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Concept to Commercialization to Acquisition: A Silicon Valley Medical Device Startup Story

Concept to Commercialization to Acquisition: A Silicon Valley Medical Device Startup Story

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Date:
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Speaker: John Y. Chang '91
Location: Carl A. Fields Center Multipurpose Room (map)
Other: Reception to follow

The Keller Center is pleased to welcome John Chang '91 to the Princeton campus to share insights about starting a medical device company in Silicon Valley. 

The talk, titled "Concept to Commercialization to Acquisition: A Silicon Valley Medical Device Startup Story", is sponsored by the G.S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture Fund and will be followed by a reception.

Speaker Bio
John Chang '91 is a mechanical engineer who has spent over 20 years in the medical device industry.  He has developed technologies in the fields of interventional cardiology, radiology, vascular surgery, general surgery and ENT.  John is the co-founder and former Vice-President of Research and Development of Acclarent Inc., which is focused on developing novel therapies in ENT and was acquired by Johnson and Johnson in 2010.  A co-inventor on over 50 issued and 190 pending patents, John is currently with the medical device incubator, ExploraMed.  

John holds a BSME in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University and a MSME in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

About the Lecture Series
Founded in 1988, the Gilbert Lecture Series was established by G. S. Beckwith Gilbert of the Class of 1963 to bring innovative leaders in business, government, and the professions to the Princeton campus to discuss their ventures and the insights gained in their careers.

Lecturers have included former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Bill Simon, former U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes '54, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos '86, former eBay President and CEO and current Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Meg Whitman '77, and Ford Motor Company Executive Bill Ford, Jr. '79, among many others.