Presenting Sponsor

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, job awareness and community development with the focus on growing Michigan’s economy. For more information on the MEDC and our initiatives, visit www.MichiganBusiness.org. For Pure Michigan® tourism information, your trip begins at www.michigan.org. Join the conversation on: Facebook Instagram LinkedIn, and Twitter. Contact Michigan Economic Development Corporation: Mark Ignash, ignashm1@michigan.org, 517.256.0774

Attendee Experience Sponsor

E.M.M.A. International Consulting Group, Inc. is a global leader in FDA compliance consulting solutions focused on quality, regulatory, and compliance services for the Biologics, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Device industries. E.M.M.A. International Consulting Group has services available to satisfy any quality, regulatory, or compliance needs. We provide specialized solutions, backed by extensive knowledge and industry expertise. Our mission is to provide significant value to our customers and leave them completely satisfied. We work within the corporate culture and alongside the employees to do the “heavy lifting” required to make improvements meaningful and permanent. Vsit http://www.emmainternational.com/

MedTech Champion Sponsors

Able Medical Devices is a leader in device manufacturing specializing in instruments and implants that require Swiss-turning and 5-axis machining capabilities. We partner with fast growing OEMs to provide focused service and scalable capacity to support growth. Decades of experience creates a scalable, value-added process, while adhering to regulatory standards and driving down lead time and costs. Contact: Adam Paltzer, VP Business Development adamp@abledev.us


in2being helps individuals and businesses bring their medical devices to market. We provide full-service development and consulting throughout the entire product life cycle and specialize in guiding our clients through the complex regulatory landscape in which medical devices reside.

Contact in2being: contact@in2being.com

Medbio, LLC is an ISO 13485:2016 certified, FDA Registered contract manufacturer offering innovative manufacturing solutions for the medical and biotechnology industries. Medbio specializes in precision injection molding, assembly, packaging, project management, and design support. We have numerous certified ISO Class 7& 8 cleanrooms and white rooms for molding and assembly with flexible capacity to handle major projects or small custom orders. We mold most medical grade thermoplastics, including implant grade “PEEK and all of our silicone molding is done in it’s own facility. Contact Medbio: john.woodhouse@medbiollc.com

Industry Resources

For over 25 years MichBio has been driving bio-industry growth in Michigan by providing access to resources and information critical to success, advocating for policy decisions that support the long-term viability of the life sciences, and connecting the people, companies, and ideas necessary to create the next generation of bio-innovation.

Contact MichBio: alisha@michbio.org

    • The Michigan SBDC Tech Team brings deep expertise in helping advanced technology start-ups improve and accelerate their success. Our team provide the strategic and tactical insight you need to refine and scale your vision including: Roadmapping, Intellectual Property Strategies, Business Model and Strategy Development, Early Stage Capital Identification, SBIR/STTR Support, Financial Modeling, Marketing and Sales Strategy Development, Channel Partner Management, Investor Relations, and Pitch Preparation. Contact: piermarq@gvsu.edu

Serving West Michigan since 1985, The Right Place, Inc. is a regional economic development organization funded through investments from the private and public sectors. The Right Place drives regional economic development initiatives to stimulate economic growth, wealth creation, and operational excellence by focusing on productivity, innovation, and the retention, expansion, and creation of quality employment and companies in the Greater Grand Rapids region. Contact: icarde@rightplace.org

Technology Showcase

The future of drug delivery is stacked.

Healthcare systems and employees deserve to have access to the best products, devices, and technology that can be developed. The Patient Company believes that these products must be supplied to our healthcare systems without them having to fear a financial burden. In short, we create products that make clinicians lives better, while reducing the cost passed on to patients. Contact: travis@thepatientcompany.com


Wareologie’s mission is to empower people to recover and age in place. Our Portable Parallel Bars™ revolutionize physical therapy by enabling access to early mobilization improving outcomes and safety. The Portable Parallel Bars™ are lightweight, fold in a minute, and are on wheels. For the first time clinicians can administer rehabilitation therapy bedside in hospitals, in-patient rehab sites, skilled nursing facilities, and home healthcare. Contact wareologie: info@wareologie.com

Supplier Showcase

VWR International offers single-source access to the most respected brands in scientific equipment, instruments, supplies, furniture, and chemicals, as well as exclusive products offered as part of the VWR™ Collection. VWR also offers a variety of services, including e-business solutions, B2B integrations, and outsourcing programs. For information or to sign-up, contact: Tim Hillebrand at tim.hillebrand@avantorsciences.com or 616.304.8119


Every company wants to serve their customers with new and better products, but product development can hold a lot of risk and frustration. With product development for the Internet of Things (IoT), including mobile application software engineering and web / connected device cloud engineering services, AWS, and design, we provide innovative engineering that turns ideas into reality so that their customers’ lives change for the better and they can grow their business. Visit DornerWorks.com to learn more. Contact DornerWorks" Russell Ramsay, 616.245.8369

Take it to Hart. Turn your idea into reality. Specializing in highly varied & unusual specifications, our creative and qualified engineering staff are ready to assist you with new product design. In addition to small run prototyping, Hart can manufacture, package, sterilize and ship your product. Contact Hart Enterprises: engineering@hartneedles.com

Humphrey's Life Sciences Group is a leader in medical valve manufacturing. We've pioneered unique, customized solutions for precision pneumatic and liquid control components and systems, and hundred of organizations now rely on us to ensure the quality performance of their devices. Contact Humphrey Products: webcust@humphrey-products.com


Keystone Solutions Group is a West Michigan-based product development and medical device contract manufacturing company. In operation for more than 20 years, we collaborate with customers around the world in the medical device industry to develop, manufacture, package, and sterilize a wide range of products. 269.343.4108

Performance Validation has been serving the life science industries since 1988, and is a nationwide leader in providing validation, commissioning, and quality services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device manufacturers.

Contact Performance Validation: 855.737.3825


Quality Systems Compliance, LLC will help you achieve and maintain quality compliance, while meeting deadlines and containing costs. If you plan and implement your quality system correctly, it doesn’t have to be expensive to be in a state of compliance. In fact, implementing your quality system correctly the first time can reduce risk and liability. With the assistance of Quality Systems Compliance, LLC, you’ll implement a QUALITY SYSTEM plan that will make you compliant as well as profitable! Contact Quality Systems Compliance: mark.durivage@qscompliance.com


SCHERDEL Medtec, is part of the SCHERDEL Group. With about 5,800 employees at 32 locations world wide, the SCHERDEL Group is a family-owned, leading company in the field of metal-forming with core competence in the production of engineering springs, stamping parts and assemblies for the pharmaceutical market as well as of vehicle components. Contact Scherdel Medtech: info-medtech.na@scherdel.com


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