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Welcome, Plenary Session and Keynote

Tuesday, November 28, 8:30-11:30 AM
Convention Hall No.5


Welcome by Dr. Art Erdman, Director of the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center, Founder and Chair of the Design of Medical Devices Conference and Dr. Samuel B. Mukasa, Dean, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

Welcome Speeches:

Bin Xue, Director, China Center for Food and Drug International Exchange
Zhifeng Dong, Vice Director, China National Center for Biotechnology Development
Gonghui Liu, President, Beijing University of Technology
Dexiang Tian, Director, Administrative Committee, Z-Park Daxing Bio-medicine Industry Park
Hong Xuan, Deputy Secretary of Party Committee, General Manager, Zhongguancun Development Group
Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission

"The Latest Progress of Medical Device Evaluation in China"
Gang Deng, Vice Director, Center for Medical Device Evaluation, China Food and Drug Administration

"Current Situation and Future Trend of China Medical Equipment"
Zhiyong Li, Secretary General, China Association of Medical Equipment

"Build Innovative Highland of Medical Device"
Duanlu Fu, General Manager, Zhongguancun Medical Devices Park

The Opening Ceremony of Zhongguancun Medical Device Park-International Technology Transfer Center

Keynote Presentation:

Randy Schiestl"Medical Devices for Global Markets"
Tim Laske, VP, Research and Business Development, Medtronic AF Solutions

Tim Laske is currently the Vice President of Business Development for the AF Solutions Business at Medtronic. He is a Medtronic Bakken Fellow and Technical Fellow and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. His previous roles at Medtronic include VP of Product Development for AF Solutions, Senior Product Development Director for Heart Valves, Senior Program Director for Transcatheter Heart Valves, Technology Director for Cardiac Rhythm Therapy Delivery, and various technology management and design engineering positions in Tachyarrhythmia Lead Development.

Prior to his tenure at Medtronic, he worked as a Design Engineer at Ford Motor Company in Crash Safety and Advanced Vehicle Systems Engineering. He has a BS degree in both Biological Sciences and Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He received his MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota where he serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery. His doctoral research was centered on the use of isolated working hearts in the design of medical devices and in parallel co-founded the Visible Heart® Laboratory (

In addition to medical device design and cardiac physiology, his research interests include the study of hibernation physiology in wild black bear and brown bear populations. He has over 70 U.S. patents and numerous publications in the field of Biomedical Engineering and Wildlife Biology/Ecology.


Keynote Presentation:

"The Future of Medical Devices in China"
Yutao Hua, China National Center for Biotechnology Development

Keynote Presentation:

"The Latest Progress of Medical Device Evaluation in China"
Peng Yuan, Director, Department of Medical Device Registration, China Food and Drug Administration


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