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Texas Life Science Forum Adds New Educational Sessions to Annual Conference

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Houston, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/30/2014 -- In a move to further support innovation and build stronger bridges for opportunities to life science entrepreneurs, the 2014 Texas Life Science Forum has introduced separate concurrent educational sessions to its annual conference, a comprehensive showcase of cutting edge research and innovative life science technology entrepreneurs in the region. 

Led by industry leaders, the new educational sessions will focus on scientific, technical, business and regulatory issues such as proof of concept and conducting clinical trials to capital requirements and alternative financing.  A sampling of the concurrent educational sessions scheduled include:


Project, Product or Company: Assessment & Qualification of Technologies as a Basis for a Startup
Imran Alibhai, Texas BioAlliance
Ed Saltzman, Defined Health
Bill Christiansen, Cooley LLP
Tim Opler, Torreya Partners 

Getting Started: Company Formation& Tax Strategy & Pitfalls 
Cynthia Mabry, Mayer Brown
Robin Phillips, Norton Rose Fulbright

MedTech: Regulatory Planning, Clinical Development & The Implication for Strategy & Finance
Carla Kikken, MediTech
Dennis McWilliams, Apollo Endosurgery
Mike Lowe, OrthoAccel

Intellectual Capital Management
Charlotte Rutherford, Acacia
Natalie Wright-Curley
Mike Wandell, HATRC

Patent Strategy
Tamsen Valoir, Boulware & Valoir
Bill Ramey, Ramey & Browning
Janelle Waack, Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP

“The collection of top level practitioners we’ve gathered will provide invaluable insight and strategic advice that life science entrepreneurs need to stand out in a competitive business environment,” said Brad Burke, managing director of Rice Alliance.

The addition of these high caliber sessions will enhance the already robust agenda of new life science technology presentations, panel discussions by active early-stage life science venture capitalists, interactive sessions with researchers and one-on-one meetings between life science companies and investors.

The 2014 Texas Life Science Forum, a joint effort between the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, BioHouston, Texas Healthcare and BioScience Institute (THBI) and the Houston Area Translational Research Consortium (HATRC), will be held Thursday, February 20 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the BioScience Research Collaborative located at 6500 Main Street. 

Online registration is available by visiting http://www.alliance.rice.edu/2014_txlsvf.

About BioHouston
BioHouston, Inc. is a non-profit tax-exempt [501(c)(3)] corporation founded by Houston area academic/research institutions. BioHouston’s mission is to foster an environment that stimulates activities which make the Houston region a global competitor in the life science industry.

About the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (Rice Alliance) is Rice University’s nationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education, and the launch of technology companies.

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