Featured Panel

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare

May 28, 2019

Don’t miss out the opportunity to learn more about how AI is used in Healthcare and network with fellow academics, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals over appetizers and drinks on May 28th, 2019 at UCLA!


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The Easton Technology Management Center at the UCLA Andersen School of Management prepares the next generation of leaders for success in an increasingly technology driven world. Through innovative courses, creative workshops, and high-profile events, the center helps students navigate disruption, and identify areas for growth and innovation. By focusing on leadership skills in addition to exploring the latest technologies, students learn how to succeed in any industry.


MedGenome Inc. is a global leader in personalized medicine with unique genomic solutions in immuno-oncology, diabetes, ophthalmology, cardiology and other rare diseases.Founded in 2013, MedGenome currently has a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) facility in California that houses sequencing platforms such as Illumina’s NovaSeq, HiSeq X, HiSeq 2500, and the MiSeq, In addition to our wet-lab capabilities, we have built proprietary solutions to enable pharma and biotech companies accelerate their early drug discovery pipeline as well as aid in biomarker discovery for their companion diagnostics programs. Our proprietary cancer immunotherapy solution, OncoPept combines tumor-derived genomic and transcriptomic data to map the molecular features of the tumor and predict personalized cancer immunotherapy combinations with neoantigen vaccines for therapy. MedGenome was awarded the MedTech Breakthrough award for Biomedical research in 2018.

We also support human genetics research by leveraging our extensive infrastructure to access samples and data from patient records through collaborations with over 500 hospitals in India, combined with capabilities to perform population level genomic sequencing of individuals. Through our extensive presence in the Indian sub-continent, we have access to data that provides insights into genetic diversity of Indian population for more than 4,500 population groups. Bioinformatics pipelines built to analyze data from large-scale sequencing efforts will facilitate identifying novel human genetic knockouts and medically relevant variants for drug discovery research.

Event Details

Location: UCLA Andersen School of Management

110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States