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LifeScience Alley 11th Annual Conference to Highlight Innovative New Technologies

10 organizations will exhibit novel health technologies

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- LifeScience Alley® announced today that 10 life science and health care organizations will be exhibiting cutting-edge technologies at the association’s Eleventh Annual Conference as part of the New Technology Showcase. Three of the 10 selected organizations will be presenting their technologies during the luncheon general session in front of an anticipated audience of more than 1,600 national and international life science and health care professionals. The Conference will take place on December 5 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn. This year's New Technology Showcase is sponsored by Mayo Clinic.

During the luncheon general session, Corventis, Inc., of St. Paul, Minn., will be presenting a wireless diagnostic solution to monitor and analyze various measurements from cardiovascular patients. Entellus Medical, a Plymouth, Minn., company, will be presenting a set of minimally-invasive sinusitis treatment tools. Additionally, Monteris Medical of Winnipeg, Manitoba, will be presenting a MRI-guided, minimally-invasive system for treating brain tumors.

These organizations will be joined in the New Technology Showcase exhibit area, located in the newly re-designed exhibit hall, by seven other finalists: Acuity Medical, a Minneapolis, Minn., company exhibiting a vision restoration technology treating macular degeneration; Clinical Healthcare Corporation, a Minneapolis, Minn., company exhibiting a software solution to help physicians manage patient data and communications in between visits; IntraMed Diagnostics, LLC, a Blue Earth, Minn., company exhibiting a point-of-care, disposable blood test to diagnose anemia; Mobi, LLC, a Bloomington, Minn., company exhibiting technologically advanced, ergonomic crutches; Sunshine Heart, an Eden Prairie, Minn., company exhibiting a minimally-invasive system designed to treat moderate to severe heart failure; Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc., a Blaine, Minn., company exhibiting an advanced wheelchair technology to prevent the formation of pressure ulcers and Vital Simulations, LLC, a Minneapolis, Minn., company exhibiting an interactive healthcare simulation training module designed to teach care providers proper disease management techniques.

The New Technology Showcase provides an opportunity for companies around the world to apply for the opportunity to exhibit innovative medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health care delivery products.

“At Mayo Clinic, innovative technologies are a key component to providing more effective and value-added health outcomes for our patients,” says James Rogers III, Chair of Mayo Clinic Ventures. “Mayo is proud to sponsor the New Technology Showcase and introduce some of the latest technologies to members of the life science and health care communities.”

About the Selection Process
This year’s finalists were selected by a group of industry experts. Presenting and exhibiting organizations are selected based on the novelty of their technology, its market potential and its ability to improve patient outcomes while lowering per capita health care costs.

About the LifeScience Alley Conference
The largest gathering of life science industry professionals in the Midwest, LifeScience Alley’s annual conference brings together global leaders in the life science and health care industry to identify trends, share expertise and network across disciplines. This event includes participants from over 650 organizations worldwide, and is expected to attract 1,500-2,000 attendees this year. The 2012 Conference features three keynote sessions, four interactive breakout sessions and a newly redesigned exhibit hall. The goal of the conference is to equip attendees with information and resources that will help them stay current on “Today’s Science. Tomorrow’s Healthcare”.
For more information, visit www.lifesciencealley.org or www.lifesciencealleyconference.org.

LifeScience Alley
Ryan Baird, 952-746-3818
rbaird@lifesciencealley.org

Source: LifeScience Alley