About the Conference

Many thanks to everyone who attended Medical MEMS and Sensors 2014. We look forward to seeing you at our other upcoming events. For more information on MEMS and sensors, please visit MEMS Journal’s website at www.memsjournal.com.

.If you were not able to attend, please click here to purchase the presentation slides from this conference. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Jessica Ingram at jessica@memsjournal.com.

This event will focus on MEMS and sensor technologies for medical applications. The medical MEMS and sensor market size is currently approximately $2.1 billion. In these applications, it is advantageous to miniaturize currently available components and systems due to form factor and cost considerations. Furthermore, many applications are newly enabled by MEMS technologies and would not be possible at all without miniaturization.

Conference Topics
  • Worldwide healthcare trends: market drivers, demographic factors, government policy effects.
  • Business aspects: fundraising, reimbursement, technology transfer, regulatory compliance, company formation, recruiting, and market research.
  • Digital health: wireless devices, body area networks, online services, genomics, and personal genetic information.
  • Sensors: pressure, thermal, radiation, flow and magnetic sensors used in medical devices as well as implanted systems.
  • Diagnostics: portable assaying and sample preparation of blood, urine, cells, tissues, bodily fluids. For example, microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip devices to diagnose diseases in portable instruments and smaller sized bench top systems.
  • Health screening: preventive medicine such as early detection of cancer through consumer, over-the-counter devices that are to be used on a day-to-day basis.
  • Individualized treatment: integration of diagnostics with therapy and treatment on portable, smart lab-on-a-chip devices; for example, treatment is to be specifically based on the exact disease variation as well as the patient genotype and current health factors.
  • Drug delivery systems: both transdermal and implanted techniques; for example, micro needles that provide convenience and precisely measured amounts of dispensed drugs. Smart, MEMS based drug delivery systems also enable continual drug delivery monitoring and improve patient compliance.
  • Tissue engineering: experimental (R&D) and clinical techniques to biologically fabricate artificial tissues and organs such as teeth and liver.
  • Organ prosthesis: artificial cochlea and cornea structures made from silicon and other standard MEMS materials.
  • R&D tools: biological arrays and assays to understand the response of cell in vitro to a variety of chemical, thermal and mechanical stimuli.
  • Surgery and minimally invasive procedures: micro surgical tools as well as neural stimulation and measurement electrodes.
Who Should Attend
  • CEOs
  • CTOs
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Physicians
  • Medical professionals
  • Academia professors and researchers
  • VPs of engineering
  • VPs of marketing
  • VPs of business development
  • MEMS foundry managers
  • Product managers and engineers
  • Marketing, sales and business development managers
  • MEMS and sensors production managers and engineers
  • MEMS and sensors design managers and engineers
  • Business development professionals
  • Industry analysts
  • Investment bankers
  • MEMS and sensors consultants
  • Media representatives

Conference Location

DoubleTree Detroit-Dearborn
5801 Southfield Expressway
Detroit, Michigan, 48228
313-336-3340 (phone)

Hotel Information

The conference and reception will be held at the DoubleTree Detroit-Dearborn. A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree for a negotiated rate of $99.00 per night. The room block cut-off date is May 6, 2014.

To reserve online, please go to http://bit.ly/MedMEMS and click the “Book a Room” button. You can also call in your reservation directly to 313-336-3340; please ask for the discounted room rate for the Medical MEMS conference.

The DoubleTree Detroit-Dearborn is approximately 15 miles from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). The airport has taxi services available for hire; you can call 800-456-1701 or 734-997-6500 to schedule your service.

Participant Demographics
(from the 2012 and 2013 events)

2012 Attendance 62
2013 Attendance 134
Total 196

Geographic Distribution

US – East Coast 21.4%
US – Midwest 42.1%
US – Rocky Mountains 8.6%
US – West Coast 16.4%
Other – North America 2.1%
Other – Asia 2.1%
Other – Europe 7.1%

Attendee Breakdown

Research/Academia 22.8%
Medical Practice 3.6%
Manufacturing/Foundry 39.3%
Product Design Firm 8.6%
Marketing Firm 5.7%
Investors 5.0%
Other 15.0%

Participating Companies

ACAM, Adhesives Research, Agigma, Alpha Precision, Amkor Technology, Applied Materials, Arboretum Ventures, Atricure, Axion BioSystems, Balance, Base Pair Biotechnologies, BI Incorporated, BioEnterprise, BodyMedia, Booz & Company, Boschman Technologies, Cactus Semiconductor, Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland State University, Compugraphics USA, DeNovo Sciences, Desich SMART Center, DiPaola Consulting, Dover, Early Stage Partners, Eli Lilly, EMS, Energizer Personal Care, EV Group, Fairchild Semiconductor, Finetech, Food & Drug Administration (FDA), GLIDE, Greater Geneva Berne Area, Hana Microdisplay Technologies, Harvard Medical School, Heidelberg Instruments, IMEP-Lahc, Grenoble INP, INEX Microsystems, Innovative Micro Technology, Innovative Research and Products, IntelliSense, Invenios, Johns Hopkins University, Johnson & Johnson, Jumpstart, Kent State University, Kionix, Knowles Electronics, Lawrence Technological University, Lehigh University, LGE, Life Technologies, Lorain County Community College, Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, Maxim Integrated, MedCity News, Medical Design Magazine, MEMStim, Michigan State University, Micralyne, Microtech Technologies, MiniFAB, MNST, Motion Engine, Muhlbauer, Mutual Capital Partners, NanoInk, Nanotronics Imagine, NDI Medical, New Path International, Nitto Denko, Nordson ASYMTEK, Nordson MARCH, Northeast Ohio Medical University, NTK Technologies, NuPulse, Omnitek, Orbital Research, Original Biomedical Implants, Otsuka Pharma Development, Palo Alto Research, Plasma Technology Systems, Platypus Technologies, PriMedicus Development, Procter & Gamble, Promerus, Purdue University, Rambus, RBB Systems, REDIzone Organization, Rheonix, RiverVest Venture Partners, Rogue Valley Microdevices, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Saint Petersburg Academic University, SAMCO, Semefab, Sensor Integration and Technology Testing, Silex Microsystems, Skyworks Solutions, Southern Research Institute, SS Prout, Steris, STMicroelectronics, Sumitomo Plastic America, Suss MicroTec, SMMA, Tousimis Research, Transducers Direct, University of Akron, University of Louisville, University of Michigan, University of Southern California, Valtronic USA, Venture Entrepreneur Group, Venture Medical, Xsens Technologies, Yole Developpement, ZMD America

(from the participants and attendees of the 2014 event)

"Medical MEMS 2014 was among one of best conferences that I have attended, very professionally managed with a wide range of informative topics with opportunity to see and get connected with the industry. I highly recommend the event for next year."
Saeed Azimi, President and CEO, Dynosense

"The Medical MEMS and Sensors 2014 conference was an excellent opportunity to understand the state-of-the-area in this exciting field of analytical systems for medical diagnostics and to expand your network. I very much enjoyed the focused and informative presentations on opportunities and challenges for point-of-care devices. The IP workshop was an excellent opportunity to discuss specific cases and how to maximize your product's legal protection."
Hadar Ben-Yoav, PhD, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Maryland

"MedicalMEMS2014 was a well organized conference with good networking opportunities and high quality speakers and presentations. Definitely a good investment for a MEMS company involved in medical applications. The material presented was very informative and relevant, especially when it comes to better understanding the leading medical opportunities for MEMS."
Herve Borrel, President, Tronics

"As a first time attendee at the Medical MEMS and Sensors conference I was very satisfied by the quality and quantity of content The program was informative, providing introductory concepts as well as substantive material. The conference allowed for networking and intelligence sensing opportunities. It was very well organized with Q&A as well as open forum from industry professionals. It was a great opportunity to see new-to-the-world approaches, capabilities, and products. This meeting gave access to core experts as well as those allied to the MEMS and medical device fields. Time and resources well spent."
Nicholas Ganternberg, PhD, President and CEO, Decision Point Solutions

"The Medical MEMS and Sensor Conference incorporated speakers from diverse areas ranging from clinical, academic research, and industry. The talks were insightful and there were great opportunities for networking. This is a show that I will consider attending in the future."
Michael Picheca, Business Development Manager, ON Semiconductor

(from participants and attendees of the 2012 and 2013 events)

"The 2012 Biomedical MEMS and Sensors conference was not only informative, but an excellent opportunity to expand your network in this exciting new field. Mike was personally helpful in providing contacts for us in the sensors arena. The discussions over lunch and between talks were at least as enlightening as the presentations themselves. Several new technologies in the medical space are emerging for MEMS technologies, and I look forward to learning more about these trends."
Paul DeDecker, President, NuPulse Technologies

"BioMEMS 2012 was a great event and we plan on coming back next year. There were two great aspects -- the networking and the talks. With networking, it was an efficient way to meet lots of BioMEMS people in one place. And the talks were also very good and presented the key ongoing trends with biomedical MEMS and sensor technologies and applications."
Joe Johnson, Business Development Manager, IntelliSense

"The Biomedical MEMS and Sensors 2013 Conference was a delight to participate in. The well-balanced mix of scientific presentations from academia and companies showed both on proven successes, problems to overcome and future possibilities for these technologies. The panel discussion was very much appreciated and should be a part of any conference worth its name. Finally the format of the conference made it very easy to interact with fellow participants, presenters and suppliers. Friends that I will keep in touch with and meet again, to build a network that will move this technology from the laboratory to the masses."
Nima Jokilaakso, Researcher, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

"The BioMEMS conference was a very good opportunity for us to understand the latest development trends and to network with experts and operators in the BioMEMS space. The presentations covered a wide breadth of topics which helped build an initial understanding of this space. The opportunity to network with experts and the diverse set of exhibitors helped us develop several industry and research contacts that have proven very useful in our current research."
Abhay Kothari, Associate, Booz & Company

"I thought that the conference was very well organized with a nice range of speakers. In addition to the information learned, the networking was excellent."
Mikki Larner, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Plasma Technology Systems, LLC

"As BioMEMS is moving out of labs and closer to market, this conference provided a great opportunity to have a better understanding on the overall picture of the technologies, market, and challenges. The presentations were less technically oriented and were focused more on the market and top-level technology analysis, which was great to help those of us who do not specialized in BioMEMS understand the market potentials and pitfalls. Of course, the conference also provided great networking opportunities where you could meet many CEO's and Presidents of BioMEMS businesses to learn first-hand what it would take -- technologically and financially -- to be successful in this emerging and important market."
Tristan Ma, Sr. Scientist, Applied Materials

"BioMEMS 2012 provided an intimate setting in which all the stakeholders in the diverse bioMEMS ecosystem could interact and network. I enjoyed the unique opportunity to learn about the emerging trends and ideas from the perspective of academics, foundries, entrepreneurs, investors, and others."
Ellis Meng, Associate Professor, University of Southern California

"The 2013 BioMEMS meeting was an extremely productive use of my time. In addition to being one of the speakers this year, it was very gratifying to gain insight into the latest developments in the area of BioMEMS, including those segments outside of our current focus. The venue was perfect and the meeting extremely well organized. I recommend that others in the field consider attending future meetings as well."
Richard Montagna, Ph.D., Senior Vice President Corporate Business Development and Scientific Affairs, Rheonix

"The life science area has significant growth potential for MEMS devices and applications over the next decade. This event provided a solid overview of new technologies being developed in the context of significant industry restructuring brought about by health care reform."
Louis Ross, President and CEO, Virtus Advanced Sensors

"You and the group did a terrific job."
Tom Shaughnessy, Director Biomedical Manufacturing, BioEnterprise

"I am very pleased to have attended the BioMEMS 2012 conference. It was great stage for spotting new trends in the fast pace biomedical MEMS market, learning about new technologies and innovative ideas to solve significant healthcare related problems and networking. The research and scientific material presented during the talks was of highest quality. Moreover, the panel discussions on commercialization and venture capitalism were a great source of information to understand the process of taking a technology to the next stage of development. Overall it was a very well organized conference and I look forward to attending it next year."
Disha Sheth, Post Doctoral Fellow, FDA

"BioMEMS 2012 was very professional and very well attended. The topics were timely and relevant and the speakers were knowledgeable and energetic. Great work putting together a wonderful conference!"
Bill Trainor, Managing Director, Mutual Capital Partners Funds

"As a biotech entrepreneur, investor and business adviser with a focus on technology commercialization, the 2012 Biomedical MEMS and Sensor Conference provided an opportunity to peer into the future of diagnostics, health screening, personalized medicine, drug delivery and tissue engineering. Not only were the quality of the presentations superior, but the speakers, moderators and panelists were very well informed and easily accessible before, during and after the program."
Raymond Vennare, Entrepreneur

Contact Information

Dr. Mike Pinelis
President and CEO
MEMS Journal, Inc.
734-277-3599 (phone)

Jessica Ingram
Project Manager
MEMS Journal, Inc.
360-929-0114 (phone)