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May 22, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Category: Breakfast
Location: Scott Hall #1358 | Map
540 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

You're invited! The WSU Technology Commercialization Office sponsors the "Conversations on Commercialization" series aimed to spark insightful discussions related to entrepreneurship, research and commercialization.  Guest speakers with extensive entrepreneurial experience are invited to lead the discussions and share some of their wisdom related to bringing innovative technologies to market.

The next session,"Protection, Development and Commercialization of Therapeutics," is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22nd from 8:30am-10:00am at Scott Hall, Conference Room #1358.

Invited guest speaker, Ed Pagani, PhD, will share his insights on the process of IP protection, pre-clinical development, and commercialization of therapeutics. Dr. Pagani has gained extensive R&D and licensing experience while in the pharmaceutical and clinical diagnostic industries, serving as Assistant Director, Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology at Sterling Winthrop, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances at Pfizer, and Vice President and General Manager, Molecular Diagnostics at Beckman Coulter, that also included oversight of Lumigen Inc, a subsidiary specializing in chemiluminescent detection technologies located in Southfield, MI. Dr. Pagani also gained international business experience at LGC Ltd, a privately-held company headquartered in Teddington, England, while serving as CEO, North America. LGC develops products and services for use in human genomics, pharma and healthcare, and forensics and for screening of performance enhancing substances in sports nutritional products, race horses and athletes.

Dr. Pagani holds an AB degree in Psychology from Columbia University, a PhD in Physiology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and completed three years of post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women's Hospital.


Please join us for this informal, yet insight and engaging duscussion!

For more information about this event, please contact Bramdon Dogwill at 313-577-5622 or