Welcome to the Columbia Alumni Association of Southern California, Inc. - Second Annual Biomedical Forum:

Second Annual Biomedical Forum:

CUAASC's Biomedical Group premier event, organized by SABPA (Sino-American Biotechnology Pharmaceutical Professionals Association) and co-sponsored by CUAASC.


For more information about this event and about our new Biomedical Group within CUAASC, please contact Ying Zhao (SEAS '03) at:
[email protected].

This is a a premier annual business and technology conference for entrepreneurs, scientists, industry executives, investors and policy makers in the medical device industry in Southern California and Pacific Asia. You are cordially invited to join our members and sponsors to enjoy the event. For more information about SABPA and the conference, please visit http://www.sabpa.org.




Time:                      8:30 am – 4:30 pm
                      Saturday, March 31, 2007
Beckman Conference Center, 100 Academy, Irvine, CA 92697-2800 (on campus of University of California, Irvine)
Organizer:             Sino-American Biomedical Professional Association (SABPA)
Event Website:


Other event sponsors include:

               Source Scientific
               Alpha Technics
               Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney, LLP
               Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
               Aubrey Group Medical Device Technology
               Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
               Paragon Medsystems
               UCI - Paul Merage School of Business

Registration: Early registration is online only, at http://www.sabpa.org (until March 24th).  Please note that CUAASC is not collecting the ticket sales or managing this event.

              CUAASC Members & their guests: $30  for "early registration"  ($45 at the door)
              Non-members $50 for "early registration"  ($65 at the door)


8:30 am – 9:00 am               Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:15 am
               “Opening Remarks”
                                               Ying Zhao,  President, SABPA, OC /LA County Chapter, Alpha Sensors
                                               Zhongping Chen, Board Member, SABPA, Professor, UCI Beckman Laser Institute,
                                                                             Co-Founder, Director of R & D, OCT Medical Imaging Inc.
                                               Gary Augusta, Executive Director, Orange County Technology Action Network OCTANe             
                                               Hengchu Cao, SABPA, Medical Device Committee Co-Chairperson, Edwards Lifesciences

9:15 am – 10:15 am
               “Product Inception”
                                               Gerald J. Sanders, Managing Director, San Francisco Science
                                               John Shultz, Chief Technology Officer, Biosensors International
                                               Mike Partsch, VC director for medical devices

10:15am – 10:30am
               Break and Networking

10:30am – 11:30am
               “Product Development”
                                               John Onopchenko, Managing Director, Synergy Life Science Partners
                                               Walt Baxter, Principal Scientist, Medtronic, Inc.
                                               Shouyan Lee, Director of R&D, Arbor Surgical
                                               Moderator: Vytas Pazemenas, Founder, President, Aubrey Group

11:30am – 12:00pm
               Panel Discussion – Speakers from morning sessions
                                               Moderator: Paul DeRidder, Executive Committee, Tech Coast Angels

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
               Lunch Break, Networking

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
               “Medical Device Opportunities Presented by Southern California Companies”
                                               Ming Wu, VP of Engineering, Edwards Lifesciences
                                               Peter Chen, President, Irvine Biomedical (now part of St. Jude Medical)
                                               Charles M. Warden, Managing Director, Versant Ventures
                                               Moderator: Richard Henson, President, CEO, Source Scientific

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm                Break and Networking

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
               “Commercial Opportunities in the US and China Medical Device Industry ”
                                               Frank Zeng, Chief Technology Officer, LifeTech Scientific Inc. China
                                               Moderator:  John Shu, Attorney, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm               “Closing Remark” & Networking


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