Purdue University set to host life science forum

Discovery Park's Bindley Bioscience Center (BBC) at Purdue University will host life science industry leaders on September 6, 2013.

Discovery Park's Bindley Bioscience Center (BBC) at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) will host life science industry leaders on September 6, 2013, to engage in an open-dialogue forum to develop win-win collaborations that leverage key research and education resources and deliver near-real time results. The leadership of BBC hopes to better understand the research needs of industry, the gap in workforce knowledge, and the technical challenges in the coming decade. The BBC intends to create opportunities that tackle unmet needs in the field through industry-Purdue partnerships with a new vision. The expected outcome of the industry forum is to create a vision that will tailor research and educational resources that specifically and efficiently prepare the BBC and the university to deliver just-in-time solutions that meet the demands of our industry partners.

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Purdue will showcase resources of BBC, other centers such as the Birck Nanotechnology Center, and faculty laboratories with a focus on proteomics, metabolomics, cytometry, drug screening and discovery, translational pharmacology, imaging, informatics, and bionanotechnology. Opportunities for technical training and continuing education through a short course industry-focused series will also be discussed.

The BBC is working with the Discovery Park Development Office, Office of the Vice President for Research, Office of Technology Commercialization, Discovery Park Engagement, Purdue Foundations and Relations office, along with Colleges and Departments to extend the impact of this inaugural event. Corporations spanning the areas of diagnostics and device development, biotechnology, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, drug discovery, and delivery are invited to attend.

Panelists will be from among the following companies/organizations: Lilly, Dow, Roche, Syngenta, Elanco, Agric. Alumni Entrepreneurship, Cook Biomedical, Endocyte, Companies in Purdue Research Park, and Biocrossroads.

For more information, please visit http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/bioscience/events/view.php?id=1342.

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