SF Bay Area Industry Chapter Event

August Meeting Featuring

Mapping the Future of the Bay Area Biomedical Industry


Dr. Gregory Theyel

The Biomedical Manufacturing Network
Professor of Management
California State University

August 1st, 2017


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati
650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA
6:00pm - Brief Chapter Meeting
6:30pm - Light Dinner & Networking
7:00pm - Dr. Theyel's Presentation

Reduced Introductory Rate
$10.00 Advanced Registration (Until July 30, 2017)
$15.00 At door (if space available. Check/cash only)

Dr. Gregory Theyel  
Director, the Biomedical Manufacturing Network
Professor of Management, California State University
Dr. Gregory Theyel's Bio
Dr. Gregory Theyel is the Director of the Biomedical Manufacturing Network and Professor of Management at California State University. He is the founder of the Biomedical Manufacturing Network, a partnership of more than 700 biomedical companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Network maintains databases and maps of biomedical companies and assists companies with the commercialization of technology. The Network also conducts research on biomedical technology trends, value chain traceability, and the value and location of manufacturing. Dr. Theyel works with biomedical companies, assisting with manufacturing, technology, and business planning. He recently published the book Industry Emergence: Strategic Management and Synchronization for New Industries (Routledge Press, 2017), which introduces a framework to explain the features, interaction, and synchronization of key elements for the birth and growth of new industries. He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed academic articles, and has taught industrial engineering and management courses in Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Brazil, Russia, and the United States. 

Talk Summary
Microclimates of biomedical innovation exist across the San Francisco Bay Area. Forces such as value chain collaboration, university and laboratory technology transfer, related and supported industry integration, and the scaling of production have created a distinct geography of different innovation stories across the region. 

This presentation will offer the state of the biomedical industry in the SF Bay Area, including:
* employment
* number of firms
* available talent pool of biomedical professionals

It will also show the biomedical industry in a geographic context highlighting the microclimates of innovation formed by specific dynamics in different sub-regions. Behind the data are micro-stories of how the biomedical industry is shaping the future of global medicine and discovery. This presentation will help managers with a better understanding of the multiple elements influencing the progress of their technology and business, investors make better-informed decisions about their funding of companies, job seekers understand the skills they need and their potential opportunities, and policymakers coordinate their efforts in concert with technology, markets, investment, and firm strategy.