Don’t miss our August 20 Meetup! We’ll have a special presentation: Federal Grants from An Entrepreneur’s Experience
Join us for an insider’s view of funding your startup using SBIR/STTR grants. David Cuccia, CTO/CEO and Fred Ayers, COO/CFO of Modulated Imaging (based in Irvine) will share their experience and success in totally funding their seven year old medical technology and device company using federal grants.
David Cuccia, Ph.D. is CTO and CEO of Modulated Imaging, Inc., founded in 2005, which is developing a non-invasive tissue imaging system, the OxImager™, for assessment of tissue health in applications of surgical guidance and wound care. David developed the underlying technology (spatial frequency domain imaging, or SFDI) as the subject of his PhD dissertation in the Biomedical Engineering department at UC Irvine. In collaboration with UC Irvine faculty has raised approximately $6.5M in SBIR/STTR grants and contracts to bring the technology to market. He is a co-inventor of the SFDI technique with three awarded patents, and a co-author of over 40 SFDI-related publications.
Frederick Ayers, M.S. is Business Manager of Modulated Imaging, Inc. Joining the company in 2008, Mr. Ayers’ major roles include MI Inc’s finance, accounting, corporate strategy, HR, and government grant/contract submission and management. Mr. Ayers brings with him a strong business foundation built while working as a Business Area Controller with Deutsche Bank AG from 2001 to 2004 and as a Financial Analyst with Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Ayers received a B. S.in Finance from Villanova University in 1997 and a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine in 2008, where he gained intimate working knowledge of the MI technology.