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    Nicole Mastrell

    Event Manager & PA to CEO
    Email: nm@mva.org
    Phone: (M) +45 6141 8634 Linkedin

    Innovation and Implementation of Life Sciences in the United States

    You are cordially invited to an informative seminar on the topic of conducting life sciences research and business in the United States.

    The importance of understanding the state level in the U.S. market cannot be overstated. Life sciences activity within U.S. states operates in ecosystems.

    At this seminar, you will get a chance to learn about the life sciences ecosystem in the State of Alabama and the cutting-edge precision medicine research being conducted.

    This seminar is organized as part of a larger Life Sciences Trade & Investment Mission travelling to Copenhagen in late April 2017.

    Date:                   Friday, April 28, 2017 from 9:30 – 12:30
    Place:                  COBIS, Ole Maaløes Vej 3, 2200 København N

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    Agenda:

    9:30

    Registration, Coffee and Networking

    09:45 – 10:00

    Navigating your Bioscience entry to the U.S. and the State of Life Sciences sector
    By Greg Canfield, Alabama Secretary of Commerce

    10:00 – 10:10 

    Science on the Cutting Edge: Informatic and Genomic Precision Medicine Solutions
    By Amy Sturdivant, Economic Development Specialist, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

    10:10 – 10:40

    Clinical Utility of Precision Medicine; Improving Quality and Reducing Costs through
    Genomics

    Jill Tapper, Founder & COO, Envision Genomics

    10:40 – 11:00

    Solving the World’s Hardest Problems

    Dr. Timothy J. Sellati, Distinguished Fellow and Chair, Department of Infectious Diseases, Drug Discovery Division, Southern Research

    11:00 – 11:20

    Bolstering Biotech Industry via Micro clusters and PPPs
    By Dr. Andrew Byrd, Director, Office of Commercialization & Industry Collaboration, USA
    Technology & Research Park

    11:20 – 11:50

    Transformation of Big Data into Clinically Actionable Knowledge; the Precision Medicine
    Revolution

    By Dr. Liz Worthey, Director of Software Development & Informatics, HudsonAlpha Institute for
    Biotechnology

    11:50 – 12:00

    Dialogue with the Presenters – Questions & Answers
    By Erin Koshut

    12:00 – 12:30

    Lunch

    12:30

    Conclusion of program

     

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    About the Life Sciences Sector in the State of Alabama

    Alabama is home to more than 800 bioscience companies, including 54 medical device companies, with a long list of accolades that accompany them. Birmingham-based Southern Research, for instance, has discovered seven FDA-approved drugs used in cancer treatment and has made important advances in the treatment of AIDS, polio, and mosquito-borne viruses. The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville is a leader in research on the human genome, gathering genomic data for thousands of academic, clinical, and commercial clients nationwide. Underscoring the track record of innovation found in Alabama’s bioscience sector is the fact that organizations in the state received $280 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in 2015.

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