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CONNECT’s Frontier’s in Science and Technology Standard of Care Game Changer: Topera’s A-Fib Diagnostics Story

June 4, 2014

Date: June 4th, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: UCSD SOM Medical Education Telemedicine Building (MET) Room 141
Parking: Complimentary parking will be available in the Gilman Parking Structure. Guests will be advised to obtain a parking permit from the parking attendant to display on their dash and to follow directional pedestrian signage to the venue.

Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD, FHRS – Director, San Diego VA Electrophysiology, Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego
Ruchir Sehra, M.D., MBA, FACC, FHRS – Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Regulatory, Quality and Scientific Affairs, Topera, Inc.
David G. Gibbons, PE – Assistant Director, Physical Science Licensing, Technology Transfer Office, UC San Diego (Moderator)

Program Overview:
Hearts can be broken. They can mend. And, now they can be mapped. UC San Diego, Professor of Medicine and specialist in electrophysiology, Dr. Sanjiv Narayan, teamed with serial medical device entrepreneur Ruchir Sehra to co-found Topera, Inc. and create a 3D heart analysis workstation that has received FDA clearance and attracted nearly $30M in venture funding.

The significance of this novel diagnostic tool is that it shows marked improvement over current state-of-the-art technology by reducing hospital re-admits for further procedures by approximately 60%.

Topera developed and received FDA clearance for RhythmView™ Workstation for mapping catheters and computational analyzers used for the identification and localization of electrical source rhythms shown to sustain arrhythmias such as atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. The RhythmView™ Workstation provides a 3D graphical display of the right and left atrial electrical activity allowing abnormal heart rhythms to be detected using RhythmView™ computational analysis.

Why Should You Attend?
• Learn from the experience of another about partnering to commercialize a discovery
• Identify new strategies for product development
• Get inspiration from other inventors and researchers
• Meet researchers, innovators, capital providers, and industry representatives

Who Should Attend?
Scientists, inventors, engineers, business developers, capital investors, technology and life science professionals, services providers, business leaders, and students.

The objective of Frontiers in Science & Technology is to showcase exciting, leading-edge scientific and technological breakthrough research and engage the business community in discussions focused on early stage research collaboration and potential commercial applicability. The broader objective of the Frontiers program is to increase the engagement of the business community in academic research and ultimately in the commercial application of viable research.

Non-Members: $20
CONNECT /SME Members: Free
Students: Free
Members of MITEF, SDSI and Active CONNECT Business Advisors: Free
At the Door $40
Registration Required to avoid $40 charge.

Contact: Karen Winston
Phone: 858-964-1346



June 4, 2014
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