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This event is part of the seminar series provided as part of the Expert In Residence Scheme by the Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford.

Three high profile speakers from the Silicon Valley precinct will be giving the following presentations:


9-10am, Casey McGlynn, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

“Building a successful medtech venture”

Casey McGlynn is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, CA.  He joined the firm in 1978, formed the Life Sciences in 1990, and is a recognized leader in the representation of startup and emerging growth companies in the life sciences field.  Mr. McGlynn has one of the largest practices in the country focused on medical devices, having formed, participated in board directorship, sold, and taken public many of the most important medical device companies during the last 25 years.


10-11am, Tom Duerig, Founder and CTO, Confluent Medical Technologies

“How entrepreneurs fail”

Dr. Tom Duerig is recognized as the thought leader in shape memory alloys, and published the first dedicated engineering book to it called, “Engineering Aspects of Shape Memory Alloys” in 1990.  He founded Nitinol Devices and Components (NDC) where he developed many self-expanding stents and other medical devices, which he sold to Johnson and Johnson in 1997. He repurchased the assets of NDC in 2008, which is now a thriving end-to-end medical device development and manufacturing company of over 1000 employees.


11am-12pm, Tom Sos, Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medicine

“How not to get financially screwed for successful inventions”

Prof. Tom Sos has been a professor of interventional radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine for over 40 years.  Academically, Prof. Sos has described a lot of “firsts” in his career, including coarctation angioplasty, coronary angiography projections, mycocardial scintigraphy, the intra-aortic balloon pump, “intermittent” GI bleeding, and below knee and renal artery angioplasty and stenting.  From the innovation side, Prof. Sos invented many groundbreaking products including first microcatheter, and the Sos Omni Selective™ and Omni Flush™ for diagnostic angiography.


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