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HTE@USC Frontiers Symposium


Bringing the Shark Tank to USC! Place Your Bets: Assessing Medical Device Potential for Impact
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Friday, May 10, 2013
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
UPC in the Forum located on the fourth floor of the Tutor Campus Center (Rm. 450).
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The mandate of Health, Technology, and Engineering @ USC (HTE@USC) is to facilitate links between clinicians and engineers. Participants will learn how new technology is assessed for its potential impact as described by Vivek Ramakrishnan, Intellectual Ventures, Business Development, Future Surgery. All clinicians, faculty, and students are welcome to register to participate in this Symposium.
Participants will learn how new technology is assessed for its potential impact as described by Vivek Ramakrishnan, Intellectual Ventures, Business Development, Future Surgery. Intellectual Ventures is a private equity fund with more than $5.5B of assets under management. The fund invests in all forms of Intellectual Property at all stages of development. Through partnerships with universities, industry, governments, and individual inventors from around the world IV can provide value to the best ideas by bridging the gap between developers of ideas and utilizers of ideas. ?Dr. Ramakrishnan will speak about current and future models of industry and academia collaboration aimed at facilitating commercialization. In mid-March, clinicians were invited to pose problems they felt their engineering colleagues could help tackle through CHLA's new MIP program. HTE students served as matchmakers by linking clinicians and engineers and developing potential solutions. The students will select the solution they can build the best business case for and present these in 15-minute presentations. Students aimed to find engineering faculty members who'd have the best chance of thinking broadly about the question posed and, once linked with the clinician, would most likely make an impact on the problem. Problems posed included: • Pressure measurement in CHD • Dental plaque removal • Pediatric lumbar puncture • Sharing diagnostic images • Intra-ocular laser satisfaction • Device-enabled rehab post TBI Attendees including additional members of the early investment community and senior HTE students will rotate through short Q-A huddles with each of the presenters. All attendees, including all students, will participate in interactive sessions to learn to "think like a VC" in order to rank student pitches and help decide which should be fast-tracked for prototyping. All clinicians, faculty, and students are welcome to register to participate in this Symposium. The event will start at 10 am, include a light lunch and conclude by mid afternoon with the three senior HTE student teams presenting updates on their projects followed by a networking session. Click here to register. If you are interested in learning more about this year's symposium, please contact George Tolomiczenko, via email (tolomicz@usc.edu) or phone (323-774-1442). Health, Technology and Engineering (HTE@USC) is jointly sponsored by the Keck School of Medicine and the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. The program's mission is to facilitate rapid discovery of practical solutions to real problems in healthcare and healthcare delivery through collaboration and education. This year's Frontiers Symposium is organized in partnership with a growing number of USC-based groups including CTIP, MIP, SC-CTSI, HSIC and the Coulter Foundation (A description of the HTE@USC education program can be found at http://hte.usc.edu).

For more information: ajrobles@usc.edu