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At 6:00, the program continues with a panel of four local entrepreneurs who successfully achieved their FDA clearance. Dr. Guy Reed is a recognized and renowned cardiologist and physician-scientist, and former Dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. His clot-dissolving therapy is now in clinical trials. Rahul Rao is Founder and CEO of Desert Platforms, a consultancy focused on innovation strategies in medical devices. David Richardson is Co-founder and CEO of BioSyntagma and Principal of Copper State Lab Services, and has both led and consulted on several FDA approval projects. Don Weber is President of DFW Consultants and former CEO of Beacon Biomedical, and has been part of several startups executing FDA approval. The session will be moderated by Michelle Howard, Hardware and Deeptech Startup consultant for CEI and former engineer at Benchmark.  These four experts will talk about their approach, challenges they experienced along that way, and advice for new founders who will need to go through the FDA process. 

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850 N 5th St. Phoenix Az, 85004

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