Medical Device 101 scheduled for Dec. 8

Medical Device 101 scheduled for Dec. 8 from 1-5 p.m. at the MSU Management Center is the fourth in a series of manufacturing diversification seminars hosted by Oakland County and Crain’s Detroit Business. It is designed to introduce companies to the medical device sector and to show them how they can become suppliers to this industry.

This half day seminar will allow companies to meet some industry leaders and experts who will introduce companies to their prospects for future growth. The key note speaker is Dr. Michael D. Witt, Entrepreneur in Residence and Lecturer, School of Management at the University of Michigan-Flint. Dr. Witt is a frequent advisor to medical technology companies and internationally recognized expert in the field of technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. He serves on the Board of Directors of Performance Genomics, Inc., Mid-Michigan Global Link, LLC, and TEDCo, Inc. He is also host of the Michigan Public Media TV Series “A New Deal: Reshaping Michigan’s Economy.” Dr. Witt will provide an overview of the industry.

Other sessions will include:

  • Michael Tanner, Director, Technology Development
  • Beaumont Hospitals Commercialization Center speaking on medical device supplier quality standards
  • A representative from Stryker who will provide the OEM perspective of the industry

The seminar will be capped off with a session moderated by The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center with a panel of companies which have successfully diversified into the medical device sector.

Attendees will walk away with information, exposure and connections that will enable them to benefit from the dynamic medical device sector.