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Thu, Nov 18


Online via Zoom

InnovatorMD Meetup - Grant Funded Startups

NIH’s SBIR/STTR programs invest over $1B into health and life science companies that are creating innovative technologies that align with NIH’s mission to improve health and save lives. There is great funding available to enable life-saving innovations to reach consumer markets.

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InnovatorMD Meetup - Grant Funded Startups
InnovatorMD Meetup - Grant Funded Startups

Time & Location

Nov 18, 2021, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST

Online via Zoom

About the Event


5:00 PM Introductions & Networking

Hear from Innovators that have successfully gone through this process on the pros and cons of this approach for funding your startup.

5:15 PM: Prathamesh Prabhudesai, MD, Co-Founder & CEO, SafeBVM

Physician and biomedical engineer who founded SafeBVM Corp. to solve the problem of unsafe manual ventilation. SafeBVM Corp is funded by NSF, NIH, US Air Force, and American Heart Association.

5:30 PM: Philip E Silkoff, MD, CMO, Third Pole, Inc. Pulmonary Consultant Drug and Device Development

Adult pulmonary physician with academic background and extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Consults for multiple companies in the clinical development space and runs clinical operations for small US-based trials.

5:45 PM: Panel Discussion

6:45 PM: Networking

7:00 PM: Adjourn

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