Join colleagues in the Health/Bio/MedTech industry to network and learn about RI’s life science community. MedMates After Hours features a short program and lots of networking so you can share great ideas and challenges with like-minded folks from the community.
Precision medicine is changing our ability to treat cancer patients and offer extended life times. Yet cancer still accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths in the US. Further, more than 1.6 M new cancer diagnoses occur each year. Understanding tumor cell “heterogeneity” – the unique molecular footprints that underlie individual cases – remains a fundamental problem to address. Medley Genomics, a start-up out of Brown University, has developed a platform for diagnosing, optimizing and monitoring treatment for patients with cancer based on defining this cellular heterogeneity.
Join us for an informative and engaging discussion with Patrice Milos, PhD, Medley’s cofounder and CEO. Dr. Milos will share her experience starting up a life science company here in Providence. She’ll discuss the overarching strategy for Medley, her path to funding the company, as well as the company’s approach to developing partnerships with pharmaceutical companies and academic medical centers to further advance cancer research and treatment.
A one-year-old company that is developing an easy to use liquid cleaner and applicator for removing bacterial contamination of prostheses was named the top winner in the 2017 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition. BI Medical, led by James Wagner, JD, CEO, took home the winnings for both the top and MedTech Awards, totaling $93,900 – $15,000 in cash and $53,900 in professional and consulting services as the MedTech Award winner, plus a $25,000 bonus cash award.
Wagner said the synthetic prosthetic liner cleaner his company has developed will allow him to succeed in a growing market that lacks an easy to use, long lasting solution to the problem he identified.
Jim will share more about his experience winning the Business Plan Competition and building his company in RI.