Industry Event
Bridging the Gap of Medical Optical Devices: A Panel Discussion on the Coexistence of Productization and Discovery
27 January 2024 • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM PST 
Biomedical engineering research is often on parallel tracks: researchers want to discover new techniques and tools, while industry aims to create viable products and protect their IP. Moreover, optical medical devices are often very specific to the various specialties of medicine. Much could be gained from building synergy between academia, clinical medicine, and industry. This Photonics Focus-sponsored panel will discuss ways to create crosstalk and collaboration between academia, industry, and the many specialties of clinical medicine.


Moderator

Gwen Weerts
 
 
Gwen Weerts
Journals Manager and Editor-in-Chief of Photonics Focus
SPIE (United States)


Panelists


Gabriela Apiou
 
 
Gabriela Apiou
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (United States)

Ileana Hancu
 
 
Ileana Hancu
Program Manager
Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) (United States)

Brian Pogue
 
 
Brian Pogue
Chair
Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)

Jonathan Sorger
 
 
Jonathan Sorger
Vice President of Research
Intuitive (United States)