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2nd Annual BioFlorida BioTech Expo @ State College of Florida, Medical Technology and Simulation Center
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

ABOUT: The 2nd Annual BioFlorida BioTech Expo (“The Expo”) is taking place Thursday, November 12th at State College of Florida in the Medical Technology and Simulation Center at Lakewood Ranch. The event will highlight the region’s business and scientific innovation in the life sciences. The BioFlorida BioTech Expo is the premier event of the Sarasota-Bradenton Chapter of BioFlorida, and facilitates collaboration and networking among life science community leaders. Program details include:

  • A brief Program featuring college leaders and introductions of the new PhD’s in the region
  • More than a dozen scientific posters from academia, industry and research institutes
  • NEW this year, a showcase of regional companies in a BioTech Expo Lightening Round including BioScanR, HeadRehab,HealO Medical, Quasar Bio-Tech and Lakewood-Amedex
  • Exhibitors specialized in the life sciences

SPONSORS: A special thanks to Host of the 2nd Annual BioFlorida BioTech Expo – State College of Florida. This year’s Signature Sponsor is Fisher Scientific; Premier Sponsors include DPR Construction and Lakewood Commercial Realty; Event Sponsors includeEconomic Development Corporation of Sarasota County; Flad Architects; SunTrust Bank and TLC Engineering for Architecture.

EXHIBITORS: BayCare Laboratories; BioTek Instruments, Inc.; Charles River Laboratories; Kimberly Clark; Mettler Toledo; Sartorius Corporation; SRQ Bio; ThermoFisher Dionex HPLC; ThermoFisher Global Chemical; ThermoFisher Lab Equipment; ThermoFisher Life Tech; ThermoFisher National Scientific; ThermoFisher Research & Safety Division; Transgenex Nanobiotech, Inc.; and VistaLab Technologies, Inc.

RSVP: This event is being offered at no charge but RSVPs are encouraged through the BioFlorida website and open to only the first 200 registrants!

2016 BioFlorida Day at the Capitol @ Florida State Capital
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 2:30 pm

BioFlorida Day is a great opportunity for members of BioFlorida to advocate before the Florida Legislature on issues impacting the biotech and life science industries.  During BioFlorida Day, BioFlorida members actively participate in briefings regarding policy initiatives, political updates, and advocacy training.  Theses briefings have been very well received in the past and BioFlorida members are able to actively engage with the presenters.

In addition to these briefings, BioFlorida Day also allows member to take our issues directly to State Legislators.  In the afternoon, participants meet with State Representatives and State Senators to discuss issues impacting our industries.  These meetings provide an opportunity for BioFlorida members to advocate for the biotech and life science industries and provide great opportunities to view how the Florida Legislature affects our companies.

For the agenda and further information, please visit: http://www.bioflorida.com/events/event_details.asp?id=698768&group=


SEMDA Quarterly Meeting: Making the Value Case to Stakeholders @ City Club of Buckhead
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us for an evening of networking and panel discussion during SEMDA’s next quarterly meeting in December! We’ve had a great year of programming and will to end the year on a high note!

At this meeting we will investigate “Making the Value Case to Stakeholders” as a preview to some of the content we are preparing for SEMDA’s conference in May. We will dig into the perspectives of investors, hospitals, and physicians on what they look for when judging a new technology.

2016 Georgia BIO Awards Dinner @ The Fox Theatre
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each year Georgia Bio recognizes achievement and honors excellence in the life sciences industry in Georgia, as it brings together nearly 300 of the state’s life sciences industry leaders. The Awards Ceremony is a celebration of the contribution and achievements of Georgia, a moment to pause a reflect on the industry’s legacy.

Event Description

Join your peers in the life sciences community at our annual celebration of outstanding accomplishments of individuals, companies and organizations. This event is only an awards dinner. It is no longer a GaBioEd fundraiser.

DeviceTalks Live! Research Triangle @ Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
Feb 29 @ 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm

MassDevice.com and Medical Design & Outsourcing magazine, along with the CED Life Sciences Conference and in cojunction with the Southeast Medical Device Association present DeviceTalks in Research Triangle.

Launched in 2011, DeviceTalks is celebrating its 5th year as the industry’s premiere live interview event by kicking off our season in a new location of Raleigh, North Carolina. We’re thrilled to bring home some of the area’s biggest contributors to the medical device industry for an evening with the best of Research Triangle’s medtech industry.

Each DeviceTalks event features workshops, networking and dinner held in a single afternoon format.

Preliminary Agenda 

3:30-4:00: Registration, networking reception

4:00-5:30: Discussion Panel hosted by AdvaMed Women’s Executive Network  featuring medtech execs

5:30-7:00: Networking and dinner reception

7:00-8:30: Interviews and CEO panel

CED Life Science Conference @ Raleigh Convention Center
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm

As one of the leading life science gatherings in the nation, the CED Life Science Conference attracts nearly 1,000 participants each year and boasts globally recognized industry leaders as speakers, showcases the most exciting and innovative NC-based life science companies, and connects these companies to a diverse group of venture capital and corporate investors. As an attendee, you’ll meet innovative thinkers and companies from across the life science landscape, representing biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, digital health, diagnostics, drug delivery, and AgBio. The conference features a first-in-class program agenda, a demo room for emerging companies and university tech transfer groups, special workshops & content for entrepreneurs, and ample networking for the vibrant life science community that exists in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.

University of Florida’s – A Celebration of Innovation Startup Showcase @ Hilton University of Florida Hotel & Conference Center
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Early Bird Registration is OPEN!  Save $20.00 by registering now!!

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 tenth annual startup showcase, on March 8, 2016.

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 $700 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.

You can find the latest information on panelists and presenting companies on the agenda page.

Celebration of Biotechnology @ Progress Park
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Now in its 13th year, this annual outdoor event attracts more than 500 industry & life science professionals to Progress Park each year!

The Celebration offers bus tours of the local biotech community, informative exhibits, music, food and great networking opportunities!

This event is at no charge and open to the public.

SEMDA Conference @ Music City Center
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – May 19 @ 2:00 pm

The focus of the conference is “Who’s Going to Pay for my Technology: Making the Value Case to Stakeholders.” Many of the sessions and plenary speakers will share their knowledge and experience on the strategies to turn a great idea into a great business.

New this year, we will be hosting an Informal Music/Networking Reception on Tuesday, May 17, the evening before formal programming begins. If you will be in Nashville that evening, please plan to join us!

Pitch Rounds Return! After positive reviews in 2015, we will match innovators and investors to be sure presenting companies get the most value out of the meeting.

We heard your feedback and we’ll provide more opportunities for all attendees to interact with Pitch Round Companies. We’re working with the conference planning team to provide more interaction with our innovators. More details to come!

Free One-on-One Partnering. The partnering program allows you to promote your company before and after the Conference, and to schedule meetings while at the Conference.

Save on registration with membership. You’ll save $100 on registration as a member of SEMDA, so JOIN TODAY.

Open Thinking – Wake Forest Innovations showcase full of discovery, discussion and networking @ Wake Forest Biotech Place - Atrium
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wake Forest Innovations invites you to experience first-hand our ‘collaborative innovation’ approach to health care product development. Join us for Open Thinking – our innovation showcase full of discovery, discussion and networking – at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem, NC, on May 19th from 4 pm – 7 pm.

This year’s Open Thinking keynote speaker will be Art Pappas, managing partner of Pappas Capital, a leading life science venture capital group located in Durham, NC. In addition to hearing from this seasoned investor, you’ll have the opportunity to attend expert-led breakout sessions on the following topics:

  1. Intellectual Property: Principles of Protecting Intellectual Property
    Jennifer Giordano-Coltart, PhD, & Charles Calkins, JD, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton 
  2. Industry Partnering: The Industry-Academic Mix
    Todd Lowther, PhD, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; Jon Collins, PhD, GSK
  3. Start-Ups: What it Takes to Start a Start-up
    Luke Burnett, PhD, & Jessica Beaver, PhD, KeraNetics
  4. Licensing: From Prototype to Product
    Keith Walter, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Download the pre-event program to read descriptions of each technology and view the full schedule of events.

2016 Georgia Bio Innovation Summit @ The Cobb Galleria Centre
Sep 28 @ 10:15 am – 5:30 pm

2016 Georgia Bio Innovation Summit

For more than 14 years, Georgia Bio has presented Georgia’s premier bioscience and medtech conference welcoming 600+ CEOs, senior executives, scientists and public policy officials from Georgia and across the nation. Join us as we showcase Georgia’s leadership in innovation, from basic research to manufacturing, to improve the health and well-being of people, animals and the environment.

NCBIO Annual Meeting @ NC Biotechnology Center
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

NCBIO Annual Meeting September 29th – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

NC Biotechnology Center Steve Ubl, CEO of PhRMA, will discuss issues facing the life science industry at the national level at the NCBIO Annual Meeting. Joel Marcus, Founder and CEO of Alexandria Real Estate and Joe Gilliam, Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking, J.P.Morgan will also be keynote speakers for the event. Panel presentations will include a discussion of trends in the industry and the microbiome.

SCBIO Annual Conference @ Greenville Westin Poinsett Hotel
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day
Keynote Speakers:
 Catalyzing Translational Innovation
Christopher P.  Austin, MD
National  Center for Advancing  Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Dr. Austin  leads the Center’s work to  develop innovations to reduce, remove or bypass costly and time-consuming bottlenecks in the translational research pipeline in an effort to speed the delivery of new drugs, diagnostics and medical devices to patients. Under his direction, NCATS researchers and collaborators are developing new technologies, resources and collaborative research models; demonstrating their usefulness; and disseminating their work for use by researchers worldwide.
More speakers and agenda to be announced
2016 BioFlorida Conference @ Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the 2016 BioFlorida Conference – Florida’s premier event for the life sciences community. The Conference is taking place December 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. This year’s program will bring together the life sciences community in the state, and showcase current science advancements, business achievements and public policy affecting the life sciences industry.

This year’s Conference Agenda will feature an impressive lineup of industry experts. Click Here for agenda, confirmed speakers, and bios.

2016 SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum @ Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Dec 13 @ 6:30 am – Dec 15 @ 3:30 am


Please join us in Jacksonville, Florida, December 13-15!

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

Please click here for further information.




CED Life Science Conference 2017 @ Raleigh Convention Center
Feb 28 @ 7:30 am – Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm

Registration is now open!!

Company applications for Innovation Room and On-stage Showcase at the CED Life Science Conference 2017 are now open through Friday, December 16. To apply, the company must be developing a product or technology in the life sciences/healthcare space.

AUTM 2017 Venture Forum @ The Diplomat Beach Resort
Mar 12 @ 7:00 am – Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm

Is your startup’s business plan worth $10,000?

New company creation and development has been an integral component of academic technology commercialization for decades. AUTM will celebrate this mission-critical function through the 2017 AUTM Venture Forum, where academic-affiliated startup companies pitch their business opportunity to a panel of seasoned venture investors for a $10,000 cash prize.

The event will provide valuable experience and feedback to our startup finalists, and will be educational for meeting attendees, who will observe firsthand the most effective means of communicating with our venture partners. We hope you will join in by applying to be part of our competition.

Download the Venture Forum information to share with your colleagues.

A Celebration of Innovation – University of Florida @ Hilton University of Florida Hotel & Conference Center
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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 eleventh annual startup showcase.

SEMDA 2017 Annual Conference @ Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center at Cobb Galleria
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm


SEMDA’s annual conference is the premier medical device forum fostering business and educational opportunities for investors, medical device companies, medical entrepreneurs, and related industry professionals in the southeast.

Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase 2017 @ The Cotton Room
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – May 11 @ 1:30 pm

For the fifth year NCBiotech will convene ag biotech investment firms, global ag biotech companies and other key industry stakeholders for information sharing, networking, and partnering.  This year’s keynote, Vern Hawkins, will share his perspective on the value innovation provides in support of agribusiness, as seen through his eyes as the president of Syngenta Crop Protection.  Learn more about the presenting entrepreneurial companies and speakers.