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Succeeding at the Inventor’s Business

On February 27, 2013 three inventors of groundbreaking technologies that have created multi-billion dollar markets, talked about the path from invention to product success. Speakers included:

  • Dr. Michael Boss, whose method for producing monoclonal antibodies enabled a new class of drugs that has revolutionized the treatment of cancer and other diseases, and currently represent a >$20 billion market.
  • Dr. David Fischell, whose invention of drug coated stents revolutionized the treatment of heart disease and created a >$4.5 billion market.
  • Dr. Frank Szoka, whose invention of liposome nanoparticles enabled improved targeting of cancer cells and created a >$2 billion market.

They were joined by experienced entrepreneurs and business executives Dr. Allan Green and Mr. Bruce Leicher, Esq., who spoke and lead a discussion of strategies for creating successful products and businesses from scientific invention.


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Videos of each talk are availble by clicking on the corresponding links below.

Symposium: Bentley University, LaCava Center, Danielson A/B

1:00WelcomeGloria Larson, President, Bentley University
Fred Ledley, Professor, Director, Center for Integration of Science and Industry
1:30Session #1Bruce Leicher, Esq, Momenta Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Frank Szoka, University of California, San Francisco
3:00Session #2Dr. Mike Boss, Summit plc
Dr. David Fischell, Angel Medical Systems

Dr. Allan Green,
4:00Panel Discussion 
5:00Opening ReceptionLaCava Faculty Staff Dining Room