WV Bio Summit Less Than One Month Away!
TechConnectWV, the Bioscience Association of West Virginia and a host of other sponsors and partners will hold the 3rd Annual WV Bioscience Summit February 27-28, 2013 at the Marriott in Charleston. This event promises in-depth information on West Virginia’s life science industries and how they are transforming West Virginia’s economy.
Register to attend the West Virginia Bioscience Summit by clicking here.
The event will focus on research underway at our state universities, funding challenges and opportunities as presented by West Virginia biotech firms, policies to grow the industries in the State, and much more.
Featured speakers and key topics include:
- Keynote: Dr. David Scholl, Former CEO of Athens, OH-based Diagnostic Hybrids, Inc., will share his experiences gleaned over 27+ years of both growing and successfully exiting a life science firm in the region and serving as a partner in the Athens-Ohio based venture capital firm, Athenian Venture Partners;
- Fritz Bittenbender, VP State Government Relations, BIO, discussing policies being implemented around the country to grow the life science industry;
- Dr. Paul Hill, Chancellor, WV Higher Education Policy Commission;
- Panel discussion on university research underway at West Virginia colleges/universities;
- The importance of tech transfer and strategies for growth: Innovation Transfer Consortium, university commercialization tactics; patent law changes, and more;
- Presentations by CEO and executive-level representatives of WV bio firms and in-state funders (presenters to be announced soon!);
- An overview of clinical trials taking place in WV and the societal and economic benefits they provide to the State;
- And much more!
The 3rd Annual West Virginia Biosciences Summit will bring together West Virginia’s bioscience community – private companies, university researchers, suppliers and funders – as well as policy and opinion leaders, economic developers and others to learn more about how we successfully grow and nurture this important industry in West Virginia.