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Delaware’s bio-science elite showcases innovations in translational medicine and oncology research

Date Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015
Categories:  Department of State International Trade Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County

Distinguished Delaware physicians, scientists and entrepreneurs will meet with colleagues from around the world at the University of Delaware’s STAR campus to discuss exciting work being done in the fields of translational medicine and oncology research here in the State.

Members of the international bio-science community will meet with Governor Jack Markell in the morning, followed by a lively discussion with area experts to learn about ground-breaking work being done here in the search for tests, tools and treatment that can be used to combat diseases such as cancer. They will also take a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities at UD’s STAR campus and hear details about the wet lab incubators currently under construction at UD and at Delaware State University.

This exclusive one-day event comes at the conclusion of the week-long International BIO Convention in Philadelphia and demonstrates Delaware’s prowess for moving R&D innovations to the marketplace.

“Delaware is committed to providing companies with the support and resources needed to convert research into results that can be used to detect disease, equip caregivers and provide patients with treatment and therapies,” said Governor Jack Markell. “Our small state makes it easier for researchers to connect with community healthcare facilities and accomplished healthcare providers to accelerate the pace of moving medicines, equipment and therapies from the lab bench to the patient’s bedside.”

The event features some of the brightest minds in the State, including scientists from the Center for Translational Cancer Research and DSU’s Optical Science Center for Applied Research, as well as executives from bio-science start-ups Genome Profiling and Incyte and from Delaware Technology Park. Industry veteran Ian Wright and Dean of UD’s College of Health Sciences Kathleen Matt are hosting the event.

“This is a unique opportunity for international bio-science executives and scientists to connect with an exceptional group of professionals doing cutting-edge research, and to appreciate how Delaware provides the perfect environment for this caliber of work,” said Ian Wright. “We are confident that we will provide our colleagues from with serious food for thought as they contemplate the best place in the U.S. to bring their bio-science business.”

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