Head of global research and development at Life Technologies
Co-Founder and CEO, DNAnexus
Medical College of Wisconsin director of research commercialization
Vice President for Corporate Engagement, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Dr. Sanjiv Narayan, UC San Diego professor of medicine and a specialist in electrophysiology, teamed with medical device entrepreneur Ruchir Sehra to found San Diego-based Topera. The startup has created a 3D heart-mapping and analysis workstation is used to more precisely pinpoint the origin of electrical impulses causing heart arrhythmias. Topera has received FDA clearance and attracted nearly $30 million in venture funding. This new diagnostic approach represents a marked improvement over current state-of-the-art technology by reducing hospital re-admissions by about 60 percent. More information and online registration is here.