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Decoding the Development and Launch of a Digital Health Product – From Concept to FDA Clearance

Date/Time: August 26th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT Register here: Event Description: Join UCLA Biodesign for a guest lecture by Paul Upham, Head of Smart Devices at Roche / Genentech, for a discussion on the development of a digital health product at the forefront of technology and breakthrough science. During this talk, you will hear how Roche successfully developed and launched a regulated SaMD product in less than six months as well as the lifecycle of a regulated SaMD product from a regulatory, privacy and security perspective. Speaker Bio: Paul Upham is the Head of Smart Devices at Roche / Genentech. Paul has 20+ years of experience in medical device R&D, strategic marketing, product management, clinical [...]

UCLA Biodesign Informational Webinar

Learn more about the UCLA Biodesign Program and Fellowship. Applications are open now until September 30, 2021. Moderated Q&A with Dr. Jennifer McCaney, Co-Executive Director of UCLA Biodesign and Dr. Nirav Kamdar, Clinical Director of UCLA Biodesign. Visit our website at

Navigating Breaks in the Supply Chain and Managing Import Requirements

Flight cancellations, closed borders within the EU, and restrictions on peoples movements all formed part of the challenges in importing and delivering clinical trial supplies. Find out how these challenges were overcome and how the industry can be prepared should alterative supply chain routings be needed in the future.

9th Annual UCLA Heart Failure Symposium 2021

Heart failure affects approximately six million Americans and is the most common diagnosis for acute hospitalization in patients over 65 years. Over the next decade, we will see a dramatic increase in the number of patients in the community with advanced heart failure who can benefit from advanced therapies for complex cardiac disease. Academic medical centers, such as UCLA, have an opportunity to integrate treatment advances into a comprehensive patient-centered heart failure management program. UCLA Health wants to enhance the role of the primary care physician and primary cardiologist as the central provider for continuity of care for these complex heart failure patients. The Ninth Annual UCLA Heart Failure Symposium 2021 will: - Discuss general heart failure treatment [...]

Suds n’ Science Happy Hour with Fisher Scientific

Join Biocom California and Fisher Scientific for networking, drinks, and appetizers at the Twisted Oak Tavern in Thousand Oaks!

Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting Ft. Dr Jesse Goodman

This meeting will include updates on PDUFA/MUDFA, new final and draft guidances, and an opportunity to hear insight from a former top FDA official.

DEI in a Box: PledgeLA Survey Town Hall

PledgeLA’s virtual “DEI in a Box” series gathers leaders from LA tech & VC to tackle specific areas of diversity and inclusion work. About this event PledgeLA presents... DEI in a Box: PledgeLA Survey Town Hall Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:00 - 12:00 PM PT We'll dig into the results of our 2021 PledgeLA survey, unpack emergent themes like racial and gender pay equity or access to capital, and discuss how we can prioritize action. Special Guest Jess Harvie, DEI Strategy Manager, Snap Freesia Chen, Head of People, Fama Technologies Jamie Sullivan, Senior Director of Marketing, Soylent Moderated by: Jasmine Hill, PledgeLA's Scholar-in-Residence and Assistant Professor at UCLA Join us for new insights, an interactive Q&A, and a surprise resource for attendees to help advance [...]

Demo Day for the Long Beach Accelerator’s 2nd Cohort

LBA Demo Days are an opportunity for early stage investors to connect with our incredible cohort companies. About this event The Long Beach Accelerator is pleased to introduce our second cohort of startups at our upcoming Demo Days on September 23rd and September 29th. Investors will have two opportunities to hear from our exceptional cohort founders. For the past three months, our founders have received support from experienced business coaches, mentors, and industry experts. LBA Cohort 2 startups come from a range of industries including HealthTech, AgTech, and FinTech. Join us as we conclude our second cohort and be among the first to hear their investment opportunities. Our diverse cohort is looking forward to meeting and engaging with [...]

Octane High Tech Awards

Celebrate Innovation in Southern California in 2021! Nominate Your Company Today! The High Tech Awards (HTA) seeks to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation. In its 27th year, the High Tech Awards has recognized more than 130 innovative companies in Orange County. Despite the challenges of 2020, Orange County once again proved that it is an epicenter of innovation with over 80 companies being nominated in the nine categories. Join us on September 23, 2021, at the Balboa Bay Resort, in Newport Beach, CA.

UCLA Biodesign Fireside Chat with Andrew Gostine, MD MBA

Join Dr. Andrew Gostine Thursday, September 23rd, 6PM-7:30PM PT for a Fireside Chat. Andrew Gostine, MD, MBA is a practicing physician and CEO of Artisight, Inc. He completed training in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Northwestern Medicine and Stanford Health Care, respectively. He left medicine in 2015 to work in venture capital at Jump Capital, one of the leading fintech and cryptocurrency investment firms. After returning to healthcare, he founded Artisight to bring IOT sensor-based automation to hospitals. Artisight's proprietary platform leverages computer vision, voice recognition, and ultrawide band tracking technologies to improve productivity and satisfaction for patients and frontline healthcare workers. Artisight Overview: Artisight Introductory Video: