Survive and Thrive: A Medical Imaging Device Start-Up Story -Kendall Waters-02/21/2012 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Survive and Thrive: A Medical Imaging Device Start-Up Story
Event Date: 
02/21/2012 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Fenwick & West LLP, Mountain View, Silicon Valley Center, 801 California Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Kendall Waters
Event Speaker Company: 
Silicon Valley Medical Instruments (SVMI)
Event Speaker Bio: 

Kendall Waters

Kendall R. Waters is manager of intellectual property (IP) and technology development at SVMI. He manages in-house IP activities, strategic research collaborations, and licensing activities related to minimally invasive image guidance for cardiovascular interventions.
Prior to joining SVMI in 2008, Kendall was with Volcano Corp (Cleveland, OH) as technical lead of VH-IVUS, a real-time atherosclerotic mapping technology. Kendall has held medical ultrasound research positions at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Boulder, CO), the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (Paris, France), and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Paris, France). Kendall holds a PhD in Physics from Washington University in St. Louis. He also holds a BS Physics / BA Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Kendall is currently Chair of the IEEE Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley. He is also a member of the Medical Ultrasonics Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society.

Event Details
Event Details: 

Silicon Valley Medical Instruments (SVMI) is a development-stage medical device start-up focused on innovative, catheter-based solutions for cardiovascular diseases where integrated image guidance is a key enabling technology. SVMI’s first product is a high-definition intravascular ultrasound imaging system and catheter that will be operated by interventional cardiologists during treatment of patients with coronary artery disease. This talk will cover the stages of development of SVMI from founding through impending commercial launch. SVMI has experienced triumphs as well as setbacks and continues to look forward as it transitions from an engineering-focused company to a company with strong operations, sales, and marketing components.