Article Featuring AMI Published in IEEE Pulse Magazine for Jul/Aug 2012
"Accelerating Medical Innovations at USC" is an article featuring the the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical
Engineering at USC. It explains how our institute helps USC inventors’ progress toward commercializing their
innovations. The piece gathers testimonies of individuals who have benefited from the help from the institute. This
link points directly to the article but it allows navigating through the entire magazine: Browse Article Here
April 27, 2012
April 2012 Pediatric Venture Accelerator Forum: Bio-reversable Adhesives
Cesar Blanco, PhD, Head of R&D, presented the highlights of a bio-reversible adhesives, one of the Alfred E. Mann
Institute’s programs at the Pediatric Venture Accelerator Forum. Link to 10 Min Movie.
April 11, 2012
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering honored Alfred E. Mann with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The event featured a short movie as a tribute to Al Mann and his impact on society.
April 4, 2012
Executive Director at the Alfred E. Mann Institute, Jonathan Lasch, PhD., was interviewed by Lori Kozlowski of Forbes Magazine for the article: A Place for Inventors
The article features AMI USC and describes its role at an accelerator of medical technology with the mission to fill in
the gap between invention and its commercial launch for inventors from USC and beyond. The write-up talks about
the parallel process used by the Institute to accelerate engineering, business, intellectual property and regulatory science at the same time. It also lists the Institute’s current programs.
March 9, 2012
Executive Director at the Alfred E. Mann Institute, Jonathan Lasch, Ph.D., delivers Keynote Speech at the Healthcare Innovation Challenge Event In New Zealand, March 9th, 2012
Dr. Lasch presented the topic of accelerating connections between biomedical research and and healthcare
markets with a talk called "Would you let an MBA in your lab?" Adding value by connecting science and business.
This insightful speech, well-articulated, and peppered with humor, describes the challenges of launching health
technology, the complexity of early stage team dynamics, and the business models that are more successful to
attract venture funding.
[Watch 22 Min Video].
January 27, 2012
AMI USC facilitated the first X-Prize Foundation Visioneering 2012 at USC.
This was the first deployment in a university setting of the organization’s winning recipe for creating challenges and
prizes aimed at solving global challenges. Read More.
Notes from the information shared and developed during the day was captured by a recorder.
Here are some of art that decorated the walls of the conference room.
Click on an image to enlarge it.
January 27, 2012
USC hosts X PRIZE Day
By Robert Perkins on January 27, 2012 7:30 AM
The XPRIZE Foundation will bring its “visioneering” process to USC today, encouraging students to develop
solutions that address the biggest problems facing the planet. The foundation will team up
January 20, 2012
USC Institute Helps Inventors Become Entrepreneurs
By Andrew Good on January 20, 2012 8:07 AM
There’s a myth that all it takes to change the world is a single great idea, usually conceived by a
visionary inventor sweating away in a garage workshop. Build it, Read More.
December 9, 2011
Executive Director at the Alfred E. Mann Institute, Jonathan Lasch publishes book
The book, Seed-Stage Venture Investing: An Insider's Guide to Start-Ups, co-authored by Jonathan Lasch, the
Executive Director at the Alfred E. Mann Institute, USC was published on November 1, 2011. Details about the book
can be found here. This insightful book may also be purchased here.
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