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Friday, October 12, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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National Research Center for Coal & Energy 
1272 Evansdale Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506-6064

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Bryan Brown 
Bioscience Association of West Virginia 

WV Bioscience Innovation & Economic Impact Forum  

West Virginia's bioscience industry is growing rapidly. State bioscience firms grew their employment base by 14 percent from 2014 through 2016, well outpacing national growth to reach nearly 8,000 total industry jobs. 

This is great news for the state and an important economic sector for po9licy and opinion leaders to be aware of. 

The Bioscience Association of West Virginia (BioWV), in conjunction with WVU Innovations, will host the WV Bioscience Innovation & Economic Impact Forum from 10:30am-12:30pm on Friday, Oct. 12 in Morgantown to inform northcentral West Virginia policy and opinion leaders of the world class life science research occurring in our backyard and highlight the innovative biotech companies providing jobs and economic impact in the region. 

Presenters will include cutting edge researchers and northcentral West Virginia biotech company leaders, to include:

  • Richard Giersch, CEO, Valtari Bio; Director, WVU Health Sciences Innovation Center
  • Matt Powell, Ph.D., Co-Founder/Chief Operating Officer, New River Labs
  • Mark McLaughlin, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Modulation Therapeutics Incorporated
  • F. Heath Damron, Ph.D., Director, Vaccine Development Center at WVU
  • Bryan Brown, Executive Director, Bioscience Association of West Virginia

The event will be held in Morgantown, WV at the National Research Center for Coal & Energy, located at 1272 Evansdale Drive. 

Lunch will be provided.  There is no ost to attend.