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Business and Technical Innovations in Healthcare
February 27, 2014
In this CommNexus Healthcare Comm. SIG event, the panelists will discuss the business and technical innovations that they are implementing in the healthcare market. While presently outstandingly efficient companies, they are about to embark on the use of new business practices and leading edge technologies, including; mini lasers that can ‘sniff’ a person’s breath and identify different cancers (as an example; liver cancer, etc.) during wellness tests and newly defined research methods. They will also discuss mergers and investment in healthcare and which types of companies are being targeted, plus the investment criterion.
David Wellis Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Blood Bank
David become the CEO of San Diego Blood Bank in July 2013. The SDBB provides the Southern California region’s hospitals with a wide range of blood banking services, including its Cell Therapy Program which processes and stores cord blood, facilitating lifesaving stem cell transplants to patients worldwide. Dr. Wellis joined the SDBB following his tenure as President of San Diego-based BioAtla, LLC, a protein therapeutics service provider. Previously, Dr. Wellis headed Product Marketing at Illumina, Inc., one of the world’s largest developers and marketers of genomic research and clinical analysis instruments. He was also previously president and CEO of San Diego-based GenVault Corporation. The company was one of the world’s leaders in bio-sample transport and banking, and was instrumental in helping medical research, agriculture, and other fields advance genomic analysis and sample preservation. Dr. Wellis began his commercial career at Axon Instruments, Inc., that developed novel instrumentation for biomedical research, diagnostic and applied markets.
Founder and Senior Scientist, Daylight Solutions
Board Member and Chair, Life Science Committee, Tech Coast Angels
Tech Coast Angels, which invested $25M in 2013 alone, is the largest angel investor group in the United States. Its members provide funding and guidance to more early-stage, high-growth companies in Southern California than any other investment group. TCA members invest in companies in a wide range of industries, including the life sciences, biotech, IT, services, retail, Internet, financial, software, media, consumer products and tech startups. Also a Board Member of AnaBios Corporation, Sean has twenty years of success in commercial roles spanning the matrix in Fortune corporations and as Board Member, CEO and GM in start-ups.
President, Software Partners LLC
Software Partners LLC has maintained its reputation for developing highly functional web applications since its inception in 1992. With an increasing dedication to electronic health we have evolved into leading developers of intelligent web applications that bridge gaps in healthcare by creating smarter, more efficient, and lower-cost solutions for health data information exchange. Software Partners have also been integral framers of healthcare interoperability standards.
Alex W. Robertson
Chief Executive Officer, New Avenue Solutions and Chairman, MediAccess Solutions
Noel Gillespie, Partner, Procopio
Nate Heintzman, Assistant Professor, Divison of Biomedical Informatics, UCSD
Clint McClellan, Sr. Director of Strategic Marketing, Qualcomm Life
Alean Kirnak, President, Software Partners LLC
Peter Pardee, VP Business Development, Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Alex Robertson, CEO, MediAccess Solutions LLC
Carlos Nunez, Chief Medical Officer, CareFusion
Evangelene Lu, Principal, Healthcare Innovations Consulting
Thursday, February 27th 2014
6:00PM: Program Begins
7:30PM: Program Ends
6450 Sequence Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
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