Hundreds gathered in the Ramiro Compean and Lupe Diaz Compean Student Union on March 29 to take part in the 8th Annual Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference. Subtitled "Medical Devices in the Connected World," the conference was impeccably hosted once again by the San José State chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).
Dr. Guna Selvaduray, Chair of the Biomedical, Chemical and Materials Engineering department, and Dr. Alessandro Bellofiore served as BMES faculty advisors. Platinum sponsors included Jabil, PMI, and Steri-Tek.
College of Engineering alumna Hannah Chung (‘01 MS Materials Engineering) was one of the speakers. She obtained her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. Now a Principal Process Engineer at Medtronic, Chung spoke about the impact of Microelectronic Packaging technology on the miniaturization of medical devices.
Norie Shelley-Blanchard, Regional Sales Director for Oliver Healthcare Packaging, participated in the conference in 2016 and was so impressed by how it was run that she made sure to attend again this year. "It is an honor to sponsor SJSU BMES – what a terrific group of students and faculty," she said. "It was a wonderful day." Outside the ballroom, representatives from local medical device companies demonstrated their products, while students from SJSU and other schools held a poster session across the second-story bridge.
Read more about the conference in this Provost’s Blog post.
Read what the City of Fremont wrote about the conference.