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Fall 2010 Symposium: “Where do we go from here? The path from prototype to product”

October 19, 2010, 9AM-5:30PM

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel MD


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bob Fischell


Physicist, inventor, and holder of more than
200 U.S. and foreign medical patents


Gary O’Brien (Bosch)
Ravikiran Attota (NIST)
Brian Russell (Zephyr Technology)
Don Devoe (University of Maryland)
Jeff Banker (Midwest Microdevices)

Panel Discussions:

Subhas Malghan, Deputy Director, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, CDRH, Food and Drug Administration

How do we cross regulatory hurdles?


David Walker, Partner, Barceló, Harrison & Walker, LLP

How do we protect our IP


Richard Smerbeck, Business Acceleration Manager, Dawnbreaker, Inc.

How do we write a commercialization plan?


Amita Skula, Principal, NEA

How do I attract venture investments?


Todd Merchak, Program Specialist, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH

How do I get SBIR funding?

Submit a Poster (Session closed 10/7/2010)



PROGRAM (coming soon)

The Micro/Nano Alliance’s eleventh annual Special Topics Symposium will explore the commercialization of micro- and nano-technology and microsystems research. The symposium is intended for anyone interested in exploring how a research program might be better aligned with current market and customer needs, is interested in developing, marketing and transitioning a current technology, or wants to learn how to foster and nurture innovation for commercial adoption.

The symposium will bring together researchers and technologists, commercialization and tech transfer professionals, entrepreneurs and investors, working on or interested in commercializing miniaturization technology. The meeting will be both retrospective and prospective, including past commercialization success stories along with a look at how current cutting edge micro/nano technologies can be developed to find a role in the marketplace.