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Bioscience leaders from across the state and beyond - companies, universities, research organizations, investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, scientific and professional services firms, came together to help create the future of the industry.



Congratulations to John Schofield and Virginia Tech Virginia BioInformatics Institute for Outstanding Contributions to Bioscience in Virginia! See all the outstanding innovators

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Making Virginia  best in for class commercializing university bioscience research

Thought Leader Presentations:

Jason Paragas, Deputy Director for the Office of Mission Innovation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Paul Wallace
, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Clinical Translation, Optum Labs, Cambridge MA

Federal Funding Presentations:

Colonel Todd Rasmussen, Director, Combat Casualty Research Program, DOD
Susan Nichols, Program Director, Small Business Programs Office, DARPA
Ruth Shuman, Program Director, National Science Foundation, Biological Technologies
Patricia Weber, Program Director, National Cancer Institute
Stephanie Fertig, Director Small Business Programs, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
     Understanding the NIH Structure for SBIR and STTR
Natialie Kruchinin, Small Business Program Coordinator, RTSP, DEA, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Lightning Round Presentations:


Biotherapeutics Inc. (BTI)


Global Genomics Group (G3)

Innovative Solutions Consortium (ISC)

Inova Translational Medicine Institute


Nothrup Grumman Information Systems

Perthera Inc.

Venebio LLC

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Virginia Commonwealth University, Center for Clinical and Translational Research

News and Press

USAMRMC Teams with Tech, Bioscience Industries - US Army Medical Department


VBI Recieves Outstanding Achievement in Bioscience Award - VT Press Release


Gov. McAuliffe's latest pitch:  Bring the business of bio to Virginia - Loudoun Times, April 29

How Virginia's governor plans to get his state into the life sciences game - BioPharma Dive, April 24

McAuliffe:  Virginia is getting serious about big data - GCN, April 24

Governor McAuliffe Announces George Mason campus name change - Potomac Local, April 24

Inova, George Mason pitch dueling centers for biomedical research - Washington Post, April 24

McAullife promises more money for biotech in next Virginia budget - Washington Business Journal, April 24

'We've got to get in the game,' McAuliffe says of Virginia's efforts to boost life sciences industry - Washington Business Journal, April 23


Governor McAuliffe Hosts Forum on Bioscience, Big Data and Analytics - Press Release


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