In this first of a two-part program, Michael Weinberg, Jordan Miller, Carlo Quinonez, Jordan Miller, and Mahboob Imtiyaz discuss open science hardware and medical-device hacking.
Mahboob Imtiyaz started Journal of Errology with an altruistic motive just as he was about to begin pursuit for his PhD, after he became aware early on about the problems researchers and the industry faces. He does not believe there is any other way to do science other than Open. He holds an engineering degree in Biotechnology (yes there is such a thing) and calls himself a parallel entrepreneur, but is more of a scientist at heart. He is also involved with Innovators4Hire, and open innovation driven talent screening and idea generation platform and Lab Critics, an weblog that covers developments in lab ware.
Jordan is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, a founding member of Hive76 in Philadelphia, and a RepRap core developer. His research in the department of Bioengineering combines chemistry and rapid prototyping to direct cultured human cells to form more complex organizations of living vessels and tissues. Jordan has been in the 3D maker community since the beginning. He developed the MakerBot heated build platform at Hive76 and is delighted to use his RepRap 3D printer every day in the lab for biomedical research and regenerative medicine.
Carlo Quinonez is an IRACDA Fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at UCSD, where he is studying the regulatory network controlling classical activation in macrophages, which are a key component of the immune response. Carlo received an Entrepreneurial Fellowship at Caltech which lead to a seven-year foray into the business world where he gained expertise in product design, engineering and project management. While working at Equigene, Carlo began designing an instrument to collect heart rate, cardiac output, velocity, and position from free-running thoroughbreds on the racetrack. Dr. Quinonez also co-founded Visopia where he lead the development of a scalable hardware platform for high-power LED lighting.
Michael Weinberg is the Vice President, Institute for Emerging Innovation at Public Knowledge. He focuses primarily on emerging issues in technology, law, and policy such as data caps, digital copyright, and 3D printing.