September 23, 2008

Health Evolution Partners Hosts National Innovation Summit

Health Evolution Partners, a manager of health care investment funds, will host Innovation 2009, in April. The conference will bring together the change agents who are driving the reinvention of health care over the coming decade. Innovation 2009 will be co-sponsored by Health Evolution Partners Innovation Network (HEPIN) partners -- Psilos Group, Cardinal Partners, Physic Ventures and Chrysalis Ventures -- along with Versant Ventures and McKinsey & Co.

"The drought in health care innovation has ended and a growing number of powerful ideas are entering the marketplace," said David J. Brailer, MD, PhD, Chairman of Health Evolution Partners. "Innovation 2009 is where health care leaders, entrepreneurs and investors can work to ensure that these ideas progress and endure."

Innovation 2009 is an invitation-only event held for the nation's top entrepreneurs, investors, companies and policy leaders. Participants will review areas where innovation is needed, identify how to foster favorable conditions for commercial success and plan how the health care system can take advantage of these changes.

"The next year will set the direction of health care innovation for the decade," said Brailer. "We want to help entrepreneurs navigate this environment, and, at the same time, help policymakers, purchasers and investors know how to take advantage of the most promising ideas."

More information on the conference agenda is available at

Health Evolution Partners

Health Evolution Partners is a manager of health care investment funds founded in 2007. It invests across the health care industry, from early stage to buyouts and from services to technologies. Health Evolution Partners invests in companies that can lead and become valuable in the new era of value-based, cost-effective and consumer-driven health care. To learn more, visit