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We received a wealth of proposals for this year's program. Thank you to everyone who submitted an Abstract! 

Today’s breakthroughs require ever more collaborations among functional groups and leaders in expert domains. Recent successful collaborations have led to the creation and acceleration of revolutionary advances from the lab to the clinic.

Companies Include:

A.J. Renner & Associates
Alston & Bird
Benson Hill Biosystems
Biomedical Device Consulting

ILS Genomics
Med/Tech Assure
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
Parker Hannifin
ProPharma Group

RTI International
SciMed Solutions
Smith Anderson
Watchtower Search Group

Topics and Themes: We are particularly interested in exploring lessons learned that inform a successful process. How is your organization cultivating strategic alliances? Click Here for the Agenda

Asking the right questions to collect the right data
Hypothesis-generating and -testing tools
Agnostic tools to create new knowledge

Nano to Macro, and Back Again
Emerging Laboratory Technologies
Devices in Diagnostics and Delivery
Lessons Learned in Speeding Translation

Agricultural Biotech
Applications impacting safe husbandry
Genomics techniques and their progress
Seeds that stimulate collaboration

The device-software interface
Buiding crossfunctional teams
Materials, engineering, form factor

Clinical Trial Design
Moving Compounds from Preclinical to Clinical
The Past, Present, and Future of Adaptive Trial design
Clinical Trial Applications for Recruitment,
Data Collection, Analysis, Filing

Thank you to our Exhibitors:

To Exhibit or Sponsor,  
Call Diane Sickles: 732-403-3139

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Breakfast Sponsor:

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Thank you to Our Host


Thank you to Our Committee Members:

Rodolphe Barrangou, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
NC State University

Alice Bonnen, Ph.D., JD
Patent Attorney
Myers Bigel Sibley and Sajovec, P.A. 

Rosalina Bray
Science Policy, Planning and Evaluation Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

Allan Wenck, Ph.D., JD
Head of Trait Validation - US
Bayer CropSciences

Royston Carter, Ph.D.
Senior Director - Development
Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation

Jaymie DeWitt
Director - Business Development
Biomedical Systems

Frances Ligler, D. Phil., D. Sc.
Lampe Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering
UNC - Chapel Hill & NC State University

Ashok Krishnamurthy, Ph.D.  
Deputy Director
Renaissance Computing Institute

Joe Magno
Executive Director

The North Carolina Center of Innovation Network

Cheryl Meliones
Strategic Organizational Development Consultant 
Office of Research Informatics

Implementation Project Manager Consultant
CoreResearch@Duke Enterprise Solution

Duke Translational Research Institute
Duke University School of Medicine

Wanona Satcher
Founder/Creative Director
Durham Urban Innovation Center
City of Durham, NC

Michael Todd, Ph.D.
Executive Director
NC Research Campus
University of NC

Jacob Traverse, M.B.A.
Enterprise and Technology Development Director
Agricultural Biotechnology • North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Who should attend?

  • Pharma and Biotech researchers in Industry, Academia, Nonprofit, and Government

  • Partners, collaborators, vendors, suppliers

  • Informatics and IT professionals working with biotech and pharma

  • Experts in clinical trial design, implementation, and analysis

  • Professionals working with regulatory agencies and related filings

  • Tech transfer, licensing, and IP professionals

Click here for the Full Agenda from 2013