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2018 MedDevice Forum
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Grand Rapids hosts the debut of the MedDevice Forum, which takes place at the Michigan State University—College of Human Medicine

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Where: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - Secchia Center
15 Michigan Ave NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49503
United States
Contact: Howard Revitch

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MichBio is a proud Supporting Organization of the 2018 MedDevice Forum!

Focusing on the world of outsourcing for medical device manufacturing coupled with a keen awareness of innovation in the space, Medical Product Outsourcing’s conference series has provided the medtech industry with the most comprehensive programs for more than 10 years. These highly informative symposiums address critical issues impacting multiple stakeholders within the industry. In 2018, the MedDevice Forum—a brand new, medical device manufacturing conference event—will debut in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Modeled after the industry leading MPO Summit, MedDevice Forum will offer a more intimate setting for attendees seeking solutions to industry challenges. Graciously hosted by the Michigan State University—College of Human Medicine, this event will simultaneously highlight the appeal of the region for medtech while tackling a number of the most significant issues for today’s medical device companies.

The West Michigan region is host to nearly 600 companies and approximately 41,000 jobs focused on the medical device and life sciences industries. Residents of the area include MedPlast, Stryker, Perrigo, Autocam Medical, Pfizer, and Skytron. Life sciences companies account for more than $7.9 billion in economic activity in the region. In addition, West Michigan higher education institutions produce more than 10,000 STEM graduates annually, fueling the growth of the industry. Venture capital investment in life sciences in West Michigan totaled more than $106 million in 2016.

Taking place in such an impressive location, this interactive networking and educational event will partner local experts with out-of-state industry thought leaders—OEMs, contract manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, members of the investment community, and academia—for a unique forum to discuss critical industry topics and offer tools to compete and grow in today’s challenging business climate.

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