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Date: April 16th, 2024

The McKimmon Conference and Training Center

NC State University

1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606

Time: 4:00 PM




MethodSense is an RTP-based Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance consultancy and the developers of LuminLogic software.  MethodSense is focused on the medical device and combination product industries.  MethodSense has earned an international reputation for successfully addressing challenging projects and fast becoming a premier company for developing a professional career in life science consulting.

Rita King, CEO and Senior Regulatory Consultant, and Russ King, President, have appreciated and benefited from the breadth of skills that BME graduates bring to the workplace.  Serving as a mentor to students over the years and being a guest lecturer to design classes on multiple occasions, this year, Mr. King has broadened the relationship with the BME department by sponsoring the MethodSense Design Competition.  The competition is designed to encourage students to think beyond their innovation product to consider the path to market, including regulatory concerns, reimbursement, capital needs and more.  Student design teams will have the opportunity to compete for recognition and a cash award of $10,000 to further support their innovation.   Thank you, Russ and Rita King, and MethodSense for your generous support of students and for encouraging the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in BME!


Spectrum is your first-call solutions provider for development through scaled manufacturing of critical polymer-based components and devices for medical and other demanding markets. We design solutions that support life-saving procedures and satisfy unique application and performance needs while maintaining tight, repeatable outcomes


We are excited to announce a new sponsor for this year! The Spective Group is a consultative sales team offering imaging systems, services, and solutions for life science research and development.

4:00 PM
4:15 PM
5:15 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
8:30 PM
Welcome & Introduction
Poster Session 1
i4 Public Pitches
Dinner & Reception
Keynote Address
Poster Session 2
i4 Awards and Closing

Sunny Kasoji

CEO of Triangle Biotechnology

Sunny is the CEO (and former CTO) of Triangle Biotechnology, a startup company located in RTP and spun out of UNC-Chapel Hill. Within five years, Sunny led the company to raise over $6.5 million in non-dilutive federal and state funding, enabling the R&D of five innovative products and resulting in multiple patent filings. He also leads technology development, product manufacturing, partnership/collaboration development, customer discovery/needs assessment and customer engagement. He manages a highly skilled team of scientists who lead product development.


Prior to his time at Triangle Bio, Sunny received his Ph.D. from the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University. His research focused on biomedical acoustics for imaging and therapeutics, resulting in over ten peer-reviewed publications. He was one of the original scientists who developed a unique strategy for ultrasound-based biological sample processing, later forming the basis of Triangle Bio’s core technology. During and after graduate school, Sunny actively engaged in entrepreneurship programs, including three cohorts of the NSF I-Corps program, and was awarded the UNC Kickstart Venture Services Innovation Fellowship post-graduation. He also received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering/Applied Sciences from UNC Chapel Hill. 

McKimmon Conference & Training Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

From I-40 traveling east from Chapel Hill:

Take Gorman Street Exit #295.
Turn left onto Gorman Street.
Go approximately 1 mile.

McKimmon Center is on the right past Avent Ferry Road, before Western Boulevard.

From I-40 traveling west:

Take Gorman Street Exit #295.
Turn right onto Gorman Street.
Go approximately 1 mile.
McKimmon Center is on the right past Avent Ferry Road, before Western Boulevard.

The center has ample free event parking located directly in front of the center.


Special thanks to:​

Our instructors, Devin Hubbard, Kenneth Donnelly, Bruce Wiggin and Ross Petrella.


Caitlyn Collier and Shawn Gomez for their support in organizing the i4 competition and symposium.

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