BSC Weekly Meeting: James Dreher

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013
  • 11:30-12:30
  • UCLA
    BSRB 154
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Please join us  at 11:30 am at our weekly meeting at in BSRB 154 for a conversation with James Dreher.
Jim is a medical device entrepreneur who, over the past 17 years, has founded and helped launch a number of highly valued start-ups, including General Surgical Innovations, Inc. (GSI), Embolic Protection, Inc. (EPI), AccessClosure, Inc. and HotSpur Technologies. General Surgical Innovations went public in 1996 and was acquired by Tyco Healthcare in 1999. EPI was acquired by Boston Scientific in 2001 and HotSpur Technologies was recently acquired by Teleflex in July, 2012.

Jim is currently Founder & Managing Partner of Option3, a medical device incubator focusing on fast-to-market technologies. Option3’s first spin-out company, Axiom Technology Partners, was also acquired by Teleflex in May, 2012.

Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Jim held various US and International Senior Management positions at Johnson & Johnson and Baxter Healthcare.

Jim has authored and co-authored a number of patents and patent applications. He attended the Sorbonne University in Paris and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College in Indiana.

All are welcome! We look forward to working together to support innovation and entrepreneurship at UCLA.