Event To Showcase Harvard's Life Sciences Spin-out Opportunities

October 28, 2008

BOSTON, MA, October 24, 2008 - "Unleashing Harvard Innovations: A First Look at Promising Life Sciences Spin-out Opportunities" will be presented by the Harvard Business School Health Industry Alumni Association (HBS Health) in collaboration with the Harvard University Office of Technology Development (OTD) on November 8, 2008 from 1:30-3:30PM at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Inventors and leaders in next-generation life sciences technologies will present rapid-fire overviews of innovations that span pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics and life science instruments. Break-out sessions will provide a closer look at the spin-out opportunities.

This Post-Conference Event is open to the public, and follows the 9th Annual HBS Health Industry Alumni Conference.

    Presentations will include:
  • "Diagnostics for a Penny-Solving Diagnostic Needs in the Developing World," by George M. Whitesides, Professor of Chemistry at Harvard and Myer Berlow, Chairman, Diagnostics for All.
  • "The Bacterial Solar Cell," by Harvard Medical School Professor Pamela Silver and Dr. Jeff Way, CSO, Solarigene.
  • "Tumor Suppressor Therapeutics," by Harvard Medical School Professor Ed Harlow and Dr. Dorre Grueneberg, President & CSO, Augusta Pharmaceuticals.

Registration and program details are available at www.hbshealth.org/events.html. Tickets are $50 for HBS Health members, $75 for non-members. Registration closes October 30.

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