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November Innovations Grand Rounds

Bionics for a Better Quality of Life

Homayoon Kazerooni, PhD
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, Berkeley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley

Date: Wednesday, 11/16
Time: 7:00 - 8:00AM

Location: Toland Hall, 533 Parnassus Ave.

Meeting Calendar

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00PM, Byers Hall 211, Mission Bay
11/1 - Journey from Scientist to Corporate VC to Life Science Entrepreneur. JeShaune Jackson, Epibiome

11/8 - The Future of Healthcare Pricing. Emilio Galan, Philip R. Lee Institute of Health Policy Studies

11/15 - TBA

11/22 - Neuromorphic Computing Hardware Development for High Performance Computing. Hao Jiang, PhD, San Francisco State University Electrical Engineering

11/29 - Mussel-Inspired Surface Coating for Fetal Surgical Instruments. Messersmith Research Group, UC Berkeley Departments of Bioengineering and Materials Science

Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00AM, Room S-118, 513 Parnassus

11/2 - The EMS Mobile App. Filip Malenak, mHealth entrepreneur, Czech Republic

11/9 - Surgical Considerations for the High Efficiency Artificial Lung (HEAL). HEAL team, Roy Biodesign Lab

11/16 - Discussion/Q&A with Homayoon Kazerooni, PhD, UC Berkeley

11/30 - Wireless Sensors for Bioprosthetic Heart Valves. Heart Valve team, UCSF-UCB Master of Translational Medicine

Meeting agendas are subject to change. Check the web calendar for current info.
* If you're interested in presenting an idea or project at a meeting, email Stacy Kim. Drop-in guests and topics are always welcome, too!
Web Calendar


SBIR Awarded for Magnetic Mini-Mover
The project, led by Dr. Michael Harrison, was awarded a direct-to-phase II SBIR from NHLBI last month to design and test the next-generation device for minimally invasive treatment of pectus excavatum. Congratulations!

UC CAI Tech Grants
Novel technologies that address heart, lung, and blood diseases may be eligible for $200,000 in grant funding through the UC Center for Accelerated Innovation. LOIs due 11/18.

Rosenman Institute
D-Series - 11/10, 5:00PM
Learn from Whipsaw's Greg Aper about how to design a medical-grade product for a consumer-grade experience. RSVP here. 

Surgical Innovations welcomes new staff
Four new members have recently joined the team: surgery research resident Jarrett Moyer, MD, development engineer Romain Roux, MTM, SmartDerm project engineer Sharvari Deshpande, MS, and program coordinator Stacy Kim. Say hello!

About Surgical Innovations

Surgical Innovations is an initiative of the Department of Surgery in partnership with the Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences to identify, mentor, and facilitate the translation of novel medical technologies into transformative new devices and treatments to improve patient care by:
  • Lowering the barriers for surgeon-innovators. We provide a one-stop shop to guide and support device innovators, complete with dedicated technical staff, resident and student team members, access to facilities and equipment, coordination with campus innovation programs, and a rich network of multidisciplinary experts and device industry professionals.
  • Focusing on value-based solutions with market viability.  Our Accelerator program vets projects comprehensively and provides seed funding, mentorship, and commercialization planning to the most promising ideas.
  • Educating trainees in interdisciplinary collaboration and translation. Our Innovation Pathway provides hands-on training experiences for surgical residents in their research years to work alongside graduate bioengineering students under multidisciplinary mentorship.
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