May 15–16, 2019 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Boston, MA

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  • Dale LarsonDirector of Commercial InitiativesDraper Labs

    Dale Larson is the Director of Commercial Initiatives at Draper Laboratory where he is responsible for the identification and development of new opportunities to support Draper's Biomedical Solutions and Energy & Transportation businesses.

    Prior to his current position he was the Director of Biomedical Solutions where he led the business development efforts to fund technology development to create impactful solutions to important problems in healthcare. Draper is currently working on technologies in the Human Organ Systems (organs on chips), Automated bioprocessing for cellular therapies (e.g. CAR T), Rapid diagnostics, and neurotechnology. Draper's biomedical work begins with new ideas and concludes with a licensing event or a spinoff.

    Draper's Biomedical Solutions work is currently funded by a mix of sponsors that include DARPA-BTO, the NIH, DTRA and pharma and medtech companies.

    Prior to joining Draper he was the founding Director of the Technology & Engineering Center at Harvard Medical School. He has also worked at Johnson & Johnson, Arthur D. Little, and Bell Telephone Laboratory.

    He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.