BioFlorida's 12th Annual Celebration of Biotechnology Hosted by the UF Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator and RTI Surgical
ALACHUA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioFlorida:
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: BioFlorida's 12th Annual Celebration of Biotechnology
WHEN: Thursday, May 7, 2015
WHERE: RTI Surgical Campus in Progress Park, 11621 Research Circle, Alachua, FL 32615
The community is invited to attend the 12th Annual Celebration of Biotechnology on Thursday, May 7th, from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., on the RTI Surgical campus in Progress Park, Alachua, Fla. The Celebration of Biotechnology is an outdoor event showcasing the life science community in the area and throughout Florida. Now, in its 12th year and hosted by the UF Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator and RTI Surgical, the Celebration continues to attract more than 80 organizations and 500 professionals. Exhibit space was expanded this year to accommodate the demand, reflecting an increased activity within the life sciences industry.
The event offers tours of local biotech companies, lots of exciting and informative exhibits and great networking. The Celebration will also feature guest speaker Randy Scott, Partner of HealthQuest Capital, who will present “Follow the Money,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Gatorade and demonstrating the value of having the right mix of researchers, universities and intellectual property. A Media Hour will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Celebration of Biotechnology draws hundreds of industry professionals from emerging and established life sciences companies; universities and research institutions; economic development agencies, investment networks and firms, and supporting organizations to Progress Park – just north of Gainesville on I-75. The event's atmosphere is designed to encourage conversations and connections that will help attendees grow in their respective fields.
COST: The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. Lunch can be purchased from several food vendors and water will be provided for free to guests.
This year’s sponsors include:
For the 9th year in a row the Celebration’s Signature Sponsor: Fisher Scientific.
The City of Alachua supports the Celebration again this year as well as Marketing Partners - the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce & Career Source North Central Florida and Media Sponsor Moore Communications Group.
To date, the 2015 Celebration Exhibitors include:
|Alpha Pro Tech|
|American Thermal Instruments, Inc.|
|CAMPUS USA Credit Union|
|Charles Perry Partners, Inc.|
|Concept Construction of North Florida, Inc.|
|Corning Mediatech Cellgro|
|Doe and Ingalls|
|EnCor Biotechnology, Inc.|
|Evoqua Water Technologies|
|Fisher Chemical, Acros, Maybridge, Fisher Bioreagents|
Fisher Life Sciences
|Fisher Science Education|
Foresight Construction Group
|Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce & CareerSource North Central Florida|
|Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV)|
|Germfree Laboratories, Inc.|
|Gray Robinson, PA|
|GRUCom Fiber Optics Communications|
|Homewood Suites and Hilton Garden Inn|
|James Moore & Co.|
|Life Tech (Instruments)|
|Millipore Water and Life Sci|
|Reit Management & Research LLC|
|Saliwanchik, Lloyd, & Eisenschenk|
Santa Fe College
|Sonoco Tegrant Thermosafe|
|Spectrum Chemical Mfg Corp|
|The Realtime Group|
|Thermo Cellomics and AMG Evos|
|Thermo Chromatography & Mass Spectrometry|
|Thermo Fisher Scientific|
|Thermo Fisher Unity Labs|
|Thermo LED (Lab Equipment)|
|Thermo Microbiology Remel/Oxoid|
|Thermo Spectrophotometry and Electrochemistry|
|UF MBA Program|
|UF - Service Center (NRF/MAIC & PAIC)|
|World Precision Instruments|
About Progress Park
Progress Park is a productive setting for the many bioscience, tech and other companies attracted to its site in North Central Florida. Located 5 minutes from I75 in the City of Alachua, this private Park has easy access to the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville and the Gainesville Regional Airport. It is centrally located two hours from Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Companies located in Progress Park may apply for Foreign Trade Zone 064 status through JAXPORT. The company’s direct imports would be treated as if they remain in a foreign country and they not pay U.S. import duties. FTZs help customers trim cash flow. They allow companies to defer payment of import duties until they sell goods to U.S. buyers outside the zone. Or they can skip duties completely if the goods are re-exported.
About RTI Surgical
RTI Surgical is a leading global surgical implant company providing surgeons with safe biologic, metal and synthetic implants. Committed to delivering a higher standard, RTI’s implants are used in sports medicine, general surgery, spine, orthopedic, trauma and cardiothoracic procedures and are distributed in nearly 50 countries. RTI is headquartered in Alachua, Fla., and has four manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. and Europe. RTI is accredited in the U.S. by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is a member of AdvaMed. For more information, please visit www.rtix.com.
BioFlorida is the voice of Florida's life sciences industry, representing nearly 5,500 establishments and research organizations in the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical device/diagnostics and bioagriculture sectors that collectively employ nearly 80,000 Floridians (Source: Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Jobs, Investments and Innovation 2014). Members of the BioFlorida network range from emerging and established life science companies, universities, research institutions, incubators, economic development agencies, investors and service providers. BioFlorida’s member driven initiatives provide a strong business climate for the advancement of innovative products that improve lives and promote economic benefits to the state.
About the State Life Sciences Annual Conference – The BioFlorida Annual Conference
October 11-13, 2015
Please join us this year in Orlando for the state life sciences BioFlorida Annual Conference. Visit www.bioflorida.com for more details and/or to become a sponsor or an exhibitor. This year’s Program will feature speakers on precision medicine, traumatic brain injury, space research, medical devices, and regulatory and reimbursement concerns. The Conference will also have startups from across the state discuss their products and services, and investors will provide feedback. The Conference attracts more than 500 attendees and registration will open in May.
2015 Celebration Co-Chairs:
|UF Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator|
Onsite Media Contact: