The Formation and Development of Replenish Inc.
Industrial Strength Bio Seminar Series
Dr. Sean Caffey will discuss the formation of Replenish Inc. and its ongoing product development and commercialization efforts.
Replenish, a drug delivery company backed by a strategic investment of $10 million from a large pharmaceutical company, is commercializing the world's smallest, chronically-implantable drug pump capable of refill at anytime. Replenish will enter its Phase I human clinical trials in 2010. As CEO, Dr. Caffey leads of the technical and drug research, business development, clinical trials and more for Replenish.
After earning a bachelor's degree in environmental biology at the University of California, Berkeley, he moved on to earn his MD and MBA at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine and Marshall School of Business, respectively.
Before starting Replenish, Inc., Dr. Caffey was the Director of Business Development and Corporate Partnerships for the USC/Caltech Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems (BMES) Engineering Research Center, where he recruited 15 companies including Medtronic, Eli Lilly, Stryker, Texas Instruments and more to join the center. While at USC, he also worked as a part-time employee of the US Army's Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) to advise them on commercializing technologies for the West Coast portfolio of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).
Based in Pasadena, Replenish was founded in 2007 on technology developed at the Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California as well as the California Institute of Technology. Replenish's Phase I clinical trials will test a refillable, programmable, and battery powered pump that could be implanted in the eye to feed medicine for glaucoma or for age-related macular degeneration. The Replenish MicroPump can last more than five years before replacement, much longer than current treatments.
The Stevens Institute for Innovation at the University of Southern California and Caltech have acquired small equity ownerships for their licenses.
This is a BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) event. For more information, contact Diana Bartlett, diana.bartlett[at symbol]kgi.edu, (909) 607-9864.
|Where:||KGI Main Campus, 517 Lecture Hall|
|When:||February 22, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.|