Speakers Named for Iowa 'Partnering for Growth' Forum

US - Among the speakers named on the programme for the Iowa Biotechnology Association's upcoming forum on 'Partnering for Growth' is Hank Harris of Harrisvaccines.
calendar icon 2 February 2015
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Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) Executive Director, Joe Hrdlicka, has announced keynote speakers who will be featured at the group’s upcoming 'Partnering For Growth' forum in April including Monsanto Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Dr Robb Fraley and human and animal health innovators Hank Harris, DVM and PhD, of Harrisvaccines and Nicholas Vahanian, MD of NewLink Genetics.

Dr Fraley will address the event regarding sustainability in the food supply beginning at 12pm. Drs Harris and Vahanian will participate in a panel at 4 pm on breakthroughs in vaccines. IowaBio is pleased to have these noted international experts in their field participate in this year’s event. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham and Biofuels Digest Editor and Publisher Jim Lane are also speakers in this event.

IowaBio’s 'Partnering for Growth' forum is the state’s “biotechnology summit” targeted to senior leaders in biotech who have funding, human resources, issues management, business development and research in their areas of responsibility. The event also attracts public leaders who lead programs assisting the biotech sector from a funding, regulatory or economic development perspective. Partnering For Growth features a series of educational presentations, track sessions and networking activities aimed at sharing best practices and opportunities for collaboration within the industry. The Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Innovation Corp. and Fisher Scientific are premier sponsors of this event.

The event will be held from 7:30am to 6:30pm on Wednesday 1 April at the FFA Enrichment Center located at the DMACC campus in Ankeny at 1055 Southwest Prairie Trail Parkway.

Interested participants may register www.iowabio.org/pfg.

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