As of 12/2/09

10th Anniversary Celebration Event
Tuesday evening, November 30 – Maneeley’s Banquet & Conference Center, South Windsor, CT
Early confirmed sponsors: Hartford Hospital; Trinity College;
Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center Foundation
Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Contact BEACON for details: 1-877-723-2266

4:30-6:00 pm – Meet & Greet networking event for those attending dinner.
6:00-8:00 pm – Celebration Dinner with presentation of the BEACON Medical Technology Award and Keynote Speaker Larry V. McIntire, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.

BEACON’s 10th Anniversary Celebration is open to the public. Click here for more information.

Click here to view our Birthday Card!

2010 Events

JANUARY 27 - SEMINAR – “Smart Implants” presented by Jim Ohneck, Director of Sales and Marketing, Valtronic Technologies USA, Inc., Solon, OH. Learn what a smart implant is, how they work, the challenges of manufacturing them and successful examples already in use. Seminar will be held in Patterson Auditorium at UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT beginning with a networking reception at 5:30pm. Free to attend.
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MARCH 23 – New funding opportunities (federal grants) at NIH through NIBIB (National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering) presented by William Heetderks, MD, PhD, Director of Extramural Science Programs, NIH, Bethesda, MD. Event will be held at University of Connecticut Storrs. Exact location and time to be announced. Free to attend. Specifically directed for academics and small business researchers.
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APRIL 14 - “Tri-State Get Together” sponsored by BEACON, New Hampshire Bio/Medical Council and Medical Development Group (MDG) in Massachusetts - networking and panel presentation on “hottest” new technology in each state. Event will be held at UMASS Medical Center, Worcester, MA. Beginning with cocktail reception at 4:00pm, panel will start at 5:30pm. Minimal cost to attend.
APRIL 20-22 – Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) National Conference held at the Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT – BEACON is a sponsor and will have a booth. Registration cost to attend conference. Register at: www.sbirnational.com
APRIL 28 - SEMINAR - “Regenerative Medicine” presented by Dr. Koudy Williams, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, North Carolina. Event will be held at Hospital of Special Care, New Britain, CT beginning with a networking reception at 5:00pm. Free to attend. This event is sponsored by Pfizer.
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JUNE 16 - SPECIAL POLICY SEMINAR: Impact of Federal Healthcare Reform on the Medical Device Industry.
Event will be held at UBS Financial Services, One State Street, 16th Floor, Hartford, CT. Presentation 3:00 - 5:00pm. Free to attend.
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SEPTEMBER 15 – SEMINAR - “Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2010” presented by James Beaty, Signal Analysis Team Lead, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD. Event will be held at the Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, CT. It will begin with a networking reception at 5:00pm, followed by talk in the 3D Science Theater and possible tour of the facility when the event is concluded. Co-sponsored with the Connecticut Science Center. More details to follow. Free to attend.
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Organized and presented by BEACON

February 19 - “Improving Healthcare Outcomes & Reducing Costs through Medical Automation”
Presented by Martin Sklar, President, Automated Medical Instruments
Location: Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, CT

Learn how technology can help solve problems of the more complex, skyrocketing costs for healthcare through IT from point-of- care through all venues, surgical robotics, sensing and data collection.
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April 8 - “Nanotherapeutics in Humans – A Survey”
Presented by Dr. Raj Bawa, Adjunct Associate Professor at RPI, Troy, NY & President, Bawa Biotechnology Consulting LLC, Ashburn, VA
Location: Western New England College, Sleith 100, Springfield, MA

With patent expirations on numerous “blockbuster” drugs on the rise, pharmaceutical companies are searching
for new competitive business strategies. Nanotherapeutics offer potential solutions. Find out why.
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June 18 - “Physiological Genomics and Personalized Medicine”
Presented by Dr. Gualberto Ruaño, President, Genomas, Inc.
Location: Baystate Hospital, Chestnut Hall Rooms 1A & 1B, Springfield, MA

A revolution in our understanding of human health and disease has been launched by the sequencing of a prototypical human genome. Physiogenomic applications and case studies of DNA-Guided medicine for clinical neuroscience, cardiovascular medicine and diabetes management will be presented in detail.
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September 22 - “Regenerative Engineering: New Avenues for Tissue Repair”
Presented by Yusuf Khan, PhD, Asst. Prof. New England Musculoskeletal Institute and Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery at UConn Health Center
Location: Low Learning Center, UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT

Regenerative engineering combines tissue engineering, stem cell biology, developmental biology and cues from materials science. Prospects for the future of this new science will be explored.
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October 20 - “Modeling & Simulation to Integrate and Build Knowledge in Development of Drugs, Biologics and Devices: Overview and Case Studies”
Organized by Marc Gastonguay, PhD, President & CEO, Metrum Research Group
Location: UConn Storrs, Thomas Dodd Center

This seminar will be to provide an understanding of current uses and future potential of quantitative modeling and simulation in drug, biologic and device development with illustrations from specific examples ranging from more physiologically complex systems biology models to more empirical statistical models for trial design.
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November 3 - Panel Presentation
“Forecast for the Next Decade of the Medical Device Industry”
Presented by an industry panel of experts
Location: Northeast Utilities Auditorium, Berlin, CT

Join in a lively discussion about the next decade for the medical device industry as corporate executives share insights in to what their companies are planning and how investments in this industry are vital to its continued growth.
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Past Events

February 7 – Biomedical Engineering Career Fair at UCONN – Interested companies may have a FREE booth and are enthusiastically encouraged to attend! Details are at: http://www.bme.uconn.edu/stusocs/CareerFair.html
February 19 – EConference on “In-Vitro Diagnostics” - interactive seminar run by Clinical Device Group and sponsored by BEACON that allows participants to communicate directly with FDA specialists via their computer. For full details to participate, please go to: www.clinicaldevice.com
March 4 - “Survival Guide for Precision Manufacturers”
A Workforce Development Challenge. With so many older workers retiring, Connecticut precision manufacturers are having a difficult time finding qualified replacements. For full details, click here.
April 16 – BEACON seminar entitled The Medical Device Market in the European Union (EU) – joint event being organized and sponsored by BEACON, CT Department of Economic & Community Development and the US Department of Commerce with speakers from the EU and Washington, DC. To be held at CREC, 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT. For full details, click here.
May 29 – Second BEACON Member Meet & Greet cocktail event hosted by and held at Hartford Hospital. 5:00 – 7:00pm


2007 Seminars

Facing the Challenge: Building Workforce Capacity
in the Precision Manufacturing Industry

The Cost Problem Associated with Healthcare:
One Solution

Meet the Author: Dr. Jay McIsaac
Hospital Preparation for Bioterror: A Medical and
Biomedical Systems Approach (Biomedical Engineering)

2006 Seminars