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The 3rd Annual West Virginia Bioscience Summit, with sponsorship from BIO, PhRMA, Mylan, Amgen, Pfizer, the Blanchette Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, the WV Small Business Development Center, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Fisher Scientific and TechConnect West Virginia, was held February 27-28, 2013 at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, West Virginia.
 
This unique event drew together the region’s bioscience industry, to include university researchers, biotechnology company representatives, economic developers, funders, industry vendors, resource organizations and many others.  The Summit highlighted the role and impact of the bioscience industry in West Virginia and the region, showcased research and commercialization efforts taking place at West Virginia universities and private companies, and discussed policies and programs to help nurture the industry.
 
To review the event agenda, click here.
 
To review presentations offered during the event, click here.
 
To review a partial list of event attendees, click here.
 
To read media reports of the event from the Charleston Gazette click here, or for The State Journal, click here.
 
The dates for the 4th Annual WV Bioscience Summit – to be held winter 2014 – will be announced in the coming months.
 
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By Megan Workman
Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- If David Scholl had given up on the Athens, Ohio-based startup biotech company that launched in the early 1980s, the company might not have sold for $130 million three years ago.

Scholl, the former president and chief executive officer of Diagnostic Hybrids Inc., spoke to a group of about 100 representatives from private companies, university researchers and biosciences suppliers and backers at the third annual West Virginia Biosciences Summit Thursday at the Charleston Marriott Town Center.

The State Journal

An array of speakers from a swath of academia and industry came together in Charleston talk about the burgeoning business of biosciences this week.

The Bioscience Association of West Virginia hosted the third annual Biosciences Summit to showcase research and commercialization efforts in state laboratories and boardrooms. The event highlights the industry efforts in the state, attracting state leaders such as Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

By: Jennifer Smith
WV MetroNews

West Virginia isn’t a hub of bioscience business…yet. But the man who started a struggling biotech company years ago in Athens, Ohio and then sold it for $100-million dollars believes the state has what it takes to become a bioscience leader.

Dave Scholl, considered a biotech pioneer, shared his success story with 130 university researchers, economic developers and biotech company representatives from around the state during Thursday’s 3rd annual West Virginia Biosciences Summit. The event was held in Charleston at the Marriott.

By Lori Kersey

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A West Virginia native is among 11 scientists picked for a new $3 million award.

Cancer researcher Dr. Lewis Cantley, originally of Big Chimney and a graduate of Herbert Hoover High School, is an inaugural winner of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.

 

About BioWV

The purpose of the Association is to promote the bioscience industry in West Virginia, expand the knowledge and expertise of West Virginia’s businesses concerning the life sciences through seminars, educational publications and to enhance public awareness of the biotechnology industry in West Virginia. BioWV represents the interests of the bioscience industry in West Virginia before federal, state and local legislators and regulators.

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