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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7 PM
The Role of Product Development Process in the Future Value of Medicines Michael Reilly
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7 PM
Daily Monitoring of Health Metrics Reduces Health System Costs Neil Friedman, Darlene Arbeit
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7 PM
Revolutionary Decision-making Genomic Tests to Target Mutations in Cancer-related Genes Andre de Fusco

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7 PM

CODONS: The Words of Life - Bardia Besharat Bardia Besharat
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 PM
Finding a Job in Bioengineering Pat Jacobs, Steve Johnson, Celene Udasco, and Chase Lindley
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7 PM
Family Health Improvement - Cindy Keitel MBA Cindy Keitel
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 7 PM
Bi-specific T-cell Engagers (BiTEs) in Cancer Treatment - Carl Kolvenbach Carl Kolvenbach


Wednesday, December   14, 2016 7 PM
Advances in Implantable Medical Devices - Varaz Shahmirian Varaz Shahmirian, Ph.D
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7 PM
Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases - Fred A. Rosenberg Fred A. Rosenberg, Ph.D
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 7 PM
Super-resolution Microscopy - Tijana Jovanovic-Talisman PhD Tijana Jovanoci-Talisman, Ph.D
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7 PM
Case Study: Systems Engineering in Medical Device Development - Jim Leatham Jim Leatham
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 7 PM
Legal Standards for Patent Eligible Subject Matter and the State of Patents for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Algorithms David Sarisky, JD, BSEE
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 PM
Finding a Job in Bioengineering Pat Jacobs, Craig Reinhart, Bob Rumer
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 7 PM
Cloning, Medical Gene Therapy and the Law Panda Kroll, JD
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 7 PM
Science of Aging, Exercise, and Musculoskeletal Health Prof. Steven Hawkins, California Lutheran University


Wednesday, December 16, 2015 7 PM
Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR): Current Status and Improvements Needed in the Future Carlo Reyes, MD, JD, and CEO, President and co-Founder of Health e-MedRecord
Wednesday, November 18 2015 7 PM
Recent Advances in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer Richard Lam, MD, Prostate Oncology Specialists, Inc.
Wednesday, October 28 2015 7 PM
Neurogaming and Physical Rehabilitation after Trauma Sheryl Flynn, P.T., PhD, CEO and Founder, BlueMarble GameCo
Wednesday, September 30 2015 7 PM
Water in California - Issues, Technical Solutions, and Social Responsibility Ravi Bajaj, San Diego Green Building Council
Wednesday, April 29 2015 7 PM
The Robot Doctor Will See You Now: Status and Potential of Robotics in Healthcare George Bekey, member, National Academy of Engineering
Wednesday, March 25 2015 7 PM
Medical Device Connectivity in an Era of Wireless Communications – Toward the Paperless Medical Office Michael D. Paquin, FHIMSS Health Care Strategist
Wednesday, February 25 2015 7 PM
Stem Cells to Treat Human Diseases Amander Clark, UCLA
Wednesday, January 28 2015 7 PM
Jan 28 2015 Technologies Enabling Mastery in Dentistry Sorin Muntean, DDS, Muntean Dentistry


Wednesday, December 10 2014 7 PM
Frontiers of Upper Extremity Prosthetic Care - From Clinical Techniques to Innovative Interface Designs Randall Alley, Biodesigns
Wednesday, November 19 2014 7 PM
The Future of Medical Telepresence Tom Kristy, SupervisionMD
Wednesday, January 29 2014 7 PM
Crowdfunding for Medical Solutions - Adapting the Recipe Nathalie Gosset, USC
Wednesday, February 26 2014 7 PM
CLU Student Short Presentations Craig Reinhart
California Lutheran University
Wednesday, March 26 2014 7 PM
Information Security and Patient Privacy in Biopharma Industry Spencer Mott, Amgen
Wednesday, April 30 2014 7 PM
Early Physical Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease using smartphones in telemedicine networks Boguslaw Kuszta Ph.D.,D.Sc.
Wednesday, May 28 2014 7 PM
Protecting the Operating Room Doctor, Nurse, and Patient – Innovation can make a difference Adam Weintraub, Ansell, Inc.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 7 PM
Aerial Imaging Enables Precision Agriculture –Satellite and Drone Imaging Systems Can Play a Key Role in Optimizing Crop Productions Dr. Jagmohan Bajaj, Vice President of Technology at Teledyne Imaging Sensors
Wednesday, October 29 2014 7 PM
Health Informatics’ Impact on the Continuum of Care of a Patient - Following the Patient End to End during a Hospital Visit and Stay Gary Hutchinson


Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7 PM
Patenting Your Inventions and New Legal Issues for 2013 Nicole Ballew Chang, Christie Parker Hale LLP
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7 PM
Teaching Global Agricultural Sustainability through the Use of Technology Shawna Clark, Palmdale High School
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 7 PM
Implantable, Battery-Powered Micro-Stimulator Eusebiu Matei, Alfred E. Mann Foundation
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 7 PM
What I Learned While Setting Up The Ventura BioCenter Greg Cauchon, Amethyst Life Sciences
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7 PM
Big Data and Patient Privacy Charlie Blanchard, CIIPP/E/US, CISSP, CISM, CISA
Amgen, Inc.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7 PM
Next Generation Scientific Approaches: Systems Genetics Brian Parks, Ph.D.  UCLA
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 7 PM
Finding a Job in Engineering Pat Jacobs, Craig Reinhart, Bob Rumer, Vineet Sarin


Wednesday, March 28, 2012 7 PM
Wireless Brain-Machine Interfaces & Micropower Biomedical Instrumentation Gert Cauwenberghs,  UC San Diego
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7 PM
Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology Benjamin Mallard, CSUN


Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7 PM
Photonics-Based Telemedicine Technololgies Toward Smart Global Health Systems Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7 PM
Nanostructured Carbon and Carbon Fluoride Materials for Hi Power Batteries Simon Jones, Contour Energy
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 7 PM
Artificial Wearable Automatic Kidney - Updated Martin Roberts and David B. N. Lee, UCLA, and VA Greater Los Angeles
Wednesday, January 26, 2012 7 PM
A Low-Cost Fluorescence Microscope Brian Rasnow, Etaluma


Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7 PM
Giving Sight to the Blind Nick Talbot, Second Sight


Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7 PM
Clusters and Other Business Models for Biotech Rogelio Nochebuena
Nochebuena R&D
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7 PM
Automated Wearable Artificial Kidney (AWAK) - Progress Update Martin Roberts, PhD.
Consultant in Nephrology, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 7 PM
Immunotoxicology Screening using Monoclonal Antibody Techniques Carol W. Johnson DVM PhD Dipl. ACVP
Amgen, Inc
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7 PM
Mann Medical Research Organization Dr. Joe Schulman
Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Biomedical Engineering
Wednesday, May 27 2009 7 PM
Development of the DermaPort Abram Janis, DermaPort
Wednesday, June 24 2009 7 PM
DNA Molecule Base Diagnostics Tools Richard A. Leon
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 7 PM
Closed Electrical Circuits for Recalcitrant Wound Healing Stephen Kaye
Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group, American Institute of Regeneration
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7 PM
A Case Study for Translating Cardiac Stem Cell Science from the Laboratory to the Clinic Olliver Foellmer, B.S., MBA
President and CEO of Capricor, Inc.
Wednesday, November 11 2009 7 PM
CLU Student Short Presentations Michael Shaw
California Lutheran University
Wednesday, December 9 2009 7 PM
Designing Wet Labs for Medical Device Development Kelsey Birkett-Bennett, HOK


Wednesday, December 10, 2008 7 PM
The Conditioning of Neural Firing for a Reliable Brain Machine Interface Steven Badelt
Badelt Engineering
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 7 PM
Short Presentations - California Lutheran University Students Short Presentations - California Lutheran University Students
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 7 PM
EFAB Manufacturing Technology for Minimally Invasive Medical Devices Adam Cohen, Executive VP and CTO
Adam Cohen
MicroFabrica Presentation

Spotlight on Alternative Energy Buenaventura Section Event 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 7 PM
Engineering Immunity Against HIV and Other Dangerous Pathogens Dr. Ping Wang - Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 6:30 PM
Co-Sponsored with IEEE Buenaventura EDCAS

Scientific Detectors for Astronomy Dr. James Beletic
Director of Astronomy and Civil Space, Teledyne Imaging Sensors
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 7 PM
Patents – What is Hot in the Biomedical Patent Area Robert Rose
Sheldon Mak Rose and Anderson
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 7 PM
Application of Semiconductors and Nanowires on Plastic Substrates for Medical Devices and Biosensors Dr. Michael McAlpine
California Institute of Technology
Wednesday, May 28 2008 7 PM
The Application of Shape Memory Effect Thin Films to Medical Devices Dr. Peter Jardine
Shape Change Technologies
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 7 PM
Medical Devices: Trends Ahead, Investor Forecast David Skibinski, MBA
CEO, Quantum Methods
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 7 PM
Development of a Novel Tool to Study Mechanisms of Recording Instability in Implanted Silicon Microelectrode Arrays Daniel R. Merrill, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 7 PM
Next Generation of Medical Devices for the Hearing Impaired Sigfrid D. Soli, Ph.D.
Vice President, Technology Transfer
Head, Department of Human Communication Sciences and Devices
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 7 PM
Novel Electrochemical Technology for Genetic Testing; Application to Clinical Diagnostics Dr. William Coty
Osmetech plc, Pasadena


Wednesday, December 12, 2007 7 PM
Biologically Inspired Computational Intellegence Dr. Andrzej Bieszczad
California State University Channel Islands
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 7 PM
Student Presentation Bioengineering Students
California Lutheran University
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 7 PM
Automating Pharmaceutical Discoveries Dr. Brian Rasnow
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 7 PM
Rocket Science, Cancer and the Movies: Pulsed Power at USC Dr. Martin Gundersen
USC Department of Physics and Astronomy
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Social and Economic Trends Driving the World of Biomedical Inventions Nathalie Gosset
Alfred Mann Institute, University of Southern California
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 7 PM
Towards a Wearable Kidney David B.N. Lee M.D.
Consultant in Nephrology, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7 PM
Strategic Partnering and Startup Funding Stephanie Yanchinski
Pasadena Entretec
Wednesday, April 25 2007, 7 PM
Planetary Protection: Protecting the Universe from the Scum of the Earth.
And Vice-Versa
Jason Kastner
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mar 28, 2007  Wednesday, 7 PM
Epilepsy and the Brain Mapping Program
William W. Sutherling, MD
The Huntington Medical Research Institute
February 28 2007
Engineering a Better Cancer Fighter Mark E. Davis
Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology
Member, Experimental Therapeutics Program of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the City of Hope
Jan 31, 2007
Stem Cell Treatment of Brain Tumors and Cancers
John Yu MD
Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute,
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


Dec 13, 2006
Hearing What Cannot Be Heard
Raymond C. Van den Heuval
November 15, 2006  Wednesday, 7 PM
Modelling a Wound Under Tension
Joshua Lee
Bioengineering Department
California Lutheran University
October 25, 2006
Trends in Medical and Rehabilitation Robotics
Or, The Robot Doctor Will See You Now
George Bekey
USC Professor Emeritus
September 27, 2006
Understanding Human Aging
Health and Aging at the Molecular Level
EMBS - Life Member Affinity Group Event
Stephen Spindler
UC Riverside
August 30, 2006
Mixing Microwaves and Acoustics to Detect Breast Cancer
Robert Eisenhart, PhD
Eisenhart & Associates
July 26, 2006
Trends Affecting Healthcare and Technology for the Future
Kouros Azar, MD
June 21, 2006
The Promise of Deep Brain Stimulation
Matt Haller, PhD
May 31, 2006
Enhanced Fluorescence in the Detection of HIV RNAs
Brent Gaylor, PhD
April 26, 2006
Restoring Vision in Blind People
Matt McMahon, PhD
March 29, 2006
Olympics and Biomechanics - A Marriage for Great Atheletic Performance
Michele LeBlanc, PhD
February 26, 2006
US Medical Device Regulations 101 - Getting from Concept to Market
Anne-Marie Ripley
Second Sight Medical Products
January 26, 2006
Measurement of Cellular Force Generation and Movement
Kevin Burton, PhD
Minimally Invasive Surgical Technologies Institute,
Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles


December 15, 2005
Blood Clots Revamped for Acute and Chronic Wound Healing
Abigail Corrin
California Lutheran University
November 16, 2005
Using Genetic Techologies in the Companion Animal Sector
Simon Brodie
September 28, 2005
Strategic Alliances for Successful Biomed Mergers & Acquisitions
Ramos & Cannaviello
August 31, 2005
Delivering Telemedicine Services via a New Hybrid Telecommunications System
Charles von Urff, PhD
July 27, 2005
Understanding Brain Imaging, Mapping, and Modelling
Arthur Toga, MD
June 29, 2005
RFID in Healthcare, Medicine, and Pharmaceuticals
Rajit Gadh, PhD
June 1, 2005
Delivery Devices and Therapeutics to the Ear
Dr. Stephen J. McCormack
April 4, 2005
How to Maintain and Grow a Successful Biotech Company
Marck Chamberlain
March 30, 2005
Hot Emerging Biomedical Technologies and Their Successful Commercialization
Nancy Patterson
February 23, 2005
Stem Cells for Transplantation
Robert Kloner, MD, PhD
January 26, 2005
Cardiac Output Monitoring
Jean-Michel Maarek & Daniel Holschneider


Mark Kroll
Smart Optical Hair
Vicent Liao
Engineer The Beating Heart
Bill Tawil
Cure for Cancer
Peter Jones
Nano and MEMS for Biomed
Tzung Hsiai
Changhuei Yang
Ultrasound Tomography
Vasilis Marmarelis
Restoring Vision in Blind People
Scott Dunbar
Rehab Systems
Leonard Zerlin
Restoring Motion in Paralyzed People
Cesar Blanco
Thermal Barcodes
C. Goldsmith
Teaching Physiology in High School
Nancy Bowman


Tools for Surgery
W. S. Grundfest
Center for Integrated Science& Bioengineering at CLU
Mike Shaw
Microwave Radiation in the Home and in the Office
Boguslaw Kuszta
Surgery on A Beating Heart
Dr. Gholam Mahamadzadeh
Engineering Invention in the Surgery room
Kouros Azar
Dynamic Mechanism of max expiratory gas flow in lungs
Willis Downing
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