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SCBIO to host Life Sciences Boot Camp Feb. 20

Feb 04, 2019 03:41PM

SCBIO will host a full day program February 20, 2019 -- Life Sciences Boot Camp: Insights on SC’s Fastest-Growing Industry – to inform and update businesses and professionals from across the state on opportunities, trends and issues facing South Carolina’s fastest-growing industry segment.

To be held at the University of South Carolina’s Alumni Center in Columbia, the program will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and will feature a light breakfast followed by presentations from over half a dozen noted life sciences industry leaders.  Confirmed presenters and their topics are:

  • Tushar Chikhliker, Partner, Nexsen Pruet, “Pharma Industry Challenges Opportunities & Legal Insights”
  • Kathy Phlegar, Principal, Phlegar & Associates, “Product Development and Commercialization: The Changing  Landscape of Bringing MedTech Products to Market”
  • Maureen Thomas, National Institute on Aging/National Institutes on Health, “Early Stage Funding:  Accessing SBIR-STTR Capital”
  • Erica Jackson, Partner, K&L Gates, “Navigating the FDA: An Overview of Medical Product Approvals and Enforcement Trends”
  • Dave McGlashan, Life Sciences Team Architect, DPR Construction, “Optimizing Capability & Efficiency in Your Life Sciences Facility”
  • Darralyn Alexander, President, Reimbursement Strategies – “How To Gain Reimbursement For My New Technology”
  • Sam Konduros, President & CEO, SCBIO – “South Carolina Life Sciences 2019:  A Look Forward”

SCBIO Investor Organizations receive one registration at no charge, and additional attendees from Investor organizations pay only $50 for the entire day.  Individual Members of SCBIO pay only $50 for the entire program, while the general public and Non-Members can attend for just $125.  To register or for more details, visit the Events page at www.SCBIO.org/.

An additional highlight of the day’s program on “Early Stage Funding:  Accessing SBIR-STTR Capital” will be when presenter Maureen Thomas is joined for discussion and open Q&A by Tyler Tatum and Ron Gorman of 3PhaseSC – South Carolina’s only free resource for SBIR/STTR grant consulting.  Attendees may also schedule 1-on-1 time for afternoon discussion with Ms. Thomas between 1:15 PM and 3:30 PM for more detailed conversation and guidance.

SCBIO is South Carolina’s investor-driven public/private economic development organization exclusively focused on building, advancing, and growing the life sciences industry in the state.  The industry has an $11.4 billion annual economic impact in the Palmetto State, with more than 400 firms directly involved and 15,000 professionals employed in the research, development and commercialization of innovative healthcare, medical device, industrial, environmental and agricultural biotech and products.  The state-wide nonprofit has offices in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston, and represents companies in the advanced medicines, medical devices, equipment, diagnostics, IT, and healthcare outcome industries.  Life sciences is recognized as the fastest-growing segment of South Carolina’s knowledge economy.

SCBIO is also the official state affiliate of BIO -- the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology organizations.  SCBIO’s diverse membership is leading research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotech and med-tech products that will make a difference across the Palmetto State, and around the world. 

For additional information on SCBIO, visit www.SCBIO.org.