Moffitt: Business Of Biotech Convenes Jan. 31

Moffitt Cancer Center will host the 5th Annual Business of Biotech Conference on Jan. 31st at the Vincent A. Stabile research building. The conference focuses on opportunities for businesses and investors to network and collaborate in life sciences, biotechnology, medical devices, angel investing, venture capital, finance and intellectual property.

The theme for the event this year is "Share the Science, Secure the Success," and features Dr. Robert Tepper as the keynote speaker. Tepper, a partner with Third Rock Ventures, has more than 25 years of experience building and operating research and development operations. There will also be breakout sessions, which will focus on the benefits to investing in life sciences, how to get started and details on what is involved.

"This conference is about job creation in the biotech sector," says Jarett Rieger, director of technology management and commercialization at Moffitt Cancer Center. "In an effort to move our technologies forward and to support economic development, we have assisted in the launch of six new faculty start-ups, and are striving to launch an additional six faculty start-ups over the next two years. With the help and support of our community, these start-ups will create new high-paying jobs as well as move our technologies closer to the marketplace for public benefit."

Several local partners involved in the conference include BioFlorida, Pinellas County Economic Development, Tampa Bay Partnership and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required due to limited seating. Rieger says approximately 325 individuals have already submitted their RSVP.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 31st at Moffitt's Stabile research building located at 12902 Magnolia Drive in Tampa.

Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Jarett Reiger, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

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Kimberly Patterson is a news editor for 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
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