Velentium Lineup of Speakers Set at MD&M West

Velentium Lineup of Speakers Set at MD&M West

January 24, 2023 | Posted by Lindsey Dinneen

MD&M West will feature an array of speakers from Velentium experts in the technology, product security and human factor spaces 

HOUSTON – January 24, 2023 –
Velentium, a professional engineering firm that specializes in the design and manufacturing of therapeutic and diagnostic active medical devices, announced today that four thought leaders – VP of Technology Chris Jensen, CEO & Co-Founder Dan Purvis, Director of Product Security Christopher Gates and Director of Human Factors Albert Rodriguez – will speak at Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) West held Feb. 7-9, 2023 at the Anaheim Convention Center.


Innovating in a Risk-Averse Industry

“MD&M West encourages innovation that results in solutions,” said Jensen. “I’m thrilled to provide some innovative insight on such a risk-driven activity as medical device development.”

 Jensen’s Center Stage presentation on day one of the conference focuses on an effective rubric for conducting a risk-benefit analysis of proposed new features and other innovations in the medical device concept phase. A real-world case study will be offered as illustration. The presentation is held on Feb. 7 from 12:15-1 p.m. PT. at Center Stage on the main expo floor.


Innovation from a Practical Standpoint: Simplifying the Medical Device Design Process

“We constantly look for lean processes and technologies that address customer needs faster, shorten the development runway, and provide cost savings,” said Purvis. “MD&M West brings the entire medical device design-to-market community together in a setting that fosters interaction and inspiration towards this goal.”

 An author, serial entrepreneur, and the founder of six companies, Purvis will discuss how to drive an "essentialist mindset" and apply it to medical device design products and processes through organizational culture. Purvis’ book “28 Days to Save the World: Crafting Your Culture to Be Ready for Anything” lays out how to harness the power of organizational culture to prepare your organization to weather any challenges ahead. The Discover.Engineer.Build Conference Track presentation will occur Feb. 7 from 2:15-3 p.m. PT in Room 207CD.


User-Centered Design for MedTech Devices: Lessons Learned in Human Factors

“It is rewarding to be welcomed as a speaker at MD&M West where we come together to solve challenges in the advanced manufacturing industry,” said Rodriguez. “One of those challenges is our approach to user-centered design (UCD). While UCD may not always be as intuitive or universal as the design team may have assumed, there are principles that can reduce support costs, increase market penetration, reduce project delays or regulatory challenges and even mitigate recalls.”

 Rodriguez’s presentation on day two of the conference focuses on how achieving UCD in practice is rarely as straightforward as it seems. In his talk, Rodriguez will provide an overview of UCD principles; explain how, when, and why to introduce those principles into existing design processes; and show how and how not to translate outcomes from UCD activities into product requirements and features. This Discover.Engineer.Build Conference Track presentation will be held in Room 210AB on Feb. 8 from 2:15-3 p.m. PT.


Aligning with the Latest FDA Cybersecurity Expectations

“I am honored to speak at another MD&M conference on MedTech security,” said Gates. “As cybersecurity requirements in premarket submissions change, it is important to know the deliverables and processes necessary to create secure medical device systems efficiently and cost-effectively.”

 In Gates’ presentation on day two, he will discuss the new medical device cybersecurity laws and regulatory requirements and review the new manufacturer's activities expected by the FDA, including the expected 38 cybersecurity deliverables. Importantly, Gates will focus on how to add cybersecurity processes to the development lifecycle that will satisfy the FDA and secure a medical device system without generating massive cost burdens or development delays. This session will be a lunch and learn on Feb. 8 from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. PT in Room 211AB.


Velentium in Anaheim

MD&M West provides a five-in-one design and manufacturing event that connects multiple verticals and industries. The conference draws the medical technology industry’s most respected leaders, providing growth, and educational opportunities. With an interest in changing lives for the better, and as a member of Medical Alley’s MedTech Association, Velentium is honored to be a part of the industry conversation at MD&M West this year.

Velentium’s presence at the event will be multi-faceted, with not only the presentations previously mentioned but also with representation at a booth on the floor where attendees can learn more about the business, its capabilities, partnerships, and previous projects.

Velentium is always looking to partner with organizations that are in the business of changing lives. For any company that is facing concerns in cybersecurity, design challenges, software development & quality, mobile apps & cloud integrations, contract manufacturing or something similar, Velentium wants to help. A Houston-based professional engineering firm, Velentium specializes in design & development solutions where the science is near-impossible. Velentium has a team of world-class cybersecurity experts, and software, electrical, and mechanical engineers that have decades of know-how and skills in each of their respective fields. Velentium brings each project together with some of the best systems engineering in the industry. The process followed throughout the project is fine-tuned to fit each client’s specific needs to ultimately help them achieve their business goals.

Velentium loves projects that many MedTech engineering & consulting firms and contract manufacturers won't touch. Projects involving class IIIs, active implantables, neuromodulation and DBS, SaMD, complex integrated systems with brains and comms, and more are all within the scope of what Velentium can do. If any business is interested in working with world-class experts on a life-changing project, come visit the Velentium booth and talk with a team member at the event. Velentium can be found at Booth #1872.


Upcoming Presentations

After MD&M West, Velentium has a full slate of trade show appearances on the calendar in 2023. To reserve a meeting with the team at any of the following conferences, email this inbox. Velentium’s experts are eager to foster new connections and cultivate future partnerships to change lives for a better world. 


Velentium’s 2023 Trade Show Schedule: 

  • MD&M West – Feb. 7-9, Anaheim, CA
  • 5th International Brain Stimulation Conference – Feb. 18-22, Lisbon, Portugal
  • LSI Emerging MedTech Summit – March 20-23, Dana Point, CA
  • MedTech Strategist – April 25-27, Dublin, Ireland
  • BIOMEDevice Boston – Sep. 20-21, 2023, Boston, MA
  • HLTH – Oct. 8-11, Las Vegas, NV
  • MD&M Minneapolis – 10-11, Minneapolis, MN
  • Medica/Compamed – Nov. 13-16, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • BIOMEDevice Silicon Valley – Nov. 15-16, Santa Clara, CA


Interested parties can register to attend MD&M West here. To learn more about Velentium and keep up with the latest company updates and industry insights, visit 


About Velentium 

Velentium is a Houston-based professional engineering firm specializing in the end-to-end design, development, manufacturing and post-market support of therapeutic and diagnostic active medical devices. The company's core competencies include active implantable medical devices, systems engineering, firmware & software, cybersecurity, mobile & cloud, electrical & mechanical engineering, human factors & usability, automated test systems, and CGMP manufacturing. With customers all over the world, Velentium has experience working with all sizes of clients, ranging from startups seeking seed funding to established Fortune 500 companies. 



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