Life sciences


LaunchPad Announces the Elite 8 Companies at MedTech Innovation Forum

October 8, 2020, Aliso Viejo, CA. Octane, Southern California's leading accelerator announced today the top 8 LaunchPad companies that will be presenting at MedTech Innovation Forum on October 27-30, 2020. LaunchPad ranks in the top 5 of the nations Small Business...

Planning for the Future Workplace and a Distributed Workforce

Article originally from Gensler.com

Editor's note: This post is part of our ongoing exploration of how design is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lessons learned from the recent collective work-from-home experiment will play a critical role in guiding...

New Provider Spotlight: Superior Medical Experts on SBIR/STTR Grants

Small businesses face a unique challenge in securing funds to develop their early-stage, highly innovative ideas; the private sector typically requires robust proof-of-concept data before investing, but producing data costs money. How can small businesses secure funds to...

What’s Needed to Emerge from the Global Healthcare Crisis?

Octane reached out to our LaunchPad Alumni and asked them what they needed to successfully emerge from the current global healthcare crisis.  By far, the top need was capital connections, followed by talent acquisition and leadership consulting.  Accounting, finance &...

CIRM Funds City of Hope Coronavirus Study

Following up from our previous blog post from "City of Hope Researchers Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine", they have received  $750M for a COVID-19 study.

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The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) awarded $750,000 to City of Hope’s John Zaia, M.D., on for...

Octane Foundation for Innovation Highlight Part III: LaunchPad

In our fourth installment of An Introduction to Octane Foundation for Innovation (OFI), we’d like to give you a more in-depth look at our LaunchPad Accelerator, a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) supported by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business...

LaunchPad Alumni Spotlight- Eyes 4 Lives

This week we are spotlighting, Eyes 4 Lives, Inc., a 2017 MedTech Innovation Forum LaunchPad Presenting Company.  Eyes 4 Lives is a Los Angeles based startup company with the mission to find an effective and low-cost solution to minimize or prevent Digital Eye Strain,...

Octane Expands Signature Events Into Innovation In Medical Aesthetics

New Event to Premiere January 10th; Bringing Together Leading Physicians, Industry and Innovators in Aesthetics Technology Summit (ATS)

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., January 7, 2020 – Octane, Orange County’s technology and life sciences accelerator organization, today announced the...

OCTANe’s Medical Technology Innovation Forum ‘Get Personal’

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., November 11, 2019 OCTANe, Orange County’s technology and life sciences accelerator organization, today announced the continued growth of its signature event, Medical Technology Innovation Forum (MTIF), which was held on October 28-29 at the Newport...

OC’s First Non-Profit, Wet-lab Incubator Opening Fall 2019

University Lab Partners is a non-profit, independent, wet lab incubator opening November 2019 in UCI Research Park. ULP provides the benefits of a professionally managed and equipped wet-lab infrastructure along with peer-to-peer interactions among a biomedical focused...