Dos and don'ts of preclinical medical device development-James Swick, PhD-04/10/2012 - 6:00pm

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Dos and don'ts of preclinical medical device development
Event Date: 
04/10/2012 - 6:00pm
Event Location: 
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
James Swick, PhD
Event Speaker Title: 
Chief Scientific Officer
Event Speaker Company: 
LifeScience PLUS
Event Speaker Bio: 

James Swick, PhD is currently Chief Scientific Officer at LifeScience PLUS in Mountain View, CA, as well as, providing consulting services to several medical device companies. Prior to joining the company he was the founder and Chief Scientific Officer at LyChron, LLC. LyChron is a privately held in vivo studies laboratory located in Mountain View, CA. Open since September 2000, the lab had developed relationships with more than 300 medical devices companies and quickly became one of the preeminent research centers in the US. LyChron's focus was to assist medical device companies in the development of cutting edge technologies and enhance the science of medicine. Dr. Swick is currently on the faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine lecturing in the Biodesign and Innovation Fellowship Program and has more than 30 years experience as a preclinical and clinical investigator in academia and industry. He has been on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, UCSF, and the University of Arizona Medical School in the departments of neurosurgery, physiology, and ophthalmology. He has also consulted for companies, which are considered pioneers in the medical device industry. Prior to starting LyChron, Dr. Swick was Senior Clinical Scientist at Berkeley Antibody Company in their in vivo studies division. He also has authored and co-authored many papers, which have appeared in various peer review journals. He attended the University of California at Berkeley where he received a BS degree in Molecular Biology and Baylor College of Medicine receiving a PhD in Neurophysiology. This was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine’s Cullen Eye Institute.

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