Entrepreneurs Roundtable: Launching a Biotech Business

April 11 at 5:30 pm, reception following

Chan Auditorium, UAHuntsville College of Business Administration Building. 


You are invited to attend!
Spring 2013 Entrepreneurs Roundtable
Launching a Biotech Business:
A Conversation with Successful Entrepreneurs 
On Thursday, April 11th at 5:30 p.m., the College of Business Administration will host our Spring Entrepreneurs Roundtable.  For this Entrepreneurs Roundtable, we are focusing on the role of entrepreneurs in creating and growing biotech ventures.  
Our roundtable will include a panel of successful biotech entrepreneurs who will discuss the challenges they have faced during different stages of growth.  
Our expected panelist include:
  • 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 
If you are able to attend, please click here to RSVP.
I looking forward to seeing you soon.
Caron St. John, Dean
College of Business Administration


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. NgNg 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.