Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Learn About the Biotech Conference

Biotech logo FULL The Wake Forest University Schools of Business is hosting a launch party to help students become more familiar with the 2nd Annual Biotechnology Conference and Case Competition. The pre-event will provide more information on the Wake Forest case team, keynote speakers, panelists and judges, and other participating schools. The launch will be held on Wed., Jan. 26, from 4-6 pm at the Innovation Lab (Worrell 3209).

The conference is set for Feb. 18-19 at the Wake Forest Campus, bringing together some of the brightest and most creative minds from outstanding MBA and graduate programs in the country, as well as guests and judges from various companies related to the industry.

Targacept is this year's case competition sponsor. Targacept  is a biopharmaceutical company with a therapeutic focus on central nervous system diseases and disorders. It was named one of The Scientist magazine's "Best Places to Work in Industry.” The company has established strategic alliances with AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline for the results of research with neuronal nicotinic receptors. Competing teams will have the opportunity to offer real world solutions to a current business problem Targacept is facing.       

In addition to the case competition, the conference includes panel discussions with some of the industry's leaders, a look into the future of biotechnology through a panel discussion with industry leaders and a tour of Targacept's advanced facilities.

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact healthcareclub@mba.wfu.edu.

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