OC LIFe aims to connect industry with entrepreneurs and strengthen the life sciences and medical technology communities.
Create connections that could last a lifetime.
The OC LIFe (Life Science Innovators Forum) is a monthly free event series focused on creating a collaborative environment that fosters connections between innovators in the life sciences industry.
SBDC: The Entrepreneur’s Journey
Ken Bright, CFO of CBio, and Richard Creager, Business Consultant at SBDC @ UCI Beall Applied Innovation, will discuss CBio’s commercialization journey and their advice for other entrepreneurs in an informal fireside chat, including Q&A.
Ken currently serves in the role of CFO for CBio, a company commercializing a powerful cell analysis hardware platform. He previously worked with CBio’s founder/CEO David Charlot on a molecular diagnostic startup. Most recently he served as controller for a pharmaceutical company developing a compound for the Strategic National Stockpile. In addition to his experience working in various CPA roles, Ken is an avid tennis player and recently filed for his first patent for a tennis related product.
Gain new perspectives from our Keynote Speaker:
UCI’s Alliance Manager, Danaher Diagnostics
Chief Data Scientist, Beckman Coulter, Inc, a Danaher Corporation company
Martha has been working with medical devices for 28+ years. She has held a variety of roles within Beckman Coulter, including system testing, application specialist, diagnostic technical writer, and system troubleshooting specialist for chemistry and instrument development. She was instrumental in developing multiple instrument data collection and analysis systems for both internal and external data collection. This included full suites of data analysis tools to standardize reagent/assay development and regulatory submissions, as well as troubleshooting support for service and regulatory teams for remote troubleshooting.
Currently, she is the primary subject matter expert on Beckman’s instrument data including defining what comes from the systems as well as applications on usage. She also leads the advanced analytics team, specializing in integration of instrument, business, research, and other relevant data sources to create new ways of using and analyzing diagnostic specific information. This role includes the definition of primary data sources and aggregation of data within Beckman’s new big data platform. She has been the recipient of three innovation awards and contributed to many other innovation teams over the last few years and is currently working with the innovation group to develop partnerships with customers and universities for special projects.
4:00 pm – Hard Hat Tours / Networking
Join us for an insider’s look at ULP’s new facility in construction. View the space that you could be occupying. Opening December 2019.
5:00 pm – Program Begins
Program led by our MC: Matt Hanson, PhD, Director, New Ventures at UCI Beall Applied Innovation.
Food and drinks provided.