Below is a list of presentations currently available.

Title Brief Description Name
Regulatory Affairs in the BioDevice Industry: FDA Impact on The speaker will use current events in the industry to illustrate how regulatory compliance can significantly impact how a company operates. Current... Mike Crompton, JD, MPH, VivoMedical Inc.
Getting Your Device Approved in the EU This presentation is an introduction to the regulatory process in the European Union. It will discuss the Medical Device Directive and the... Kristine Curran Mechem, East of England International
The beginning of human genome applications, Diagnosing and monitoring of the immune system in autoimmunity and transplant patients About 10 years ago, excitement about the Human Genome Project was building as we realized the potential for applications that would bring real-world... Pierre Cassigneul , President and CEO of XDx Inc
Why do companies fail? Discussion of why companies fail. Karin Hollerbach & Schuyler Morgan, Taku Group
Recent and Upcoming Changes to Patent Law, and Why Life Science Companies and Their Investors Should Care. Jim Shay is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he focuses on patent prosecution and innovation counseling with an emphasis on... Jim Shay, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Surfing the Genome - Bioinformatics in the Early 21st Century Bioinformatics has been described as 'modeling and solving biological problems using a computer'. With the merging of biology and computer... Prof. Robert Cormia, Foothill College
A “Bio-engineer’s” Trek in the Life Science World Amer will take a step back and look at the bio-engineer’s perspective on the industry, science vs. engineering vs. art. He’ll examine the “realities... Amer El-Hage,
The Growth of Biotech in Northern California: How much is truly known about the dynamics of the biotech labor market? While companies come and go, products succeed and fail and investors move in and out of the market, the biotech industry is often covered anecdotally... Matt Gardner, President BayBio
Useful Tools for Job or Career Transitions Ms. Marshall will bring “show and tell” examples of useful assessments, concepts, books and other resources helpful for people in job or career... Irene Marshall, Tools for Transition
Taking Control of Your Career: Three Perspectives Representing the biopharma, medical device and diagnostics, and engineering perspectives, respectively, the panel will share ideas and tips for... Denise Pringle, Yvonne Ryan Audrey Erbes

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