MedtechVision Conference 2011: Entrepreneurship Panel - Starting and Building Successful Companies in the New World Order


Fish & Richardson is proud to sponsor MedtechVision Conference 2011, the first-ever 2-day conference that highlights women on the forefront of medical innovation. Lisa Greenwald-Swire (SV) and Tamara Fraizer (SV) will moderate the emerging markets and entrepreneurship panels. For more information visit www.medtechwomen.org .

September 16, 2011

Emerging Markets Panel - New Frontier of Growth
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Emerging markets are the next frontier of growth for many industries, including Healthcare. However these markets also represent complex business environments with many dynamics that must be considered and addressed for success. This panel will focus on China, one of the largest emerging markets, and explore the opportunities for growth, challenges and key considerations, such as intellectual property, and provide the perspective of both a large multi-national company and a local Chinese company doing business in this market.

  • Moderator: Lisa Greenwald-Swire, JD - Principal, Fish & Richardson
  • Nancy Travis - Vice President Global Strategy Advamed, former Deputy Director of US State Dept Office of Economic Policy in the Bureau of Easter Asia and Pacific Affairs
  • Rae Yuan, PhD - CEO BioMax,former Head of Pharmaceutical Development Center, Roche China

Entrepreneurship Panel - Starting and Building Successful Companies in the New World Order
11:15 - 12:15 PM
There is no secret recipe for founding and building medtech companies. Groundbreaking ideas are as unique as the strategy and tactics required to turn them into successful businesses. Collecting examples of how others have navigated through diverse circumstances is key. Seasoned entrepreneurs will share the complexities of companies they’ve founded, how they’ve approached challenges, and what creative solutions they’ve employed to succeed.

  • Moderator: Tamara Fraizer, JD, Ph.D. - Principal, Fish & Richardson
  • Stacy Enxing Seng - President, ev3/Covidien Peripheral Vascular
  • Denise Zarins - Co-Founder, Ardian/Medtronic
  • Karen Talmadge, PhD - Co-Founder of Kyphon and former start-up CEO
  • Erica Rogers - COO, Medicines360 and co-founder of Visiogen