IRVINE, CA — 03/24/10 — BioMedGPS, LLC, the developer of the SmartTRAK Online Business Intelligence system, has announced that Charles Chon, director at Thomas Weisel Partners, and Stan Mendenhall, editor and publisher of Orthopedic Network News, are confirmed speakers at the upcoming JointVentures 2010 Conference. JointVentures, being held June 14th and 15th at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, is a strategic partnering and investment conference focused exclusively on innovations and emerging companies in the musculoskeletal space.
Mr. Chon will present to the JointVentures audience his perspectives on the “State of the Ortho-Spine Industry” with emphasis on what is in store for the industry in a post-reform world. Mr. Chon is a director and senior healthcare analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners, where he covers medical devices with specific focus on orthopedic and spine. He was previously an analyst with Goldman Sachs.
The program will also include a presentation, “Device Prices and Hospital Payment: Trends and Challenges,” by Stan Mendenhall, on the important issue of pricing. Mr. Mendenhall is the editor and publisher of Orthopedic Network News, a provider-oriented quarterly publication and on-line information service covering cost and quality issues in orthopedics, a position he has had since 1991.
The JointVentures Conference will bring key orthopedics and spine industry players together — ranging from CEOs, Business Development and Marketing VPs, to Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists. The program will feature presentations by 30+ start-up companies seeking funding and/or strategic partnership, that are developing advanced technologies in the areas of arthroscopy, orthobiologics, extremities, joint replacement, sports medicine, spine, trauma, image-guided surgery, pain management, diagnostics and others. Innovative companies presenting to date include Anulex Technologies, Articular Engineering, Life Spine, ORTEQ Bioengineering, ProChon Biotech, and Soft Tissue Regeneration, among many others being added to the program regularly.
Event sponsors include Medmarc and their strategic alliance partners, The Hartford and Biomedic-Insure, OrthoWorld and their upcoming OMTEC 2010 conference, the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), and Marketwire.
The JointVentures event represents a unique opportunity to network with a focused audience comprised of the most important dealmakers in orthopedics and spine. To attend, sponsor or become a presenter at JointVentures 2010, contact BioMedGPS or visit www.jointventuresconference.com.
About BioMedGPS, LLC
Founded by Sharon O’Reilly, Founder and former CEO of Medtech Insight and the In3 conference series, BioMedGPS provides online business intelligence and dynamic decision-making tools specifically designed for life science executives. Visit the BioMedGPS website for an online tour of the Company’s new SmartTRAK Online Business Intelligence platform, or call to schedule a live demo.