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7:45 am

8:30 am

8:40 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: Biomechanics and Prosthetics

Session Chair: Matthew Leineweber, Ph.D.

Session II: Sensors for Biomedical Applications

Session Chair: Dr. Alessandro Bellofiore

12:05 pm

1:30 pm

2:35 pm

3:00 pm

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

5:15 pm

Student Research Poster Session

Wine and Cheese Networking Reception

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

Plenary Panel on Modern Medtech Product Development
Challenges - Innovation, Complexity, Diversity


Moderator: Brad Vale, Ph.D., D.V.M. - Calaveras Creek Capital 



Jennifer Kozak, Head of Medical Device Business Development, JNJ


Michael Reo, CTO - Heart Repair Technologies


Ajay Khatri, Strategic Investor, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation​


Panel Discussion, Audience Q&A

10:35 am

11:05 am

11:35 am

Welcome: Mary A. Papazian, PhD, President, San Jose State Univeristy 

8:35 am

Afternoon Plenary Session

8:45 am

9:50 am

Student Union Ballroom

Student Union Meeting Room

Jeremy Galten,

Senior VP of Product, LIM Innovations

Adapting for the Future

Session III: Diversity and Innovation - How Diverse Perspectives Affect Product and Process Innovation

Moderator: Kelly Kline, City of Fremont

Session IV: Tissue Engineering

Session Chair: Melinda Simon, Ph.D.


Marianne De Backer, Ph.D., VP - Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson

Janie Mandrusov, Ph.D. - Providence Medical Technology

Michael Zuerlein, Ph.D. - Illumina

Industry Panel: Intellectual Property

Moderator: Doug Portnow, J.D., Patent Attorney - Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati


Christine Winoto - MedTech Venture Partners

Cindy Lynch, J.D. - IP and Corporate Counsel

Hira Thapliyal, Ph.D. - Founder, President & CEO, AneuMed, Inc.

9:00 am

9:30 am

9:15 am

1:35 pm

2:05 pm

Morning Parallel Sessions
afternoon parallel
Plenary panel

10:25 am

Michael Samaan, Ph.D.,

Musculoskeletal Quantitative Imaging Research Group, University of California, San Francisco

Applications of MR-Imaging and Biomechanics in Assessing and Understanding Joint Pathology 

2018 Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference


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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