Josh Makower and Robert Knight to Keynote 2019 Neurotech Leaders Forum in San Francisco
Neurotech Reports, the publisher of this newsletter, reported that Josh Makower, general partner at VC firm New Enterprise Associates, will keynote on the first day of 2019 Neurotech Leaders Forum in San Francisco, November 4-5. Makower is cofounder of the Stanford Byers Biodesign Center and also founder and executive chairman of ExploraMed, a medical device incubator that has created eight companies over the past 20 years.
Robert Knight, professor of psychology and neuroscience and director emeritus of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley, will deliver the keynote on the second day of the event. Knight is the recipient of the Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for distinguished contributions to neurological research. He is also the chief science advisor of Neurofocus Inc., the consumer neurotech spinoff company acquired by market research firm Nielsen.
The agenda for this year’s event includes panel discussions on a number of topics, including sessions devoted to clinical trials, securing funding, the new competitive landscape in neuromodulation, closed-loop stimulation, and neurorehabilitation. New this year is an editorial roundtable feature NBR editors James Cavuoto, Jennifer French, Jeremy Koff, and Margot Puerta, who will each offer their perspectives on issues confronting the industry.
As in years past, this year’s event will feature presentations from several promising startup and early-stage neurotechnology firms. Among the companies presenting this year are Evoke Neuroscience, Neural Dynamics Technologies, Aldans Health, Spark Biomedical, Thermaquil, Humm, Neuraura, CareWear, Rune Labs, Neural Signals, Neuroelectrics, Saluda Medical, Nia Therapeutics, and BIOS.
The Platinum Sponsor at this year’s event is Cirtec Medical. Micro Systems Technology is the Gold Sponsor. Maynard Cooper and Integer are Silver Sponsors, and RBrooks Group, Senso Medical, and the Cleveland FES Center are Bronze Sponsors. For more information on attending or sponsoring, contact Neurotech Reports at 415 546 1259.