NATEA-STB Bio Technology Seminar

Co-sponsored by
NATEA (North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association)
STB (Stanford-Taiwan Biomedical Fellowship Program)
S&TD-TECO (Science and Technology Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco)

Date: July 24 (Wednesday), 2013
Venue: Squire and Sanders Law Firm (600 Hansen Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304)

6:00 - 6:45 PM: Registration, Networking and Dinner
6:45 - 9:00 PM: Presentation including Q&A

Free with RSVP, $5 without RSVP (Complementary light dinner will be served)

RSVP: (or contact:, 408-666-9515)
Please RSVP by July 22


Topic #1: Medical Device Industries in Silicon Valley
by Mr. York Peng

 an insider's view on medical device industries: the barriers and opportunities
 how to enter into medical device industries: key stones and road map
 key successful factors on running medical device business

Topic #2: Lessons Learned from My Journey as a Scientist to a CEO
by Sam Chow, Ph. D.

Dr. Chow's aim throughout his career has been to acquire knowledge through various opportunities presented to him rather than to pursue paths motivated by monetary compensation. Dr. Chow began his career as a scientist, worked for a variety of pharmaceutical companies, and started his own company. Dr. Chow will share the lessons that he learned from his journey of career.

Topic #3: Networking and educational functions for all professionals in the Life Sciences industry within the San Francisco Bay Area.
by Harry Wachob, Ph. D.

Topic #4: Introduction of Stanford-Taiwan Biomedical Fellowship Program (STB)
by Sam Hong-Yi Huang, Ph.D.

STB is a multidisciplinary medical device design training program with systematic approaches to clinical needs finding and invention and implementation of new biomedical technologies through courses, mentorship and team based project.

About the speakers:

Speaker: Mr. York Peng

York Peng is specialized in mechanical design and supply chain management, manufacturing and outsourcing. He leads and coordinates team members in different countries. York Peng helps customers design and manufacture medical devices. York Peng has served as advisor of Taiwanese American Industrial Technology Association since 2012. He was also a Taiwan government certified lecturer.

Speaker: Sam Chow, Ph. D.

Dr. San-Laung (Sam) Chow is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of BioKey, Inc., a technology-based specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on the development of controlled release specialty pharmaceuticals. Prior to the founding of BioKey, he was the Chief Scientific Officer of Apex Pharmaceuticals. He has published more than 30 articles in professional journals and has been granted 15 patents for dosage formulation designs. Aside from his professional career, Dr. Chow actively participates in community services.

Speaker: Harry Wachob, Ph.D.

Harry Wachob is the Founder and President of the Bio2Device Group. He is an experienced engineering leader in materials science, biomedical device engineering and R&D. Most recently, he was the Managing Materials Scientist at Xoft. He received his engineering degrees in Materials Science & Engineering from Cornell University.

Speaker: Sam Hong-Yi Huang, Ph.D. (黃弘宜 博士)

Dr. Sam Huang is currently a Visiting Scholar from the Stanford-Taiwan Biomedical Fellowship Program (STB) at Stanford University. Dr. Huang was most recently a medical device reviewer at the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA). Dr. Huang received his undergraduate degree at Boston University, followed by M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, and Ph.D. from National Taiwan University.

About the Sponsors:

North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association (NATEA)
Founded in 1991, NATEA has grown into 12 regional chapters and 8 regional liaisons throughout the U.S. and Canada with over 2,000 members. NATEA’s missions have been to serve as a bridge between Taiwan and US to facilitate technology development, entrepreneurship and job opportunities, and to provide management training opportunity for its members.

Stanford-Taiwan Biomedical Fellowship Program (STB) is a medical technology platform created to benefit young scientists from Taiwan to experience innovative medical technology culture in the Bay Area. For detailed information, please refer to the attached STB brochure.

Science and Technology Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in San Francisco has been designated to promote the cooperation and to enhance the relationship in Science and Technology activities between Taiwan and US.