Agenda

      1. Apr
        24
        Thu

        1. Academic & Industry Intersection Conference @ Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center
          8:00 am – 1:00 pm

          Event Description

          The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), led by Emory University with partners Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia Bio, the state’s life sciences industry association, organizes this conference annually to provide critical information on how academia and industry can work together to translate science into discovery and engage communities in clinical research efforts and outcomes. The Fifth Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference provides a collaborative environment for university investigators and industry executives using a program filled with subject matter experts describing current models and innovative trends shaping the future of translational science. The agenda includes stories of successful academic/industry partnerships and useful collaborative ideas and resources..

          Keynote Speaker:

          William A. Hawkins, III (“Bill”)
          President & Chief Executive Officer, Immucor, Inc., a TPG portfolio company and worldwide leader of transfusion and transplantation diagnostic products.
          Bill Hawkins was named President and CEO of Immucor in October 2011. Most recently, Bill was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc. He became Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc. in August 2007 and Chairman of the Board in August 2008. Mr. Hawkins was named President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2004 after joining Medtronic as Senior Vice President and President of Medtronic’s Vascular business in January 2002. Mr. Hawkins joined Medtronic from Novoste Corp., where he had been President and Chief Executive Officer since 1998. Earlier positions included Corporate Vice President and President of the Sherwood Davis and Geck organization of American Home Products; President of the Ethicon Endo-Surgery organization of Johnson & Johnson; President, Devices for Vascular Intervention and President U.S. Operations, for Guidant Corp.; and several increasingly responsible executive positions culminating in the presidency of the IVAC organization for Eli Lilly & Co. He began his medical technology career with Carolina Medical Electronics in 1977. Mr. Hawkins received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and biomedical engineering from Duke University in 1976 where he also conducted medical research in pathology. He received a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, in 1982. Mr. Hawkins is a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees, the Board of Visitors of the Engineering School of Duke University and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

          For further information, and to register, please visit: https://m360.gabio.org/event.aspx?eventID=94201&instance=0

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          8:00 am
          Academic & Industry Intersection Conference @ Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center
      2. May
        1
        Thu

        1. Celebration of Biotechnology @ Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator
          8:00 am – 5:00 pm

          The 11th Annual BioFlorida Celebration of Biotechnology, continues to celebrate and promote the ongoing achievements of Florida’s Northeast bioscience community. With more than 350 expected attendees, this event will showcase sponsors and vendors who provide a variety of services to the industry.

          For further information, please visit: http://www.florida-institute.com/event/celebration-of-biotechnology

           

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          8:00 am
          Celebration of Biotechnology @ Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator
      3. May
        7
        Wed

        1. SEMDA 2014 Conference – Thriving During Healthcare Reform @ Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convetion Center
          8:00 am – 1:30 pm

          SEMDA, the Southeastern Medical Device Association, announces its 8th annual conference May 7-8, 2014, at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel and Convention Center in Atlanta (#SEMDA2014).

          Following the record-breaking 2013 conference resulting in a 20% growth in attendance, triple the investor attendance and a 30% increase in presenting companies, with more nationally-recognized keynote speakers than ever before, we call on all Southeastern-based Medical Device, Medical Device Data System (MDDS) companies, individuals, members and sponsors to join in now and get involved!

          For more information Click Here.

          Click here to register now.

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          8:00 am
          SEMDA 2014 Conference – Thriving During Healthcare Reform @ Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convetion Center
      4. May
        20
        Tue

        1. Agricultural Biotechnology Entrepreneurial Showcase @ NC Biotechnology Center
          9:00 am – 5:00 pm

          North Carolina is the global hub for ag biotech with tremendous commercial and research assets driving the development of new innovations in this sector. It’s the ideal location to convene entrepreneurs, investors, and technology scouts. NCBiotech is expanding the Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase 2014 to include pitch-presentations from crop biotech and animal health companies from across the Southeast.

          On May 20, hear from selected investor-ready entrepreneurs as they showcase their companies, breakthrough technologies and investment opportunities. Panel sessions and a keynote speaker will inspire future ag biotech innovation and partnerships.

          An anticipated 150 attendees from national investment firms, global ag biotech companies, university research, technology transfer offices and support organizations will have the opportunity to connect with one another for information sharing, networking and partnering to facilitate ag biotech growth.

          Sponsorship Opportunities


          The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is seeking sponsorships for this event. If you are interested in becoming an exhibiting sponsor ($3,000) or supporting sponsor ($1,500), please contact Amber Niebauer for more information.

          Showcase 2013 Highlights


          Learn more about last year’s Showcase including agenda, participant bios, sponsors, and a list of attendees.

          - See more at: http://www.ncbiotech.org/AgBiotechShowcase

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          Agricultural Biotechnology Entrepreneurial Showcase @ NC Biotechnology Center
      5. May
        29
        Thu

        1. 2014 BioAlabama Annual Meeting @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Birmingham
          7:00 am – 3:00 pm

          BioAlabama’s Annual Meeting is the largest and most anticipated program for the organization of the year. Drawing the state of Alabama’s most influential and knowledgeable people in the bio-technology community, this event is well received by professionals in the industry. The half day program creates inspiring opportunities for members and non-members of BioAlabama to connect, learn, network and discover.

          For further information, and to register, please visit: http://www.bioalabama.com/events/2014-bioalabama-annual-meeting/

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          2014 BioAlabama Annual Meeting @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Birmingham