ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Life Sciences Pipeline announced today two new concurrent events that will lead into the opening reception of the 2007 MichBio Expo. The Michigan Life Sciences Pipeline is a legislative initiative to promote the development and commercialization of the life sciences in the state. It is being developed by MichBio, the state's life sciences trade association.
The Pipeline events are scheduled from 1-5 pm at the Lansing Center, Lansing, Michigan on October 16, 2007 and include:
Governor's Roundtable on Commercialization and Innovation in the Life Sciences. This high-level program will focus on larger policy issues affecting the commercialization of Michigan's life sciences industry. In a moderated discussion, a blue-ribbon panel of industry, entrepreneurial, investment, business, and technology experts will discuss a variety of relevant topics including research incentives, technology transfer, capital formation, industry infrastructure, business climate (tax and legal policies) and education/workforce development. An interactive Q&A and dialogue period will follow.
Manufacturers Forum. This session will focus on how traditional manufacturers can break into the medical device arena. The panel will consist of individuals who have made the transition and one or two representatives from a large medical device company, a small medical device company, and a contract manufacturer. They will outline various business strategies and discuss how manufacturing companies can gain entry into this important sector of the life sciences. This will be an informative event for any manufacturer considering diversification into the medical device arena. Sponsors include the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Michigan Manufacturers Association, and the Jackson Area Manufacturers Association.
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