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PATHWAYS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPEAKER SERIES “Going from lab bench to productization: Tips and lessons learned from a first time entrepreneur”

Greg Sommer is a cofounder and the CEO of Sandstone Diagnostics, a biotech startup in Livermore CA developing clinical diagnostic instruments and test kits for the medical and consumer healthcare industries.  Sandstone’s lead product, TrakTM, is a consumer male fertility testing kit that empowers couples to monitor sperm count and motility at home to improve their chances of conception.  Greg earned 

his B.S. from Iowa State University, and M.S. and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.  Prior to founding Sandstone, Greg was a Senior Staff Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories where he lead a 

research team developing point-of-care clinical diagnostic instruments for emergency biodefense scenarios, including toxin and radiation warfare.  He is an inventor on 17 patents and applications.  For more information please visit sandstonediagnostics.com and trakfertility.com.


Sandwiches and fruit will be served.


RSVP at: www.coe.neu.edu/coe/rsvp/speaker.html  

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:00pm

Shillman Hall, 315

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COE, Sherman Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship Education





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