2018 MedTech Alliance Showcase

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On November 1st, 2018, OHSU faculty and select members from industry and the investment community are invited to an exclusive, invite-only event featuring early-stage OHSU medical technologies that have commercialization potential. The 2018 MedTech Alliance Showcase provides a mechanism for potential investors, industry and community collaborators to network with OHSU entrepreneurs and learn more about their technologies. The showcase will feature four early-stage technologies, each offering a ten minute pitch with a three minute Q&A session. This special event is hosted by OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development. 

Registration is currently closed. 

Date: Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: OHSU Marquam Hill Campus
Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Vey Conference Center
700 SW Campus Drive
Portland, OR 97239
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*Times and topics are subject to change
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.Check-in and networking
5:30 - 5:35 p.m. Welcoming statements
Abhijit Banerjee, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Senior director of Business Development, TTBD
5:35 - 5:45 p.m. "Research at OHSU"
Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D.
Interim senior vice president for research, OHSU
5:45 - 6:00 p.m. BoneMimetic — A biomimetic platform for disease modeling, drug screening, regenerative medicine       
Luiz Bertassoni, D.D.S., Ph.D., assistant professor, Restorative Dentistry
6:00 - 6:15 p.m.

Hydrasense: A new novel device for hydration assessment in multiple care settings
Matthew Hansen, M.D., M.C.R., associate professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and
David Sheridan, M.D., assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

6:15 - 6:30 p.m.

Novel mouth sealer to decrease oral leaking and improve compliance with nasal CPAP for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
Kim Hutchison, M.D., associate professor of neurology, School of Medicine

6:30 - 6:45 p.m.

Targeting a DNA repair exonuclease to provoke anti-tumor immune responses
Sudarshan Anand, Ph.D., assistant professor, Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology

6:45 - 7:05 p.m.Closing statements and OCTRI's Best Pitch Award announcement
7:05 - 8:00 p.m.
Networking reception

Featured presenters

Luiz BertassoniPresenter: Luiz Bertassoni, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Title: BoneMimetic — a biomimetic platform for disease modeling, drug screening, regenerative medicine

Biography: Dr. Luiz E. Bertassoni graduated with a dental degree from Catholic University in Brazil in 2007. He obtained a Ph.D. in Biomaterials and Bioengineering from University of Sydney (2012), and two postdoctoral degrees from University of California San Francisco, and the division of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard Medical School and MIT (2013). Currently, Dr. Bertassoni is an Assistant Professor at OHSU's School of Dentistry. He also holds appointments at the Center for Regenerative Medicine and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at OHSU. Luiz is also a honorary lecturer in Biomaterials and Bioengineering at University of Sydney. He leads a multidisciplinary research group working on various aspects of biomaterials and tissue engineering. His work has received extensive attention in the popular media (Fox, NBC, BBC, The Guardian, etc.); and was recently selected as one of the top 100 science stories by Discover Magazine. Luiz has authored over 40 publications, including research papers, book chapters and edited books, and is a recipient of over 25 national and international research awards. He currently serves as an ad-hoc reviewer or editorial board member for over 45 international journals. His research addresses the use micro-scale technologies and 3D bioprinting for tissue engineering; nanoscale structural and mechanical properties of mineralized tissues; and different aspects in the field of 'organs-on-a-chip'.

Matt HansenPresenter: Matthew Hansen, M.D., M.C.R.

Title: Hydrasense: A new novel device for hydration assessment in multiple care settings

Biography: Dr. Matthew Hansen joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU as full-time faculty in July of 2012. He received his medical degree from Case Western University. He completed residency and fellowship training at OHSU. His research interests focus on resuscitation and stabilization of ill and injured children in the pre-hospital and emergency department settings. Dr. Hansen is particularly interested in studying pediatric airway and respiratory management in the pre-hospital setting which are critical components of resuscitation in many common pediatric emergencies from both medical and traumatic causes. Dr. Hansen began his work in clinical innovation in partnership with Dr. David Sheridan in 2015. They have multiple collaborative projects including innovation partnerships with Welch Allyn/Hill Rom and the University of Portland. Dr. Hansen's innovation work has focused on methods to improve emergency care delivery, reduce the utilization of the Emergency Department, and improve the safety and efficacy of care during critical emergencies. 


David SheridanPresenter: David Sheridan, M.D.

Title: Hydrasense: A new novel device for hydration assessment in multiple care settings

Biography: Dr. Sheridan joined the Department of Emergency Medicine as a full-time faculty in July 2016 after completing both his residency and fellowship training at OHSU. He specializes in clinical research of pediatric headache treatment, pediatric head trauma and pediatric mental healthcare in the emergency department and medical device development.



Kim HutchisonPresenter: Kim Hutchison, M.D.

Title: Novel mouth sealer to decrease oral leaking and improve compliance with nasal CPAP for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Biography: Dr. Kim Hutchison is an associate professor of neurology and sleep medicine at OHSU. Dr. Hutchison earned her M.D. from the University of Kansas and completed her residency in Neurology at the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed a fellowship in sleep disorders medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, where she spent 5 years seeing patients and studying the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain using functional imaging (fMRI). Kim moved to Portland in 2011 where she joined the faculty at OHSU and combines clinical practice with teaching learners of all levels and exploring her research interests. Named one of "Portland's Top Docs" for 2014, Dr. Hutchison is the medical director for two sleep laboratories, including one on the Pacific island of Saipan, where she maintains a remote neurology and sleep medicine practice. She is active in the frontiers of neurology including telemedicine, e-consults, innovations in sleep medicine treatment, and merging hospital systems. Outside of medicine, Kim spends most of her time parenting two teens while sneaking in a few hikes with her dog and mindfulness trainings. "Do good and enjoy what you do" is her motto. 


Sudarshan Anand

Presenter: Sudarshan Anand, Ph.D.

Title: Targeting a DNA repair exonuclease to provoke anti-tumor immune responses

Biography: Dr. Sudarshan Anand is an assistant professor of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology with a joint appointment in Radiation Medicine at OHSU. Dr. Anand graduated with a Ph.D. in Immunology from Johns Hopkins University in 2007 followed by postdoctoral training at the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego. He joined OHSU in 2014 to establish a research program that is focused on understanding the tumor microenvironment. His lab recently discovered a role for a DNA repair enzyme in suppressing the immune responses in different preclinical tumor models. Ongoing efforts in his lab have identified small molecule inhibitors to target specific DNA repair enzymes with the goal of enhancing immune responses to tumors. Discovery work in the Anand lab is supported by two NIH R01 grants and an innovative research grant from the American Heart Association. Dr. Anand has published 26 peer-reviewed papers and holds two issued patents.

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Doernbecher Children's HospitalDoernbecher Children's Hospital, 11th floor, Vey Auditorium
700 SW Campus Drive 
Portland, OR 97239
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