LifeScienceFest 2009 Brings Leading Medical Technology/Life Science Investors and Innovations Together in Silicon Valley

Wed Aug 5, 2009 10:30am EDT

* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release.

Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding Must Apply by August 15th
MENLO PARK, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Top industry investors, innovators and executives will come together on
September 9 at Investorfest Media`s LifeScienceFestin Menlo Park, CA. The
full-day conference will bring together leading investors with prior history and
active focus on the medical and life sciences sector to hear directly from a
broad range of entrepreneurs delivering medical devices, diagnostics,
personalized medicine, bioinformatics/telemedicine, and healthcare IT
technologies and services. 

Only select, pre-screened companies will be able to present at the event and, as
such, companies seeking capital must apply for consideration. Applications to
present must be submitted before midnight PST on August 15, 2009. The event will
provide an unparalleled opportunity to network with key investors with a history
and track record of life science technology industry investments and
entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend even if not presenting. Early
registration is now open at http://www.lifesciencefest.com/. Business leaders
will also provide an array of valuable information and guidance for developing
companies. Over 20 investors including partners fromAsset Management Company,
BayCity Capital, Biotechnology Value Fund, Claremont Creek Ventures, Evolvence
India Fund, Life Science Angels, Lumira Capital, RCT Bioventures, Sanderling
Ventures and SV LifeSciences have confirmed to attend the conference. 

"We are very pleased to have lined up such an impressive list of investors for
LifeScienceFest," said Gopan Madathil, President of Investorfest Media, the
company producing the conference. "The entrepreneur-only setting provides an
unprecedented opportunity for the entrepreneur to meet and network with
qualified investors throughout the day at the conference." 

Sponsored by Morrison & Foerster, TriNet HR Services, Sun Start-Up Essentials,
and Merck & Co., Inc., the conference, being held at the SUN Conference Center
in Menlo Park, will feature an unparalleled opportunity to:

* Network with leading life science technology venture capitalists and
investors; 
* Meet promising innovative start-up companies and their founders; 
* Learn about emerging innovations, tools, applications and services around
medical devices, diagnostics, telemedicine, drug-development and healthcare
IT/services; and 
* Network with key dealmakers in the life sciences community.

Attendees will include:

* Executives from healthcare IT, medical devices, diagnostics, tool development,
and healthcare services start-ups; 
* Leading corporate and venture investors; 
* Life sciences executives seeking new innovation; and 
* Life sciences industry professionals and industry analysts.

Prior Investorfest events have raised more than US$250 million for 43
entrepreneurs out of the 60 that have presented at conferences organized by
Investorfest Media. 

"We are pleased to co-host LifeScienceFest 2009 in partnership with Investorfest
Media. Raising money in any economic environment is challenging and this is a
great opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch to active life science investors,"
said Stephen Thau, Co-Chair of LifeScienceFest and Co-Chair of the Emerging
Companies & Venture Capital and Life Sciences Practices at Morrison & Foerster,
lead sponsor for LifeScienceFest 2009. 

About LifeScienceFest and Investorfest

LifeScienceFest is a part of the Investorfest series of events produced by
Investorfest Media, a leading producer of early stage venture conferences
focused on the mobile/wireless and life sciences industries. Since the
organization`s first conference in August 2006, more than 60 companies have been
featured and 43 of them went on to raise more than US$250 million in funding.
For more information and to register for LifeScienceFest 2009, visit
http://www.lifesciencefest.com. 





Investorfest Media
Brenda Ropoulos, 415-320-2048
brenda@investorfest.com


Copyright Business Wire 2009

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.