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Pathways To Partnership

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Purposeful Partnering for Customized Solutions

Pathways to Partnership events are panel discussions aimed at cultivating connections between Northeastern research laboratories and R&D professionals. During these events, Northeastern panelists outline research capabilities and field questions thereby stimulating partnering opportunities for customized solutions.

Recent Event

Microfluidics Consortium – 10

Bringing together experts from across the globe to discuss the state of microfluidics research, recent breakthroughs, current market dynamics, and future opportunities and obstacles.

2 Days | 8 Sessions | 20+ Experts | Global Insight

The result of partnership between the CRI and Centre for Business Innovation

Event Details

June 25 – 26, 2019
Raytheon Amphitheater, Northeastern University

Day 1: 9:00 – 4:30 | Reception: 6 – 9
Day 2: 9:00 – 2:00

Research Panels | Product Demos | Networking | Cocktail Reception | Lab Tours | Venture Pitches

Cocktail Reception

Ravi Kapur

Featured Speaker
Ravi Kapur, Founder & Chief Executive Officer | MicroMedicine

Scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in developing and commercializing nascent technologies from premier academic laboratories. Ravi has co-founded, built, and exited successful, innovative companies and currently co-directs the Innovation Ecosystem at MGH for development of microfluidic platform technologies for clinical medicine.

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Speakers

David Pollard
David Pollard

David Pollard

Head of New Materials & Components, Corporate Research | Sartorius Stedim

David has over 23 years of diverse industrial bioprocess development for a range of therapeutics including novel mAbs, peptides, anti infectives, biocatalysts, and more recently cell therapies. Currently, David is the Head of New Materials & Components in Corporate Research of Sartorius Stedim where he drives the initiative to identify dynamic innovations for next generation technologies, and application fields for life sciences and biopharma. This initiative evaluates and develops new technologies and approaches for transition into the biopharma domain, and focuses heavily upon partnering with external collaborators, including academic institutions, pharma companies, startups, and technology providers.

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Tania Konry
Tania Konry

Tania Konry

Director, Konry Laboratory | Assistant Professor, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

The Konry Laboratory at Northeastern University is focused on developing novel Bio-MEMS approaches to advance point of care diagnostics, cell culture, and drug screening and delivery methods. Tania develops Lab-on-a-Chip devices that integrate several laboratory functions such as real time monitoring of target clinically relevant analyte, proteomics, genomics, cell-cell interactions as well as cell secretion and surface monitoring of single cells on a microchip.

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Phil Spuhler
Phil Spuhler

Phil Spuhler

R&D Engineering Manager, Genomics | Becton Dickinson Bioscience

At Becton Dickinson, Phil is responsible for leading the genomics engineering team and defining the product and commercial roadmap for the design and development of consumables, hardware, and fluidics in BD Genomic’s single-cell RNA-sequencing platforms.

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Edgar Goluch
Edgar Goluch

Edgar Goluch

Director, The Goluch Group | Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Northeastern University

The primary focus of The Goluch Group is the development of detection strategies that are tailored for the micro and nanoscale, with emphasis on biological systems. The Group works at size scales ranging from single molecules to single cells, and applications range from personalized medicine to environmental monitoring. Group expertise includes electrochemistry and fabrication of integrated microfluidic systems.

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Teodor Veres
Teodor Veres

Teodor Veres

Group Leader Functional Nanomaterials | National Research Council Canada

Teodor is the Head of the Bioanalytical Micro-Nano Devices Section in the Life Sciences Division of the National Research Council Canada. He has expertise in the design and fabrication of nanomaterials and their integration in microfluidic systems for applications in clinical and environmental rapid diagnostics as well as for cell and tissue engineering. He currently leads a NRC initiative aimed at the development of polymer-based fabrication of bio-microsystems, and, in particular, lab-on-chip technologies for micro-analytical applications. He holds adjunct professor positions at McGill University and Laval University Medical School, and is also the co-founder and co-director of the joint Health Canada-NRC Reference Centre for Rapid Diagnostic, Regulatory Sciences and Food Safety.

Teodor has coauthored more than 150 papers and 25 patent applications in the field of design, fabrication and testing of polymer-based micro-systems and magnetic nano-carriers and their applications for diagnostics.

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Carol Livermore
Carol Livermore

Carol Livermore

Director, Micro Power and Nanoengineering Laboratory | Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Northeastern University

The Micro Power and Nanoengineering Laboratorycreates and leverages micro technologies to address key challenges in energy, assistive technology, tissue engineering, and microscale vacuum systems. In particular, research focuses on microelectromechanical systems (including MEMS-enabled tactile displays, MEMS energy harvesters, and electrically-actuated, ultra low leak micro valves), energy harvesting architectures that passively adapt to their environment, energy storage in carbon nanotube springs, and the application of MEMS technology and directed assembly to meet the challenges of tissue engineering.

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Peidong Wang

Peidong Wang

Director of Advanced Technology | Thermo Fisher Scientific

As Director of Advanced Technology, Peidong is focused on analytical spectroscopy development of Raman, FTIR, NIR, LIBS, XRF, and other adjacent analytical technologies such as SERS and TXRF. These analytical tools are mainly for portable applications providing actionable information in the field of use and utilize enabling technologies that include ultracompact spectrometers, MEMS devices, semiconductor lasers, QCL, solid-state lasers, optoelectronics packaging, thin films precision mechanics, and electronics for subsystem and system development.

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Carlos Hidrovo
Carlos Hidrovo

Carlos Hidrovo

Director, Multiscale Thermal Fluids Laboratories | Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Northeastern University

The research interests of the Multiscale Thermal Fluids Laboratories lie at the intersection of multiscale and multiphase flow and transport phenomena, surface tension interactions in micro/nanoengineered structures, and electrokinetic ion transport in porous media for applications in energy storage, portable biochemical diagnostics, thermal management, and water treatment systems. The lab is also actively involved in developing novel imaging and diagnostic tools in these areas.

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