Aoy Tomita-Mitchell, co-founder of biotechnology companies TAI Diagnostics and Ariosa Diagnostics, will be a keynote speaker at the Oct. 5 Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Summit on the IUPUI campus. The event will start 8:30 a.m. at Hine Hall Auditorium, 875 W. North St.
Tomita-Mitchell is a professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin and an investigator at the Children’s Research Institute/Herma Heart Center. She co-founded two biotechnology startup companies, TAI Diagnostics and Ariosa Diagnostics, the latter of which was acquired by Roche in January 2015.
Tomita-Mitchell graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studied mechanical engineering as an undergraduate and received her Ph.D. in bioengineering in the field of genetic toxicology.
The Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Summit is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. It also receives support from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and the Indiana University Innovation and Commercialization Office.