Entrepreneurs Roundtable: Launching a Biotech Business
April 11 at 5:30 pm, reception following
- Mr. Stanton J. Rowe, Corporate Vice-President of Advanced Technology and Chief Scientific Officer at Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
- Ms. Peggy Sammon, CEO of GeneCapture
- Dr. Joe Ng, President of IxpressGenes
- Dr. Krishnan Chittur, President of GeneCapture
For Immediate Release
UAH College of Business to discuss launching a biotech venture
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (March 21, 2013) — “Launching a Biotech Venture,” will be the topic of the Spring 2013 University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Business EntrepreneursRoundtable on Thursday, April 11.
The roundtable event will begin at 5:30 p.m., in the Chan Auditorium of the Business Administration Building on the UAH campus. The event is free and open to the public. Please click here to RSVP.
Dr. Caron St. John, dean of the UAH College of Business, will moderate this year’s roundtable. Guest speakers will share their experience in commercializing technologies and launching biotechnology and biomedical ventures. Contributing panelists include three serial entrepreneurs who have launched new medical device and diagnostic companies and two inventor-entrepreneurs who are building new businesses around their own inventions. Three of four panelists are affiliated with Hudson-Alpha. The roundtable panelists include Stanton J. Rowe, Peggy Sammon, Joe Ng, and Krishnan Chittur, . Panelists are formally introduced below along with a brief summary of their experience.
Stanton J. Rowe — Mr. Stanton J. Rowe serves as Chief Scientific Officer and Corporate Vice President of Advanced Technology at Edwards Lifesciences Corp. Mr. Rowe served as a Scientific Advisor at Ascent Biomedical Ventures. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Percutaneous Valve Technologies Inc. (PVT) and, before that, Corporate Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning at Datascope Corp. Earlier in his career, he was Vice President of Business Development at Johnson & Johnson's Interventional Systems Division (JJIS), responsible for Johnson & Johnson's coronary stent development efforts.
Peggy Sammon — Sammon is the CEO and co-founder of Genecapture, President and co-founder of Magna Vista Group, and a board member of iXpressGenes. She is a serial entrepreneur with with extensive operational experience in multiple technology start-ups
Dr. Krishnan K. Chittur — Chittur is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Genecapture, and a co-inventor with more than 25 years of experience in developing biomaterials and biological sensors. Chittur is professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering at UAH, and collaborates with researchers at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.
Dr. Joseph D. Ng—Ng is president of iXpressGenes Inc., at the HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology. He also serves as associate professor and director of the Biotech Science and Engineering Program in the Department of Biological Sciences and Structural Biology Laboratory at UAH.
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