The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
28 January - 2 February 2017
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Biophotonics Executive Forum

Tuesday 31 January 2017
7:00 am to 10 am

This session will highlight the opportunities and challenges associated with bringing photonics-based technologies to the medical marketplace. From a discussion of the global markets for optics and biophotonics products to key emerging technologies centered on point-of-care sensing and diagnostics, this inaugural event brings together top researchers and industry leaders to discuss the development and commercialization of optics and photonics-based systems that promise to revolutionize the practice of medicine.

Join us, connect with biophotonics industry leaders, network with suppliers and end-users, and hear the most current assessment of the biophotonics marketplace.

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Bruce Tromberg, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, Director

Bruce Tromberg
Beckman Laser Institute

Aydogan Ozcan, The Ozcan Research Group and UCLA

Aydogan Ozcan
Ozcan Research Group

Gene Dantsker, Qualcomm Life, Director Business Development

Gene Dantsker
Qualcomm Life

Brad Rice, Profusa, Vice President of Engineering R&D

Brad Rice

Michelle Khine, UC Irvine and Fluxion Biosciences Co-founder

Michelle Khine
UCI, TinyKicks, & Novoheart

Stephen G. Anderson, SPIE, Director, Industry Development

Stephen G. Anderson


7:00 to 8:00 am   Breakfast and networking
Enjoy a light breakfast while meeting and engaging with the speakers and your peers.

8:00 am   Biophotonics: A New Look at the Global Marketplace

Stephen Anderson

SPIE, Director, Industry Development

The SPIE industry team continues its efforts to characterize the optics and photonics marketplace. In this presentation the team’s newly updated analysis of the global market for biophotonics is unveiled..

8:30 to 10:00 am    Roundtable:
Wearables, Wireless, and Biophotonics--Novel Opportunities in Point-of-Care Testing

Connected health solutions using mobile technology combined with biophotonics are transforming health care by enabling novel point-of-care devices and instrumentation. At the same time, these technologies are underpinning convergence of conventional medical instrumentation and consumer devices like smart wearables. This panel will explore the role of these technologies in point-of-care testing and the emerging opportunities for them in personalized medicine and tomorrow’s healthcare system.

10:00 am   Closing remarks and networking