Silicon Halton: Wearable Technology

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Date(s) - Tuesday, February 10, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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With the advent of new technology such as bluetooth low energy and wearable technology, an industry in the billions has rose to the number one focus of many Eventbrite – Silicon Halton Meetup #64: Wearable Technologywithin the consumer device industry. The impact of wearables is already being felt in education, communication, navigation, and entertainment; but perhaps the greatest potential lies in the healthcare industry. In this meetup, we will be highlighting wearable tech in the health care industry and touching on regulation.

Jayson PJayson Parker, Medical Biotechnology Analyst & Lecturer University of Toronto
Dr. Jayson Parker is a Lecturer in medical biotechnology in the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He lectures in the Master of Biotechnology Program, Faculty of Law and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering. His main research interests include: biomarkers & clinical trial risk, machine learning, biotechnology patents and medical device regulation. Parker is currently a medical/scientific advisor to the hedge fund Burlington Capital Inc, which has $25 million in assets under management and the Canadian Innovation Centre. He is also a board member for Life Sciences Ontario. Most recently, he was a medical liaison for Schering Plough’s biologic infliximab (Remicade) and for Novo Nordisk’s biologic rfVIIa (Novoseven/Niastase). He has been a “buy side” stock analyst covering the life sciences for Investor’s Group and the Director of Medical Science Equities at AIC limited (now Portland), both prominent mutual fund companies. [LinkedIn]

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