Third Annual Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference – March 28th 2012 @ San Jose State University

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The Biomedical Engineering Society at San Jose State University is pleased to announce the convening of the 2012 Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference, which will be held on March 28, 2012 at San Jose State University. This conference is designed to provide a forum for exposure to latest advances in medical device technologies and regulations; hear presentations from some of the nation's outstanding leaders in medical device technologies; create an environment and a venue for medical device professionals to network; meet and interact with the young minds in the university.

Biomedical Engineering Society @ San Jose State University

This conference is intended to be a thought-provoking event that will also improve networking among industry professionals, and university-industry collaborations.

Third Annual Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference – March 28th 2012 @ San Jose State University

On March 28, 2012, the Biomedical Engineering Society at San Jose State University will be hosting its Third Annual Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference. Invited medical device experts from industry, academia and research institutions will be presenting and discussing recent developments and future trends.

"The Bay Area contains a large concentration of companies that conceive, design and manufacture a wide variety of biomedical devices. A conservative estimate puts the number of companies at 400, and the real number is probably much higher," explains Dr. Guna Selvaduray, Professor and Biomedical Engineering Coordinator at the College of Engineering at San Jose State University. "However, there is no local forum where the professionals in these companies can interact and network with each other and with university researchers. This conference series that SJSU has initiated is intended to provide such a venue, and also improve the collaborations between the corporate and academic worlds."

Working professionals in the medical device industry and related industries interested in gaining knowledge and awareness of recent breakthroughs, engineering solutions, and regulations in the medical device field should plan on attending this conference.

Distinguished speakers invited to share their knowledge and insights include:

  •     Susan Bagen, Endicott Technologies, Inc.
  •     Albert K. Chin, M.D. - Co-Founder, Pavillion Medical Innovations, LLC
  •     Alexis Dineen - Consulting Vice President, AEGEA Medical, Inc.
  •     Mehdi Khorsandi, M.D. Interventional Cardiologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  •     Brad James, Ph.D. Principal Engineer and Director at Exponent
  •     Mehran Khorsandhi, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  •     Wendy Liu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine
  •     Janie Mandrusov, Ph.D. Director of Pre-Clinical and Emerging Products Clinical Research, ArthroCare Inc.
  •     Marian K. Rippy, M.S., D.V.M., Ph.D. President, Rippy Pathology Solutions
  •     Jeff Ross, Ph.D., Vice President of Product Development, Miromatrix Medical, Inc.
  •     Martin Schoeppler, President and CEO, FUJIFILM Dimatix
  •     Beatrice Yue, Ph.D. Director of the Departmental Cellular and Molecular Biology Core at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Topics covered at the Conference will encompass many facets of the medical device industry, and will provide professionals an opportunity to learn about recent developments in:

  •     Ophthalmology/Retinal Implants
  •     Tissue Engineering
  •     Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  •     Implantable Medical Device Testing
  •     Pre-Clinical and Clinical Trials
  •     Neurostimulation
  •     Biomedical Device Failure Modes

A new addition to the 2012 program is a CEOs Panel, with a focused discussion on Starting a Medical Device Business. The individuals participating in this panel are:

  •     Darin Buxbaum, CEO and Co-Founder of Hourglass Technologies
  •     Adam Elsesser, CEO of Penumbra
  •     Julian Nikolchev, Founder of Pivot Medical

This conference is intended to be a thought-provoking event that will also improve networking among industry professionals, and university-industry collaborations.

Corporate sponsors of this conference include The Biomedical Engineering Society, ISIS Services, LyChron, Inc, and NUTEK Corporation at the Platinum level, Penumbra, Inc. and Intuitive Surgical, Inc. at the Gold level, and American Medical Systems, Inc, Machine Solutions, Inc., and Pulse Systems at the Silver level. Co-Sponsors of the conference are MEPTEC and Bio2Device. We gratefully acknowledge their kind support.
Additional information about the conference including registration information is available at:

http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/~bmes/BMDConf2012

About BMES @ SJSU

The Biomedical Engineering Society at San Jose State University is dedicated to promoting the profession of biomedical engineering through the study, research, and discussion of current issues and technological advances. The student chapter promotes professional and academic excellence to its members by supplementing academic knowledge acquired in the classroom with professional, community, and social activities.
For more information, visit our website http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/bmes/

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