Gold Sponsors




Supporting Organizations


Silver Sponsors

AIP Precision Machining

Carpenter Technology



Tegra Medical

Bronze Sponsors

Able Electropolishing


Mehdi Kazemzadeh-Narbat

Mehdi Kazemzadeh-Narbat, PhD, PMP, CQA; Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs; MCRA LLC
Dr. Kazemzadeh-Narbat was the former U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lead reviewer and acting team lead in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) as a pre-market and post-market lead reviewer of Orthopedic (OHT6) and Dental (OHT1) devices. He has extensive knowledge of medical device regulatory science and pathways to drive technologies from conception to market. Dr. Kazemzadeh-Narbat is a biomedical engineer with five years of FDA experience in medical device regulation and is a consultant and subject matter expert for biocompatibility, animal study, and antimicrobial associated devices. At FDA, Dr. Kazemzadeh-Narbat published multiple regulatory science papers and developed two guidance documents on bone void fillers. Before FDA, Dr. Kazemzadeh-Narbat was a research engineer supervisor at Cook Biotech Inc. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and postdoctoral fellow at Dalhousie University. Dr. Kazemzadeh-Narbat received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in 2012.

Robin Young

Robin R. Young, CEO, RRY Publications LLC/PearlDiver Technologies Inc.
Robin R. Young is the founder and CEO of RRY Publications LLC and PearlDiver Technologies Inc. After a successful 25-year career on Wall Street (Stephens Inc.; Piper, Jaffray & Hopwood; John G. Kinnard and Company), he formed RRY Publications LLC to communicate to the broader medical technology community. Through RRY Publications, Young has built a multi-channel publishing platform which serves more than 300,000 orthopedic surgeons, affiliated healthcare professionals, industry executives, and others. Over the course of his career, he has been an active and integral part of the development, analysis, and funding of several major medical technologies. He is also the author of numerous published articles, over 1,000 research reports, chapters in medical textbooks, and a half dozen published books on various medical technology, biomaterials, and investment topics. Young taught at the graduate schools of the University of Minnesota and the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Robin and his wife live just outside of Portland, Oregon on the edge of the Willamette Valley.