SEMDA Announces Call for Presenting Companies

Applications Now Available to Present at the Premier Regional Gathering for the Medical Device Industry

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Dec 14, 2011) - Medical device companies seeking VC or angel funding are invited to apply to present at the Southeastern Medical Device Association's (SEMDA) 6th annual conference to be held March 13-14, 2012.

Applications are now available at, and there is no charge to apply. Deadline for submissions is January 20, 2012. For companies selected that choose to present, the cost is just $750, which includes two conference admissions.

Recognized as the premier gathering for the Southeast medical device industry, SEMDA's conference offers medical device companies opportunities to grow their business and make meaningful connections by bringing together professionals from throughout the Southeast to connect, learn and grow.

The dual-track program includes company presentations to venture capital and other investors as well as education and panel sessions. The 2012 conference will also feature 1:1 partnering, presentation of the SpotLight Award and opportunities for attendees to make meaningful industry connections.

Advanced Catheter Therapies (ACT) was selected to present at the 2010 SEMDA Conference. "It was a terrific experience, and we were very pleased with the exposure we received," says Paul J. Fitzpatrick, CEO of ACT. "In fact, I was so impressed with the professionalism of the Conference and the opportunities it represents for Southeastern companies that I agreed to serve as Chairman of this year's Conference."

ACT received $2.98 million in Series A equity financing through an investment consortium in Chattanooga, TN, in September 2011.

"The SEMDA Conference is the largest event dedicated to medical devices in the Southeast," said David Hartnett, SEMDA's 2011-2012 president and Vice President of Bioscience Industry Development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. "We are already on track to exceed the success of 2011, and look forward to a terrific Conference for 2012."

Early bird registration for the SEMDA 2012 Conference is now available. To register or receive more information about the conference, sponsorship opportunities and presenting company applications, visit or contact

The Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) is a non-profit trade association that supports and promotes medical device companies in the Southeast. Created in 2004, the association provides a unique resource and networking opportunity for medical device companies, inventors, physicians, and investors interested in accelerating the growth of the medical device industry in the Southeast. Through quarterly and members-only meetings, as well as its highly regarded annual Conference, SEMDA meets the needs of members of the medical device community. Learn more at

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