ALACHUA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioFlorida's 14th Annual Celebration of Biotechnology
The community is invited to attend the 14th annual Celebration of Biotechnology on Thursday, May 4th, from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm, at Foundation Park, Alachua, Fla.
ABOUT: The Celebration of Biotechnology is an outdoor event showcasing the life sciences community in the region and throughout Florida. Now in its 14th year and newly hosted by Foundation Park and Concept Companies, the Celebration of Biotechnology attracts more than 80 life science exhibitors and 500 industry professionals including an Innovation Corridor Tent with regional startup companies.
The event includes a moderated Bus Tour of Foundation Park, Progress Park and Copeland Park highlighting local life science companies such as AGTC; Amend Surgical, AxoGen; CTD Holdings, Inc., Nanotherapeutics; RTI Surgical; and the UF Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute, to name a few.
WHO: Hundreds of industry professionals from emerging and established life sciences companies; universities and research institutions; economic development agencies, investment networks and firms, and supporting organizations attend BioFlorida’s Celebration of Biotechnology. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available.
WHY: Attend to learn about the Florida life sciences industry, celebrate its significant progress and connect with the community. The event's atmosphere is designed to encourage conversations that will help attendees facilitate collaborations and explore potential business development opportunities.
WHEN: Thursday, May 4th, 2017
WHERE: Foundation Park, 14193 NW 119th Terrace, Alachua, FL 32615
(New Location: Next to AGTC).
COST: The event is open to the public and there is no charge for admission. While it is not required, attendees are encouraged to register here. Lunch can be purchased from several food vendors.
MEDIA: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your registration.
SPONSORS INCLUDE: Signature Sponsor - Fisher Scientific; Corporate Sponsor - AGTC; Event Sponsors - AxoGen; DavosPharma; Evoqua Water Technology; and RMR Group; Bus Sponsor - CPPI; Water Sponsor - Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce; Bag Sponsor - Moving Minds LLC; Current Exhibitors: ACEA Biosciences, Inc.; Beckman Coulter; Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center; Biotility, UF CERHB; Campus USA Credit Union; Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC; CPPI; EnCor Biotechnology, Inc.; Eppendorf; Foresight Construction Group, Inc.; GrayRobinson, P.A.; Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce; GE Healthcare; GRUCom Fiber Optic Communications; Hydro Biotechnology; IKA Works, Inc.; Moving Minds LLC; MTD Micro Molding; Nanotherapeutics; Oliver Healthcare Packaging; Renaissance Printing; Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk; Santa Fe College Perry Center; ValSource, LLC; and Whiting-Turner.
About Foundation Park
Please check out this YouTube video for a profile on Foundation Park.
About Concept Companies
Concept Companies has a national reach, successfully completing a wide scope of projects, including single-tenant and multi-tenant retail shopping centers, military installations, industrial facilities and state-of-the-art laboratories. With a vertically integrated business model, they offer services from general contracting and real estate development to site selection and occupancy. Concept Companies takes their client’s projects on as their own, and their vast range of services and flexibility provides them with a unique understanding of projects from start to finish.
Foundation Park, developed by Twenty20 Development, a sub-company of Concept Companies, is a 40,000-square foot multi-tenant biomedical facility in Alachua. Current tenants include AGTC, a clinical stage biotechnology company, with currently more than 50 employees.
BioFlorida is the voice of Florida’s life sciences industry, representing nearly 6,000 establishments and research organizations in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology and bioagriculture sectors that collectively employ nearly 83,000 Floridians. SOURCE: The Value of Bioscience Innovation in Growing Jobs and Improving Quality of Life (TEConomy/BIO, 2016)