ALACHUA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The community is invited to attend the 13th Annual Celebration of Biotechnology on Thursday, May 12th, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., at RTI Surgical in Progress Park, Alachua, Fla.
ABOUT: The Celebration of Biotechnology is an outdoor event showcasing the life sciences community in the region and throughout Florida. Now, in its 13th year and hosted by RTI Surgical and UF Sid Martin Biotech Institute, the Celebration continues to attract more than 80 exhibitors and 500 professionals. The event offers a bus tour of Progress Park which highlights several local biotech companies, informative exhibits and great networking opportunities.
WHO: 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 attend the Celebration of Biotechnology. The event's atmosphere is designed to encourage conversations and connections that will help attendees facilitate collaborations and explore potential business development opportunities.
WHEN: Thursday, May 12th, 2016
WHERE: RTI Surgical in Progress Park, 11621 Research Circle, Alachua, FL 32615
COST: The event is free and open to the public. While it is not required, attendees are encouraged to register here. Lunch can be purchased from several food vendors.
This year’s sponsors include:
Fisher Scientific. Corporate Sponsor: The RMR Group. Bus Sponsor: Charles Perry Partners, Inc. Event Sponsors: Adams Automation & Controls; AGTC; Aon; AxoGen, Inc.; Banyan Biomarkers; BioTeknica, Inc.; City of Alachua; DavosPharma; GENEWIZ; MTD Micro Molding; Nanotherapeutics; Santa Fe College Perry Center; and Seahorse Bioscience, a part of Agilent Technologies. Media Representative: Moore Communications Group.
About RTI Surgical, Inc.
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.
About UF Sid Martin Biosciences Institute
Growing tomorrow’s biosciences companies today requires an expansive network of mentors -millions of dollars in investments - and extensive access to specialized workers, equipment and space. The Sid Martin Biosciences Institute at the University of Florida has “what it takes” to grow startup biotechnology companies from the ground up, giving them whatever they need to achieve and succeed in saving lives, advancing science and shaping the future of medicine, agriculture and biotechnology. The UF Sid Martin Biosciences Institute is one of the most recognized programs in global biotech incubation and was the International Business Innovation Association’s Incubator of the Year in 2014.
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 9-11, 2016
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront - JACKSONVILLE
The BioFlorida Annual Conference brings together the life sciences community around the state and features scientific advancements, business achievements and public policy debates. This year’s theme is Connecting the Dots: From Idea to Commercialization and includes a BioPitch competition in which seed and early stage companies present their business plans to a panel of investors. Visit www.bioflorida.com for more details or to become a sponsor or an exhibitor. Registration will open mid-May.