Speakers from the Sorin Group and Stanford-India Biodesign Program Highlight an Agenda of International Experts at iNEMI's Medical Electronics Workshop May 4-5

Experts from biomedical research organizations, government agencies, medical device manufacturers and the medical electronics supply chain will discuss technical and regulatory challenges facing the implantable, portable and imaging segments of the medical electronics industry at the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative’s (iNEMI’s) Medical Electronics Workshop, May 4-5, in Santa Clara, Calif. The objective of this two-day event is to identify the technology challenges and standardization gaps that can best be solved by collaborative efforts within the medical electronics industry.

“We are extremely pleased with the speaker line-up for this event,” said Bill Bader, CEO of iNEMI.  “International experts from Europe, North America and Asia will provide invaluable insights for the workshop participants to consider as they shape the collaborative agenda for future iNEMI efforts in medical electronics.”

Alain Ripart, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Sorin Group, will talk about technology challenges for active cardiac implantable devices. Ripart scouts for new technologies and new applications for arrhythmia diagnosis management and therapy with implantable devices. He is also responsible for developing cooperative research with academic and private partners.

Dinner speaker Rajiv Doshi, MD, will talk about the biodesign process, from identifying needs to creating commercial products. Doshi is the U.S. Executive Director of the Stanford-India Biodesign Program. He is also founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Ventus Medical, a venture capital-backed medical device company in Belmont, Calif. He has taught medical device design courses at Stanford since 2000, and serves on the Medical Advisory Board of Lunar Design. In addition to getting his MD from Stanford, he also holds an MSE in biomechanical engineering.

Other speakers include:

  • CBA Group: Debbora Ahlgren, Vice President of Marketing
  • Endicott Interconnect Technologies (EIT): Voya Markovich, CTO
  • FDA: San Francisco District
  • GE Healthcare: James P. Vetro, P.E., Global Engineering Manager, RoHS & Substances
  • imec: Dr. Maaike Op de Beeck, Program Manager, HUMAN++
  • Intel-GE Care Innovations: Bonnie Norman, Director, Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs
  • IPDiA: Laurent Dubos, Marketing & Sales Director
  • Med-El: Peter Lampacher, Head of Design & Development
  • Micro Systems Technologies: Kevin Walker, General Manager, Sales & Technical Support
  • San Jose State University: Dr. Guna Selvaduray, Director of Biomedical Device Graduate Program
  • Sanmina-SCI: Gelston Howell, Senior Vice President, Medical Division
  • TechSearch International: Jan Vardaman, President

iNEMI members and workshop speakers can attend free of charge; non-members must pay a $250 registration fee. All participants are required to register.  For an agenda and to register, go to:  http://www.inemi.org/cms/calendar/Medical_Elec_WS_May2011.html

About iNEMI
The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative’s mission is to forecast and accelerate improvements in the electronics manufacturing industry for a sustainable future.  This industry-led consortium is made up of approximately 100 manufacturers, suppliers, industry associations and consortia, government agencies and universities.  iNEMI roadmaps the needs of the electronics industry, identifies gaps in the technology infrastructure, establishes implementation projects to eliminate these gaps (both business and technical), and stimulates standards activities to speed the introduction of new technologies.  The consortium also works with government agencies, universities and other funding agencies to set priorities for future industry needs and R&D initiatives.  iNEMI is based in Herndon, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.), with regional offices in Shanghai, China; Limerick, Ireland; and Tokyo, Japan.  For additional information about iNEMI, go to http://www.inemi.org.

For further information:
Cynthia Williams
+1 207-871-1260