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The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology provides the opportunity to stay informed about developments in technology and medicine associated with all types of biomedical engineering.

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Summary: EMBS Meeting
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:30pm
Room M-106, Stanford University Medical School

Title: Dialysis. Anywhere, Anytime, Anyone. An under the covers look at the development, architecture and market of the next generation kidney dialysis system and its possible application in natural disasters such as post Maria Puerto Rico.
Speaker: Steve Miller
Outset Medical

Abstract Summary:
This talk will highlight the development of the next generation hemodialysis system starting from a PhD project to the doorway of a $30 Billion market and into the world of natural disasters. The technology employed will be discussed as well as the key events that guided Outset Medical to pivot from the home hemodialysis market to the clinical, hospital, skilled nursing faculties and beyond. While startups are common in the Silicon Valley, revolutionizing an entire market space is rare. The technology that started as a Phd project and developed for one small market has allowed the Tablo to enter into much larger stagnant markets silently waiting for a new approach.

Biography Summary:
Steve holds a BS in Cybernetics from UCLA. He has been on the forefront of medical device technology for 32 years with technologies covering the first Implantable Defibrillator, DNA/Protein Synthesizers, Electron Beam Accelerators, TOF Mass Spectrometers, Micro Infusion pumps, Microwave Ablation generators, Cytometers and Hemodialysis equipment. Steve's focus is analog, digital and electro-mechanical engineering, EMC compliance, regulatory compliance, and risk management.

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Bio2device Group Meeting
The Bio2Device Group (B2DG) is a premier organization dedicated to all professionals in the Life Sciences industry within the San Francisco Bay Area. Membership is free and open to anyone in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, Diagnostics, Healthcare, Life Science Tools, and Laboratory Service industries.

The Bio2Device Group's events provide the latest industry information through weekly educational programs and face-to-face interactive opportunities to build and maintain a career network. The educational talks are designed to help members keep up to date, continue to grow in their field, as well as explore other industry sectors and corporate functions.

More details are here.

SF Bay Area Biomedical Engineering Society Quarterly Meetings
The Mission of the BMES is to build and support the biomedical engineering community, locally, nationally and internationally, with activities designed to communicate recent advances, discoveries, and inventions; promote education and professional development; and integrate the perspectives of the academic, medical, governmental, and business sectors.

For more information, contact Denise Forkey, Co-Founder and President, (650) 799-9258 or

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