Buenaventura IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Social and Economic Trends Driving the World of Biomedical Inventions
Nathalie Gosset

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Don’t you wish you could know today what will be the hottest inventions in medicine or biotechnology 10 or 20 years from now?  This talk will help map the areas where biomedical and biotech innovative solutions will thrive. The presentation will describe global economic and societal trends, their impact - current and future - on the biomedical world, technologies that will be hot and technologies that need to be invented. The talk will conclude with an overview of how the global research work and investment world are preparing themselves for these new trends.

Nathalie Gosset
Alfred Mann Institute, University of Southern California

Nathalie Gosset, MS, MBA is Head of Business Development and Marketing at the Alfred Mann Institute at the University of Southern California.  She implemented this new function at AMI after leading the Engineering Department at the Institute for several years. The Alfred Mann Institute is a non-profit acceleration and incubation center for commercialization of biomedical inventions from USC.   

Ms. Gosset has over 20 years experience in the development and commercialization of technology-based products. At AMI, she is responsible for establishing the value of each innovation and for developing product specific strategic business plans for each one of the new inventions incubated by AMI. In addition, Ms. Gosset manages two AMI programs (cardiology and pediatric solutions).  In 2007, she took one of them to full commercialization with nationwide mass market distribution.  

Ms. Gosset has a strong engineering background gained from 15 years of engineering leadership.  She headed engineering departments for several years and more recently, she specialized in the turnaround of startup companies with special focus on engineering team leadership (VP of Engineering at Sabeus, Director of Engineering at Novera).  She worked for large companies (Alcatel and ADC Telecom) and at Alcatel after ten years in optical design engineering she became Director of the Program Management Office overseeing the activities of about 600 engineers. She received an Outstanding Achiever Award and five Quality Cups for innovative leadership.  

Ms. Gosset is a member of several medical advisory and director boards and sits on several biomedical review boards for venture firms.  She is the North America representative for the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering - Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS), an international organization promoting bioengineering education worldwide.  She has received prestigious IEEE awards including:

  • 2007: Career Service award for creating more than 50 IEEE chapters worldwide to stimulate innovation between doctors and engineers.
  • 2005: IEEE-RAB Leadership award for her contributions to the biomedical community. 

Ms. Gosset holds a BSEE from ISEP (Paris, France); MS in Telecommunications (Boulder, CO); MBA (University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN).


Meeting Site: California Lutheran University Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center,
Second Floor, rooms 253/254, 130 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, CA.
Meetings are free, and open to the public
Dinner: Available at 6 p.m. for $12 payable at the door, no RSVP needed.
Parking: Parking is free outside of the Gilbert Sports Center
Contact: Steve Johnson, sfjohnso@ieee.org
Our Sponsors: California Lutheran UniversityIEEE EMB SocietyThe Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern CaliforniaIEEE Buenaventura SectionAmgen FoundationAmeriprise Financial Services, Inc., D. F. Rick Speidel, Financial AdvisorMicroJoining SolutionsWabash Power