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Monday, March 16 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Science Fiction Becoming a Reality

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In the fictional TV/movie series Star Trek, Captain Kirk talks to his crew via a communicator, has his medical officers assess conditions through a handheld tricorder, and synthesizes food and physical goods using his replicator. This, of course, is science fiction, however, in some cases it is becoming science reality. Many of the technologies that we saw in Star Trek are actually beginning to materialize. Captain Kirk’s communicator could be seen as inspiration for today’s smartphones, 3D printing could be compared to Star Trek’s replicator, and most recently, the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is challenging teams to develop a mobile device capable of giving consumers access to diagnostic tools that deliver meaningful information about their health status.

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Grant Campany

Sr Director, XPRIZE
Grant R. Campany is a 20-year veteran in the life sciences and former Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the FDA. Grant has held leadership positions at 3M, Chiron Corp, and Onyx Pharmaceuticals. Grant has successfully raised over $20 million for start-ups as well as closed deals valued... Read More →
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Robert Kaul

Pres/CEO, Cloud Dx
Robert Kaul Founder, CEO & President Cloud DX Inc.

Monday March 16, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
JW Marriott Room 211-212

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