April 26, 2010

Workshop planned on attracting investors to research projects

The Carey Business School will hold a daylong workshop on methods for making research projects attractive to potential investors. Scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, at the university’s Downtown Center, the Pre-Clinical Translational Research Workshop is designed for professionals involved in public or private research in the academic, pharmaceutical and biotech fields.

Carey officials say that the event should also appeal to venture capitalists, “angel” investors, professionals with responsibilities as in-house corporate or patent counsel, and representatives of state and federal research-funding agencies.

Phillip Phan, professor and vice dean for faculty and research, is lead organizer of the workshop. Keynote presentations will be given by Barbara Slusher, chief scientific officer in the Brain Science Institute’s NeuroTranslational Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Allen D. Roses, director of the Deane Drug Discovery Institute at Duke University. Two panel discussions on research strategies will feature experts from higher education, private industry and the legal profession.

The $50 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, a closing reception and parking. For more information, go to http://carey.jhu.edu/landing_pages/trans_research.