Posted by Mary Canady March 6th, 2012 .
Organovo is an exciting San Diego biotech company with technology to create human tissue through a technique called 3D bioprinting. The tissue can be used for drug discovery and development, and the company has been included in the MIT Technology Review’s 2012 TR50 list of the world’s most innovative companies. The excitement around Organovo has grown since they recently announced funding and their stock is now publicly traded. You’ll get the chance to hear from CEO Keith Murphy at our March 26th event, he’ll give a presentation titled ‘3D Bioprinting – Delivering Tissue on Demand for Drug Discovery & Development.’
At this event, we will delve into innovation and how it happens. What does it take to make an outstanding product – a game changer? We all have ideas but how does an idea get to be a reality? What are the barriers to innovation? It’s not just time, money and people. It’s even how you think about the problem.
We have two companies that are innovating to success:
Organovo, the featured company, will discuss how they overcame barriers to achieve an industry changing technology that still seems futuristic and impossible – printing tissue.
Invetech, the event sponsor, helps people translate their ideas into products. They will share a few key learnings of how to approach innovation.
We want to hear from the local innovators at this event,
- Do you have an idea but are stuck?
- How have you been successful in innovation?
- What barriers are in your way?
We’re having a contest to see who has the best idea for improving innovation in San Diego. During registration, or on LinkedIn or Twitter (tag with #Invetech), complete this statement: “My innovation idea is ______.” It can be a product idea or a general idea to improve the innovation culture in San Diego. We’ll discuss and vote on the best idea for innovation at the event and the winner will get two free passes to an SDBN event and a $15 gift card to Green Flash Brewery.
Invetech is a contract product development and manufacturing consultancy working with companies worldwide. We provide a range of instrument, medical device and consumables development and manufacturing services that develop break-through products and solve complex automation challenges. With over 200 in-house specialists and experience drawn from over 5,000 projects, we work with medical device, clinical diagnostics, life sciences and drug discovery companies. Operating from locations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, our clients range from start-ups through to multinationals. Our proven design, engineering and manufacturing processes deliver shorter time-to-market, reduced risk, and enhanced product quality.
If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, please contact us.
Who: Biotechnology professionals in the greater San Diego area
What: SDBN March 26th Event with Organovo
When: Monday, March 26th 2012, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Green Flash Tasting Room, 6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92121 (Directions below)
Cost: $25/20 (Academic), dinner provided, beverages for purchase (30 Green Flash beers on tap, soda), complimentary water.
For more information about the event: http://sdbn.org/marchevent
Directions: From the west: From the 805 North or South exit Mira Mesa Blvd, head east for 2.0 miles, the Green Flash Tasting Room will be on the left/north side of the street at Flanders Drive. From the east: From the 15 North or South exit Mira Mesa Blvd, head west for 3.6 miles, the Green Flash Tasting Room will be on the right/north side of the street at Flanders Drive.
Parking: The Green Flash lot holds about 70 cars, so come early and carpool if you’d like to park there. You can also park on the street, but be very mindful that there are some poorly marked ‘no parking’ areas, especially on Sequence where there is a center lane.