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2016 Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference


7:45 am

8:30 am

8:40 am

9:20 am

Afternoon Plenary Session
Morning Plenary Session
Morning Parallel Sessions
Afternoon Parallel Sessions


Conference Opening: Guna Selvaduray, Ph.D.

10:00 am

10:30 am

Unmet Medical Device Needs in Developing Countries

Session Chair: 

Alessandro Bellofiore, Ph.D., SJSU

Critical Issues in Medical Device Manufacturing


Session Chair: 

Benjamin Hawkins, Ph.D., SJSU

12:05 pm

1:30 pm

Nanoscale Applications in Medicine

Session Chair: Melanie McNeil, Ph.D.

2:35 pm

3:00 pm

Industry Panel: "Building a Medical Device Company from Scratch"

Moderator: Michael Weickert, Ph.D.


Maria Aboytes, Founder, Medina-Medical

Jeffrey J. Christian, CEO, Phoenix DeVentures Inc.

Alex Tilson, Founder & Former CEO, Loma Vista Medical

Eric Stone, Co-Founder & CEO, Velano Vascular

4:00 pm

CEO Panel: "Exit Strategies for Medical Device Companies"

Moderator: Roger Guidi


John Tighe, President & CEO, ZipLine Medical

Greg Patterson, President & CEO, Xlumina

Rami Elghandour, President, Nevro

Duke RohlenCEO, Spiroxmed

5:00 pm

5:15 pm

Student Research Poster Session

Wine and Cheese Networking Reception

Morning Break
Afternoon Break
Closing: Guna Selvaduray, Ph.D.

Web-Connected Medical Devices

Session Chair: Ricardo Duque, MS, SJSU

Sanjay Shah,

Director of Strategic Innovation, Dignity Health

"Better, Cheaper, Faster…Not Enough"

Hanmin Lee,

M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

"Medical Innovations for Never Events"

Click on a speaker to read his/her bio. To find out more information about their talks, click on the bolded presentation titles.

Anchor 7

10:35 am

Jay Glasscock,

General Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific

"Biomedical Manufacturing Location Decisions"

11:05 am

11:35 am

1:35 pm

Folarin Erogbogbo,

Ph.D., SJSU Biomedical Engineering Program

"Nanotechnology for Biomedical Theranostics"

2:05 pm

MelanieM, FolarinE, TejalD, WilliamB, ChanaOL
MariaA, JeffreyC,AlexT,RogerG, JohnT, GregP, RamiE

Gregory Theyel,

Ph.D., Director, Biomedical Manufacturing Network

"Innovation from Biomedical Traceability"

Tejal Desai,

Ph.D., Chair, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF

"Nanostructured Interfaces for Therapeutic Delivery"

Welcome: Andy Feinstein, Ph.D., Provost

8:35 am

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