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Rosenman Institute Launch Symposium - Wednesday June 4

Rosenman Institute Launch Symposium

"Empowering the Next Generation of Medical Innovators"

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm
UCSF Mission Bay, Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium

The Rosenman Institute, a new UCSF initiative to promote medical device innovation and entrepreneurship, is holding a Launch Symposium on Wednesday, June 4. The Institute is named for the late Dan Rosenman, a biomedical engineer and active volunteer with the PDC.

The symposium will inspire clinicians to innovate; introduce the resources available at the Rosenman Institute; and enable entrepreneurs to share their stories and their perspectives on the future of medical device innovation. It will also provide an opportunity for networking with entrepreneurs, physicians, investors, biomedical engineers, mentors and representatives of major device companies.

Space is limited! Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rosenman-institute-launch-symposium-empowering-the-next-generation-of-medical-innovators-tickets-11174484183 

View the program agenda here: http://qb3.org/calendar/rosenman-institute-launch-symposium-empowering-next-generation-medical-innovators

Updates from FDA's PDC Program Office

SBIR/STTR Grant Opportunities for Pediatric Devices

SBIR: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PAR-13-090.html

STTR: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-091.html

Contact David Siegel, MD, at the NICHD with questions: siegelda@mail.nih.gov

HRSA Safe Infant Sleep Grant - Apply by April 30

The Health Resources Services Administration is soliciting grant applications for projects that promote safe infant sleep, including SIDS warning devices or other projects in the field of pediatric sleep medicine. http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251648.

FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship Program - Apply by May 26

The FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship program is a two year training experience for individuals with advanced or engineering degrees to work at the FDA to gain a better understanding of the regulatory process. Applications are due by May 26, 2014.  http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/FellowshipInternshipGraduate FacultyPrograms/CommissionersFellowshipProgram/default.htm

Pediatric Trials Network

The attached slide presentation describes the NICHD's Pediatric Trials Network (https://pediatrictrials.org/), an infrastructure for investigators to conduct trials that improve pediatric labeling and child health.

2014 03 27 PTN slides for FDA.ppt1.46 MB

PDC Announcements – Wednesday, March 12

Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference @ SJSU – Wed. Mar. 26

The 5th Annual Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference will take place at San Jose State University on Wednesday, March 26. This day-long conference will facilitate interaction among biomedical device professionals, entrepreneurs, innovators, students, and faculty, and will feature presentations by national leaders in medical device technologies, among them the PDC’s Dr. Harrison! Register by March 17 for early-bird pricing.  See http://biomedconference.org/ for conference agenda, registration, and additional information.  

Eugene de Juan at Innovations Grand Rounds – Wed. Mar 26

Renowned retinal surgeon and ophthalmic device inventor Eugene de Juan, Jr., MD, will speak about the dilemmas (and rewards) of being an academic physician-innovator at the Department of Surgery’s Innovations Grand Rounds on March 26. Dr. de Juan is Professor of Ophthalmology at UCSF and Founder & Vice-Chairman of ForSight Labs.  Grand Rounds begins at 7:00 am in Toland Hall (Room U-142) on the Parnassus campus. The conversation will continue at 8:00 am at the Surgical Innovations Group meeting in Room S-118.

EarLens Corp. at PDC – Tues. Apr. 1

EarLens Corporation is a private, development-stage company that has developed a potentially transformative product for patients with hearing loss. The EarLens™ System is an innovative new method of transducing sound to the inner ear using light waves to dramatically increase gain before feedback and revitalize high frequency perception versus currently marketed acoustic devices. CEO Bill Facteau, Founder/CMO Rodney Perkins, and CFO George Harter will share the EarLens story at the April 1 PDC Meeting.  4:00 pm, Byers Hall Room 211, UCSF Mission Bay.

Rosenman Institute Open for Business!

Earlier this year, QB3 partnered with the Departments of Surgery and Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences to create the Rosenman Institute, a new program to launch UCSF medical device startups. The Institute is named for the late Dan Rosenman, a veteran medical device engineer and volunteer in the PDC. The Rosenman Institute brings together many of Dan’s friends in the medical device industry to mentor academic device innovators in the product development process.  Contact Christine.Winoto@QB3.org to learn more.