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IMC OC-SoCal Technology SIG, September 24, 2013
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Launching Successful Biomed & Pharmaceutical Business

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
6:00-8:00 PM
Where: Beckman Laser Institute (BLI)
1002 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, California  92612
United States
Contact: Curt Deckert, CMC Phd

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IMC Orange County
Please join us for the Orange County Chapter
Technology SIG
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Location: Beckman Laser Institute (BLI), 1002 Health Sciences Road, Irvine, CA 92612

Please RSVP to:
Curt Deckert, CMC, PhD
Chair, IMC Technology SIG

Launching Successful Biomed
& Pharmaceutical Business

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Beckman Laser Institute (BLI),
1002 Health Sciences Road, Irvine, CA 92612

Food and beverages will be served

Parking is free in 10 patient spaces if available. Paid parking ($2/hr at a kiosk off the Health Sciences Rd turnoff to the left) will be refunded by OC IMC.

Join the OC IMC Tech SIG on September 24 at the Beckman Laser Institute (BLI) in Irvine as Bruce Tromberg, PhD (Director of Beckman Laser Institute) and David Cuccia, PhD (CEO and CTO of Modulated Imaging, Inc.) discuss the launching of successful Biomed and Pharmaceutical business in the increasingly complex field of medical devices. Topics will include:

● Motivation, input, & requirements for projects
● Advantages of BLI product development
● FDA and other compliance issues
● Patents and intellectual property issues
● Funding issues
● Potential needs for outside consulting
● Tour of facilities
● Q&A and discussion

The Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (BLI) was established in 1982 by Drs Arnold O. Beckman and Michael W. Berns as an interdisciplinary center for the development and application of optical technologies in biology and medicine. BLI opened its doors in June of 1986 and has grown to include 20 faculty and approximately 150 staff, students, and research fellows on multiple campuses. Because the local BLI also houses a medical clinic, it is unique by being able to moves basic technologies rapidly from "benchtop to bedside."

Dr. Tromberg, Director of Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic

Dr. Tromberg, PhD, Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, is also a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery, and former editor-in-chief of "The Journal of Biomedical Optics". He received his BA in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University and MS and PhD degrees in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee, where he was a US Department of Energy Fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has more than 300 publications and 10 patents in Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics, plus many awards.

David Cuccia, CTO and CEO of Modulated Imaging, Inc.

David Cuccia, PhD, is CTO and CEO of Modulated Imaging, Inc, founded in 2005, which is developing a non-invasive tissue imaging system for surgical guidance and wound care. He developed the underlying technology (spatial frequency domain imaging, or SFDI) as the subject of his PhD dissertation in the Biomedical Engineering department at UCI. He has raised approximately $6.5M in SBIR/STTR grants and contracts in collaboration with UCI faculty, to bring the technology to market. He is a co-inventor of the SFDI technique with four awarded patents, and a co-author of over 40 SFDI-related publications.


  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.: Light dinner and refreshments.
  • 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.: Presentation on outsourcing medical product design and R&D.
  • 7:00-7:30 p.m.: Tour and discussion of facilities and capabilities.
  • 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.: Q&A and strategy discussion with consultants including marketing, pricing of services, strategic selection of partners, selection projects, consulting needs, and funding of Beckman Laser Institute Startup Companies

About IMC OC and IMC OC Tech SIG

IMC OC is the Orange County Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC USA), the national accrediting organization for management consultants. In addition to providing a wide range of benefits to management consultants, IMC awards the prestigious CMC (Certified Management Consultant) certification mark.

IMC Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are designed for IMC members, but non-members are welcome to this meeting. Please join us and be prepared to share your insights.


All are welcome, not just IMC members. Your RSVP is essential since space is limited and we need to order food and drinks.  A light dinner and refreshments will be served at the beginning of the meeting. The charge (payable at the door) will be $10 for members and $15 for non-members

Please RSVP to Curt Deckert, CMC, PhD, Chair, IMC Technology SIG. 714-639-0746,

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