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Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) Program

The Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) program is an initiative to bring engineers and clinicians together to develop innovative technologies that can be applied to solving challenging problems in medical care.

San Diego Software Industry Council

Formed in 1994, the San Diego Software Industry Council is building a future for the region's high tech industry. Our members enjoy exceptional networking and educational opportunities, critical workforce development programs and valuable company benefits. Whether you are a start-up, established industry leader or a provider of services to the industry, your company will benefit from a SDSIC membership.

San Diego Science Festival

"The San Diego Science Festival (SDSF) is a collaboration of more than 125 leading science organizations including the San Diego Science Alliance, CONNECT, BIOCOM, N.D.I.A., and other key local organizations and media partners - and is organized by community members and the University of California, San Diego. The mission of the Festival is to draw on the strengths of San Diego’s corporate and organizational diversity across STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) industries in order to advance the local and National economy by building a pipeline of future scientists. Many of San Diego’s school districts have also partnered with the Festival, such as San Diego Unified School District, Poway Unified School District, Oceanside School District, San Dieguito Union High School District, Grossmont Union High School District, and Sweetwater Union High School District, to name a few. Comprised of year-round K-12 educational programming and a condensed, 8-day “Festival Week” of science related activities in the spring, we will soon announce dates and details for SDSF 2010. We’re looking forward to another outpouring of community involvement and support in 2010."

San Diego Science Alliance

San Diego Science Alliance is the catalyst for improving K-12 science education in San Diego County. We deliver quality experiential programs, build bridges between the region’s diverse business, education and scientific research communities, and foster public/private partnerships to increase science literacy.

San Diego Renewable Energy Society

"San Diego Renewable Energy Society, Inc., a nonprofit membership organization, is the San Diego County regional chapter of the American Solar Energy Society. The organization is dedicated to increasing the intelligent use of renewable and sustainable energy technologies in San Diego County. -Educate the public about the near and long-term applications and benefits of renewable energy, conservation and energy efficiency. -Provide expertise for public and government institutions regarding sustainable, renewable and non-polluting energy resources and projects -Develop networking opportunities for solar educators, researchers, advocates and business people -Support legislative initiatives for alternative energy technologies Active SDRES members will be encouraged and supported to develop and create new technology and applications for alternate energy."

San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange

The SDEE was founded by local San Diego entrepreneurs in order to provide a voice for the early stage technology startup, to encourage new entrepreneurs, and to sponsor networking and educational events to help develop the skills necessary to bring funding and business to the San Diego area.

University Advancement

As a leading research university and academic powerhouse, UC San Diego is an agent of change, spurring innovation and economic growth that addresses local, national and global challenges. For fiscal year 2013-14, a total of 29,741 donors helped to continue this legacy of achievement, raising $148.3 million in private support.

Strategic Energy Initiatives: Byron Washom

Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives

Stem Cells on the Mesa

Each year the La Jolla Torrey Pines Mesa region, a powerhouse of stem cell research, host the Stem Cells on the Mesa Meeting. With this region leading California in grants and funding from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, this event draws researchers and decision makers from the entire nation.Hosted by the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine and managed by CONNECT and in partnership with The Science Network, this exclusive, invitation-only, one-day symposium draws together San Diego’s pioneers responsible for advancing research towards discovering cures for debilitating diseases or injuries. It attracts cutting-edge scientists, life sciences business executives, and government officials. The aim is to explore the imminent scientific, ethical and business challenges facing stem cell research today. The program is designed around panel discussions that explore topics ranging from basic science and technologies to regulatory considerations.

Skaggs: Williams Ettouati, Kathryn Nguyen

Williams Ettouati: Director of Industry Relations and Development Kathryn Nguyen: Director of Development and Global Alliances

JSOE: Anne O’Donnell

Directs Jacobs School corporate engagements and prime industry contact for Agile Centers of Excellence that are highly responsive to industry needs for innovation across disciplines.

JSOE, Corporate Affiliate Program: Cody Noghera

Directs Industry Relations Strategies to drive partnership offerings of the Corporate Affiliates Program in support of significant talent and research engagement with Faculty, Departments, Centers, and Institutes related to the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego.

International Outreach: Miwako Waga

Miwako Waga is the Director of International Outreach in the Office of Research Affairs at UC San Diego

Biological Sciences: Cyndy Stalmaster

Director of Industry Engagement, Life Sciences. Cyndy oversees the comprehensive industry engagement programs and activities for the Division of Biological Sciences.

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering – San Diego Chapter

The San Diego Chapter was founded in 1993 and consists of biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturers, architects/engineers, construction firms, government agencies, universities, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers. Individual functions within these companies include production/manufacturing, project/facility maintenance engineering, QA/QC, process development, microbiology, regulatory affairs, training, materials management, purchasing, and corporate and product management. ISPE provides tremendous value through various products and services that include on-going education and training programs, the ability to stay current on the latest industry trends on a worldwide basis, working with the FDA to develop Baseline® Pharmaceutical Engineering Guides, articles, career opportunities activities and ISPE Discussion Forum Groups.


Ideator is where you can go from idea to business plan to launch. Create private or public circles depending on how you want to share, protect, and secure your concept. Collaborate with your own team or our trusted advisors. Bring your idea to life.

Xconomy Forum

Xconomy is dedicated to providing business and technology leaders with timely, insightful, close-to-the-scene information about the local personalities, companies, and technological trends that best exemplify today’s high-tech economy.

Women in Bioscience

The Women of Bioscience organization was formed in 1997 to promote a collegial environment and facilitate networking amongst the women employed in the San Diego biomedical sciences community. The events are open to any women members of our biomedical community (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics).

VR Meetups

The San Diego Virtual Reality Meetup is open to anyone interested in virtual reality and augmented reality. Come join us whether you are a designer, developer, hacker, futurist, gamer, researcher, artist, entrepreneur, or investor. A suite of new low cost technology is causing a resurgence of interest in the field. Its impact on all facets of society could be significant. Let’s explore the emerging field together. Meetings will include short talks from leaders in the field, hands-on technology demos, and discussions about potential applications and social implications of VR.

La Jolla Cove Research Center

Chemistry, biology, and incubator labs

Impact Hub

Impact Hubs are where change goes to work. Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community center, we offer our members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact. We believe a better world evolves through the combined accomplishments of creative, committed and compassionate individuals focused on a common purpose. Joining our diverse community of members and collaborators will inspire, connect, and enable you to develop your best work every step of the way.

Von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center

The Center provides commercialization support to bridge the gap between exciting laboratory discoveries and products that address market needs.

Qualcomm Institute

"Qualcomm Institute is taking ideas beyond theory into practice, accelerating innovation and shortening the time to product development and job creation. Where the university traditionally has focused on education and research, Qualcomm Institute extends that focus to include development and deployment of prototype infrastructure for testing new solutions in a real-world context."

Institute for the Global Entrepreneur

The Institute for the Global Entrepreneur encompasses education and training programs, mentoring, and strategic partnerships, all working toward a common goal: preparing engineers and MBA students to become change makers, technical leaders, and entrepreneurs who drive innovation within organizations both large and small. The Institute is a collaboration between the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering and Rady School of Management and is dedicated to training global engineering leaders and translating university discoveries to the marketplace.


Helping to create and scale great innovation companies through access to the resources that entrepreneurs & growing companies need most.

OIC Office Hours

Meet with an OIC Licensing Officer.

GPS – Japan Forum for Innovation & Technology

The Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology (JFIT) offers a gateway between Japan and San Diego. We connect scholars, policymakers and business people, by facilitating meetings, cooperation and joint initiatives. We are based at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS).

Research Experience & Applied Learning (REAL)

The Research Experience & Applied Learning (REAL) Portal offers research, internship, international, service learning, entrepreneurial, leadership, and other co-curricular opportunities that help students build real-world skills by applying knowledge gained in the classroom.

Institute of Engineering in Medicine

"The Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) has over 130 outstanding faculty from UCSD’s Schools of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Jacobs School of Engineering, all sharing the objective of translating creative ideas into clinical medicine and novel products that will transform patient care and improve the health and well-being."

Information Theory and Applications Center

"The Information Theory and Applications Center is dedicated to the study of information theory fundamentals and their relations to communications, computer- and life-sciences, finance, statistics, and related disciplines. The center supports both original research and educational activities in these areas."

Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics

"The Center’s mission is to maintain the highest international academic profile of UC San Diego’s control program, serve as a catalyst for interaction with industry and federal research sponsors, foster collaborations with researchers from other fields, and recruit outstanding undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in control systems to UCSD."

Charles Lee Powell Structural Research Laboratories

The Charles Lee Powell Laboratories at UCSD are multiple-location, multi-million-dollar facilities dedicated to research at the materials-, component-, assembly-, and systems-levels.

Center for Wireless Communications

The Center's goals include the definition and pursuit of a cutting-edge program of precompetitive, multidisciplinary research focused on wireless access systems, technologies, and applications; the creation of a relevant base of new knowledge with high commercial impact potential; and the production of graduates at all degree levels to meet industrial human resources needs.

Center for Networked Systems

"Our Mission: To bring together leading faculty, students, and companies to investigate the most challenging, interesting, and important problems in computer networks, and to train our students to continue their leadership throughout their careers."

Center for Magnetic Recording Research

CMRR was established at UC San Diego in 1983 to advance the state-of-the-art in information storage technology and to produce highly trained graduate students and postdoctoral professionals for the data storage industry.

Center For Energy Research

The Center for Energy Research creates solutions to the growing challenges of energy supply and utilization in our society.

Contextual Robotics Institute

"UC San Diego is advancing and integrating many of the core research areas that will converge in the development of useful robotics systems."

CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials & Systems

"We revolutionize the design, testing and manufacturing of materials and systems for extreme environments."

CHO Systems Biology Center

"The CHO Systems Biology Center is uniquely positioned – and driven – to develop new resources and techniques that empower the biopharmaceutical industry to rationally engineer and optimize CHO cell lines for drug development."

Sustainable Power and Energy Center

"We research and develop higher-performance and lower-cost materials and devices for energy generation, storage and conversion."

Center for Visual Computing

"Revolutionizing the way we capture, image and display the visual world."

Center for Extreme Events Research

"We advance the engineering research essential to protect critical infrastructure and bio-systems from extreme hazardous events."

Center for Wearable Sensors

"We are developing wearable sensor systems with real-time feedback that enable a wide range of new preventive-health, security and fitness applications."

Career Development at the Rady School

Open enrollment programs are career development training courses that help develop and hone skills necessary for leadership and business successes. They boast dynamic content, contextual relevance and specialized offerings in a variety of topics.

UCSD IGM Genomics Center

The mission of the IGM Genomics Center is to provide UCSD researchers, as well as researchers in the greater UC community, high quality standard, cutting-edge, and custom genomics services as well as consultation on experimental design and training/education about genomic methods. We can also provide our services to researchers at other research institutions and to industry.

Employers and Recruiter Services

Port Triton is the centralized online job listing portal accessed by over 20,000 active UC San Diego students and alumni users. Posting jobs exclusively at UC San Diego is free. Post full and part time jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities to the UC San Diego student community. To start posting jobs, register at Port Triton if you haven't already. Through Port Triton, employers and recruiters also have access to registration and information on job fairs, graduate school recruiting events, on-campus interviewing, and more.

Alumni Association

Alumni & Community Engagement works within UC San Diego Advancement to create a proud, loyal, and grateful Triton Family by supporting professional success, delivering profound experiences, and building meaningful and lasting relationships among students, alumni and community partners at home and worldwide.

Qualcomm Institute Innovation Space

This new environment will enable incubation and accelerate collaborative technology creation and transfer. This space will also help foster collaborative creation of intellectual property (IP) involving University of California (UC) and non-UC personnel – thereby extending the prevailing base of engagement built on IP entirely generated by UC personnel and licensed to other parties.

University IP Policies and Guidelines

The following link contains information regarding: UC Patent Policy (6/5/2008) State Oath of Allegiance, Patent Policy, and Patent Acknowledgement Form (UPAY 585) (July 2011) Copyright Ownership Policy (8/19/1992) Copyright Guidelines (7/28/1995) Guidelines on University-Industry Relations (May 1989) Equity Policy (2/16/1996) Conflict of Interest Policy (1998) University Licensing Guidelines (2/1/2012) Inventor Share Policy Distribution of Invention Net Royalties for Research Support Under Patent Policy (1/11/1999) Sample Patent Income Distribution Chart Sample Copyright Income Distribution Chart Guidance for Faculty and Other Academic Employees on Issues Related to Intellectual Property and Consulting (3/3/2003) Ownership of Course Materials (12/11/2003) Guiding Principles Patent Prosecution Options (7/24/12) Innovation Alliances & Services Visit Page

Copyright Notice

This software is Copyright © 2XXX The Regents of the University of California. All Rights Reserved. Permission to copy, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation for educational, research and non-profit purposes, without fee, and without a written agreement is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice, this paragraph and the following three paragraphs appear in all copies. Permission to make commercial use of this software may be obtained by contacting: Office of Innovation and Commercialization 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0910 University of California La Jolla, CA 92093-0910 (858) 534-5815 This software program and documentation are copyrighted by The Regents of the University of California. The software program and documentation are supplied “as is”, without any accompanying services from The Regents. The Regents does not warrant that the operation of the program will be uninterrupted or error-free. The end-user understands that the program was developed for research purposes and is advised not to rely exclusively on the program for any reason. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE AND ITS DOCUMENTATION, EVEN IF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE SOFTWARE PROVIDED HEREUNDER IS ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HAS NO OBLIGATIONS TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS.

UCSD Pre-Professional Student Organizations

Explore the wide variety of pre-professional student organizations currently active at UCSD.

Search for Available Technologies

Find technologies available for licensing from UC San Diego.

Core Facilities

The Office of Research Affairs maintains a listing of current research core facilities that are accessible to UCSD faculty, fellows, staff, students and external companies. Most of these core facilities are set up as recharge cores and many are equipped to accept outside business.

UC Extension

The mission of UC San Diego Extended Studies and Public Programs is to serve the critical lifelong knowledge and skill development needs of individuals, organizations, and the community.

Office of Contract and Grant Administration

OCGA is responsible for the stewardship of sponsored research and research collaborations from government (federal and state), for-profit industry, non-profit, foreign, and University of California sponsors

Moores Cancer Center: Ida Deschaite

Contact: Director of Industry Relations - Ida Deichaite, PhD

NSF I-Corps

The von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center has recently earned the distinguished honor of becoming an NSF I-Corps site and was awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support site activities. As an NSF I-Corps site, the Center will incubate 30 projects a year. Faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, staff, and alumni are encouraged to apply to be part of this exciting program.

UC Extension: Innovation and Integration of Sustainable Practices

Students will examine why and how businesses are addressing environmental and sustainability issues across sectors and industries.

Conflict of Interest Office

The Conflict of Interest (COI) Office provides confidential assistance to faculty, staff, non-senate academics, and postdoctoral trainees to assess situations in which financial or other personal considerations may compromise, or have the appearance of compromising, their actions or judgments in the administration, management, teaching, research or performance of any professional activities at UC San Diego.

Sample University License Agreements

The page contains links to resources that OIC has found helpful in gathering information about specific industries, the business environment, start-ups, venture funding, entrepreneurship, business plans, etc. These sites provide a general view of the complexity and opportunity that awaits your invention.

Open Flow Innovation

The Open Flow Innovation program is a new business-friendly approach to rapidly license technologies to new start-up companies on terms appropriate to the stage of development of these companies. More announcements about this new process will be forthcoming in the near future. If you have need for information now, please e-mail for more information. We want to thank the participants in the Express License program. We look forward to continuing our relationship for many years under the Express Licenses we executed together. Example Agreements: Copyright License  Invention License For more information on our Open Flow Innovation Program, click here.

San Diego Supercomputer Center

"As an Organized Research Unit of UC San Diego, The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is considered a leader in data-intensive computing and cyberinfrastructure, providing resources, services, and expertise to the national research community including industry and academia."

Teaching & Learning Commons

The Teaching + Learning Commons (The Commons) is dedicated to the theory, practice, and scholarship of teaching and learning. Its mission is to advance learning by creating a campus-wide culture of engaged teaching and learning.

Core Bio Services

Core Bio Services offers high-quality products and vendor services, featuring online ordering with competitive prices and free delivery to UCSD departments and affiliates.

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)

A legal contract that establishes terms, conditions and a record of a transfer of tangible research materials between the owner and a recipient for research purposes. Required for material coming into and going out of UCSD  

J. Craig Venter Institute

With more than 250 scientists and staff, more than 250,000 square feet of laboratory space, and locations in Rockville, Maryland and La Jolla, California, the new JCVI is a world leader in genomic research.

sandiego.js (Javascript User Group)

The premier San Diego user group based around the web platform. Join us to hear about the state of the art in web development around JavaScript, hack on open source projects, or learn from some of the best in the community.


The vision of JLABS is to provide a capital efficient and flexible platform where emerging companies can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare products of tomorrow.


iHive is a shared workspace and incubator program committed to the Internet of Things. iHive delivers business and technical support to early stage companies providing Internet of Things related products and services.

Hera Labs

Hera LABS is a unique business accelerator for aspiring entrepreneurial women. The program provides female start-ups, in all industries, a safe place to test ideas and grow their business.

Health Information Management Systems Society – Southern California Chapter

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

Gunderson Dettmer

Gunderson Dettmer is the only business law firm of its kind—singularly focused on the global venture capital and emerging technology marketplace.

Growth Hackers

GrowthHackers Projects unites your full company to achieve growth results. It's the purpose-built growth collaboration platform.

Graduate Women in Science

Tau Chapter was formed in 1959 and is composed of a diverse membership with students and faculty from University of California San Diego, University of San Diego, San Diego State University, California State University San Marcos, employees of the numerous biotech companies in the area, city and county governmental organizations as well as many retired members.


Based in San Diego and Menlo Park, GoFundMe was launched on May 10, 2010 and has quickly become the World’s #1 fundraising site for personal causes and life-events. Millions of people have raised over $2 Billion in the past 365 days.

MIT Enterprise Forum

The MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego creates education and networking programs, building a community for business leaders, technologists, entrepreneurs, capital and service providers.


NanoTecNexus (formerly known as NanoBioNexus) has grown to be the premier nanotechnology industry organization that showcases the latest nanotechnology research with a special interest in life sciences.

Origin Code Academy

"Our primary focus at Origin is to ensure that students leave our program with the knowledge and necessary skills to start a career as a software developer. We ask companies which skills would be most valuable to their team, which shapes our curriculum."

Biomed Realty

BioMed Realty is the leading provider of real estate solutions to the life science community. BioMed Realty has a proven track record in bringing unmatched expertise to the full range of real estate services – leasing, development, construction, redevelopment, acquisition, financing and property management – to our tenant partners in the United States and United Kingdom.

SD Biotechnology Network

The San Diego Biotechnology Network was founded in September of 2008, addressing the need for more high quality, face to face networking among Biotech professionals in the greater San Diego area. Membership is open to those working at a biotechnology, diagnostics, green technology, medical devices, or pharmaceutical company in the Greater San Diego area.

SD Sport Innovators

San Diego Sport Innovators is a business 501(c)(3) not-for-profit development organization focused on establishing San Diego as the home of the Sport and Active Lifestyle Industry (SAL). SDSI does this through connecting people, executive education, business mentoring and keeping it fun.

San Diego Venture Group

The San Diego Venture Group (SDVG) is a non-profit business organization whose mission is to provide an informal atmosphere that fosters ideas on how to form, fund and build new ventures.

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is dedicated to discovering the fundamental molecular causes of disease and devising the innovative therapies of tomorrow.

SD Tech Coffee Meetup

The San Diego Tech Coffee Meetup is for San Diego region high-tech entrepreneurs looking to "co-work" in a social atmosphere, share what they're working on, and support each others' entrepreneurial efforts.


Sino-American Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA) is a 501(C) (3) nonprofit organization founded in early 2002 by professionals and scholars from local Chinese community in San Diego. We invite all scholars, students and professionals with any origin who are working in, engaged in, or interested in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry to join us as members of SABPA.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is an independent, non-profit, scientific research institute focusing in three main areas: molecular biology and genetics; neurosciences; and plant biology.

Scripps Research Institute

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organizations, stands at the forefront of basic biomedical science, a vital segment of medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life.

TiE – The Indus Entrepreneurs

Fostering entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, education programs, incubating and funding.

TiE South Coast

Fostering entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, education programs, incubating and funding.

Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance

The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) is a special purpose trade organization committed to accelerating the adoption of innovative healthcare technologies to improve health care and support personal health.

Women in Technology International (WITI)

WITI San Diego provides a local forum for women to network with each other, forge connections, share resources and discover opportunities in the technology industry.

Business Development Contacts

Whitaker Center for Biomedical Engineering

The IEM Whitaker Center for Biomedical Engineering (WCBE) was established to foster and enhance interactions between the UC San Diego Bioengineering Department, the IEM, and Industry.

Scripps Genome Center

The Scripps Genome Center, part of the Marine Biology Research Division of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is working to integrate the rapidly expanding world of marine genomics into mainstream marine biology research. We provide guidance, resources and access to cutting-edge bioinformatics tools.

Corporate Affiliates Program

Access the talent and technology of the Jacobs School of Engineering.


With your help, we’re redefining entrepreneurship—shifting it from being a privilege to a right, and to rooting it first in passion and fairness and self-determination. Because every inventive idea should have its shot, and every creative entrepreneur should have their moment.

French BioBeach

French Bio Beach is a San Diego based organization acting as Business Platform and aiming at promoting scientific exchange, networking and partnering between Southern California and European Life Science communities with a focus on France.

A Better Way to Treat Atrial Fibrillation – Sanjiv Narayan and Ruchir Sehra, former clinical researchers at UC San Diego, co-founded Topera, successfully launching an improved medical device for atrial fibrillation ablation.

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Sanjiv Narayan and Ruchir Sehra
Former clinical researchers, Co-Founders of Topera

Facial Emotions through AI – Marian Bartlett, former researcher, co-founded Emotient. The company’s Facial Action Coding Systems [FACS] measures primary emotions like anger, contempt, disgust, fear, joy, sadness and surprise. It can also register positive, negative or neutral response.

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Marian Bartlett
Former Research Scientist, Founder of Emotient

A Blood Test Sans Blood – Joshua Windmiller and Jared Tangney, former graduate students, co-founded Biolinq (fka Electrozyme) to develop skin-applied electrochemical sensors that analyze body fluids to provide actionable health information.

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  • 560 Joshua Windmiller
Jared Tangney and Joshua Windmiller
Former graduate students, Co-Founders of Electrozyme