A1 The Innovation Path: Taking Your Science to the Market 
9:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Moderator: Jeffrey Saunders, JD, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Panelists: Doug Johnson, Director of Research, Venture Center, University of Minnesota | Ian C.P. Smith, PhD, DSc, FRSC, OFS, Director General, National Research Council of Canada Institute for Biodiagnostics

So you have a great idea for a science-based business? How do you get it out of the lab, off the coffee shop napkin and into practical application? Commercialization experts will help light the way and provide valuable advice on how to avoid common pitfalls.

A2 Starting Your Start-up: Learn from the Leaders 
11:15 - 12:30 a.m.

Moderator: Tom Martin, JD, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Panelists: Pete McNerney, Partner, Thomas McNerney & Partners | Mark Knudson, President & CEO, EnteroMedics | Jerry Mattys, CEO, Tactile Systems Technology, Inc.

Leaders experienced in shaping and growing new companies will discuss the most important phases in the growth of a scientific enterprise. Learn how best to manage-and balance-your R&D, Clinical, Regulatory, Reimbursement, Marketing & Sales functions.