Industry Program

Please join us for the 2nd Industry Program at the BMES Annual Meeting, sponsored by Texas A&M University!
Wednesday, October 11th
12:30 – 3:30 PM Industry Tours
Ticket purchase required
Thursday, October 12th
8:00 – 9:00 AM Principles of Project Management
9:00 – 10:00 AM Verification and Validation of Medical Devices
1:00 – 2:00 PM BMES Special Interest Group Overview
2:00 – 5:00 PM Entrepreneur Workshop
Ticket purchase required
7:00 - 9:00 PM Industry and Clinical Mixer
Sponsored by Brooks Kushman P.C.
Ticket purchase required
Friday, October 13th
8:00 – 10:00 AM Tech Transfer Innovation Challenge
1:00 – 3:00 PM Clinical Innovators Spotlight
3:00 – 5:00 PM Investment Pitches and Partnering

Principles of Project Management
Christopher Basciano, BD

John C. Baley, PMI Phoenix Chapter
Tom Thorn, PMI Phoenix Chapter

Project management principles are valuable to many roles within professional companies. The current session will introduce Project Management Institute, which offers recognized certifications, standards and education for professionals interested in Project Management.  Principles and fundamentals of project management will be discussed by local leadership and professionals of the Phoenix Chapter of Project Management Institute.
Verification and Validation of Medical Devices
Christopher Basciano, BD

Brandon Lurie, WL Gore & Associates
Sudeep Sastry, WL Gore & Associates
Andy Sloan, WL Gore & Associates

The terms verification and validation can be interpreted in multiple ways. Professionals from WL Gore & Associates will discuss their perspectives and definitions of verification and validation in regards to medical device development. Specific focus will be directed toward discussing the work completed by multiple disciplines (e.g., engineering, regulatory, and quality) in order to meet current and future medical device industry standards of verification and validation.
BMES Special Interest Group Overview
Christopher Basciano, BD

BMES currently has three special interest groups that focused program organization and technical depth to the broad spectrum of disciplines covered by biomedical engineering. The session will allow representatives from each of the three special interest groups (Medical Devices, Cellular and Molecular Engineering, and Advanced Biomanufacturing) to discuss each group’s current focus, future activities, and recent contributions to the expanding field of biomedical engineering.
Entrepreneur Workshop
Ticket Purchase Required
Clark Wilson, Merchant and Gould P.C.

The session will include a panel discussion where the individuals will cover one or more of the below areas. It is up to the individual as to which he/she feels they have expertise in. The second half of the session will include an open round table whereby the startups in the room can interact with you individually to address specific questions they might have. 
  • US Regulatory Strategy
  • Corporate Governance
  • OUS Regulatory Strategy
  • Financial Modeling
  • Verification/Validation
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Pre-Clinical Trials
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Feasibility Studies
  • IP Strategy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Launch
  • Design
  • Post-market surveillance
  • Manufacturing
  • Post-market studies
  • Quality Management System
  • Company growth
  • Risk Management
  • Exit strategy
  • Reimbursement

Industry and Clinical Mixer
Ticket Purchase Required

Sponsored by Brooks Kushman P.C.

Alec Thomas, University of Colorado
Stephanie Mansfield, Brooks Kushman

Hosted at The Duce, this event is an opportunity for industry professionals and clinicians attending the conference to network in a fun setting.  Hors d’oeuvres and one free drink will be provided for those in attendance. 
Tech Transfer Innovation Challenge
Stephanie Mansfield, Brooks Kushman P.C.

This session will be a forum for select researchers and academics to pitch to companies interested in sponsoring research or licensing a technology. The technology topics will align with the commercial interests of the participating companies. Company representatives will be available after the pitches for questions and networking.
Clinical Innovators Spotlight
Jonathan Gunn, Briteseed
Omid Veiseh, Sigilon

One of the challenges in biomedical engineering careers is developing an understanding of current and anticipated unmet clinical needs, and how to address those needs with existing and new technologies. The audience will be treated to a detailed view, from leading clinical innovators, on how real-world problems in cardiology, oncology, organ transplantation, and orthopedics can be addressed with biomedical engineering solutions. 
Investment Pitches and Partnering
Clark Wilson, Merchant and Gould P.C.

This session will be a forum for select companies to pitch to four venture capitalists interested in providing funding for start-up ventures. The business categories will align with the interests of the participating VCs. Each venture capitalist will be available after the pitches for questions and networking.