I had the opportunity to speak at the 2011 BioFlorida Southeast Chapter Event in Miami. I was very impressed! From my humble perspective, the structure, speakers, networking and leadership endorsement were unparalleled.
There were nearly 100 great people who attended! The room had a mixture of life sciences professionals, Florida International University faculty and students as well as service providers.
A nice social hour opened the event where they served. Then, the evening was kicked off by some brilliant and very successful people in the industry: Michael Keller, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery and BioFlorida Event Planning Committee Chair, and FIU Director of Research, Andrés G. Gil, PhD. Both were spectacular in their support of this meeting. Andrés Gil also mentioned the significant initiatives and investments being put into Research at FIU and goal to grow capabilities.
Next, a series of 15-20 minute speeches occurred on the topic of optimizing pre-clinical. The first speaker provided a case study on analyzing oncology research in pre-clinical and in-vitro. There also were two other amazing speakers from Aptuit as well as Reid Patterson Consulting. Reid Patterson did a brilliant job of outlining the risks and considerations one must address, as it related to the medical and scientific concerns in selecting the right product. Next, Aptuit provided a fantastic presentation as it related to targeting the right chemical space and, from a medical/scientific standpoint, what is important at this stage.
Advanced Clinical had the fortunate opportunity to present “How to Pick the Right Products/Solutions to Drive Profitable Growth,” which focused on the Discovery phase – soup to nuts. I outlined the methodology and several client case studies.
Something BIG is happening in Florida….we all should make sure we are proactively involved.