Dr. Clare-Anne Canfield, Dr. Neil Copes and students from the Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology programs attended the Business of Biotech 2017 conference at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. The conference opened with a speech from the Tampa mayor, Bob Buckhorn, highlighting the critical need for funding and commending expansion of research in the Tampa Bay region. During this conference, the students participated in networking with local companies including biomedical start-ups and government funded entities. The students attended a fire-side chat between Sam Donaldson, former ABC News correspondent and current member of the Moffitt Board of Advisors, and Dr. George Golumbeski, EVP of Business Development at the Celgene Corporation.
The students attended lecture sessions that overviewed current and upcoming nanotechnology drug delivery research. The students not only networked, a few were offered career information upon completion of their degree. This is the second year that Keiser University students attended the Business of Biotech conference and we are grateful to the Moffitt Cancer Center for the amazing opportunities that they continue to offer our students.