The brain and the nervous system is the new frontier of bioscience research and development. Every day, emerging biotech and device companies develop
ools and techniques to enrich our understanding of how the human brain and nervous system operate. The ultimate objective is to develop new treatments using drugs or devices to tackle neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, from ALS and Alzheimer's to depression and addiction.
This SoCalBio Networking Forum will showcase two
of these emerging companies that are based in the Greater
The first company is Genervon, a Pasadena-based biotech that
is now testing the use of motoneuronotrophic factor in regulating the nervous system and developing pharmaceuticals for central nervous system disorders such as ALS and Parkinson's.
The second company is NeuroSigma, a West Los Angeles-based bioelectric medicine developing devices for trigeminal nerve stimulation to treat drug-resistant epiplepsy and other neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. NeuroSigma's epilepsy device is approved in Europe and Canada and awaiting FDA PMA in the United States.
In addition, the forum will showcase a transparent skull implant currently under development at the University of Califrnia Riverside. This implant provides a 'window to the brain.' It will allow doctors to deliver minimally invasive, laser- based treatments to patients with life-threatening neurological disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.
Join us for this informative exploration of the new frontier of neurological drug and device development efforts.
4:00 Registration and Networking
5:15 Introductions and Welcoming Remarks
5:20 Presentation by Dr. Guillermo Aguilar of UCR: New Implant to Deliver Laser Treatment of Brain Disorcers
5:40 Presentation by Genervon: Regenerative Medicine to Tackle Neurological Diseases
6:00 Presentation by NeuroSigma: Developing Electroceuticals to control Neurological Disorders
6:20 Discussion with Audience Participation.
7:00 Meeting Adjourns
About the SoCalBio Networking Forum:
The SoCalBio Networking Forums bring together leaders from all segments of the life-science industry to share insights and learn about:
- Innovation best practices
- Device and biotech business trends
- Technology convergence opportunities, and
- Broad-reaching public policies shaping the commercialization of innovations and healthcare service delivery in the U.S. and abroad.
Thanks to Mixer Sponsors
Berliner & Associates
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