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Tech Tuesday


Next Event: Mar. 14th, 2017

Tech Tuesday is an exclusive networking event that is by invitation only and features guest speakers, inventors and entrepreneurs. Light refreshments are served, and space is limited. To receive information regarding our Tech Tuesday events please click the "sign up" button below.

Guest Speaker: Edgar E. W. Braendle

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Dr. Braendle is President and CEO of ARUP Laboratories. He received his medical degree and doctorate at RWTH Aachen University in Germany and completed a postdoctoral lecturing qualification (habilitation) at the University of Ulm, also in Germany. As an associate professor at the University of Ulm, he led a research laboratory funded by the German Research Foundation and a phase-I clinical trial unit. His research work focused on translational medicine and development of new diagnostics.

Dr. Braendle is board certified in internal medicine, oncology, pharmacology, and urology, and is the recipient of seven national and international awards, including the Maximilian Nitze Award from the German Society of Urology. He co-authored two Friends for Cancer Research proposals to the FDA; in 2014, he was elected to The Journal of Precision Medicine editorial board.

Dr. Braendle has spent nearly two decades in drug and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) development at two major pharmaceutical companies. He was recently the senior VP and global head of Companion Diagnostics at Novartis, where he advanced twelve companion diagnostic programs into full development and led successful clinical efficacy trials for three novel diagnostic tests. He has developed a prognostic signature for stage I non-small cell lung cancer and a urinary protein marker panel for predicting acute renal failure following cardiac surgery.

Typical Schedule

tech tuesday networkingWith some variation, most Tech Tuesday events adopt the following schedule:

  • 4:00-4:30 p.m. ........ Mingle and Network
  • 4:30-4:35 p.m. ........ Co-Host Speaker
  • 4:35-5:00 p.m. ........ Guest Speaker
  • 5:00-5:05 p.m. ........ Technology Pitches
  • 5:05-6:00 p.m. ........ Technology Showcase and Networ

Tech Tuesday Format

Networking, Networking, Networking

By design, approximately three-fourths of each Tech Tuesday event is devoted to networking. With attendances usually exceeding 150, Tech Tuesday events are the perfect opportunity for inventors, entrepreneurs, service providers, and TVC's knowledgeable staff to meet and forge strategic relationships.

Format Description

Following the co-host speaker presentation, a number of TVC's Business and Development Technology Managers (BDTMs) will perform short speed pitches to the audience on two or three new, marketable technologies developed by University of Utah faculty. After these speed pitches, the BDTMs will be available to talk to interested parties at showcases setup in the event room where informational materials may be acquired.

Our Sponsors

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Sheri Christensen Director, Marketing and Events 801-587-9619 sheri@tvc.utah.edu
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