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  • 12
    12
    October

    3:30 pm-5:30 pm
    10-12-2017

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    Congratulations to SiteOne Therapeutics and Trace Genomics!

    Please join us as we toast the growth and success of SiteOne Therapeutics and Trace Genomics and wish them well as they move to their own lab spaces.

  • 19
    19
    October

    12:30 pm-1:30 pm
    10-19-2017

    Daniel Laser, PhD
    CEO and Co-Founder, Applaud Medical

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    Applaud Medical is a three-year-old company developing treatments for biomineralization-related diseases. Applaud’s products use violent physical effects like cavitation and shock waves to achieve a therapeutic effect, while sparing non-targeted tissue through precise chemical targeting. Applaud’s lead product, for low-invasiveness treatment of kidney stones, is currently in clinical trials in Gujarat, India. This seminar will cover technical aspects of combining chemical reactions with mechanical action in both Applaud’s products and in a range of other drugs and devices, along with a brief discussion of key commercialization considerations for this uniquely promising product category.

    About Daniel Laser

    Daniel Laser is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Applaud Medical. Dan also founded Wave 80 Biosciences, a pioneer in detecting HIV during the high-transmission-risk earliest phase of infection, when the immune response is insufficiently advanced for antibody-based methods. He has served as board member or advisor to drug and device companies in fields ranging from autoimmune disease to ophthalmology to cancer. Dan got his start in the medical device field working on haptic feedback for telerobotic surgery systems. Dan holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, where he was a Semiconductor Research Corporation Graduate Fellow. While at Stanford, he was also a MacArthur Affiliate at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, developing mathematical models for protecting against threats involving weaponized pathogens.

  • 01
    01
    November

    12:30 pm-1:30 pm
    11-01-2017

    Michael R. Harrison, MD
    Founder, MAGNAP
    Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, OB-GYN, and Reproductive Sciences, Emeritus
    University of California, San Francisco

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    Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can have their airway opened by pulling the hyoid bone and all its attachments to the airway anteriorly. But how? We have developed and are now testing in a first-in-human trial the Magnap System. A titanium encased magnet is implanted on the hyoid in an outpatient procedure. When going to sleep the patient puts on a separate external brace containing a second magnet, the airway is held open and OSA resolved.

    About Dr. Michael Harrison
    Dr. Michael Harrison is Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Emeritus, a position he assumed in 2006 after a long-distinguished academic pediatric surgery career at UCSF beginning in 1978.  He is also the Founding Director of the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center. Dr. Harrison earned his B.A. degree from Yale University and his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed pediatric surgery fellowship at the Rikshospitalet in Oslo, Norway, and at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Dr. Harrison joined the Department of Surgery at UCSF in 1978, with joint appointments in pediatrics and obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences. There are currently efforts underway to establish a distinguished professorship in his honor.

    Dr. Harrison is a member of numerous scientific societies, serves on the editorial boards, and has served on several national committees including the Committee on the Status of the Anencephalic as Donor (1994-99). As a member of various medical and surgical professional societies, he has been recognized by his colleagues for his contributions to the field and honored with a number of prestigious awards, including the American College of Surgeons’ Jacobson Innovation Award and Sheen Award, the First Professor P.P. Rickman Award of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons, the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement, the Arnold M. Salzberg Mentorship Award of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Michaël Vloten Award of the Congress of the Association of Surgeons of the Netherlands, and induction into the Institute of Medicine

  • 01
    01
    November

    1:30 pm-3:00 pm
    11-01-2017

    To apply for Office Hours, please contact Linda Eng.

    Janis Naeve, Ph.D. joined Amgen in 2005 and is the Managing Director of Amgen Ventures, guiding the fund’s investment in biotechnology companies focused on discovering and developing human therapeutics. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Naeve was director of Corporate Development at X-Ceptor Therapeutics, acquired by Exelixis. Prior to this, she served as director of Business Development at Aurora Biosciences, leading transactions for the ion channel technology business unit and managing collaborations with Pfizer, Merck, Lilly and Bristol Myers-Squibb. Dr. Naeve holds a Ph.D. in Pathology from University of Southern California and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology.

    Alex Turner, Ph.D. joined Amgen in 2012 and is a Licensing Director, leading search and evaluation of product opportunities for Amgen’s Neuroscience, Nephrology, and Bone Health therapeutic areas. Prior to Amgen, Dr. Turner was Senior Director of Business Development at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, leading out-licensing outreach across the company’s pipeline and in-licensing search and evaluation of technologies to accelerate drug discovery. Dr. Turner holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Stanford University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.

    Becky Pferdehirt, Ph.D. joined Amgen in 2016 and is a Senior Manager of Business Development, focusing on licensing of external technology platforms to support Amgen’s R&D. Prior to joining Business Development, Becky was a scientist in Discovery Research at Amgen, focusing on technology development for gene and cell therapies. Dr. Pferdehirt holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from U.C. Berkeley and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Genentech.

Upcoming Event

  • Reaction before action: new approaches to biomineralization-associated diseases

    12:30-13:30
    10/19/2017
    Daniel Laser, PhD CEO and Co-Founder, Applaud Medical RSVP Applaud Medical is a three-year-old company developing treatments for biomineralization-related diseases. Applaud's products use violent physical effects like cavitation and shock waves to achieve a therapeutic effect, while sparing non-targeted tissue through precise chemical targeting. Applaud's lead product, for low-invasiveness treatment of kidney stones, is currently in clinical trials in Gujarat, India. This seminar will cover technical aspects of combining chemical reactions with mechanical action in both Applaud's products and in a range of other drugs and devices, along with a brief discussion of key commercialization considerations for this uniquely promising product category. About Daniel Laser Daniel Laser is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Applaud Medical. Dan also founded Wave 80 Biosciences, a pioneer in detecting HIV during the high-transmission-risk earliest phase of infection, when the immune response is insufficiently advanced for antibody-based methods. He has served as board member or advisor to drug and device companies in fields ranging from autoimmune disease to ophthalmology to cancer. Dan got his start in the medical device field working on haptic feedback for telerobotic surgery systems. Dan holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, where he was a Semiconductor Research Corporation Graduate Fellow. While at Stanford, he was also a MacArthur Affiliate at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, developing mathematical models for protecting against threats involving weaponized pathogens.

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