November 16: Bootstrapping a Life Science Company
Tonight we take a journey with entrepreneurs who have bootstrapped their companies and learned valuable lessons along the way.
There are resources, including ones that are inexpensive, grants, and other interesting strategies to make your vision a reality. Get inspired by those whove done it and share ideas.
Sandeep Shah, Founder, Skyscape -- medical software
Marty Sklar, Founder, Ablacor -- medical devices
David Howe, LuminaCare Solutions -- pharma
Led by Kryngle Daly.
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As CEO and co-founder of LuminaCare Solutions, David Howe is responsible for overseeing the company’s
strategic business direction and driving the scientific and technical vision for the company. With more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry,
Dr. Howe has held management positions at Pfizer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and AstraZeneca. In these positions, he led drug discovery and development teams supporting drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics for antibacterial programs and various disease areas. He has experience in drug discovery as well as in the design and support of clinical trials through Phase III for antibacterials.
Dr. Howe holds his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Michigan where he investigated the enzymatic mechanisms of novel biological targets to design new antibacterials for gram-negative bacteria. He has his B.S.E in Aerospace Engineering.
Martin Sklar, founder & CEO of Ablacor, is a highly accomplished leader, inventor, consultant and engineer. He has extensive experience in business development, intellectual property development, project management, design engineering, manufacturing engineering, technical analysis, and product introduction in the medical technology industry.
Mr. Sklar’s product development activities have contributed to over $1 billion in revenues for clients and employers from start-up through Fortune 100 companies. He has 10 issued patents and 10 patents pending. In 2001, Martin co-founded, the non-profit organization, the Medical Development Group (MDG), a major New England based organization for professionals in the medical technology industry. He was its first president and also served as a board member until 2012. He co-founded AlvaMed, LLC. in 2002 and Medical Development Partners, LLC. in 2006, both medical technology consulting companies.
Mr. Sklar is passionate about medical automation and robotics. He has given his presentation, ‘Improving Healthcare Outcomes and Reducing Costs through Medical Automation,’ to numerous audiences. He is a member of several professional associations including MDG, the Heart Rhythm Society, and the Biomedical Engineering Society. His education includes a Master of Engineering from Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Sandeep Shah, founder and former President & CEO of Skyscape Inc., founder and Chairman of Mobiuso Inc., holds the rare distinction of being a pioneer, innovator, educator, and business leader in the creation and delivery of mobile technologies for improving the quality of healthcare.
In 1993, Sandeep led the Constellation project team that developed the world's first truly usable mobile solution for physicians. This landmark project implemented at the Harvard Medical School’s hospital established the effectiveness of providing medical information on mobile devices for use at the point of care. Much of the ideas and innovation in today’s mobile healthcare solutions originate from this seminal work.
In early 2000, he launched Skyscape to bring the benefits of these solutions to healthcare workers across the globe. Skyscape offers an integrated mobile information solution to healthcare professionals from an impressive portfolio of trusted resources drawn from more than 50 of the world’s largest medical publishers. Skyscape grew to include 600+ specialty specific mobile apps and more than 2.2M+ physicians and nurses as users. Skyscape was purchased by a private equity fund in 2009 and was reacquired by a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company health innovation fund in 2013.
In 2012, Sandeep founded Mobiuso, a full service mobile development and consulting firm to bring the lessons learned from his 20+ years in the mobile healthcare industry to the broader business community. Mobiuso serves several renowned companies including mHealth platform pioneers, innovators building mobile gaming solutions for disease management, platform developers enabling Android apps to run on all mobile devices and operating systems etc.
Sandeep has also been named a Mentor at the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator and also serves on the Board of Directors of several successful companies nationally including OpenMobile World Wide Inc., Guideline Central.
Sandeep earned a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering (1981) and an M.Tech. in Computer Science (1984) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India.
Committee: Kryngle Daly, Patti Durr, Peter Allen, Kartik Shah, Jerry Shapiro, Mark Hediger, Amy LaChappelle, Carmel Denis
Committee Co-Chairs, Jerry Shapiro and Barbara Finer