Haynes and Boone Presents "From Product Developer to Intrapreneur to Entrepreneur"

October 30, 2003

November 5 event to focus on developing international award-winning new technology for non-invasive surgery

RICHARDSON, Texas – Haynes and Boone L.L.P. is hosting the November Meeting of the Dallas Forum for BioMedical Technology featuring Rob Newman, VP North Americas, InSightec, Inc., on Wednesday, November 5, 2003.

The forum will run from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Haynes and Boone Richardson Telecom Corridor® office, 2505 N. Plano Road (northwest corner of Lookout Drive and N. Plano Road).  Registration and continental breakfast starts at 7:00 a.m. and the program begins at 7:30 a.m.

Mr. Newman will address the decision making process involved in taking a corporate technology development project out to a start-up in ”From Product Developer to Intrapreneur to Entrepreneur.”  Connie L. Luthy, Ph.D., MBA, product architect of Medical Product Innovation and founder of the DFBT, will serve as moderator.

InSightec's (www.insightec.com) goal is to become the market leader in the field of totally non-invasive surgery through the combination of Focused Ultrasound Surgery (FUS) and real-time image based treatment planning and control.  Their first product ExAblate™ 2000 is now on the market in Europe for the treatment of uterine fibroids.  Earlier this month the European Information Society Technology awarded InSightec the 2004 IST Grand Prize. The company, controlled by Elbit Medical Imaging (54 percent) and GE Medical Systems (19.5 percent), won the award, which includes 200,000 euros and the IST prize trophy, for ExAblate™ 2000, a noninvasive thermal ablation system.

For more information contact Jason Villalba at 972.739.6994 or at jason.villalba@haynesboone.com.

The Dallas Forum for BioMedical Technology (www.dfbt.org) is an industry association for entrepreneurs and medical product development professionals located in North Texas. DFBT was founded in October 1998 with a mission to conduct regional forums to provide education and to facilitate communication, networking and support in the professional and technical aspects of medical product development. DFBT is a nonprofit organization managed by a volunteer steering committee, including DFBT founder Connie L. Luthy, PhD, MBA, Medical Product Innovation; Rodney Cooper, Esq., Sidley Austin Brown & Wood; Robert C. Eberhart, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical School; and Marcus Miller, Hybrigen Inc. Advisory Committee members are Stephen Fluckiger, Esq., Jones Day; Barbara M. Fossum, PhD, IC2 Institute, UT Austin; Robert Kramer, MD, Decision Health; Thomas Kowalski, Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute; Sharon Venable, Greater Dallas Chamber; and Jerry F. White, Cox School of Business, SMU.

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. (www.haynesboone.com) is an international law firm with eight offices throughout Texas, Washington, D.C. and Mexico City providing a full spectrum of legal services to clients around the world. With more than 450 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by National Law Journal.  AmLaw Tech Magazine Scoreboard ranked Haynes and Boone first in law firm technology in 2001. The firm has been recognized as one of the 25 “Best U.S. Law Firms at Which to Work” (Of Counsel, 2000), one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2002) and recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2002 Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity.

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