Events :: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

2014 Health Sciences Technology Showcase

Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 2:00 PM

Research Building II Auditorium, Room WA1020
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205


About the Showcase

The showcase will feature a keynote speaker, six health science technology presentations followed by a networking and poster viewing session. The diverse portfolio of technologies featured represents many different areas of the health sciences industry—software, imaging, probiotics, and more.

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2:00 PM  -  Introduction & Welcome

2:10 PM  -  Technology Showcase

2:10 – 2:30 pm
Novel Probiotic Formulations
Steven Goodman, PhD - Nationwide Children’s Hospital
In various disease states, especially in the gut, lack of sufficient probiotic bacteria is problematic. Dr. Goodman describes a novel method and formulation to introduce probiotic strains of bacteria to a site with enhanced efficiency and durability.

2:30 – 2:50 pm
A.C.T.I.V.E.: Movement assessments across the lifespan using the Microsoft Kinect™
Linda Lowes, PhD - Nationwide Children’s Hospital
This technology represents a cost effective and powerful video-based assessment tool for movement in infants.

2:50 – 3:10 pm         
MatchTx: A Treatment Match Platform for Personalized Cancer Therapy
James Chen, MD - The Ohio State University
Current treatment for cancer is often a case of trial-and-error, with physicians unable to predict a patient’s response to a particular therapy. MatchTx is a software platform that calculates the patient’s response to a given cancer treatment regimen. Using similarity-based prediction algorithms, MatchTx adapts treatment decisions based on previous patient outcomes. With MatchTx in a Bench-top prototype stage it was validated in prostate cancer and Liposarcoma.

3:10 PM  -  Break

3:30 PM  -  Technology Showcase

3:30 – 3:50 pm          
Electromagnetic Detection and Localized Imaging of Cancer
Vishwanath Subramaniam, PhD - The Ohio State University
Dr. Subramaniam, in conjunction with faculty in the colleges of Engineering and Medicine, has developed a suite of Electromagnetic (EM) technologies that have the potential to positively impact significant health challenges in today’s world. These technologies have resulted in low cost devices that have shown efficacy in cancer imaging; metastasis of cells; wound healing; malaria detection.

3:50 – 4:10 pm
Developing Therapies for the Treatment of Rare & Orphan Diseases
Tim Miller, PhD, President & CEO, Abeona Therapeutics Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Based on technology developed at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Abeona Therapeutics is focused on developing a cure for Sanfilippo Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder caused by the body’s inability to properly break down certain sugars.

4:10 – 4:30 pm
System for Site & Disease-Specific Remote Optimization of MRI Image Quality
Jinghua Wang, PhD & Zhong-Lin Lu, PhD - The Ohio State University
Doctors Wang and Lu present three low-cost, bundled techniques to maximize MRI image quality based on the current scanner environment. The optimizations are substantially automated, can be performed remotely from a central location, and are directed to each particular situation, addressing a site’s specific MRI hardware, a disease type and age group of interest, as well as individual patient images.

4:30 PM  -  Break

4:40 PM  -  Keynote Speaker: Joe Hernandez, MS, MBA, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Microlin Bio

5:10 PM  -  Reception & Networking


Parking is available in the Underground Garage in front of Nationwide Children's at 635 Children's Drive. Access to Children's Drive is off Parsons Avenue. Please cross Parsons Avenue at Children's Crossroads. Signage will lead attendees to the Research Building II Auditorium.You will receive a parking voucher at the event to exit the garage.




Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000