Internationally Acclaimed Innovator Daniel Kraft to Give Keynote Address at DIA 2013 49th Annual Meeting

  Internationally Acclaimed Innovator Daniel Kraft to Give Keynote Address at
  DIA 2013 49th Annual Meeting

  Renowned Physician, Scientist, Inventor and Entrepreneur to Kick off 2013
                                   Meeting

DIA 2013

Business Wire

HORSHAM, Pa. -- April 11, 2013

DIA today announced that physician, scientist, inventor and innovator Dr.
Daniel Kraft will headline the opening session of the DIA 2013 49th Annual
Meeting, to be held June 23–27 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
Visit here to learn more about Kraft and watch him speak about the annual
meeting.

Kraft, a Stanford- and Harvard-trained thought leader with more than 20 years
of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and innovation, is the
executive director of FutureMed, a renowned program at Singularity University
that fosters collaboration among biotechnology professionals to advance
cutting edge technology in medicine and health care. Kraft will speak at 8:30
a.m. on Monday, June 24.

Kraft is well known in the international health community for his
motivational, inspirational and enlightening talks about how rapidly growing
technology, such as low-cost gene analysis, bio-informatics, telemedicine and
social networking, can make care exponentially faster, smaller, cheaper and
better. As the inventor of the MarrowMiner, an FDA-approved device for the
minimally invasive harvest of bone marrow, and founder of RegenMed Systems, a
company developing technologies to enable adult stem cell-based regenerative
therapies, Kraft has extensive experience examining how technology trends will
impact health and medicine.

“The integration of exponentially growing technologies is beginning to empower
the patient, enable the doctor, enhance wellness and begin to cure the well
before they get sick. In an age where a simple iPhone can be used as a
diagnostic tool, I’m excited that DIA invited me to share the significance of
leveraging technology to advance health care with such a collaborative
community,” said Kraft. “With the theme ‘Advancing Therapeutic Innovation and
Regulatory Science’ serving as the cornerstone of the meeting, we will explore
how technology will help get the right drug, to the right person, at the right
time.”

After his residency at Massachusetts General and Boston Children’s Hospital,
the medicine and neuroscience chair at Singularity University completed
fellowships at Stanford University in bone marrow transplantation, hematology
and oncology, with extensive research in stem cell biology and regenerative
medicine.Kraft has several scientific publications to his credit, including
articles published in both Science and Nature. The avid pilot and officer in
the California Air National Guard is a former finalist for astronaut selection
at NASA.

He recently founded IntelliMedicine, focused on advancing data-driven and
integrated personalized medicine. Kraft has patented medical device,
immunology and stem cell-related products through positions with Stanford
University School of Medicine and as a member of the clinical faculty at the
University of California, San Francisco.

“Dr. Kraft represents the future of talented, forward-thinking professionals
who explore rapidly developing and convergent fields in medicine and their
impact in biomedicine and care,” said DIA official Susan Cantrell, director of
DIA North America. “His unique insight into medical product innovation will
launch this premier event and help drive conversation about enhancing the
efficiency of drug development and regulation.”

Visit www.diahome.org/DIA2013 to learn more about the DIA 2013 49th Annual
Meeting.

ABOUT DIA

DIA is a neutral, global, professional, member-driven association of nearly
18,000 professionals involved in the discovery, development and life cycle
management of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and related
medical products. Through our international educational offerings and myriad
networking opportunities, DIA provides a global forum for knowledge exchange
that fosters the innovation of products, technologies and services to improve
health and well-being worldwide. Headquarters are in Horsham, Pa., with
offices in Basel, Switzerland; Tokyo; Mumbai, India; and Beijing.

Contact:

DIA
Eric Rosen, 215-290-9153
eric.rosen@diahome.org