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LAVA Healthcare: The official launch of Greenwings Biomedical

Greenwings Biomedical translates promising biomedical inventions and technologies from research projects into successful products, and brings these to the market by either getting the projects acquired in early-exit transactions or launching independent, commercial ventures.

When: Friday June 21, 2013
7:30AM to 9:30AM
Where: West L.A. campus of Pepperdine University (not in Malibu)
6100 Center Drive
Los Angeles, California  90045
United States
Contact: Richard Koffler

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The originally scheduled event featuring Dr. Ross Miller of Cerner has been rescheduled for July 19.

This month's edition of LAVA Healthcare features the announcement of Greenwings Biomedical, the first incubator of biomedical ventures in Los Angeles.

With a head start of three biomed ventures previously co-founded and under management by Richard Koffler, Greenwings founder and LAVA Healthcare producer, the company's focus is on biomedical devices and software products enabled at their core by highly innovative algorithms and software-based intelligence. Of particular interest are solutions that will significantly improve the cost and quality of healthcare by advancing clinician productivity, clinical decision support, personalized medicine, coordination of care, and patient management and engagement.

Please join Greenwings executives Richard Koffler, Paul Dewey and Stephanie Gampper for a lively discussion of the opportunities, challenges and rewards associated with taking from lab to market "gem in the rough" intellectual property that is likely too early for venture funding.


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About LAVA Healthcare

No one disputes that the U.S. healthcare system is a mess that has been deteriorating for decades. Many argue that increasing legislation and regulation will worsen the problem, others argue its the best solution.

LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs.

The main goal is to foster innovation, while allowing our community to learn, be inspired, make valuable new business relationships and re-establish old ones. And perhaps even perhaps even influence public policy.

Who should participate? Everyone with an interest in the U.S. healthcare system such as technologists, life-sciences professionals and vendors, medical practitioners, healthcare providers, policy makers, and consultants of all types.

LAVA Healthcare operates with monthly meetings, a blog, and a LinkedIn group.

Each meeting features a presentations by one a healthcare innovator or investor who believes his/her ideas will have significant effects on the cost and quality of our healthcare system. Following the short presentation by the innovator, the audience criticizes, applauds, grinds, brainstorms, embellishes, refines, and pokes holes into the idea. There are no panelists or talking heads at the front of the room. The group leads the conversation: Is it a large problem? A small problem? A problem at all? Why is it a problem? What can be done about it? The conversation is directed and textured by the experience and knowledge of every member of the audience who poses questions, tells stories, and proposes answers.

Meetings are governed by five simple rules:

  • Have fun, explore new and old ideas, make new friends and reconnect with old ones.
  • Nothing is off topic as long as its about healthcare.
  • No talking-head lectures: Everyone is a panelist.
  • No preset course: The group leads the conversation.
  • Self-promotions and sermons instantly lose the floor at moderator's sole discretion.

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