September 2014 – March 2015

      Sep
      10
      Wed
      The BioTech Expo @ New College of Florida
      Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      INTRODUCING: The BioTech Expo

      Produced by: The BioFlorida Sarasota/Bradenton Chapter
      A showcase of the strong STEM infrastructure, 15+ higher education
      systems in the Sarasota/Bradenton region

      ABOUT THE EXPO: BioFlorida’s Sarasota-Bradenton Chapter debuts the first BioTech Expo in the region to include a combination Life Science Poster & Vendor Event on the evening of Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at New College along the Sarasota Bay in College Hall. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will adjourn at 7:30 p.m., includes a brief ceremony recognizing the new scientists in both the academic and private sector, and a special acknowledgment to the new professors and science instructors joining the academic community in 2014!

      The purpose of the BioTech Expo is to highlight the strong STEM infrastructure being offered by the more than 15 higher education Colleges, Universities and Institutes in the life sciences and technology
      in the Sarasota/Bradenton area.

      Sep
      15
      Mon
      Health Connect South @ Woodruff Arts Center
      Sep 15 all-day

      Health Connect South was created to build a first-of-its-kind sustainable platform for regional health collaborations. Though Georgia is home to world-class health assets, there is surprisingly little interdisciplinary clarity around areas of focus, impact, needs and capacity within and among our health assets.  We believe such heightened clarity accelerates new opportunities for geographically advantaged collaborations, unlocking and advancing important advances in health.

      Starting September 2014, Health Connect South will host an annual platform event centered around highlighting challenges and opportunities throughout our healthcare ecosystem. Creating the right “tone” and “texture” for this gathering will be critical. We are specifically looking to attract the leading innovators, decision-makers and top-tier students. Invited individuals will represent groups of investors, inventors, academics, clinicians, entrepreneurs, economic developers, NGO’s and other key health interests.

      For more information, please visit Health Connect South’s website

      Sep
      22
      Mon
      NHLBI Regional Innovation Conference @ North Carolina Biotechnology Center
      Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

      Background:

      NHLBI’s Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination (OTAC) hosts this semi-annual Regional Innovation Conference that brings together small businesses, angel investors, venture capitalists, strategic partners, and business leaders from the biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. NHLBI staff will be available to describe the details and impact of recent changes in the Federal SBIR/STTR program, as well as other funding opportunities and resources for small businesses.

      Previous conferences have been held in Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA, and Rockville, MD.

      Highlights/ Features:

      • Presentations by top NHLBI SBIR-funded companies with innovative technologies on the brink of commercialization
      • Expert panel of investors
      • Opportunities for partnering and networking

      Speakers/ Presenters: 

      Please see our Agenda & Speaker Page

      Registration & Cost:

      Registration is free, however space is limited.  Priority registration is given to our selected showcase companies, Angel Capital Investors, Venture Capital investors, and Strategic Partners in the Southeast Region.

       

      Oct
      6
      Mon
      AdvaMed 2014 – The MedTech Conference @ McCormick Place Convention Center
      Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day

      AdvaMed 2014 is the leading MedTech conference in North America, bringing more than 1,000 companies together in a uniquely multifaceted environment for business development, capital formation, innovative technology showcasing, world-class educational opportunities and networking. An event rich in international flavor and featuring a deep, diverse attendee list that includes influential policy-makers, business executives and media, AdvaMed 2013 seeks to advance industry discussion from key perspectives through detailed panel sessions, executive forums and more.

      GaBio Member Discount Code: GABIO20 use this link to register

      For more information and to register, please visit: AdvaMed2014

      Oct
      12
      Sun
      BioFlorida Conference 2014 @ Harbor Beach Marriott Resort
      Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day

      BioFlorida’s 17th annual Conference is the premier event for Florida’s bioscience community. This year’s meeting will bring together 500+ professionals from across Florida, the Southeast and the nation to discuss major trends and issues, including topics related to product development, scientific research, business development, financing and public policy.

      For further information, please visit: http://bioflorida.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=35

      Oct
      16
      Thu
      Georgia Life Sciences Summit 2014 @ Georgia International Convention Center (GICC)
      Oct 16 all-day

      The Georgia Life Sciences Summit has become a premier bioscience conference in the Southeast welcoming nearly 600 CEOs, senior executives, scientists and public policy officials from Georgia and across the nation. It is the one-time each year academia, industry and government come together to showcase Georgia’s leadership in innovation, from basic research to manufacturing, to improve the health and well-being of people, animals and the environment.

      For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.

      Nov
      5
      Wed
      UGA Medical Device Conference @ UGA Hotel and Conference Center
      Nov 5 all-day

      Device manufacturers, biodesign innovators, regulatory specialists, and academics are invited to the 2nd annual UGA Medical Device Regulations Conference! This conference, cosponsored by the US FDA and the University of Georgia’s Office of BioPharma Regulatory Affairs, will provide educational and networking opportunities to help shape the future of medical device advancement from a regulatory science perspective.

      Registration and more information forthcoming.

      Nov
      11
      Tue
      The 16th Annual Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum @ W Atlanta Midtown
      Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day

      The Southeast BIO (SEBIO) Investor & Partnering Forum provides an unparalleled opportunity for companies to meet key decision makers in the regional and national life science and medical technology communities.

      Over 16 years, the SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum has built a loyal following, attracting thought leaders and investors from across the country. We expect another sensational event in 2014 that will provide new opportunities to build business partnerships and explore the region’s burgeoning life science industry.

      We expect about 350 biotech and medtech investors, corporate executives, university representatives, entrepreneurs and service providers to attend the event. This is a perfect opportunity to showcase your company’s products and services at the most significant annual life science event in the Southeast.

      To date, the more than 200 later stage and 165 early stage companies that participated in previous SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forums have raised more than $2.5 billion in public and private funding since their presentations. These numbers speak to the quality of our presenting companies. In addition, our BIO/Plan Competition has successfully mentored 65 emerging technology opportunities.

      Georgia’s life sciences community is a rich mix of companies applying life sciences technologies to improve medicine and healthcare, agriculture, industrial and energy production, forestry, marine science and environmental management. These companies range from established to start-up and from pharmaceutical to medical device and diagnostic to medical informatics companies. The state’s life sciences industry is anchored by world-class public and private research institutions and universities, including Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the premier public health research institute in the world, is headquartered in Atlanta. Georgia’s state government, through the Georgia Research Alliance and Georgia Cancer Coalition, has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the state’s universities to support scientists in pursuit of basic research discoveries and early commercialization of technologies. These factors combined with a business-friendly environment provide a comprehensive ecosystem for life sciences companies to thrive in Georgia.

      For more information and to register, please visit the conference site.

      Mar
      10
      Tue
      A Celebration of Innovation Startup Showcase @ Hilton University of Florida Hotel and Conference Center
      Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Early-Bird Registration is open!!  Limited time $59.00

      The University of Florida ranks among the nation’s leaders at transferring world-class research to partners who turn these discoveries into commercial products that make the world a better place. If you are an investor, entrepreneur or other interested party who has the resources needed to partner with us, we hope you will join us at A Celebration of Innovation, UF’s eighth annual startup showcase, on March 10, 2015.

      A Celebration of Innovation is a unique opportunity to see startup companies commercializing the latest life science, medical device, and cutting-edge technologies generated as a result of the more than $640 million in research conducted annually at UF. Those interested in licensing, commercializing, investing or otherwise becoming involved with getting new discoveries to the marketplace will want to mark their calendars to attend.

      Check back for the agenda; information about panelists and presenting companies will be posted when available.

      For further information and to register, please click here.