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Biophotonics Town Hall Forum

Town Hall Forum on Biophotonics Challenges & Opportunities

Join OSA’s Town Hall Forum on Biophotonics

OSA is hosting a series of Town Hall Forums on Biophotonics Commercialization, where thought leaders debate and share perspectives about the rapidly expanding biophotonics market in an open town-hall setting. OIDA will use the findings from the town hall series to develop a commercialization roadmap for the industry and in its advocacy efforts with government policymakers and funding agencies.
Questions to be discussed include:
  • What is the enabling technology that has the most market traction?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities among biophotonics technologies today?
  • Where is the best potential for funding?
Past Town Hall Forum:
OSA Biomedical Congress, April 2016
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Panelists included:
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

FiO 2015, San Jose, CA
Panelists included:
Thomas M. Baer, Executive Director, Stanford Photonics Research Center
John Dexheimer, President, Lightwave Advisors, Inc.
Dennis L. Matthews, Chief Scientist. Professor Emeritus , UC Davis
Brian Pogue, Professor, Engineering Science, Dartmouth College
Jonathan Sorger, Director of Medical Research, Intuitive Surgical
Alexandre Tumlinson, Senior Staff Scientist, ZEISS  Group

To submit your questions and topics for discussion email Tom Hausken, Senior Industry Advisor, OSA, at before the event.

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