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INTERVIEW WITH WIDYA MULYASASMITA

Life Sciences Innovation and the Challenge of Commercialization

Monday, October 30th, 2018
10 am PDT / 5 pm GMT
20 Minutes
Widya Interview speaker

Widya Mulyasasmita,
Chief Business Officer And Founding Team Member,
Venn Biosciences

Add to Calendar 10/30/2018 10:00 AM 10/30/2018 10:20 AM America/Los_Angeles Interview with Widya Mulyasasmita How does innovation happen in the life sciences and how does it get to market? With researchers often motivated by curiosity - not commercial value - scientific breakthroughs don’t always translate into market opportunities. What are the challenges of turning life sciences research into a successful business? Are corporations or startups a better place to pursue new ideas? Widya Mulyasasmita, chief business officer and founding team member of Venn Biosciences, tackles these questions and more in a live interview with SVIC. 5

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How does innovation happen in the life sciences and how does it get to market? With researchers often motivated by curiosity – not commercial value – scientific breakthroughs don’t always translate into market opportunities.

What are the challenges of turning life sciences research into a successful business? Are corporations or startups a better place to pursue new ideas?

Widya Mulyasasmita, chief business officer and founding team member of Venn Biosciences, tackles these questions and more in a live interview with SVIC. Watch our Facebook Live interview here at 10 am PDT / 5pm GMT on October 30. No registration required.

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Widya Interview speaker

Widya Mulyasasmita

Widya is the Chief Business Officer and founding team member of Venn Biosciences, a San Francisco-based life science company combining epiproteomics, artificial intelligence, and epidemiology to develop liquid biopsy tests for cancer diagnosis. Widya was previously the Director of New Ventures at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, overseeing partnership deals across medical device and pharmaceutical sectors on the US West Coast. Widya came to J&J from McKinsey & Company, where she was a management consultant advising clients in healthcare and other industries on corporate strategy, lean operations, and organizational health topics. Prior to McKinsey, Widya worked at GE Ventures Healthcare and co-founded a medical device startup, where she served as Chief Scientist developing biodegradable wound closure devices. Widya received her B.S. in Materials Science and Bioengineering from the University of California Berkeley and her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Stanford University where she was a Siebel Scholar.

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