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Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Innovations in Medical Devices

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    Innovations in... Medical Devices

Thursday, September 27th


4:00 – 5:00 PM

Elliott Alumni Center - The 1925 Room



Suzanne Foster of Medtronic Advanced Energy

Join us for the first Innovation Catalyst Seminar of the 2012-2013 academic year. This year, our theme is "Innovations in..." and we will invite industry experts to discuss business segments important to the State of New Hampshire and opportunities for growth within those segments.

Leading the series is Suzanne Foster of Medtronic Advanced Energy to speak on Innovations in Medical Devices

What will you learn?

  • How Salient Surgical Technologies went to market with their products, and the challenges they faced along the way.
  • The current focus of Medtronic as they look to the future in devices.
  • The most pressing market needs for innovative solutions.

Who should attend? 

  • New and aspiring professionals in the medical device field
  • Students, faculty, and staff
  • Seasoned medical device veterans that can lend additional insight into their experiences
  • Anyone interested in learning more about the medical device industry
All are welcome! You'll walk away from this session with the knowledge and understanding of what the key challenges and trends are for an industry that is a significant employer in New Hampshire. We'll reserve time for Q&A so you can ask Suzanne any questions.

The official Twitter hashtag for this event is #orpccatalyst.

About Suzanne Foster

Suzanne Foster of Medtronic Advanced Energy

Suzanne Foster is Vice President and General Manager of the Advanced Energy Division at Medtronic Advanced Energy - a global medical devices technology company headquartered in Portsmouth, NH. Prior to working at Medtronic, Suzanne worked at VP of Operations at Salient Surgical Technologies. She has worked as an attorney at the law firms of Holland & Knight and at Wiggin & Nourie. Suzanne has also served as the VP of Compliance and Ethics for the Elliot Health System. She began her career as a clinical social worker at Portsmouth Regional Hospital and has a Masters Degree in Psychology. She earned her law degree at Suffolk University Law School and has a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. 


The seminar will be followed by beer and networking from 5:00-7:00pm in the same room courtesy of seminar sponsors Devine Millimet, Pierce Atwood, Ropes & Gray, and Medtronic Advanced Energy. Attendees must be 21+ to partake.



This year, ORPC seminars will be located in the Elliott Alumni Center on the corner of Edgewood Road (off of Main Street) and Strafford Avenue in Durham.

Lot D at the Elliott Alumni Center is designated Faculty/Staff parking. Campus visitors are encouraged to park in Lot H for $1/hour and is free after 6pm. Metered parking is also available along Strafford Avenue.

New Parking for ORPC Catalyst Seminars



The Innovation Catalyst Seminar Series, hosted monthly, discusses relevant issues related to commercializing UNH’s innovations, including current and emerging best practices on campus.

The seminars are open to all and designed to be a meeting place for innovators, entrepreneurs, service providers, and anyone else interested in how the university innovations of today represent the information and opportunities of tomorrow.

Want to know the latest from the Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization? Follow Executive Director Marc Sedam on Twitter: @UNHinnovation


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Elliott Alumni Center
1925 Room
9 Edgewood Road
Durham, NH 03824

Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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