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.


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


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