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MedTech Panel – A Rosy Outlook in Digital Health

Together with the Easton Technology Management Center, BCLA organized a MedTech Panel focused on Digital Health and Wearable Technologies at the UCLA Anderson School of Business on April 10th, 2018. About 120 attendees came to learn about the issues surrounding digital health, its potential and the hurdles faced by key players and stakeholders in the biotech and healthcare industry. 

First, our panelists shared the exciting new technologies they have been working on (details below). Matt Bresnahan, JD, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati moderated the lively panel discussion with ease. Dozens of questions from the audience covered data security, legal issues, fundraising, policy trends, as well as FDA requirements. Panelists suggested laying out the legal framework and accessing real-world data to maximize success rate. It was also mentioned that part of the job of the entrepreneur in digital health is to educate investors, who are not familiar with its business cycle and the regulatory approval process. Panelists also encouraged the audience to seek mentorship from seasoned professionals.

Later in the evening, attendees had the chance to network with our featured exhibitors: Biostar Technology and the UCLA Technology Development Group.

The BCLA team was delighted to offer an opportunity for MedTech enthusiasts to connect and share their ideas. More event pictures here.

Check out our panelists’ innovations:

Mona Sobhani, Ph.D., senior manager and research lead at USC Center for Body Computing, summarized a study aiming to understand user engagement in wearable products.

Jorge Nieva, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, launched wearable technology that can measure cancer patient physical performances so to help physicians to make right decisions for patients.

Wen Dombrowski, MD, MBA, chief convergence officer of CATALAIZE, introduced the company’s vision in connecting technology innovators, industry, and investors.

Anthony Gonzales, MBA, MS(c), co-founder of Force Impact Technologies, developed a mouth guard called FITGuard to offer early detection of concussions.

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