Product Life Cycle Management in Medical Devices-Susie Faries-03/30/2010 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Product Life Cycle Management in Medical Devices
Event Date: 
03/30/2010 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Susie Faries
Event Speaker Title: 
CEO
Event Speaker Company: 
SciMed Partners, Inc.
Event Speaker Bio: 

Ms. Faries is CEO of SciMed Partners. SciMed, headquartered in the Bay
Area, helps established companies, potential investors, and entrepreneurs
assess markets, technologies, and intellectual property in the scientific and
medical arenas. SciMed focuses on medical devices, medicine, biotechnology,
pharmaceuticals, and emerging technologies.
“Susie” has held senior executive level positions with major US
corporations including Vice President of Marketing for American Medical
Response, the largest provider of emergency medical services in the US ($1
billion in revenue) and Vice President of Marketing for American Medical
Pathways, the technology subsidiary of American Medical Response. She has
worked in large and start-up environments in medical devices and health care
technologies. She is the former CEO of SMS Healthcare, headquartered first in
Virginia then Denver, with offices in North Carolina and West Virginia. She
comes from a family of entrepreneurs that has an 89-year track record of
successful business operations.

Event Details
Cost: 
$0 - Free
Event Details: 

Experience has shown that effective life cycle management (LCM) is
critical to maintaining customer satisfaction, while minimizing waste and
expense. This presentation guides attendees through the critical moments of the
medical life cycle, beginning with the introduction of a new product, the
"maintenance" of the product during its core lifetime, and finally, the
obsolescence and likely replacement of the product in the field.
The presentation covers:
• Definition of life cycle management
• Required coordination of multiple departments
• How customer focus is the first requirement
• Roles of involved departments
• Implementation of effective life cycle management

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