The sixth annual Biotechnology and Bioengineering Corporate Forum, sponsored by the Bioengineering Institute (BEI) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), will explore the role universities can play in helping start-up and emerging life sciences companies.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. (registration at 12:30 p.m.)
WPI Campus Center Odeum (on main campus)
Morey Kraus (WPI '91 MS), chief technology officer, PerkinElmer/Specialty Diagnostics
CellMosaic, GlycoSolutions, EpigenDX, Nemucore Medical Innovations, Tarpon Biosystems, and VivoPath.
About the WPI Bioengineering Institute:
The Bioengineering Institute is an interdisciplinary organization blending academic, industry, and government partnerships to foster research and development of innovative, life sciences-based technologies. Scientists, engineers, and clinicians work through the BEI to address important research challenges in several major areas of medical technology and healthcare, including neuroprosthetics, tissue engineering, regenerative biology and bioprocessing among others. Learn more at: www.wpi.edu/academics/Research/BEI
About Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI was one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities. WPI's 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor's, master's and PhD degrees. WPI's world-class faculty work with students in a number of cutting-edge research areas, leading to breakthroughs and innovations in such fields as biotechnology, fuel cells, information security, and materials processing. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university's innovative Global Projects Program. There are more than 25 WPI project centers throughout North America and Central America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe. Learn more at: www.wpi.edu