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Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (Board Room)

350 S Bixel St

Los Angeles, CA 90017

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Nurturing Biomedical Emerging Technology Applications (BETA) Skills
(Project Supported by NSF ATE DUE # 1800909)

This Summit is organized by SoCalBio in partnership with the Center for the Biotechnology Workforce(NCBW) at Forsyth Tech Community College (Winston-Salem, NC), College of the Canyon in Los Angeles, CA, and other key stakeholders to explore skills in emerging biomedical technologies, particularly those at the interface between biomedical devices and tissue engineering.
It will engage educators and industry representatives in a discourse regarding the requirements for advanced technological education around “convergent technology platforms” supporting both R&D and manufacturing activities.

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10:00 am Welcome by SoCalBio

10:15 am Acknowledgment of Partners and Sponsors

10:30 am Overview of BETA Skills by Russ Read, Executive Director, National Center for the

Biotechnology Workforce

11:00 am College of the Canyons’ Presentation by Kathy Bakhit, PhD, Interim Dean, Math, Science,

and Engineering & Interim Dean, Health Professions and Public Safety, College of

the Canyons

11:30 am Emerging Technology Platforms in Southern California by Ahmed Enany, President & CEO,

Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio)

12:00 pm Lunch

12:30 pm Panel 1: Emerging Skills in Bioelectric Medicine

¨ Axonics Neuromodulation (Irvine, CA)

¨ Boston Scientific (Santa Clarita, CA)

¨ Bioness (Santa Clarita, CA)

1:00 pm Panel 2: Emerging Skills in Cell Therapy

¨ Kite Pharma (Santa Monica, CA)

¨ Atara Biopharma (Thousand Oaks, CA)

¨ Xencor (Monrovia, CA)

1:30 pm Panel 3: Emerging Skills in Brain-Computer Interface

¨ Kernel (Venice, CA)

¨ Alfred Mann Foundation (Santa Clarita, CA)

¨ Cognixion (Santa Barbara, CA)

¨ Second Sight (Sylmar, CA

2:00 pm Panel 4: Emerging Skills in NanoBio

¨ Nammi Therapeutics (Los Angeles, CA)

¨ Nano Bio Structures (Westlake Village, CA)

¨ Spectradyne (Torrance, CA)

2:30 pm Group Discussion

3:00 pm Next Steps and Summit Wrap-up

3:30 pm Summit Adjourns

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