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BioFlorida conference to kickoff Sunday

Friday, December 9, 2016   (0 Comments)
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BioFlorida conference to kickoff Sunday


After being postponed for Hurricane Matthew, the BioFlorida conference starts Sunday and runs through Tuesday at the Downtown Hyatt Regency Riverfront.

The annual conference for the life sciences industry will be held in Jacksonville for the first time.


Nancy Bryan, president and CEO of BioFlorida


Mayor Lenny Curry will kick off the conference portion on Monday.

Keynote speakers include Jason Altmire, SVP of Public Policy and Community Engagement at Florida Blue; Sharon Mills, a Realtor with Watson Realty; Peter Menziuso, President of North America for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and James A. Rogers III, Chair of Mayo Clinic Ventures and Deputy Director for the Center for Regenerative Medicine.

Tracks run the gamut from aging diseases to innovation in oncology to how to grow the life sciences industry in Florida.

There will also be a pitch competition, where nine seed and early-stage companies can pitch to individual investors. MedCyclops, a Jacksonville company, was one of the nine selected.

Jensen covers logistics, trade, manufacturing and defense.


About BioFlorida

BioFlorida represents 6,200 establishments and research organizations in the biopharmaceuticals, medical technology, healthIT and bioagriculture sectors that collectively employ 87,000 Floridians.


Members of the BioFlorida network include emerging and established life science companies, universities, research institutions, hospitals, medical centers, incubators, economic development agencies, investors and service providers.


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