State of Florida Providing Sunshine During #BIO2011

June 21st, 2011
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With news of life sciences research coming from around the world, it’s necessary to have our net spread far and wide to capture what’s most important and to convey these learnings. But we also know it’s important to stay on track of developments happening in our own waters whether they be near our offices in Maryland, Florida, New Mexico or Ontario.
Fortunately, we sometimes have opportunities to gather information about the life sciences industry both from afar and from our neighbors in one fell swoop. For example, from June 27 to 30, we’re attending the 2011 BIO International Conference in Washington, DC where thousands of life science leaders and professionals will gather from throughout the world.
While there, we’ll be networking with the global bioscience community, but we have a select eye on a panel on the 28th hosted by our Florida neighbors. We’re excited to note that this session—which is part of the personalized medicine and diagnostics track—includes colleagues of ours from M2Gen (represented with a key speaker) as well as Banyan Biomarkers, a company we helped to form. Both of these companies mark their successful rise in part to our shared belief in the importance of good clinical material for discovery and validation.

This session is also exciting for us in that it highlights how diagnostics and personalized medicine are moving beyond the realm of cancer. Dr. Streeter of Banyan and Dr. Dalton of M2Gen are set to discuss: “Addressing the Major Medical Challenges of Today with Personalized Medicine: Cancer, Diabetes and Brain Injury.” These discussions, involving both acute and chronic diseases, are certain to pack the room merely by the importance and sheer momentum of this trend.
There’s no doubt in my mind that this ray of biomedical science sunlight is poised to illuminate healthcare in many corners of the world. Please keep following these posts and have your notepads ready…along with perhaps a pair of sunglasses and a splash of sun block!
What sessions of #BIO2011 are on your radar? Interested in meeting up with us there? Please share your thoughts below.

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I founded Popper and Company with Ken Walz more than ten years ago to address inefficiencies in health care by helping life science companies develop and commercialize new technology. Today, the members of our growing team leverage their extensive knowledge of the tools and trends shaping all aspects of health care and its participants. Send me an email.