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2017 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

Session I: Innovating/Inventing Medical Devices

Session Chair: Alessandro Bellofiore, Ph.D., SJSU

Session II: Emerging Medical Technologies

Session Chair: Folarin Erogbogbo, Ph.D., SJSU

12:05 pm

1:30 pm

Session III:  Current Advances in Medical Technologies

Session Chair: Denise Forkey, M.S. BME

2:35 pm

3:00 pm

Industry Panel: Reimbursement

Moderator: Chris Panarites, Ph.D., Director, Health Policy and Reimbursement, Abbott Vascular


Chris Panarites – Abbott Vascular

Susan Rowinski – Rowinski Group

Marijke Annis – Ruckus Partners

4:00 pm

CEO Panel: How to (Boot Strap) Fund your Medical Device Company

Moderator: Roger Guidi


Maurino Flora – Chrysalis Medical

Suresh Pai -  LamaMed Solutions

Paul Chirico - Silver Bullet Therapeutics, Inc.

5:00 pm

5:15 pm

Student Research Poster Session

Wine and Cheese Networking Reception

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

Session IV: Human Factors in Medical Device Design

Session Chair: Anil Kumar, Ph.D.

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

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10:35 am

Sepehr Fariabi, Ph.D,

Chief Technology Officer, Suzhou Innomed Medical Device Company

Innovating/Inventing Medical Devices – The Engineer’s Perspective

11:05 am

11:35 am

Harold Monbouquette, Ph.D,

Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department, UCLA

Sequence-Specific Nucleic Acid Detection at 1 aM

1:35 pm

2:05 pm

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Doug Halperin,

Director of Operations, Sunrise Labs

Medical Device Security in a Connected World

Marius Florescu, M.D,

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Biomedical Innovation – The Doctor’s Perspective

Gregory Theyel, Ph.D. & Emmanuel Abiodun,

Director and Co-Founder, Biomedical Manufacturing Network

Biomedical Value Chains and Block Chain Traceability


Welcome: SJSU Provost, Andy Feinstein, Ph.D.

8:35 am

Ryan Steger, Ph.D.,

Director of Advanced Product Development, Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Emerging Medical Technologies and Product Development with Intuitive Surgical


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