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Must Women Suffer Lifelong Consequences as a Result of Childbirth?

 Date:  Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time:  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Triple Ring Technologies,
39655 Eureka Dr. Newark CA

Speaker: Mark Juravic

Cost: The seminar is free of charge, but advance registration is required

On-Site registration:  A limited number of on-site registrations may be available

About the Seminar: 

Childbirth creates a tremendous amount of maternal trauma. Over 80% of women who deliver vaginally will suffer some degree of tearing, and roughly half of all women will suffer permanent pelvic muscle damage that will lead to pelvic disorders later in life. These pelvic floor disorders are a much bigger problem than most people realize. Approximately 11% of all women in the US will undergo surgery to treat a pelvic floor disorder, and over 1/2 of women will experience symptoms during their life; damage from childbirth is the main reason why. To prevent this damage, Materna's device slowly prepares the pelvic tissues, during labor, to maximize their stretch and perhaps create an easier and quicker delivery. Materna just initiated their second round of clinical studies at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA.

About the Presenter:

Mark Juravic has over 13 years of experience in the medical device industry. He started his career as an R&D engineer at Guidant, eventually leading several project teams in interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery. While working for Guidant, Mark took the Biodesign class at Stanford where he founded Materna Medical. Mark left Guidant to become Materna's CEO, has raised two rounds of angel funding, hired Materna's team, guided the device design, and organized Materna's initial clinical studies. Mark has a BSE in Bioengineering from Arizona State, and a MEng in Bioengineering from UCSD.

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