MedTech: Why Philly? Why Now? - HYBRID

Virtual session

June 17, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: Delaware River Zoom

(Link will go live on 06/17/2021)

Please note this is a Hybrid event, meaning you can join in person or join via Zoom using the button above.

The healthcare sector in Philadelphia is rapidly expanding, and the need for new medical technologies is greater than ever. With a unique combination of biotechnology companies, universities that specialize in medicine and tech, as well as a thriving startup ecosystem, Philadelphia has the potential to become one of the biggest MedTech hubs in the world. Join us for a panel discussion with prominent voices in the MedTech community who will discuss why Philadelphia is the new place to be for healthcare innovation.



Chris Molineaux: As president & CEO of Life Sciences Pennsylvania, Christopher Molineaux serves as the chief advocate and spokesman for the life sciences industry that calls Pennsylvania home. Molineaux oversees the strategic direction for the association, assuring Life Sciences Pennsylvania continues to be the catalyst that makes Pennsylvania the top location for life sciences companies.

Molineaux brings to Life Sciences Pennsylvania nearly 30 years of experience in the bio-pharmaceutical and health care industries, with front-line experience in developing and executing strategies to navigate a shifting economic and political environment.

Prior to joining Life Sciences Pennsylvania in September 2009, Molineaux served as worldwide vice president of pharmaceutical communications and public affairs for Johnson & Johnson. He began his Johnson & Johnson career as vice president of corporate communications at Centocor in Malvern, PA, and was later promoted to vice president for communications of Johnson & Johnson’s global Biotechnology, Immunology & Oncology (B.I.O.) business unit.

Molineaux previously served as vice president of public affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Prior to his role at PhRMA, he was vice president, communications and marketing at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, developing public awareness and education strategies related to commercial and government payer systems. Molineaux also worked as a public affairs executive for the federal Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture, and as a press officer on the White House staff of President George H. W. Bush.

In addition to leading Life Sciences Pennsylvania, Chris Molineaux serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRS), a non-executive director of NexEos Bio; on the Board of Directors of the Chester County Economic Development Council; and on the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of BioAgilytix Labs of Durham, NC and St. John Vianney Church of Gladwyne, PA.

Tyiwanna Carter: Tyiwanna Carter a proud Philadelphian and the creator of The OrVac a Portable Oral Aspirator, an early-stage patent-pending medical device created to assist people with swallowing disorders. The OrVac is a Handheld Portable Oral Aspirator originally created after Tyiwanna witnessed her mother coughing and choking violently while trying to eat with a swallowing disorder called dysphagia a condition her mother developed after a stroke left her partially paralyzed and, no one had a solution.

Her mother needed a suction device handy at every meal. When Mrs. Carter could not find a
device that her mother could use without supervision, she created it. And the OrVac then known as the Drool Catcher was born. Through resources in the Philadelphia area Mrs. Carter has been able to transform an idea into a medical product that will service the needs of both Senior and Pediatric patients.

Christian Eusemann: Christian Eusemann is Vice President of Research and Innovations for Siemens Healthineers. In his role, Christian oversees research and innovation relationships in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, and therapies in the Americas.
Christian received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine–Mayo Graduate School in 2004. After a postdoctoral fellowship in technology commercialization at Mayo Medical Ventures, Christian joined Partners Healthcare in Boston, Massachusetts as Licensing Associate in their division of Research Venture and Licensing. In April 2007, Christian left Partners Healthcare and joined Siemens Medical Solutions USA as Scientific Collaborations Manager in Computed Tomography.

During his tenure at Partners and Siemens, Christian held academic positions at Harvard
Medical School and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, respectively. Prior to his current role, Christian held the position Vice President, Collaborations for Siemens Medical Solutions USA. Outside of Siemens Healthineers, Christian acts as advisor for various societies and institutions.

David West: is the CEO of Proscia Inc., a digital pathology software company. Mr. West founded the company in 2014, and has played a key role in business development, sales, and marketing, as well as the early design and development of Proscia’s software. Mr. West was responsible for securing $1.2M in outside capital for Proscia to date. He was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the top 50 Global Entrepreneurs Under 25 in 2015. David graduated Johns Hopkins University where he studied Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Computational Biology.

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