Business Of Biotech: Network, Collaborate In Tampa

The biotechnology cluster in Tampa Bay continues to grow and flourish, with the 2013 Business of Biotech Conference on February 11. Hosted by Moffitt Cancer Center, the seventh annual event is themed “Partnering for Success” because of the focus on collaboration and networking.
Participants can expect opportunities for business development, talent management and business to business collaboration. They will also learn about new research and innovation happening at Moffitt Cancer Center, such as progress in the area of personalized medicine – a tailored approach that caters to each person’s individual disease.
Keynote speaker Bob Ingram, general partner with Hatteras Venture Partners will discuss how to attract capital from venture capital firms and Big Pharma.

The Moffitt Momentum Award, which recognizes elected officials for their support of the fight against cancer, will be presented to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn during the event.

“He has been incredibly supportive of all of our needs and concerns, as well as our growth,” says Jarrett Rieger, director of the Office of Technology Management and Commercialization at Moffitt Cancer Center and Stetson Law School alum.

Last year’s event drew over 300 attendees from biomedical companies and startups, as well as individual entrepreneurs and investors, mostly from the Tampa Bay area. 

“There are a lot of smart people and strong businesses in the community,” says Rieger. “This signature event for Tampa Bay allows the various ingredients that are necessary for the biotech cluster to come together, partner and turn the area from a strong biotech area to a great one.”  
Attendance is free, but registration is required. For more information, and to register, visit this link.

Writer: Megan Hendricks
Source: Jarrett Rieger, Moffitt Cancer Center

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Megan Hendricks is a feature writer at 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
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