About the Conference

This event will focus on MEMS technologies for biomedical applications, or BioMEMS. The biomedical MEMS device market size is currently approximately $1.7 billion. In these applications, it is advantageous to miniaturize currently available components and systems due to form factor and cost considerations. Furthermore, many applications are newly enabled by MEMS technologies and would not be possible at all without miniaturization. BioMEMS 2013 will primarily focus on the following application areas:

Topics will include:
  • Sensors: applications include pressure, thermal, radiation, flow and magnetic sensors used in medical devices as well as implanted systems.
  • Diagnostics: applications include portable assaying and sample preparation of blood, urine, cells, tissues, bodily fluids. For example, microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip devices to diagnose diseases in portable instruments and smaller sized bench top systems.
  • Health screening: applications include preventive medicine such as early detection of cancer through consumer, over-the-counter devices that are to be used on a day-to-day basis.
  • Individualized treatment: applications include the integration of diagnostics with therapy and treatment on portable, smart lab-on-a-chip devices; for example, treatment is to be specifically based on the exact disease variation as well as the patient genotype and current health factors.
  • Drug delivery systems: applications include both transdermal and implanted techniques; for example, micro needles that provide convenience and precisely measured amounts of dispensed drugs. Smart, MEMS based drug delivery systems also enable continual drug delivery monitoring and improve patient compliance.
  • Tissue engineering: applications include experimental (R&D) and clinical techniques to biologically fabricate artificial tissues and organs such as teeth and liver.
  • Organ prosthesis: applications include artificial cochlea and cornea structures made from silicon and other standard MEMS materials.
  • R&D tools: applications include biological arrays and assays to understand the response of cell in vitro to a variety of chemical, thermal and mechanical stimuli.
  • Surgery and minimally invasive procedures: applications include micro surgical tools as well as neural stimulation and measurement electrodes.
Who Should Attend
  • CEOs
  • CTOs
  • Entrepreneurs
  • VPs of engineering
  • Product managers and engineers
  • MEMS foundry managers
  • Academia professors and researchers
  • VPs of marketing
  • VPs of business development
  • Marketing, sales and business development Managers
  • Business development professionals
  • MEMS and sensors production managers and engineers
  • MEMS and sensors design managers and engineers
  • Industry analysts
  • Investors
  • Investment bankers
  • MEMS and sensors consultants
  • Media representatives

Conference Location

The John A. Spitzer Conference Center
at Lorain County Community College
1005 North Abbe Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035

Hotel Information

There are several different options for accommodations – room block cut-off dates have been extended.

    If you wish to stay close to the airport:
  • Our room block at the Cleveland Airport Marriott (located at 4277 West 150th Street, Cleveland, Ohio) at a special rate of $119 has been extended to April 8. To reserve a room:
        o Online: Click here for the hotel’s home page with the negotiated rate code already entered in the appropriate field to quickly make your reservation.
        o Call (800) 228-9290 or (216) 252-5333 and mention BioMEMS 2013 in order to secure your special rate.
        o Dates a few days before and after the event are available at the negotiated rate.
  • The cut off date has been extended to April 8 to reserve a room in our room block at the Holiday Inn Hotel Cleveland Airport at a special rate is $89.00; continental breakfast is included. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (216) 252-7700 or 1-800-Holiday. You must refer to BioMEMS 2013 in order to be guaranteed a room and the special rate.

Note: The conference venue in Elyria, Ohio is approximately 20 miles from the Cleveland Airport hotels.

If you wish to stay close to the venue:

The original block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Avon, Ohio has sold out. A new block of double rooms has been set up for a limited amount of rooms for the rate of $95.00 is plus tax. The cut off date for is April 12, 2013. After this date, you may still reserve a room but it will not be at the group discounted rate. Call either 1-800-MARRIOTT or 440-934-7445 to make your reservation; be sure to mention “BioMEMS 2013” to get the special rate.

Note: The conference venue is located under five miles from the Fairfield Inn & Suites. No shuttle service will be available; you will need to make your own transportation arrangements.

Testimonials
(from participants and attendees of BioMEMS 2012)

"BioMEMS 2012 was very professional and very well attended. The topics were timely and relevant and the speakers were knowledgeable and energetic. Great work putting together a wonderful conference!"
Bill Trainor, Managing Director, Mutual Capital Partners Funds

"BioMEMS 2012 provided an intimate setting in which all the stakeholders in the diverse bioMEMS ecosystem could interact and network. I enjoyed the unique opportunity to learn about the emerging trends and ideas from the perspective of academics, foundries, entrepreneurs, investors, and others."
Ellis Meng, Associate Professor, University of Southern California

"I am very pleased to have attended the BioMEMS 2012 conference. It was great stage for spotting new trends in the fast pace biomedical MEMS market, learning about new technologies and innovative ideas to solve significant healthcare related problems and networking. The research and scientific material presented during the talks was of highest quality. Moreover, the panel discussions on commercialization and venture capitalism were a great source of information to understand the process of taking a technology to the next stage of development. Overall it was a very well organized conference and I look forward to attending it next year."
Disha Sheth, Post Doctoral Fellow, FDA

"BioMEMS 2012 was a great event and we plan on coming back next year. There were two great aspects -- the networking and the talks. With networking, it was an efficient way to meet lots of BioMEMS people in one place. And the talks were also very good and presented the key ongoing trends with biomedical MEMS and sensor technologies and applications."
Joe Johnson, Business Development Manager, IntelliSense

"The life science area has significant growth potential for MEMS devices and applications over the next decade. This event provided a solid overview of new technologies being developed in the context of significant industry restructuring brought about by health care reform."
Louis Ross, President and CEO, Virtus Advanced Sensors

"As BioMEMS is moving out of labs and closer to market, this conference provided a great opportunity to have a better understanding on the overall picture of the technologies, market, and challenges. The presentations were less technically oriented and were focused more on the market and top-level technology analysis, which was great to help those of us who do not specialized in BioMEMS understand the market potentials and pitfalls. Of course, the conference also provided great networking opportunities where you could meet many CEO's and Presidents of BioMEMS businesses to learn first-hand what it would take -- technologically and financially -- to be successful in this emerging and important market."
Tristan Ma, Sr. Scientist, Applied Materials

"The BioMEMS 2012 conference was a great combination of new technologies and ideas presented in the morning sessions and discussions on the commercial potential in the afternoons. Thus, very much similar to the bioMEMS field building on science and business to paint a vision of what the future could look like. In just two days, I learned about current trends and had time to network. Some of the contacts have lead to follow up meetings the coming month and others for later. To summarize a miniaturized, high value and specialized conference, truly in the spirit of bioMEMS."
Nima Jokilaaks, Ph.D. Student, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

"The 2012 Biomedical MEMS and Sensors conference was not only informative, but an excellent opportunity to expand your network in this exciting new field. Mike was personally helpful in providing contacts for us in the sensors arena. The discussions over lunch and between talks were at least as enlightening as the presentations themselves. Several new technologies in the medical space are emerging for MEMS technologies, and I look forward to learning more about these trends."
Paul DeDecker, President, NuPulse Technologies

"As a biotech entrepreneur, investor and business adviser with a focus on technology commercialization, the 2012 Biomedical MEMS and Sensor Conference provided an opportunity to peer into the future of diagnostics, health screening, personalized medicine, drug delivery and tissue engineering. Not only were the quality of the presentations superior, but the speakers, moderators and panelists were very well informed and easily accessible before, during and after the program."
Raymond Vennare, Entrepreneur

"The BioMEMS conference was a very good opportunity for us to understand the latest development trends and to network with experts and operators in the BioMEMS space. The presentations covered a wide breadth of topics which helped build an initial understanding of this space. The opportunity to network with experts and the diverse set of exhibitors helped us develop several industry and research contacts that have proven very useful in our current research."
Abhay Kothari, Associate, Booz & Company

Contact Information

Dr. Mike Pinelis
MEMS Journal, Inc.
734-277-3599
mike@memsjournal.com

Bette Cooper
MEPTEC
650-714-1570
bcooper@meptec.org

Organizing Sponsors

Association Partners

Media Partners