Industry Day: Light-Based Technologies for HealthcareCELEBRATING THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT 2015
The use of light in health care is spanning the entire electromagnetic spectrum. With our Industry Day we aim to highlight the importance of light in the healthcare sector, in particular with respect to diagnostic, surgical and other biomedical devices. Leveraging advances in light-based and light-detection technologies have created a large industry with many applications that save thousands of lives every year.
- interested in getting to know how light is used in the healthcare sector?
- designing or manufacturing light -based tools for healthcare applications?
- using light-based (diagnostic) tools?
- interested in partnering with industry or academia?
- looking to learn about the applications of light-based devices in healthcare?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then this event is for you!
Come out on July 21st to
- find out about the applications and need for light-based technologies in the healthcare sector.
- network with a wide variety of participants, spanning industry, researchers, and government.
- experience the products of some of Toronto’s newest start-ups in the healthcare scene.
- connect with partners for your next project.
|8:30 – 9:00||Registration, Coffee & Light Breakfast|
|9:00 – 9:25||Welcome||Richard McAloney
Director, Technology Management & Entrepreneurship
Impact Centre, U of T
|9:25 – 9:50||Industry Perspective 1
Shining a Light on Clinical Diagnostics
|9:50 – 10:15||Academic Perspective 1
Porphysome Nanotechnology: Road to Clinical Translation
|Professor Gang Zheng
Medical Biophysics, U of T
|10:15 – 10:40||Commercialization Story||Josh Silvertown
COO, The Canary System
|10:40 – 11:00||Coffee Break|
|11:00 – 12:30||Panel Discussion
Stumbling blocks in commercializing research
|Moderator: Cynthia Goh, Director IMCPanellists:
|12:30 -13:50||Networking Lunch & Company Showcase|
|13:50 – 14:00||OBIO Partnerships and Overview||Gail Garland
|14:00 – 14:25||Academic Perspective 2
Hyperion’s delight: tales of biomedical applications of lightProfessor
|Professor Michael Kolios
Associate Dean of Science, Research and Graduate Studies
|14:25 – 14:50||Industry Perspective 2
Some challenges in translating basic medical results into commercial products
CEO and Founder
|14:50 – 15:00||Closing Remarks and Opening of Networking||Professor Cynthia Goh
Director, Impact Centre
|15:00 – 15:20||Coffee Break|
|15:20 – 16:30||Networking
|Tour of the Impact Centre
Discussion groups: 3 groups, max.10 people
After coffee break, discussion will move to the Impact Centre space at 112 College Street, Room 417, Toronto, M5G 1L6
This event has ended
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Koffler House - KP108
569 Spadina Crescent, Toronto, ON, M5S 2J7 Canada
Koffler House - KP108
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