March Luncheon Meeting (Goleta) 03/14/18

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM — 01:30 PM

Bone Fragility vs Density: Innovation for diagnosis and treatment in an aging population

Which bone is stronger

The number of patients who will suffer from a fragility fracture is rising around the world. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will experience a fragility fracture during their lifetimes, and people are living longer. Fragility fractures of the hip often lead to permanent disability or even death, due to immobility. Current diagnostic tools (imaging) are poor at identifying individuals at risk prior to fragility fracture, and innovation in needed to address the growing crisis.

Alexander Proctor

Alexander Proctor received a B.S. in Physics from UCSB in 2007, the same year he and Dr. Paul Hansma founded Active Life Scientific. He also participated in the UCSB Technology Management Program's New Venture Competition, in which Active Life won 2 awards. He has led in various roles in the company ranging from research and development to regulatory approvals to sales and fundraising.

Location

High Sierra Grill in Goleta

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