WES event 10 May 2021

WES Guest Speakers/Panellists

Meet our Panelists for Monday 10 May 2021 event

Interview with the Wolfson Enterprise Competition Winning Team: 

From the Lab to the Market - How Lecta plan to revolutionise solutions for  neurological disorders

WES event 10 May 2021

 

About the Event

We are happy to invite the winning team (Lecta) of the first edition of the Wolfson Enterprise Competition held on 30 April 2021. 

Today, 1 billion people, nearly one sixth of the world's population, suffer from neurological disorders, ranging from Alzheimer to epilepsy to traumatic brain injuries. With the aging population, the prevalence of neurological disorders is only bound to grow. Lecta’s winning solution combines the fields of engineering and biology seamlessly to enhance human condition through flexible bio-electronics-mediated neural regeneration. The initial ideas of Lecta’s platform technology sparked over an ordinary dinner at King’s College, Cambridge. Discussing a day in lab plagued with slippery bioelectronic device surface, June and Amy immediately clicked together their expertise in chemistry and flexible bioelectronics to generate a widely applicable solution. Both passionate about science as well as the translation of science via entrepreneurial means, the Lecta team have since made it their mission to bring forth the technology to augment the neural devices to neuro-regenerative space.

In this series of WES event, Amy and June will be sharing their entrepreneurial journey and how they ended up winning the first edition of the Wolfson Enterprise Competition and what is next for Lecta. 

 

About the Panellists

Amy Rochford
Amy Rochford
Co-founder, Lecta

Amy Rochford received her B.Sc. in Biomedical Science from Cardiff University and M.Sc. in Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine from UCL. Since graduating, Amy managed the operations and quality assurance of a UCL healthcare start-up working with Royal Free Hospital and Medimmune. Amy is currently a 3rd Year EPSRC Engineering PhD student in the Malliaras Bioelectronics Group developing a neuroprosthetic device that combines stem cell-derived cells and flexible electronics to achieve peripheral nerve reinnervation.

 

 

June Park
June Park
Co-founder, Lecta

June Y. Park received her B.Sc. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from MIT with minor in Biology and Music. During her undergrad, she worked in Langer lab on a medical device which spun out to become Suono Bio. After working in healthcare consulting for two years, June joined the Scherman group in 2018 to develop biomaterials for stem cell organoids and cell therapies. June is a Gates Cambridge Scholar and a NanoDTC Associate, working jointly with the group of Dr. Joo-Hyeon Lee at the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute.

 

 

Date: Monday 10 May 2021

Time: 18:00 - 19:30 (GMT)

Location: Live across the listed platforms (see hyperlinks below)

Twitter - @wolfson_wes

Facebook - Wolfson Entrepreneurs Society Facebook page

Youtube - Wolfson Entrepreneurs Society YouTube channel

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