December 5-6, 2018  • San Jose Convention Center • San Jose, CA


Top 5 Reasons to Attend Silicon Valley's Leading Medtech Conference

  1. Unlimited Track Hopping: Choose any session across either track to build the agenda that's right for you. More than 20 hours of education!
  2. Leading Education: Get up to speed on key industry topics, including IoT, cyber security, AR/VR, speed to market, surgical robots, and so much more.
  3. Expert Speakers: Learn from the brightest minds at leading companies such as GE Healthcare, Edwards Lifesciences, Shockwave and Texas Instruments.
  4. Exclusive Networking: Make connections with industry professionals at networking lunches throughout the two-day conference.
  5. Curated Tours: Open only to conference attendees, join a tour of the show floor to meet top suppliers and dive deep into leading-edge topics.

2017 Featured Speakers

Conference Tracks and Session Topics

Day 1:
Learn how to cultivate an environment in which innovation can take root. Whether you’re at a startup on a tight budget or a big company tangled in bureaucracy, you'll come away with strategies to stoke your product development team's creative fire and spark your organization's next big idea.

Day 2:
The medical technology industry has a notoriously long product development cycle, but does it really have to be that way? Learn the strategies to help speed your concept to market and leap ahead of the competition.

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Day 1:
Medical technology companies task their R&D teams with keeping the organization on the cutting edge in an ever-evolving technology landscape. In these sessions, R&D engineers will get a first-hand look at emerging technologies, and explore strategies for translating them into groundbreaking medtech products.

Day 2:
Design engineers working on medical devices don’t operate in a vacuum. They have to consider stakeholders ranging from clinicians and patients to payers and caregivers. In these sessions, design engineers will learn how to adapt time-honored design principles for a rapidly changing healthcare landscape.

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Behavior Change
Cost-Cutting Strategies
Cross-Functional Teams
Cyber Security
Design Review
Design Thinking
Designing for Voice Technology
Disruptive Innovation
Human-Centered Design
Market Adoption
Medical Grade Wearables
Open Innovation
Patient Compliance
Rapid Prototyping
Sourcing Technology
Speed to Market
Surgical Robots
Technology Monitoring
Why New Products Fail

2017 Agenda at a Glance

Day One — Wednesday, December 6
8:00 a.m.Registration and Refreshments
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Track A — Product Development: Nurturing an Ecosystem for Innovation
Track B — R&D: Finding and Adopting New Technology
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Refreshment Break
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.Networking Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Innovation Tour: Sensors
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Refreshment Break
Day Two — Thursday, December 7
8:00 a.m.Registration and Refreshments
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Track A – Product Development: Winning the Race to Market
Track B – R&D: Disruptive Design
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Refreshment Break
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.Networking Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Innovation Tour: Medtech Product Development Tools
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Refreshment Break

Session Formats

Technical Sessions

Curated topics ensure you receive the breadth and depth of training needed to understand the core competencies and advancements in your field.

Case Studies

Industry leaders discuss strategies, products, or business models to give you tips and use-case examples from existing or soon-to-hit-the-market technologies.


An expert moderator guides a discussion with various industry experts, giving you rich insights through a range of diverse perspectives.


A one-hour guided tour of the show floor, focusing on a key theme at the forefront of the industry and highlighting cutting-edge technologies.

Who Attends This Conference?

With more than 20+ hours of expert-led education on product development and R&D, the BIOMEDevice San Jose conference is attended by biomedical engineers, design engineers, project engineers, project managers and R&D engineers who want to learn the latest strategies and techniques for turning concepts into competitive products. Last year, attendees from the region's leading medtech companies joined the conference delegation, including representatives from:

Abbott Medical Optics
ACON Laboratories
Boston Scientific
Bunnell, Inc.
Dow Corning
Edwards Lifesciences
Halyard Health
Honda R&D Americas
Konica Minolta Laboratory USA
Nelson Laboratories
Trudell Medical International

Bonus! Access Hours of Networking & Expo Events

The insights don't stop when the conference sessions end. Your pass also gives you full access to the expo, including hourly Center Stage presentations, new speed networking events, and Tech Theater sessions showcasing products and services from leading companies — plus access to leading suppliers, prize giveaways, and more.

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