OAKLAND, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Biomedical Manufacturing and Technology Networking Summit will bring together outstanding, regional biomedical companies and suppliers to promote a biomedical cluster, and increase business and connections between local companies in the industry. The event will be useful for CEO’s to shop floor managers at medical device and biopharma manufacturers, both OEM’s and suppliers. Attendees will get a chance to network with other manufacturers, see new technology developed in the Bay Area, and hear updates on the State of California’s assistance in manufacturing and the use of Big Data on the shop floor.
As part of “Manufacturing Day” activities, the summit will take place on October 4, 2013 from 8:30am to 3:00pm at Laney College, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, 94607.
To kick off the event, Louis Stewart, Deputy Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, “GoBiz”, will give a presentation on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The agenda will also feature Keynote Speaker, Pat Kennedy, Founder and CEO of OSIsoft, as well as an Industry Executive Panel Discussion with executives from Boehringer Ingelheim, ThermoFisher and AlterG.
Attendees will have an opportunity to see the latest biomedical manufacturing technology, with companies displaying products, processes and innovations. This is not viewed as a sales event, but rather as an opportunity for companies to network, connect, share ideas, and just in general determine what manufacturing capabilities exist in the Bay Area.
This event is sponsored by the East Bay Biomedical Manufacturing Network.
About the East Bay Biomedical Manufacturing Network
Five federal agencies have invested $2.2 million over three years in order to form the East Bay Biomedical Manufacturing Network. The Network is convened by a partnership of regional entities, focused on building a biomedical manufacturing network for business assistance, technology transfer, education, training and economic development in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Partner organizations include UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Laney College, Manex Consulting – a federally funded Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County, and the Northern California Small Business Development Center. These partners are building connections to link regional efforts focused on bioscience and medical device manufacturing, constructing a virtual “one-stop” center for technology innovation, education, investment and job creation.