Conference Will Look at Biomedical Industry's Future in New York

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Source: Albany Business Review

Biomedical executives will discuss industry changes in New York at a two-day conference next week.

The conference, hosted by MedTech, will include discussions on the presidential election, innovation in the industry and the future of the health care in the state. It will be held at the Hilton Albany from Sept. 26 to 28.

MedTech is an upstate New York industry trade group of bioscience, pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

"The priority is around looking at collaborations, looking at new opportunities and looking at learning opportunities that people can take back to their companies," said Dave Anderson, press manager for MedTech.

He said the conference offers a chance for various companies to learn about trends and areas of concern, adding that upstate New York is the "forefront of innovation" for the biomedical industry.

The event will begin Monday with a tour of University at Albany's newly renamed Health and Sciences campus in Rensselaer County. The campus is home to dozens of startups and biomedical organizations in the Albany region.

Former Sen. Kay R. Hagan, senior policy consultant at Akin Gump of Washington, D.C., will talk about the upcoming election and its future impact on the health care system. The Democrat from North Carolina has more than 16 years of experience in politics from serving in the U.S. Senate and the North Carolina Senate.

Other keynote speakers include Rain Henderson, CEO of Clinton Health Matters Initiative; Joan Fallon, CEO of Curemark; and Jim Clemmer, CEO of AngioDynamics.

The conference is called "Innovation Impact: Keeping New York's Finger on the Pulse."

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