY Donna Richardson, President & CEO, has more than 30 years experience in the medical device sector leading three previous start-up companies. She has extensive expertise in strategic planning, product development, sales & marketing, clinical trials, market assessments, fundraising and all aspects of early stage healthcare companies. She recently served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for JumpStart, Inc., and has worked closely with BioEnterprise in Cleveland. She is a Registered Nurse & earned a Master’s Degree, Business Policy, Columbia University.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Pharmaceutical companies are under intense pressure to discover and market new drugs. Drug-target protein maps are crucial for the design and development of potent and specific drugs. By utilizing innovative technology, Shamrock Structures helps companies rapidly obtain these drug-target protein maps. Shamrock is a drug discovery services company that provides pharmaceutical researchers with access to technologies and expertise in protein crystallography, medicinal chemistry and biological screening to help discover more lead compounds for its pharma customers. Michael T. Flavin, Ph.D. CEO Shamrock Structures

BIOGRAPHY Dr. Flavin is Managing Director of Flavin Ventures, LLC and CEO of Shamrock Structures. Prior to joining Shamrock, Michael was CEO of Advanced Life Sciences where he led the company’s IPO. Prior to Advanced Life Sciences, Dr. Flavin founded and built MediChem Life Sciences as a premier drug discovery and development company focused on chemistry and biology. Dr. Flavin has 45 publications in scientific journals and 20 U.S. Patents in the fields of organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and biochemistry. Michael received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Notre Dame and his Ph.D. degree in medicinal chemistry from University of Illinois at Chicago.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Siloam Biosciences, Inc. (founded 2004) is focused on developing the next generation In-Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) systems based on its proprietary microfluidic technology. The company has already commercialized the Optimiser™ microfluidic ELISA microplate as the platform technology with significant performance benefits, most important being low sample volumes (20x lower than current), very high sensitivity (100x better), and rapid test times (30 min as opposed to 4-6 hours). Siloam has demonstrated proof-of-principle that Optimiser™ technology can also be adapted for point-of-care test (POCT) applications making it the only seamless IVD platform to span multiple test settings.

BIOGRAPHY Aniruddha Puntambekar, PhD (Chief Operating Officer); Dr. Puntambekar is the lead inventor for the revolutionary Optimiser™ microplate system and has over 14 years of experience in microfluidic system development. He has managed the development of the paradigm shifting approach in developing the novel Optimiser™ microplate technology and extending its application beyond a lifescience consumable to an IVD/ POCT system component. In addition to the strategic growth objective charter, he is also responsible for operations management at Siloam. Dr. Puntambekar also serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for Ohio Center of Microfluidic Innovation at the University of Cincinnati.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION SironRX Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel therapies to accelerate wound repair and prevent scarring of dermal wounds. The company is currently enrolling patients in a placebo-controlled, randomized double-blinded clinical study evaluating the safety and efficacy of its lead product, JVS-100. This product is a clinically tested DNA plasmid based therapy that induces the production of Stromal cell-Derived Factor 1 (SDF-1), a chemokine important in the body’s natural tissue repair process. Company investors include North Coast Angel Fund, Fletcher-Spaght Ventures, Glengary LLC, Ohio Tech Angel Fund, Early Stage Partners, the Cleveland Clinic and JumpStart. Evan A. Facher, Ph.D. President & CEO SironRX Therapeutics, Inc.

BIOGRAPHY Evan A. Facher, Ph.D. is the President & CEO of SironRX. He came to SironRX after spending approximately 8 years at MEDRAD, part of Bayer AG’s Medical Device organization. During his time at Bayer/MEDRAD, Dr. Facher was involved with leading business development, corporate strategy, M&A and product development. His most recent appointment there was as General Manager of Bayer’s global cardiovascular fluid delivery business. Prior to Bayer, Dr. Facher worked at Athersys, Inc., where he was focused on business development, strategy and fundraising. Dr. Facher holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management, a Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Miami.


Aniruddha Puntambekar, Ph.D. Chief Operating Officer Siloam Biosciences, Inc.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Ubiqi Health is a mobile-enabled personal discovery platform that serves the millions with chronic conditions. By combining an engaging data-gathering framework manifested through mobile apps and a sophisticated data aggregation engine, we empower people to do their own investigations to identify which treatments or lifestyle changes positively impact their health. Through the data amassed through our users, the Ubiqi Health platform also creates a store of clinical evidence that is leveraged by healthcare organizations to ensure that people are getting the most appropriate treatment for their individual needs.


Anshuman Sharma Chief Technology Officer Ubiqi Health

BIOGRAPHY Anshuman Sharma has over 10 years of experience in system design encompassing hardware, firmware and application software. He started his career at Medtronic developing class III medical devices and systems for drug delivery and neuro-stimulation and then held leadership roles in R&D, program management and process-driven engineering across an array of small and large medical device companies. Prior to founding Ubiqi Health, Anshuman was VP of Engineering at an early-stage startup based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley and a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Zipnosis provides online diagnosis and treatment of common health conditions. Our powerful digital diagnosis platform is offered directly to consumers and employers to achieve dramatic cost and time-savings over a clinic visit. We also license the technology to partners in a Powered by Zipnosis format, allowing them to reap the same benefits. During an 18 month pilot in Minnesota, Zipnosis has treated over 10,000 patients. By using Zipnosis, those patients have saved over $1.5M and employers have gained back nearly 15,000 hours of productivity. Service will be live in 7 more states starting January 1, 2012. Jon Pearce Co-founder & CEO Zipnosis

BIOGRAPHY Jon Pearce is the Co-founder and CEO of Zipnosis. Prior to starting Zipnosis, Jon worked as a product manager for ProVation Medical, a successful healthcare IT start-up that was acquired by Wolters Kluwer in 2006. In 2008, Jon won the MN Cup with the Zipnosis business plan while attending Carlson School of Management for his MBA. He has a B.A. in Russian Language from St. Olaf College and is often found running, biking and swimming around the Twin Cities.

International Business Forum is a business research group and a full-service conference production company with a focus on technology innovation and venture capital investing. Founded in 1989, International Business Forum has been organizing conferences that provide attendees with strategic information, key business contacts and the opportunity to gain access into the highest level of business intelligence from global industry leaders. IBF’s ability to facilitate strategic gatherings has resulted in countless business relationships and transactions over the years. Our commitment to producing quality over quantity is what continues to distinguish IBF. Our current line-up of events includes: •

Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference

Consumer Health & Wellness Innovation Summit

Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit

Medtech Investing Conference

ORX Orphan Drug Summit

Innovation AwardsTM

Venture Capital Investing Conference

Ophthalmology Innovation Summit

Institutional Limited Partner Association GP Summit

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum

ENT Innovation Summit

Healthcare Growth Equity Summit


“Congrats again for putting together such a great production. The speakers, the content, the attendees, all world class. IBF does it again! Well done.” - Stephane Dupont UBS Global Asset Management

“Hats off to the IBF for putting together an impressive first outing for the Consumer Health & Wellness Innovation Summit. The program was as diverse as this area of endeavor with something for everyone in attendance.” - Heather Ready Vice President of Marketing Mobile AcuFocus


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“IBF is an industry leader, great partner, and distinguished forum for all investors. Their conferences offer an excellent mix of quality attendees and industry updates. IBF helped unite numerous contacts which have resulted in long term relationships.” - Baiju Shah President & CEO Bio Enterprise

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A GE N D A AT - A - G L A N CE DECEMBER 4, 2012 7:00 – 7:40 am

Continental Breakfast and Conference Registration

7:40 – 7:50 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

7:50 – 8:10 am

Industry Update

8:10 – 8:30 am

Advancing Commercialization at the University of Minnesota

8:30 – 9:15 am

Mobile Technology Disrupting the Traditional Healthcare Business Models

9:15 – 10:00 am

Views From Serial Entrepreneurs: The Landscape Today vs. 5-10 Years Ago

10:00 – 10:30 am

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:30 – 11:15 am

Healthcare Investment Trend: Shift from Medical to Industrial

11:15 – 12:30 pm

Company Showcase Medical Devices Biopharmaceuticals/Regenerative Medicine Diagnostics/Tools

12:30 – 1:20 pm


1:20 – 2:30 pm 2:30 – 3:15 pm

Company Showcase Medical Devices HealthIT/Mobile Health

3:15 – 3:45 pm

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:45 – 4:30 pm

Investing in Agri-Health: Opportunities in the Midwest

4:30 – 5:15 pm

New Models of Financing in Biopharmaceutical Product Development

5:15 – 5:25 pm

Closing Remarks

5:25 – 7:00 pm

Minnesota Warm-up Reception (Joint reception with LSA 2012 Conference)

7:00 pm

Conference Adjourns

Economic Value Analysis: Innovation and How We Pay For It

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10TH ANNUAL  MIDAMERICA  HEALTHCARE  VENTURE  FORUM   December  4,  2012  |  Hyatt  Regency  Minneapolis,  MN   Attendee  List  Sorted  by  Company  Name      

Abbott Biotech  Ventures,  Inc.   Steven  Kuemmerle   Head,  Venture  Investments   Lake  Forest,  IL  



AdvaMed Ray  Briscuso   Managing  Partner   Alexandria,  VA  


Advanced  Circulatory  Systems  

Affinity Capital  Management   Greg  Glarner   Venture  Partner   Minneapolis,  MN  

Affinity  Capital  Management  

Alandra  Medical  

Allen Executive  Search,  Ltd.   Rich  Allen   Managing  Partner   Oconomowoc,  WI  

Altheus  Therapeutics,  Inc.  

Alung  Technologies,  Inc.  

American Medical  Systems   Max  Fiore   Chief  Technology  Officer   Minnetonka,  MN  

American  Medical  Systems  

Arboretum  Ventures  

Arboretum Ventures   Timothy  Petersen   Managing  Director   Ann  Arbor,  MI  

Armentum  Partners  

Armentum  Partners  

Arthur Ventures   James  Burgum   Managing  Partner   Fargo,  ND  

Arthur  Ventures  

Ascenix  Biotech  

Asthmapolis Mark  Gehring   President  &  Co-­‐founder   Madison,    WI  


Ativa  Medical  

Ativa Medical  Corporation   David  Deetz   President  &  CEO   St.  Paul,  MN  

Atterocor,  Inc.  

Baird  Venture  Partners  

Baxter Healthcare   Midori  Yokoyama   Managing  Director,  Baxter  Ventures   Deerfield,  IL  

BBC  Entrepreneurial  Training  &  Consulting  

BBC  Entrepreneurial  Training  &  Consulting  

Sara Cinnamon   Co-­‐Founder   Cambridge,  MA   Andrew  Calhoun   Executive  Vice  President   Alexandria,  VA  

Kris Johnson   President   Minneapolis,  MN  

Dennis Schafer   CEO   Oklahoma  City,  OK  

David Yonce   Director,  New  Product  Incubation   Minnetonka,  MN   Chris  Carthy   Managing  Partner   San  Jose,  CA   Patrick  Meenan   Director   Fargo,  ND  

David Van  Sickle   CEO   Madison,  WI   Julia  Owens   President  &  CEO   Ann  Arbor,  MI  

Becky Aistrup   Ann  Arbor,  MI  

Goutam Reddy   Co-­‐Founder   Cambridge,  MA   Mike  Black   CEO   Roseville,  MN  

David Hite   CEO   E.  Palo  Alto,  CA  

Pete DeComo   Chairman  &  CEO   Pittsburgh,  PA   Kristin  Myers   Principal   Ann  Arbor,  MI  

Brian Demmert   Managing  Partner   San  Jose,  CA   William  Faulkner   CEO   Saint  Paul,  MN   Dennis  McFadden   CFO   St.  Paul,  MN   Peter  Shagory   Partner   Chicago,  IL  

Lisa Kurek   Managing  Partner   Ann  Arbor,  MI  

10TH ANNUAL  MIDAMERICA  HEALTHCARE  VENTURE  FORUM   December  4,  2012  |  Hyatt  Regency  Minneapolis,  MN   Attendee  List  Sorted  by  Company  Name      

BCC, Inc.   Marshall  Ring   CEO   Winnipeg,  MB  

Bethel  University  

BioEnterprise,  Inc.  

BioGenerator Eric  Gulve   President   St.  Louis,  MO  



BioMotiv Baiju  Shah   CEO   Cleveland,  OH  


BioScopeX  ApS  

BioScopeX ApS   Ole  Kjeldsen   CEO   Struer,  Denmark  

BlueCross  BlueShield  Venture  Partners  

Boston  Scientific  

Brimacomb &  Associates   Rick  Brimacomb   Founder   Minneapolis,  MN  


Burrill  &  Company  

Cairn Ventures   Lisa  Crump   CEO   Wayzata,  MN  

Capital  Advisors  Group  

Capital  Midwest  Fund,  L.P.  

Capital Royalty  Fund   Luke  Duster   Principal   Houston,  TX  

Capital  Royalty  Fund  

CardioInsight  Technologies,  Inc.  

CardioInsight Technologies,  Inc.   Patrick  Wethington   President  &  CEO   Cleveland,    OH  

Cell  Habitats  


Chartwell Capital  Solutions   Wil  Becker   Managing  Director   Minneapolis,  MN  

Chartwell  Capital  Solutions  

Chitogen,  Inc.  

Chitogen, Inc.   Michael  Reilly   CEO   Minneapolis,  MN  

CID  /  Fletcher  Spaght  


Jim Fitzgerald   St.  Paul,  MN  

Edward Hamati   Principal   Saint  Louis,  MO  

Sophie Labrosse   Science  Liaison  Officer   Copenhagen,  Denmark   Michael  Spadafore   Analyst   Chicago,  IL   Todd  Moorman   Assistant  VP   Reston,  VA   Stefan  Spazek   Senior  Vice  President   Newton,  MA   Nathan  Hukill   Managing  Director   Houston,  TX   John  Flavin   CEO   Woodridge,  IL   Carrie  Willis   Associate   Minneapolis,  MN  

Peter Kleinhenz   Managing  Director/CID  Venture   Partner/Fletcher  Spaght   Columbus,  OH  

Karen Spilizewski   Vice  President   Cleveland,  OH   Dan  Broderick   Vice  President   St.  Louis,  MO  

Henrik Harboe   Consultant   Holte,  Denmark   Dean  Briesemeister   Director  New  Business  Development   St.  Paul,  MN   Greg  Young   Managing  Director   San  Francisco,  CA   Dan  Einhorn   General  Partner   Milwaukee,  WI  

Kevin Mendelsohn   VP  Finance  &  Corporate  Development   Cleveland,  OH   Patrick  Kullmann   CEO   Minneapolis,  MN   Douglas  Eayrs   CFO   Minneapolis,  MN  

Emily Easley   Investment  Analyst   Cincinnati,  OH  

10TH ANNUAL  MIDAMERICA  HEALTHCARE  VENTURE  FORUM   December  4,  2012  |  Hyatt  Regency  Minneapolis,  MN   Attendee  List  Sorted  by  Company  Name      

CincyTech Jan  Rosenbaum   Director,  Life  Sciences   Cincinnati,  OH  

CitareTx  Investment  Partners  


Coloplast Corp.   Jon  Wood   Director  of  Strategic  Development   Minneapolis,  MN  

Comprehensive  Reimbursement  Solutions  

Critical  Perfusion,  Inc.  

Dalmore Investments   Jeffrey  Blank   Associate   Minnetonka,  MN  

Dalmore  Investments  

Delphinus  Medical  Technologies,  Inc.  

Delphinus Medical  Technologies,  Inc.   William  Greenway   CEO   Plymouth,  MI  

Devicix,  LLC  

Diagnostic  Photonics,  Inc.  

Dohmen Tamie  Joeckel   Vice  President  Business  Development   Milwaukee,  WI  

Dorsey  &  Whitney  LLP  

Dorsey  &  Whitney  LLP  

Dorsey &  Whitney  LLP   Rhona  Schmidt   Partner   Minneapolis,  MN  

Dymedex  Consulting  

Early  Stage  Partners  

Elsevier Business  Intelligence   David  Cassak   VP,  Content  &  Managing  Director,  Medical   Devices  

Empathic  Clinical  Suite,  LLC  

Envoy  Medical  

Essex Woodlands  Health  Ventures   Guido  Neels   Managing  Director   Palo  Alto,    CA  

EvaluatePharma  USA,  Inc.  

EvaluatePharma  USA,  Inc.  

EvaluatePharma USA,  Inc.   Debbie  Paul   CEO  Americas   Boston,  MA  

Faegre  Baker  Daniels  LLP  

First  Analysis  

First Green  Partners   Doug  Cameron   Co-­‐President  &  Director   Minneapolis,  MN  

Flagship  Ventures  

Flow  Forward  Medical,  LLC  

Jeffery Sheldon   General  Partner  &  Mangaging  Director   Houston,  TX   Bob  Thompson   President   Circle  Pines,  MN  

John Blank   President   Minnetonka,  MN   Peter  DeLange   CEO   Eden  Prairie,  MN  

Robert Kuhns   Partner   Minneapolis,  MN  

Joseph Galatowitsch   President  &  Managing  Partner   Shoreview,  MN   Debra  Lindell   CEO   Wayzata,  MN  

Christine Lindgren   Head  of  Marketing   Boston,  MA   Jason  Kraus   Partner   Minneapolis,  MN  

Michael Johnson   Associate   Cambridge,  MA  

Mike Witzmann   Concept  Development  Manager   Minnneapolis,  MN   Kevin  Davidson   CEO   Lakeville,  MN  

John Dahler   CFO   Plymouth,  MI  

Andrew Cittadine   President  &  CEO   Chicago,  IL   Jeffrey  Saunders   Partner   Minneapolis,  MN  

Michael Bunker   Managing  Director   Cleveland,  OH   Bill  Murray   CEO   Saint  Paul,  MN  

Brian O-­‐Neil   Manager,  Sales  &  Solutions,  MedTech   Boston,  MA   Tracy  Marshbanks   Managing  Director   Chicago,  IL  

Nicholas Franano   CEO  &  President   Olathe,  KS  

10TH ANNUAL  MIDAMERICA  HEALTHCARE  VENTURE  FORUM   December  4,  2012  |  Hyatt  Regency  Minneapolis,  MN   Attendee  List  Sorted  by  Company  Name      

FluGen, Inc.   Paul  Radspinner   President  &  CEO   Madison,  WI  

Fredrikson  &  Byron,  PA  

Freemind  Consultants  

Frost &  Sullivan   Charlie  Whelan   Director  of  Consulting  Healthcare  &   Lifesciences,  North  America   San  Antonio,  TX  

Furst  Group  

GE  Capital,  Healthcare  Financial  Services  

GE Capital,  Healthcare  Financial  Services   Joseph  Hammer   Vice  President,  Sales   Chicago,  IL  

GE  Capital,  Healthcare  Financial  Services  

GE  Healthymagination  Fund  

General Blood,  LLC   David  Mitchell   Co-­‐Founder   Minneapolis,  MN  

General  Mills,  Inc.  

Governor's  Office  of  Economic  

Gray Plant  Mooty   Kermit  Nash   Attorney   Minneapolis,  MN  

H.I.G.  BioVentures  

Healthsense,  Inc.  

Heron Capital   Kevin  Etzkorn   Managing  Director   Carmel,  IN  



HistoSonics, Inc.   Thomas  Davison   Chairman  &  CEO   Ann  Arbor,  MI  

HistoSonics,  Inc.  

Hopen  Life  Science  Ventures  

Hopen Life  Science  Ventures   Nathan  Fredrickson   Associate   Grand  Rapids,    MI  

Hopen  Life  Science  Ventures  

Hopen  Life  Science  Ventures  

iBIO Institute   Barbara  Goodman   SVP,  Propel   Chicago,  IL  

IllinoisVENTURES,  LLC  

ImmuneWorks,  Inc.  

Imricor Medical  Systems,  Inc.   Gregg  Stenzel   VP  Operations   Burnsville,  MN  

Imricor  Medical  Systems,  Inc.  

Imricor  Medical  Systems,  Inc.  

James Snelson   Attorney   Minneapolis,  MN   Tim  Frischmon   Principal   Minneapolis,  MN  

Benjamin Wunderlich   ECLP   Norwalk,  CT  

Dave Wagner   VP,  External  Partner  Development   Minneapolis,  MN  

Michael Wasserman   Managing  Director   Miami,  FL   Georgie  Hilker   Founder  

Christine Gibbons   President  &  COO   Ann  Arbor,  MI   Mike  Fulton   Managing  Director   Grand  Rapids,  MI  

John Banta   CEO  &  Managing  Director   Chicago,  IL  

Dan Sunnarborg   VP  R&D   Burnsville,  MN  

Ayal Ronen   Vice  President   Boston,  MA  

Neil Bonanno   Sr.  Vice  President,  National  Sales   Norwalk,  CT  

Noah Lewis   Managing  Director   Chicago,  IL  

Development Melvin  Ustad   Director  of  Commercialization   Sioux  Falls,  SD   Brian  Bischoff   CEO  

Kari Roehrich   Director  of  Reimbursement  Services   St.  Paul,  MN   Gerald  Callahan   Managing  Director   Grand  Rapids,  MI   Mark  Olesnavage   Managing  Director   Grand  Rapids,  MI   Wade  Lange   President  &  CEO   Indianapolis,  IN  

Steve Wedan   President  &  CEO   Burnsville,  MN  

10TH ANNUAL  MIDAMERICA  HEALTHCARE  VENTURE  FORUM   December  4,  2012  |  Hyatt  Regency  Minneapolis,  MN   Attendee  List  Sorted  by  Company  Name      

Innovative Pulmonary  Solutions   Steve  Mertens   Sr.  VP  of  Research  &  Developoment  

Inspiration  Medical  Technology,  Inc.  

Integrated  Project  Management  Company  

Integrated Project  Management  Company   Dorene  Lynch   Business  Development  Executive   Burr  Ridge,  IL  

IntelliCyt  Corporation  

International  Business  Forum  

International Business  Forum   Craig  Simak   Chief  Strategy  Officer   Jericho,  NY  

Intuitive  Biosciences,  Inc.  

Invibio  Biomaterials  Solutions  

JumpStart, Inc.   Lynn-­‐Ann  Gries   Investment  Officer   Cleveland,  OH  

Kansas  Bioscience  Authority  


KPMG Andrew  Lanik   Partner   Minneapolis,  MN  



KPMG Chris  Schroeder   Managing  Director   Minneapolis,  MN  


Laureate  Biopharma  Servcies  Inc.  

Lemhi Ventures   Jodi  Hubler   Managing  Director   Excelsior,  MN  

LifeScience  Alley  

LifeScience  Alley  

LifeScience Alley   Bekah  Kent   VP  Medical  Technology  Cluster   St.  Louis  Park,    MN  

LifeScience  Alley  

LifeScience  Alley  

LifeScience Alley  &  BioBusiness  Alliance     of  Minnesota   Dale  Wahlstrom   President  &  CEO   St.  Louis  Park,  MN  

Lindquist  &  Vennum  

Linear,  LLC  

Linear, LLC   Jeff  Sweeney   Marketing  Manager  Business  Development   Carlsbad,  CA  

Linn  Grove  Ventures  

Lucid  Capital  

Stephen Miller   Co-­‐Founder   Eagan,  MN  

Terry Dunlay   CEO   Albuquerque,  NM  

Shawn Guse   President  &  CEO   Madison,  WI  

David Vranicar   President  Heartland  BioVentures   Olathe,  KS   Brian  Mensink   Partner   Minneapolis,  MN   Kevin  Smith   Partner   Minneapolis,  MN   Dana  Boyle   VP,  Community  Engagement   Minneapolis,  MN   Shaye  Mandle   COO   St.  Louis  Park,  MN   Barbara  Rummel   Partner   Minneapolis,  MN  

John Deedrick   Managing  Director   Rochester,  MN  

Diana Twyman   Business  Development  Executive   Burr  Ridge,  IL   Danielle  Pappas   Executive  Producer   Jericho,  NY  

Nicole Czechowski   Business  Development  Manager   West  Conshohocken,  PA   Eric  Berglund   Audit-­‐Senior  Manager   Minneapolis,  MN   Paul  Patefield   Audit-­‐Senior  Manager   Minneapolis,  MN   Alex  Ye   Senior  BD  Manager   Highland  Park,  NJ  

Chris Hanson   Business  Development   St.  Louis  Park,  MN   Joe  Shaw   VP  of  Innovation   St.  Louis  Park,  MN   Chuck  Stevens   VP  Health  Business  Unit   Carlsbad,  CA  

Tim Hillukka   Managing  General  Partner   Minnetonka,  MN  

10TH ANNUAL  MIDAMERICA  HEALTHCARE  VENTURE  FORUM   December  4,  2012  |  Hyatt  Regency  Minneapolis,  MN   Attendee  List  Sorted  by  Company  Name      

Mayo Clinic  Ventures   Ron  Amodeo   Director,  Business  Development   Rochester,  MN  

Mayo  Clinic  Ventures  

Mayo  Clinic  Ventures  

Mayo Clinic  Ventures   Nathan  Stacy   Instrument  &  New  Ventures  Director   Rochester,  MN  

Med  Qiao  Group,  LLC  

Medafor,  Inc.  

MedCelerate Greg  Davis   CEO   Chapel  Hill,  NC  

MedCity  News  

MedCity  News  

MedCity News   Amanda  Todorovich   Chief  Content  Officer   Cleveland,  OH  

Medical  Device  Innovation  Consortium  

Medical  Device  Innovations,  Inc.  

Medical Device  Manufacturers  Association   Mark  Leahey   President  &  CEO   Washington,  DC  

MediTech  Strategic  Consultants,  B.V.  

MediTech  Strategic  Consultants,  B.V.  

MedLinX Medtech   Karin  Roof   Principal   Saint  Paul,  MN  

Medtronic,  Inc.  

Medtronic,  Inc.  

Medtronic, Inc.   Chris  King   VP  Business  Development  &  Strategic   Partnering   Mounds  View,  MN  

Medtronic,  Inc.  

Medtronic,  Inc.  

Medtronic, Inc.   Jitesh  Tank   Director,  Business  Development   Minneapolis,    MN  

Medtronic,  Inc.  


Metactive Medical,  LLC   Xandra  Sifuentes   President   Olathe,  KS  

Michigan  Accelerator  Fund  

Minnesota  Angel  Network  

Minnetronix, Inc.   Jeremy  Maniak   VP  of  New  Ventures  &  Engineering   St.  Paul,  MN  

Monteris  Medical  Corp.  


Andrew Danielsen   Business  Development  Manager   Rochester,  MN   Jean  Yao   Managing  Partner   Blaine,  MN  

Arundhati Parmar   Reporter   Minneapolis,  MN   Maura  Donovan   Executive  Director   Minneapolis,  MN  

Frank Keulen   Project  Manager  /  CRA   Vaals,  Netherlands   Anil  Asrani   Investor  Relations   Minneapolis,  MN  

Joseph Knight   Business  Development  Associate   Mounds  View,  MN  

Meredith Wank   Senior  Product  Manager,  Global  Upstream   Brady   Mounds  View,  MN   Dale  Grogan   Managing  Director   Grand  Rapids,  MI  

John Schellhorn   President  &  CEO   Plymouth,  MN  

Jeremy Friese   Interventional  Radiologist   Rochester,  MN   Gary  Shope   CEO   Minneapolis,  MN  

Chris Seper   CEO   Cleveland,  OH  

Michael Dale   President  &  CEO   Plymouth,  MN  

Roy Lohmann   Business  Manager   Vaals,  Netherlands  

Julie Brewer   Vice  President/CVG  Strategic  Sales   Minneapolis,  MN   Mark  Pacyna   Sr.  Director,  Corporate  Development   Minneapolis,  MN  

Susan Rohrer   Executive  Director,  Licensing  &  External   Research   Rahway,  NJ   Todd  Leonard   Executive  Director   St.  Louis  Park,  MN  

Tim Blair   Director,  Business  Development   Minneapolis,  MN  

10TH ANNUAL  MIDAMERICA  HEALTHCARE  VENTURE  FORUM   December  4,  2012  |  Hyatt  Regency  Minneapolis,  MN   Attendee  List  Sorted  by  Company  Name      

NAMSA Chris  Pulling   Vice  President   Minneapolis,  MN  


National  Venture  Capital  Association  

Nerve Access,  Inc.   Yaser  Maksoud   President  &  CEO   Chicago  Ridge,  IL  

North  Texas  RCIC  

NxThera,  Inc.  

NxThera, Inc.   J.  Robert  Paulson   President  &  CEO   Maple  Grove,  MN  

Oak  Ridge  Financial  


Oppenheimer Wolff  &  Donnelly  LLP   Patrice  Kloss   Attorney   Minneapolis,  MN  

Oppenheimer  Wolff  &  Donnelly  LLP  

OrthoCor  Medical  

Perkins Coie  LLP   Bruce  Zivian   Partner   Chicago,  IL  


Pharmatek  Laboratories,  Inc.  

PhRMA Linda  Carroll-­‐Shern   North  Central  Regional  Director   St.  Paul,  MN  

Piper  Jaffray  &  Co.  

Piper  Jaffray  &  Co.  

Preceptis Medical,  Inc.   Steve  Anderson   CEO   Plymouth,  MN  


Project  Leadership  Services  

Prolog Ventures   Brian  Clevinger   Founder  &  Managing  Director   St.  Louis,    MO  

Pulse  Therapeutics,  Inc.  

QuickCheck  Health,  Inc.  

Respicardia, Inc.   Tim  Hauch   CFO   Minneapolis,  MN  

Respira  Therapeutics,  Inc.  

ReUrban,  LLC  

River Cities  Capital  Funds   David  Kereiakes   Senior  Analyst   Cincinnati,  OH  

Rose  Ventures,  Inc.  

SciMar  Ltd  

Ann Quinlan  Smith   Division  President,  Clinical  &  Consulting   Minneapolis,  MN   Maria  Smith-­‐Brackenridge   Director   Dallas,  TX  

Randy Hines   Senior  Managing  Director   Golden  Valley,  MN   Thomas  Letscher   Chair   Minneapolis,  MN   Steven  Keough   CEO   Sioux  Falls,  SD   Tom  Halverson   Managing  Director  &  Group  Head,  Clean   Technology  &  Industrials   Minneapolis,  MN   Mike  Smith   CTO   Rochester,  MN   Jim  Wachtman   CEO   St.  Louis,  MO  

Bob Curtis   President  &  CEO   Austin,  TX  

Stan Rose   President   Madison,  WI  

Mark Heesen   President   Arlington,  VA  

Carmen Bringgold   CFO  &  Sr.  VP  Commercialization   Maple  Grove,  MN  

Les Bogdanowicz   Founder   Park  Ridge,  IL   John  Dinusson   President  &  CEO   Minneapolis,  MN  

Rob Rigney   Business  Development  Director   San  Diego,  CA   J.P.  Peltier   Managing  Director   Minneapolis,  MN  

Toni Nosbush   Prin.  Partner   Maple  Grove,  MN   Tom  Henke   President  &  CEO   Excelsior,  MN  

Dixon Diebold   Angel  Investor   Minneapolis,  MN  

Mick Lautt   CEO   Dauphin,  MB  

10TH ANNUAL  MIDAMERICA  HEALTHCARE  VENTURE  FORUM   December  4,  2012  |  Hyatt  Regency  Minneapolis,  MN   Attendee  List  Sorted  by  Company  Name      

Securus Medical  Group  Inc.   Donna  Richardson   President  &  CEO   Cleveland,  OH  

Shamrock  Structures,  LLC  

Sikich  Investment  Banking  

Sikich Investment  Banking   Susan  Tomilo   Director   Chicago,  IL  

Silicon  Valley  Bank  

Silicon  Valley  Bank  

Silicon Valley  Bank   Nicholas  Honigman   Relationship  Manager   St  Louis  Park,  MN  

Silicon  Valley  Bank  

Siloam  Biosciences,  Inc.  

Siloam Biosciences,  Inc.   Aniruddha  Puntambekar   COO   Cincinnati,  OH  

SironRx  Therapeutics,  Inc.  

Sister  Kenny  Research  Center  

Sorin CRM  USA,  Inc.   Dan  Hackman   Sr.  VP  US  CRDM   Plymouth,  MN  

Sphaera  Technologies  Inc.  

Square  1  Bank  

Square 1  Bank   Scott  Foote   Founder,  SVP  Managing  Director  Life   Sciences   San  Diego,  CA  

STATKING  Clinical  Services  

Stenoien,  LLC  

Strawn Arnold   Jeff  Dodson   Executive  Vice  President   Hinsdale,  IL  

Summit  Medical,  Inc.  

Sword  Diagnostics,  Inc.  

Sword Diagnostics,  Inc.   Rob  Donoho   Chief  Operating  Officer   Chicago,    IL  

Teijin  Pharma  Ltd  

Teijin  Pharma  Ltd  

TGap Ventures,  LLC   Jack  Ahrens   General  Partner   Kalamazoo,  MI  

The  Network  Connect  

The  Whistle  

Thomas, McNerney  &  Partners   Pete  McNerney   Partner   Minneapolis,  MN  

Thomas,  McNerney  &  Partners  

Torax  Medical  

Michael Flavin   CEO   Woodridge,  IL  

Brittany Clements   St.  Louis  Park,  MN  

Jay McNeil   Managing  Director   St.  Louis  Park,  MN   Evan  Facher   President  &  CEO   Cleveland,  OH  

John Pacak   President  and  CEO   Winnipeg,  MB  

Jeff Osterhaus   Senior  Contracts  Manager   Fairfield,  OH  

Kevin McIntosh   Executive  VP,  COO   St.  Paul,  MN   Tsuneo  Deguchi   Manager   Novato,  CA  

Dick Sommerstad   Relationship  Catalyst   Apple  Valley,  MN  

Kathy Tune   Partner   Minneapolis,  MN  

Adam Elhofy   Vice  President   Chicago,  IL  

John Hoesley   Managing  Director   Chicago,  IL  

Chong Ahn   President  &  CEO   Cincinnati,  OH  

Lars Oddsson   Director  of  Research   Minneapolis,  MN  

Barbara Fleming   SVP,  Venture  Capital  Services  East  Manager   Durham,  NC   Mark  Stenoien   Principal   Plymouth,  MN  

David Dingott   President  &  CEO   Chicago,  IL  

Naohiko Moriyama   General  Manager,  Business  Strategy   Department   Chiyoda-­‐ku,  Tokyo   John  West   Founder  &  Chairman   New  York,  NY  

Brian Mower   VP  of  Finance   Shoreview,  MN  

10TH ANNUAL  MIDAMERICA  HEALTHCARE  VENTURE  FORUM   December  4,  2012  |  Hyatt  Regency  Minneapolis,  MN   Attendee  List  Sorted  by  Company  Name      

Triathlon Medical  Ventures/  AllTranz,  Inc.   George  Emont   Managing  Partner/  Chairman  and  Acting   President   Louisville,  KY  

Triathlon  Medical  Ventures  


TripleTree Chris  Hoffmann   Senior  Director  &  Chief  Marketing  Officer   Minneapolis,  MN  

Tysvar,  LLC  

Tysvar,  LLC  

Ubiqi Health,  Inc.   Anshuman  Sharma   Chief  Technology  Officer   Somerville,  MA  

UnitedHealth  Group  

UnitedHealth  Group  

University of  Minnesota   Connie  Delaney   Dean,  School  of  Nursing   Minneapolis,  MN  

University  of  Minnesota  

University  of  Minnesota  

University of  Minnesota   Justin  Porter   Associate   St.  Paul,  MN  

University  of  Minnesota  

University  of  Minnesota  

University of  Minnesota,  Office  for   Technology  Commercialization   Russ  Straate   Venture  Center  Associate  Director   St.  Paul,  MN  

University  of  Saskatchewan  

University  of  Wisconsin-­‐Madison-­‐OCR  

Venture Investors,  LLC   George  Arida   Managing  Director   Madison,  WI  

Venture  Investors,  LLC  

Venture  Investors,  LLC  

Vital Simulations,  LLC   Don  Gerhardt   Chairman  

Wild  GmbH  

Wild  GmbH  

Wilkerson Guthmann   Ron  Lenz   Principal   Saint  Paul,  MN  

Wright  Medical  Technology,  Inc.  


Chas McKhann   Edina,  MN  



John Rice   Managing  Partner   Cincinnati,  OH  

Ellen Ewald   Partner   Minneapolis,  MN  

Jayant Parthasarathy   Director-­‐Innovation  and  R&D   Minnetonka,  MN   Douglas  Johnson   Director   St.  Paul,  MN  

Jay Schrankler   Executive  Director   St.  Paul,  MN  

Neal Lemon   Technology  Transfer  Officer   Saskatoon,  SK  

Loren Peterson   Managing  Director   Madison,  WI  

Harald Londer   Manager  Business  Development   Voelkermarkt,  Austria   John  Warmath   Director,  Market  &  Business  Development   Arlington,  TN  

Tom Nelson   Life  Sciences  Sales  Consultant   Cary,  NC  

David Richter   Principal   Minneapolis,  MN  

Robert Plourde   VP-­‐Innovation  and  R&D   Minnetonka,  MN   Eric  Kaler   President   Minneapolis,  MN  

James Teter   Venture  Center,  Office  for  Technology   Commercialization   Minneapolis,  MN   Allen  Dines   Asst  Director  Corporate  Relations   Madison,  WI  

Paul Weiss   Managing  Director   Madison,  WI  

Adrian Pinter   DI   Voelkermarkt,  Austria   Jonathan  Pearce   CEO   St.  Paul,  MN  

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