Biomedical Day at UTEP

The College of Engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation (MCA), and BIO El Paso-Juarez (BIO-EPJ), are hosting a one-day conference focused on the biomedical industry. The goal of this event is to build connections and synergies between UTEP and the regional biomedical industry to achieve benefits for students, faculty and staff, and industry leaders. Biomedical Day @ UTEP will take place virtually on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Register to attend!

Agenda: 

8:00 – 8:15 AM

 

Registration & Login                                                         

8:15 – 8:30 AM

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Patricia Nava, Interim Dean, College of Engineering, UTEP

Emma Schwartz, President, Medical Center of the Americas and CEO, BIO El Paso-Juarez

8:30 – 9:15 AM

Biomedical Industry Panel

 

9:15 – 9:20 AM

Participants go to breakout rooms

9:20 – 10:20 AM

Parallel Workshops:

Faculty, Staff, and Industry Workshop

Topic:
Medical Device Industry from the Global to the Local Context

Guest Speaker:
Rocío Legarreta, Sr. Director, Quality Make, Medical Devices, LATAM, Johnson & Johnson

Description:
The presentation will cover topics around the industry in figures, steps in the MD process from conception to market, the regulatory environment around the Medical Device Industry, and the regulatory requirements for manufacturers.

Student Workshop

Topic:
Engineering Tests Used for Design Performance and Validation of Medical Devices

Guest Speaker:
Marco Campos, Mexico Director, BEPC Inc.

10:20 – 10:25 AM

Participants Move to Main Room

10:25 – 12:00 PM

Faculty Research Presentations

12:00 – 12:05 PM

BREAK

12:05 – 12:49 PM

Medical Device Startups and Product Developer Presentations

12:50 – 1:35 PM

Fireside Chat Presentation on the Future of the Biomedical Industry

Featuring:

Emma Schwartz, President, Medical Center of the Americas and CEO, BIO El Paso-Juarez

Sigfrido Delgado, Vice President, Orthopedics Business Unit, Jabil Healthcare

1:35 – 2:50 PM

Student Pitches

  • Britanny Payan-Baca  - “3D printed microfluidic platform for cancer diagnosis through direct mRNA quantification at the point-of-care” 

  • Sofia V Ortega"Text analytics to measure patient experience using patient journey mapping"

  • Pedro Hernandez  - “Low-cost fluorescence adapter for standard light microscopes in resource-limited sites”

  • Prajina Edayath“Process mining to identify healthcare system factors that cause maternal health disparities”

2:50 – 3:50 PM

Parallel Workshops

Faculty, Staff, Industry Workshop

Topic:
Implementing Industry 4.0, from Data to Value

Guest Speaker:
Javier Acosta, Mechatronics Automation

Student Workshop

Topic:
Project Management Applied in the Medical Device Industry – Challenges and Opportunities

Guest Speaker:
Saul Favela, Co-Owner, Servicios Tecnologicos e Industriales Favela

3:50 – 4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Dr. Patricia Nava, Interim Dean, College of Engineering, UTEP

Emma Schwartz, President, Medical Center of the Americas and CEO, BIO El Paso-Juarez


Register to attend at this link:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t0PfZYgvS6W1FBXdN5DE7Q 

About The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso is America’s leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, 94% of our nearly 25,000 students are minorities, and half are the first in their families to go to college. UTEP offers 166 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs at the only open-access, top tier research university in America.

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