Daniel Webber, CEO of Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc., a global medical device company headquartered in Marquette, Michigan, travels to Washington, D.C. Wednesday to address a bio-manufacturing roundtable comprised of Senators, bioscience industry leaders and CEOs, and Congressional staff. Mr. Webber is one of four CEO’s from across the nation invited to speak about the challenges and opportunities faced by bioscience businesses and what can be done at the federal level to create a better environment for entrepreneurship and growth. Mr. Webber will share his concerns with regard to the medical device tax, the FDA approval process, and device reimbursement issues, among other topics.
“Our business continues to face the challenge of balancing the economic resources available for growth in a highly volatile pricing environment where selling prices are generally declining, while the cost of innovation has increased exponentially,” Mr. Webber said in a statement prepared for MichBio, the Michigan-based bioscience company facilitating the roundtable discussion with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI).
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow Leads Capitol Hill Event to Highlight Challenges Facing Bioscience Companies
MichBio to Represent MI Biosciences
WHO: Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Senator, (MI), Co-Chair Senate Manufacturing Caucus
Thomas Carper, U.S. Senator (DE)
Chris Coons, U.S. Senator (DE)
Jim Greenwood, President and CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Stephen Rapundalo, PhD, President and CEO, MichBio (MI)
Daniel Webber, President and CEO, Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc. (MI)
Lynn Brusco, VP Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PA)
Bill O’Donnell, Director of Public Affairs, Bio NJ
Jim Ohneck, Global Senior Vice President/Principal Client Advisor, Valtronic (OH)
Senate Manufacturing Caucus
Bioscience industry leaders and CEOs from Mid-Atlantic region
WHAT: A roundtable discussion featuring Senators, bioscience industry leaders and CEOs, and Congressional staff about the challenges and opportunities faced by bioscience businesses and what can be done at the federal level to create a better environment for entrepreneurship and growth.
WHERE: 328A Russell Senate Office Building, Senate Agriculture Committee Room in Washington, D.C. 20510
WHEN: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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