BioPhotas, Inc. Announces Product of the Year Award

TUSTIN, Calif. – January 16, 2015 – BioPhotas, Inc., an FDA registered medical device manufacturer selling light energy products which use proprietary photo-therapeutic technologies to treat skin, muscle and joint conditions, today announced that its flagship product, the Celluma PRO, has been named Product of the Year for 2015 in the Light Therapy category by Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa Magazine, a major international trade

Orange County, Calif.’s Most-Networked Man, OCTANe’s Matthew Jenusaitis Talks to About OCTANe’s 2014 Medical Device Investor Forum

Orange County, Calif.’s most-networked man, OCTANe’s Matthew Jenusaitis talks about OCTANe’s 2014 Medical Device Investor Forum.

OCTANe's Matthew Jenusaitis

OCTANe, the industry council responsible for promoting the innovation climate in Orange County, Calif., existed before Matthew Jenusaitis arrived, but he has put his mark on the organization’s impact on one of the world’s largest med tech clusters.

Jenusaitis’ medtech pedigree, which includes 15 years at 

BioPhotas, Inc. Announces the Launch of the CellumaTM ELITE to the Aesthetic Physician Market

Sodrec Medical Solutions, Inc. to Partner for US Sales

TUSTIN, Calif. – August 28, 2014 – BioPhotas, Inc. today announced the launch of the Celluma ELITE for sale to the Aesthetic Physician Market. The LED therapy device is stand-mounted and able to be precisely positioned over an area of treatment via an articulating arm and a patented shape-taking light panel. Sodrec Medical Solutions, Inc. will

OCTANe and the Southern California Center of Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics Announce Partnership Supporting Pediatric Research and Technology Commercialization

ALISO VIEJO, CA and LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 28, 2014) – Southern California innovation catalyst, OCTANe, has partnered with the Southern California Center of Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), a pediatric medical device consortium operated by Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA), to support product development and commercialization of innovative pediatric healthcare technologies, with the expressed goal of providing greater access to the CTIP’s life-saving innovations

OCTANe Taps Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe to Keynote Technology Investor Forum


OCTANe Taps Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe to Keynote Technology Investor Forum

Iribe to provide insight into $2 billion Facebook deal at Southern California’s largest investment, high growth and innovation conference

Aliso Viejo, Calif., May 5, 2014 – OCTANe, the Orange County startup accelerator dedicated to connecting people and ideas with capital and resources to fuel technology growth, is pleased to announce CEO…

Irvine/Orange County Ranked 3rd Best U.S. City for MedTech Innovation

The medical device industry in Orange County is anchored by firms such as Abbott, Edwards Lifesciences,Carefusion, and drug- and device-maker Allergan. The workforce in the area is talented thanks to universities such as University of California, Irvine; and nearby UCLA and USC. While the region is home to one of the strongest hubs in the country, a growing number of firms are questioning whether the challenging business climate in the region might…

OCTANe Elects James McCluney as New Chairman of the Board

Former CEO of Emulex Corporation will lead OCTANe’s mission to help grow the technology ecosystem in Orange County

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 5, 2014OCTANe, the Orange County startup accelerator dedicated to connecting people and ideas with capital and resources to fuel technology growth and create jobs, today announced the appointment of James McCluney as non-executive chairman of the board for the organization.

As chairman…

OCTANe LaunchPad Company EmiSense Success Story

EmiSense has been an OCTANs member since 2009, and was a LaunchPad participant in 2010. EmiSense innovates sensors for clean combustion.  Clean combustion is making a huge impact on improving air quality, sustainability, and energy independence. Clean combustion means high efficiency, low emissions, and fuel adaptivity (fossil, bio, syn, etc.).  The key enabler of clean combustion is advanced sensors.  EmiSense is focused on emissions sensors, enabling smart, fast, closed-loop controls.…

The Tufts Centre for the Study of Drug Development Issues its R&D Report on Adaptive Design Trials

The Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD) has published its R&D Executive Management Brief on ‘The Adoption and Impact of Adaptive Trial Designs’. The report, sponsored by Aptiv Solutions, is the output from an executive roundtable held in February 2013.  The roundtable was attended by senior executives from over 20 companies, including 11 of the top 15 pharmaceutical companies, as well as representative from the FDA and a…

OCTANe’s LaunchPadTM SBDC Named Top Accelerator by provides up-to-date news and information about high tech companies in Southern California, including interviews, a calendar of local events, and a database of technology firms in the region. socalTECH has been dedicated to promoting the technology industry in Southern California since 1998, and provides the most in-depth, up-to-date, and focused view of high tech in the Southern California area.

In its recently published Southern California Accelerator Report Card: Q1 2013, OCTANe LaunchPad

  • Abbot Medical Optics
  • AcuFocus, Inc.
  • ADVI
  • Allergan
  • Alphaeon
  • Bioquest
  • Canada International
  • Chapman University
  • CORT
  • Covidien
  • Cresa
  • Deloitte
  • DevicePharm
  • Dorsey
  • Edwards
  • EY
  • Fleishman Hillard
  • ICON plc
  • Irvine Chamber
  • JLL
  • K&L Gates
  • Knobbe Martens
  • Latisys
  • Local Corporation
  • London Economic Development Corporation
  • Masimo
  • Merage Institute
  • Microsemi
  • Moss Adams
  • PWC
  • SC Edison
  • Stradling
  • SVB – Sillicon Valley Bank
  • TechSpace
  • Teijin
  • UC Irvine