Los Angeles: Entrepreneurship and Commercialization workshop during CMIT, UCLA, 2019 🗓 🗺

Scheduled Event
404 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 Map

3DHEALS is proud to present the entrepreneur section during the week-long annual UCLA CMIT Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medicine, Emerging Frontiers and Applications (July 11th, 2019). This two-hour segment of the event is free and open to the public, but attendees must register for the CMIT event to attend the other section of the week-long workshop.


3:30-4:30 PM Entrepreneurship, Technology Transfer, Commercialization, and Funding in Biomedical Engineering

Speaker 1 – Chandler Robinson (MonoPartx)

Speaker 2 Gurdane Bhutani (FundRx)

Speaker 3 Mike Kijewski (MedCrypt)

Speaker 4 Jasson Crockett (City of Los Angeles)

Speaker 5 Evan Tsang (Leap Biomed)

4:30-5:30 PM 3DHEALS Pitch Competition

5:30-7:00 PM Pitch winner announcement; networking

UCLA Micro- and Nanotechnology for Medicine Workshop: New Frontiers and Applications

About the Speakers:

Chandler Robinson

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MonoPartx


Chandler D. Robinson, MD MBA MSc Co-Founder, and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Robinson, in 2010, co-founded and was CEO of Tactic Pharma. He helped lead Tactic through a successful sale of its lead compound. His passion is leveraging his interests in medicine, science, and finance to help bring new therapeutics to patients. The compound Dr. Robinson researched at Northwestern University as an undergraduate, and published on in Science, is currently entering a Phase III clinical trial for Wilson Disease. Among his previous experiences, Dr. Robinson in 2008 worked at Onyx Pharmaceuticals in their Nexavar marketing division, from 2008-2009 as a co-manager of a healthcare clinic in San Jose CA, from 2004 to present as Founder and President of undergraduate research focused non-profit, and from 2006 to 2007 at Bear Stearns investment bank. He was previously on the board of Wilson Therapeutics and is currently on the board of Northwestern University’s Chemistry of Life Processes Institute. Dr. Robinson graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University, earned a master’s degree in International Health Policy and Health Economics from the London School of Economics on a Fulbright Scholarship, an MBA from Cambridge University on a Gates Scholarship, and an MD from Stanford University.

Mike Kijewski (MedCrypt)

CEO and co-founder of MedCrypt


Mike Kijewski is the CEO and co-founder of MedCrypt, a technology startup focused on helping medical device manufacturers secure their devices against malicious hacking. Mike was previously the founder of Gamma Basics, a software company focused on building web-based technologies for use in radiation oncology. Gamma Basics was acquired by Varian Medical Systems in 2013. Mike holds a bachelors in physics from the West Chester University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Medical Physics from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Gurdane Bhutani

Managing Partner, FundRx


Gurdane Bhutani is a founder and partner at FundRx, a health and life sciences-focused venture capital firm. Previously, Gurdane was at Bain & Company, focusing on clients across the private equity and technology sectors. Prior to Bain, Gurdane worked in the public finance group at Morgan Stanley and at StartUpHealth. He instructs a course on healthcare venture finance at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine and is a Guest Lecturer in the Healthcare Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.  Gurdane holds degrees in Computer Science, Public Policy, and Economics from Duke University, where he was an Angier B. Duke Scholar. He also attended the University of Oxford as a Lord Rothermere Scholar and is a Kauffman Fellow. 

Jasson Crockett

Manager, Economic Policy, City of Los Angeles


Jasson Crockett joined Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development in 2016, where he oversees the City’s Department of Cannabis Regulation and manages policy and business development in the life science and healthcare sectors, sports, and tax policy.  Jasson works to connect companies of all sizes to resources within City Hall to enable their growth in the City of LA, and develop a more connected ecosystem wherein companies can thrive. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Jasson worked with a national consulting firm, specializing in strategic financial management consulting for nonprofit organizations.  Additionally, Jasson has experience as a teacher and case manager for a nonprofit organization located in South-Los Angeles and worked for a short stint with a mid-cap asset management firm.  Jasson holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University where he majored in Finance and Management.  

Evan Tsang


Evan Tsang is currently Vice President of Business Development at Leap Biomed, a contract engineering and manufacturing firm specializing in bringing novel medical device technologies to market. After 18 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility managing engineering, manufacturing, quality, and R&D at large and small companies, he joined Leap Biomed in May of 2018 to help renew and sharpen its focus on the biomedical market. Regardless of the role, industry, or company size, Evan brings a market- and customer- focused approach to his work, continuing with this approach into Business Development. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Caltech and an MS in systems/industrial engineering from Oakland University (MI) and believes that the best approach to earning business is to be a help in customers’ journeys to develop the product that people want to buy.

Moderator: Jenny Chen, M.D.

Founder/CEO, 3DHEALS

Jenny Chen/ 3D Heals

Jenny is trained as a neuroradiologist, founder/CEO of 3DHEALS, a company focusing on curating healthcare 3D printing ecosystem. Her main interests include medical education, 3D printing in the healthcare sector, and artificial intelligence. She also believes and invests in early-stage startups in the same space with a vision of a highly decentralized and personalized healthcare delivery system. She is also a current adjunct clinical faculty in the radiology department at Stanford Healthcare.

Pitching Startups


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Qualification: Early-stage pre-seed, seed, series A companies working on biotechnology, pharma, medical device, and healthcare 3D printing/bioprinting products.

Related Conference:

Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medicine: Emerging Frontiers and Applications Workshop 2019

Date: July 8-12, 2019

Location: UCLA Mong Auditorium,  404 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Register for the whole event: http://mnm.tissueeng.net/
When: Date: July 11, 2019

Time: From 1-5pm

Location: UCLA Mong Auditorium,  404 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

The Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics at the California NanoSystems Institute in Los Angeles

Sponsor Info available upon request: Info@3dheals.com

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