Eric Tomlinson, D.Sc., Ph.D., Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s chief innovation officer and the president of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, will present “Accelerating the Transformation of Research Discoveries” at the 2014 BIO International Convention, to be held June 23-26 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Tomlinson’s BIO Business Forum presentation will focus on how Wake Forest Innovations, Wake Forest Baptist’s commercialization arm, partners in unique ways with pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies to transform scientific discoveries into high-value health care products.
“An emerging new trend in the health care industry is academic medical centers working closely with industry to develop and commercialize high-value products,” Tomlinson said. “At Wake Forest, we’re committed to accelerating the transformation of both our own research discoveries and those of industry into viable commercial products. We partner with industry to bring to the marketplace therapeutics and devices that will save lives and improve health care worldwide.”
Tomlinson’s presentation is scheduled for 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, in the Convention Center’s Solana Beach room.
In addition to Tomlinson, Wake Forest Innovations will be represented at the convention by Chris Jerome, Ph.D., associate vice president for contract research & development services; Mark Furth, Ph.D., executive director of product innovation services; Daniel Yohannes, Ph.D., associate director of product innovation services; Michael Batalia, Ph.D., executive director of product commercialization services; and Stephen Susalka, Ph.D., associate director of product commercialization services.
The five will make presentations in the North Carolina Pavilion (#1727) at the convention, Jerome at 11 a.m. and Batalia and Susalka at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, and Furth and Yohannes at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25.