Ventures in Medicine: Innovations in Cardiology and Beyond

SVII "First Wednesday"
Innovation Society Meeting

July 1st, 2009
6:00-9:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Ted McCluskey
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Clinical, Aviir, Inc.
Board Member, Sand Hill Angels

Ted McCluskey, MD/PhD
is Chief Medical Officer and VP of Clinical at Aviir,
a cardiovascular diagnostic company in Palo Alto. Aviir is a
venture-funded biotechnology company developing cutting edge, convenient
diagnostic tests enabling accurate diagnosis and prognosis of cardiovascular
disease. Ted was trained as an interventional cardiologist. In addition to being
an MD, he has a PhD in Pharmacology. Ted is also a Board Director of Sand Hill
, where he manages the education process.

Prior to Aviir, Ted spent four years at Scios (a Johnson & Johnson company), where he oversaw cardiovascular clinical development, including VEGF-121 and their lead product, Natrecor. Prior to Scios, Ted was at Genentech for eight years, overseeing clinical research on cardiovascular applications for TNKase, Bosentan, CathFlo Activase, and for the recently approved anti-angiogenic ophthalmic agent, Lucentis. He led the clinical development for the cardiovascular application of VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) by direct intra-coronary injection, and he has had extensive experience in both in-licensing and out-licensing projects.

Join us, as Ted shares his experiences and insights in this rich innovation journey in medicine. Bring your own perspectives and questions!

Program Schedule:

6:00 Networking
6:45 Community Buffet Dinner
7:10 Appetizer Story: Apple Innovations at Veteran’s Hospital
7:15 Introductions
7:30 Feature Presentation
8:30 Showing Up in support of Innovation
9:30 Closing

Drinks are available on a no-host basis.

Event fee – $30. Pay at the meeting or use PayPal.


Bay Cafe, Bayshore Ballroom
1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

Drive down Embarcadero East, past Ming’s, turn left into the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course; from the parking lot, walk up the wide path toward the golf course buildings; the restaurant will be on the right.

Restaurant direct line: 650-856-0999

Please be sure to RSVP.
Bring cash or check, or prepay by credit card.

Need to reach us at the last minute? Call: 415-307-0645.

Outlook—What’s Coming Up Next Month:

SVII August Roundtable—a relaxed summertime get-together

To find past program archives, and the current outlook for future programs, see the SVII “First Wednesday” group of SVII Society Online. While you’re there, sign up as a member of our online community of Innovation Advocates.

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