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OC LIFe (Lifesciences Innovators Forum) ft. Haleh Armian

Gain new perspectives from keynote speaker Haleh Armian, Director of Biomedical Innovation Ventures at Hoag Memorial Hospital.

Surviving the Healthcare Innovation and Business Valley of Death

Many early stage healthcare companies struggled with Go-to-Market efforts, not because their products and services weren’t disruptive and transformative, but because they failed to implement an executable path for sustainable market adoption and value proposition. To achieve commercial success, it’s critical to plan and navigate very early on the bumpy valleys of IP/patent protection, fundraising, development, clinical testing, validation, reimbursement, regulatory approval and ultimately commercialization.

Create Connections that Could Last a Lifetime

The Orange County Lifesciences Innovators Forum (OC LIFe) is a monthly marquee event series focused on creating a collaborative environment that fosters connections between innovators in the life sciences and medtech industry.


Water Grill South Coast Plaza

3300 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Dinner included for all attendees

Event Schedule

5:00-5:45 - Networking

5:45-6:30 - Dinner

6:30-7:30 - Haleh Armian Keynote Presentation


$45 In-person (Non-ULP Member)

$75 At the door

$0 In-Person (ULP Member) ULP Members can find their promo code on the Community Portal.


Event Speaker

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Haleh Armian

Director of Biomedical Innovation Ventures
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Haleh Armian is the Director of Biomedical Innovation Ventures at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, CA. She leads Hoag’s CATALiST (Center for Accelerating Technology and Life Sciences Translation) which is a clinical and med-tech innovation hub partnering with industry, specifically early stage companies. The focus of Haleh’s work at Hoag Hospital is in Precision Medicine, Cancer, Neurosciences, Digital Pathology, AI. Over the span of her careers at Arthur D. Little, TIAX, CIMIT-Partners Healthcare, Joslin Diabetes Center, and Draper Laboratory, Haleh’s expertise is in working at the intersections of biomedical innovations, translational and outcomes research as well as medtech commercialization. Haleh received her Bachelor of Science degree at Boston College School of Management and her Master of Science degree at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Event Sponsors

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Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 450 lawyers practicing in 16 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including three offices in California. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. Snell & Wilmer’s life science and medical technology lawyers currently represent a diverse client base from the bioscience, pharmaceutical (both prescription and OTC), medical device and healthcare industries, ranging from large publicly traded organizations to early and mid-stage start-up companies. Clients include manufacturers, distributors, inventors, researchers, venture capitalists, angel investors, engineers, product designers and vendors, in their intellectual property, transactional, litigation and various other legal matters.

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NexCore Group is a national healthcare real estate investment and development company that focuses on acquiring, developing, owning and managing healthcare facilities including medical office buildings, wellness facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, single and multi-specialty physician buildings, life sciences facilities, seniors housing communities and transitional rehabilitation centers. NexCore has completed $4.7 billion in healthcare real estate transactions throughout 29 states, developed and acquired over 14.3 million square feet of healthcare properties across the country and currently manages over $2.9 billion of healthcare facilities spanning 7.3 million square feet. The company has been recognized repeatedly as one of the Top Healthcare Real Estate Developers in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare and HREI.


HATCHspaces ®, LLC is a Los Angeles-based real estate development platform focused on simplifying the process of scientific innovation by creating purpose-built life sciences facilities for companies emerging from academic and incubator networks. With properties in various regional submarkets, HATCHspaces’® mission is to deliver the life science community state-of-the-art lab facilities at varying scales, allowing regions to retain early-stage bioscience and biotechnology start-ups emerging from research environments.

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For over 25 years, Biocom California has helped move the life science industry forward with transformative resources that enable companies to make meaningful connections. Biocom California harnesses the collective power and experience of the most innovative and productive life science clusters in the world, with powerful advocacy and transformative programs to help companies in their quest to improve the human condition.

Event Details

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

05:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Water Grill South Coast Plaza
3300 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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