Industry Program

 
 

Industry Program

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Grand Ballroom West
 

An Introduction to the Regulatory Process
How to Get from Technology Development into Real Life Use
10:30 - 12:00

Panelists from the regulatory, consulting, and industry communities will inform us on the process and the do’s and don’ts of obtaining regulatory approval. From success stories, and some misadventures, we will learn from the panelists what is required for success. Bring questions and expect a highly interactive session with those who have ventured down this road.

Panelists:
Vadim Backman, Northwestern University, USA
Richard B. Dorshow, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, MediBeacon, Inc., USA
Daniel Schultz, M.D., Principal, Medical Devices & Combination Products, Greenleaf Health LLC, USA


Bright Ideas Pitch Panel Luncheon
An Invitation to Present Your New Technology and Innovative Ideas
12:00 - 13:30

Do you have a startup or an idea for a new company?  Present your technology, explain why it’s valuable and discuss the next steps to commercialization.

This is a unique opportunity to present and collaborate with entrepreneurs and venture capital panelists about your emerging company and/or new technologies that may offer solutions to the challenges faced by professionals in biomedical optics.
  • Share your dream and receive valuable direction from those that have experienced the excitement and trepidation of starting a photonics business.
  • Get both immediate market and investor feedback during the “OSA Bright Ideas Luncheon” by presenting your idea to the Entrepreneur and VC Panel.
  • Our panel of experts will give you their advice on what you need to do to launch a new company or take your startup to the next level.
  • In return for your brief presentation you will get the benefit of our panel’s decades of experience in commercializing photonics.
  • 5-minute presentations will be followed by comments and suggestions from our panel of experts.

Panelists:
Scott Coleridge, Venture Investor, Morningside Technology Advisory, USA
Richard B. Dorshow, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, MediBeacon, Inc., USA
Daniel Schultz, Principal, Medical Devices & Combination Products, Greenleaf Health LLC, USA
Eric Swanson, Entrepreneur, USA


Don’t miss this opportunity. Contact Jessica Pagonis, jpagonis@osa.org, today to secure your spot at the Bright Ideas Pitch Panel Luncheon.

Complimentary box lunches will be provided.

 

Town Hall Forum on Biophotonics Commercialization
17:30 - 19:30

Please join us for an open town-hall meeting, where thought leaders debate and share perspectives that are critical to the rapidly expanding biophotonics market. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

 
Questions to be discussed include:

  • Where is the funded research going?
  • What is the enabling technology that has the most market traction?
  • What are the bottlenecks or "showstoppers" in photonics commercialization today?
  • What are the solutions?
Panelists:
Scott Coleridge, Venture Investor, Morningside Technology Advisory, USA
Christopher H. Contag, Standford University, USA
Richard B. Dorshow, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, MediBeacon, Inc., USA
Eric Swanson, Entrepreneur, USA
Edmund Talley, Program Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Industry Program Committee

Marco Arrigoni, Coherent, USA
Vadim Backman, Northwestern University, USA
Kate Bechtel, Triple Ring Technologies, USA
Husain (Hui) Inam, NKT Photonics, Inc., USA
Alain Villeneuve, Optav Solutions Inc., Canada

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