OCTANe: Southern California leads in medtech jobs and job creation

Southern California in recent years provided the highest level of employment to medtech, according to U.S. Dept. of Commerce data compiled by OCTANe. Bill Carpou, OCTANe’s president and CEO, presented the statistics during his welcome address at the Medical Technology Innovation Forum (MTIF) earlier this week. The area including Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego employed

OCTANe Medical Technology Investors Forum gears up for healthcare value

Medical technology leaders continue to discuss the best ways to approach the changing landscape of healthcare. In offering higher levels of healthcare value, Bill Carpou, CEO of OCTANe, told Medical Design & Outsourcing that improving patient outcomes will be driven by artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality. OCTANe will be showcasing these and other

OCTANe announces agenda for 11th Annual Medical Device & Investor Forum

OCTANe, Orange County’s life sciences and technology accelerator organization, announced the final agenda for its 11th Annual Medical Device & Investor Forum (MDIF) on October 27 to 28, 2016 in Irvine, Calif. The lineup includes executives and experts from among the leading medical technology companies in the area, including Edwards Lifesciences, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Allergan

OCTANe expands LaunchPad Accelerator program

Orange County business developer and accelerator OCTANe said today it will expand its LaunchPad early-stage accelerator program focused on high-tech and med-tech industries. The announcement was made at the company’s medical device & investor forum. OCTANe has operated as a business developer and accelerator for 15 years, and collectively raised more than $1.1 billion, according to the company. “We’re evolving into