MassDevice.com is proud to announce the MassDevice Big 100 Regional Roundtable West, an event slated for Dec. 12, 2011, in Irvine, Calif., recognizing cutting-edge leadership and innovation in the medical device field in southern California.
We will welcome Michael Mussallem, CEO of Edwards Lifesciences Corp., for a live interview with MassDevice publisher Brian Johnson about the company’s journey, from Baxter International spinout, to becoming one of the most innovative medical device companies in the world, to the upcoming U.S. launch of the Sapien transcatheter heart valve.
Mussallem, one of the brightest minds in med-tech, was named by MassDevice as one of the most innovative CEOs in the med-tech this summer.
The evening will also feature a panel discussion with R. Scott Huennekens, President & CEO Volcano Corporation, a member of the MassDevice CEO Class of 2011 and Joe E. Kiani, Chairman & CEO, Masimo Corp., named by MassDevice as one of the top 100 medical device companies in the world in the Big 100 report.
“The theme of our Big 100 event is ‘Preserving the pioneering spirit,’ and it couldn’t be timelier. The medical device industry faces a gauntlet of new challenges the people running these companies will be charged with navigating,” Johnson said. “Many say that the ‘gold rush’ days are over. Tighter regulation, the medical device tax and intense competition in emerging markets are all major headwinds facing today’s medical device leaders. We’re going to try and get to the bottom of these issues with three of the best minds in the industry.”
The MassDevice Big 100 Regional Roundtable is one of a series of regional events in key markets presented annually by MassDevice to coincide with the release of the MassDevice Big 100, detailing the world’s largest medical device players as ranked by revenues. The book also features in-depth looks at our five picks for the CEO Class of the year, nominated by their peers and selected by the editors of MassDevice.
The MassDevice Big 100 Regional Roundtable West is presented by MassDevice in cooperation with WebMD, OCTANe and the California Healthcare Institute.