Posted by: Audrey Erbes | August 16, 2015

East Bay Life Science Group Formed and Time to Apply for BioDesign Fellowship

Some Miscellaneous Notes

I am attempting to catch up with some correspondence I received in last month that didn’t fit in my standard lists.

East Bay Life Science Group Formed

There’s a group now meeting in the East Bay. Yolanda Fintschenko, Ph.D. requested I share information about them for those living in that area.

“Please check us out and refer people to us if they live or work in the East Bay.” Their MeetUp page is and interested parties can join their group on LinkedIn and follow them on Twitter

Vice President, Strategic Marketing & Business Development Position

There’s a VP job listed by Coelyn. Ronald H. Coelyn; E-mail:; Phone: 214-592-0275;web:

This client is an early stage medical device company developing clinical solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmia. The Company currently anticipates commercialization of its products in 2015. As the technology is proprietary and highly confidential nothing more can be said about it at this time.

He/she will be a highly respected, visionary leader in his/her industry sector, with a demonstrated track record of success in building businesses through hands-on interaction with his/her teams. Product commercialization, strategic marketplace positioning, and business development, should have been cornerstones of prior accomplishment.

Experience in the electrophysiology (“EP”) space is threshold requirement.

The successful Candidate will have effectively differentiated his/her companies/products from competitors by capitalizing on strengths (both current and potential) to provide consistently better value to customers than its competitors.

He/she will define business development as the creation of long-term value for an organization from customers, markets, and relationships and be able to present some examples of his/her accomplishments. He/she have meaningful Key Opinion Leaders (“KOL’s”) from the EP space in their “rolodex.”

Biodesign Innovation Fellowship, Application Due August 31, 2015

Webinar Date:

  • Aug 19 at 6pm (PDT) – register
  • Recording of July 30 webinar

The Biodesign Innovation Fellowship teaches a proven, hands-on, project-based approach to identifying important unmet medical needs, developing innovative diagnostic, device, or other medical technology (medtech) interventions to address them, and preparing to bring those products into patient care through start-up, corporate, or other implementation channels. [PLEASE NOTE: This is not the Stanford-India Biodesign fellowship, which is no longer offered.]

The fellowship is a launch pad for initiating, redirecting, or turbo-charging a career in medical technology. Graduates from the program apply their talents to:

  • Catalyzing innovation inside major medtech corporations
  • Building their own medtech start-up companies
  • Teaching and/or leading translational research projects for world-class universities
  • Driving innovation initiatives within academic or private medical centers
  • Becoming specialists in design, investing, or other aspects of the medtech innovation ecosystem

Individuals with a background in medicine, biosciences, engineering, computer science, product design, or business are encouraged to apply. Masters, medical, or doctorate degrees preferred. Candidate will be selected based on their experience, as well as their potential to become leaders in the medtech field. We encourage persons from all countries to apply.

Fellows become a member of the Stanford Biodesign team at the James H Clark Center on the Stanford University campus. Clinical Immersion is held at Stanford Hospital as well as nearby healthcare venues.

The fellowship is a full-time, intensive experience that runs from the beginning of August through early June each year. Fellows receive a monthly stipend and health benefits during the fellowship period.

Applications for 2016-17 are due on August 31, 2015. To be considered, please complete our online application. For those selected, interviews will be held on the Stanford campus November November 12 and 13. More information about the application process and timing is provided with our application instructions and FAQS.

Highlights of Upcoming Bay Area Life Science Events

  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, Aug. 18, 2015; Topic: “Targeted Brain Cooling For Stroke Prevention and Treatment”
  • HBA, Wednesday Evening, Aug. 19, 2015; Event: “Empowering Women to Change the Status Quo
  • NCC AWIS, Saturday Afternoon, August 22, 2015; Event: “NCC AWIS Family Picnic”

You can download details for the above events in a complete list of upcoming events by right clicking on Audreys Picks August 16, 2015.

Note that I am not able to send my blog and lists directly to you as I did for over 10 years. You can access them by reading my weekly blog and downloading my lists at You can also access via my website





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