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.