Colorado Chapter

Colorado

The SoPE Colorado Chapter is the regional chapter for the non-profit global biomedical and healthcare innovation network SoPE. Membership is open to medical professionals and other stakeholders in healthcare. Members include doctors, nurses, dentists, healthcare entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, IT professionals, and industry representatives. SoPE is here to provide the network to encourage, educate, and connect biomedical and healthcare entrepreneurs so that new ideas get a chance – The Society operates in the very early stages of innovation commercialization; encouraging physicians and other medical professional entrepreneurs with ideas about how to improve healthcare to explore the possibilities and empowering them should they decide to take those initial steps in the “go to market” process. SoPE is unique in its make-up, leadership and mission – The Society is the only known organization founded and led by physicians with the specific purpose of providing support to those physicians and other medical professionals on the front lines of delivering healthcare that need help in bringing their ideas, inventions and innovations for improving healthcare to life.

The Colorado Chapter meets monthly for 2 hours. For information about upcoming meetings or sponsorship opportunities, check the events calendar.

Dr. Arlen Meyers

Chapter Leader

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Five Top Reasons You Should Attend Colorado SoPE Chapter events

  • 1. Learn by Example & perfect your own!
  • 2. Understand what seasoned investors expect in real life terms
  • 3. Networking with like-minded professionals
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Dr. Arlen Meyers

Chapter Leader

I'm a professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health and President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs. I have created several other medical device companies. My primary research centers around biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization.

 

I consult for and speak to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need my expertise and contacts in the areas of bio entrepreneurship, bioscience, healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism – nationally and internationally, new product development, product design, and financing new ventures.

I am a former Harvard-Macy fellow and In 2010, I completed a Fulbright at Kings Business, the commercialization office of technology transfer at Kings College in London. Publications this year include "Building the Case for Biotechnology." "Optical Detection of Cancer", and " The Life Science Innovation Roadmap". I am also an associate editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape Reference: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

I am honored to be named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives of 2011 and nominated in 2012 and Best Doctors 2013.

To contact Dr Meyers, email at ameyers@sopenet.org.

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