When Worlds Collide – Technology Fields Coming Together in MedTech

  Neat-o!  I don’t say this too much.  Ok, maybe it’s because it’s a dated phrase from my childhood.  But also, because sometimes with so much happening in our daily lives, we forget to appreciate the wonders that are created in science. Last week, I [...]

2021-04-15T16:36:49+00:00June 26th, 2018|Blog, Happenings|

Mental Health and Digital Health Meet Up

Kaiser Permanente Ventures puts on a series of healthcare-related presentations. Last week’s focus was a check up on the applications of digital health technology to mental health treatment. This coincided with a national focus on mental health after 2 prominent figures committed suicide. But importantly, [...]

2021-04-15T16:32:55+00:00June 19th, 2018|Blog, Happenings|

Foreign Concepts and Diversity: Comments on the Stanford IP Law and the Biosciences Conference

Thursday morning and the conference launches off with an illustrious panel of judges.  Two are from the Federal Circuit, Hon. Sharon Prost and Hon. Richard Taranto, and the other two represent the United States Court for the Northern District of California, Hon. Beth Freeman and [...]

2021-04-15T16:06:14+00:00May 1st, 2018|Blog, Happenings|

Should every academic idea be turned into a company?

I went to hear Dr. Atul Butte speak at the SF Health 2.0 chapter meeting last week.  He gave a great talk on the accumulation of big data in healthcare and what could be accomplished with the wealth of information. One of his main pitches – there [...]

2021-04-15T14:28:19+00:00April 18th, 2018|Blog, Happenings, Musings|

Matching Med Tech Startups with Funding and Partners

I spent my Thursday attending the Medtech Innovator pitch event in South San Francisco. An interesting organization. It provides mentorship for startups in the med tech space, encompassing more traditional devices as well as digital health companies. Pitch events held across the country provide a [...]

2021-04-15T14:27:54+00:00March 20th, 2018|Blog, Happenings|

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Patent Protection for Molecular Diagnostics

  The week of February 11 marks the start of the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference in San Francisco.  It’s an overwhelming array of topics related to molecular diagnostics.  Just a partial list includes cancer diagnostic markers, immuno-oncology biomarkers and cancer immunotherapy, companion diagnostics, liquid biopsy, NGS-based [...]

2021-04-15T14:16:50+00:00February 5th, 2018|Blog, Happenings|

It’s Not Easy Being Green: A look in at Project Zygote

As said by Kermit the Frog of Muppets fame, being green isn’t easy.  And being “green” in the sense of being a newbie in the start-up space isn’t so easy either.  So it goes as the third cohort enters Project Zygote, a pre-accelerator for digital [...]

2021-04-15T14:00:19+00:00December 5th, 2017|Blog, Happenings|