February: Translating IP from Bench to Bedside


Panelists: Nobuhiko Hata, PhD; Alaina Adams, PhD; Sameer Sabir

Moderator: Brian Mullen, PhD

Nobuhiko Hata, PhD,  Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Alaina Adams, PhD; CEO, Healthimation

Sameer Sabir, CEO of SevenOaks Biosystems

Brian Mullen, PhD, Innovation Strategy Manager, Brigham Innovation Hub

Where: 60 Fenwood Rd., Boston MA, Ground Floor, Schlager Family Innovation Lobby (directions below)

When: February 16th 4:30-6:30pm


  • Registration 4:30-5pm
  • Panel 5-6pm
  • Networking to follow; appetizers, beer and wine will be provided.

About the Event

Are you looking for IP in life sciences but not sure how to connect with BWH or Partners and the ways to spin out a technology? Or are you a clinician who has submitted invention disclosures and IP to Partners but unsure how it goes from submission to working collaborating with a startup or industry? This panel will feature panelists who have been on both sides of the fence and a representative from Partners Innovation to talk about the ins and outs of getting IP out of the hospital and into industry.

About the Panelists

Brigham & Women’s Research with Translational Experience: Nobuhiko Hata, PhD

Dr. Hata’s research specializes in medical image processing and robotics in image-guided surgery. He has collaborations with industry and has spun out innovations into new companies as well. In addition he holds the following roles:

  • Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Technical Director, Image Guided Therapy Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Director, Surgical Navigation and Robotics Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Entrepreneur with Experience Licensing IP out of an Academic Center:

Alaina Adams, PhD

Alaina has co-founded multiple digital health startups; she holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UMass Amherst.

Sameer Sabir

Sameer is currently the CEO of SevenOaks Biosystems, a venture-backed Medical Device company that he co-foudned with Prof Rox Anderson (MGH) with technology licensed from Partners Healthcare. Prior to SevenOaks, Sameer was the Co-Founder and CEO of MoMelan Technologies, which he also co-founded with Prof. Anderson with technology from Partners. MoMelan was acquired by Kinetic Concepts, Inc in 2012. Sameer is a graduate of the Harvard-MIT Biomedical Enterprise Program and prior to graduate school was a healthcare investment banker in London. He holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School, an SM from HST, and a B.Sc in Immunology from University College London.

Brian Mullen, PhD

Brian is an entrepreneur, design engineer, and researcher with a passion for designing innovative medical products and assistive technologies. Brian holds a B.S.M.E., M.S.M.E and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Brian’s background covers many disciplines, from clinical research exploring the safety and effectiveness of treatments for people with mental illness to human centered design, universal design, design for commercial viability, and teaching new product development. Brian’s work has led to clinical publications, awards, and presentations in multiple fields as well as pending patents.

Directions to the Schlager Family Innovation Lobby

60 Fenwood Rd., Boston, MA 02115, Ground Floor

The Schlager Family Innovation Lobby is just inside the ground floor entrance of the Brigham Building for Transformative Medicine.

Past Events




  • December: Big Data and Analytics: Separating Fact from Fiction (Cyft)
  • October: iHub Pike Space Launch