COIN Presents Agri and Pharma Executive Roundtable

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Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology


2011


COIN
Presents

Agri and Pharma
Executive Roundtable


Lessons from a Farmer for Pharma:

Targeted Delivery Solutions


Durham
, NC,
November
10
, 2011


The Center of Innovation for
Nanobiotechnology (COIN) announced the

upcoming

Nano
&
Bio
Executive Roundtable

event to be hosted at
The RTP Foundation

on

November 17
,
2011
, beginning at 5

pm
.
This Roundtable will
explore
how nanotechnology
will
play a
n increasing

role in
agriculture.


The event is open to the public and will feature speakers and networking.


According to the NC Biotechnology Center, Agriculture and Biotechnology are the two largest industries in
North Ca
rolina.
Nanotechnology, while still somewhat nascent in the agriculture sector, has been employed
in agriculture for some time in nanoclays, cyclodextrans and nanoemulsions.

Platform nano
-
enabled
targeted delivery, controlled release, and/or transfection
platforms
,

which are a common area of activity in
the pharmaceutical space
,

might also represent a significant opportunity
in
the agriculture industry.


Sandra Merkel
-
DeJames
, Ph.D.,

Manager, Business Creation

Biobusiness Development and
Acquisitio
ns,

Novozymes

will be a speaker at the Roundtable
.

Dr.

Merkel
-
DeJames
works
in Novozymes
BioBusiness Development and Acquisi
tions

unit

to create, build an
d launch new lines of business.
Dr.
Merkel
-
DeJames has extensive experience in the biotechnology industry in direct research, global
technology commercialization and new business creation.


She is experienced in identifying ne
w technology
applications, integrating next
-
generation market needs with technology, and strategy development for new
market entry.



The

Roundtable
will also
feature

showcase company presentations from
:

Liquidia Technologies

-

Frank J.
Malinoski
, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer
;

PharmAgra Labs

-

Roger Frisbee
, Co
-
President
;

Piedmont
Pharmaceuticals

-

Eric Barnett
, MD
;

ACA,

Executive Vice President, Business Development and Marketing,
Nanovector Inc.

-

Albert D. Bender
,
Ph.D., CEO
.

This

Nano
&
Bio Executive Roundtable

event series offers executives and entrepreneurs of North Carolina
-
based nanobiotechnology companies and others involved in this exciting field an opportunity to discuss key
business issues and build relations
hips.

In total, the previous
four

Roundtables have attracted over
5
00
attendees from
eight

states.

COIN
coordinates these Roundtables to stimulate dialogue in the community
and
to
be a catalyst for relationship
-
building that is critical for accelerating the commercialization of
nanobiotechnology.


Registrati
on and networking begins at 5pm with
presentation
s

starting

at 5:30.


A networking
reception
will
follow
.

T
h
e Nano
&
Bio Execut
ive

Roundtable
series

is sponsored by

Forma
,
RTI International
,
McDonnell
Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

(MBHB),
MANCEF,
Xanofi

and

Grant Thornton
.


Event sponsors include
Forma Life Sciences Marketing and The Agriculture Biotechnology Initiative at the North Carolina
Biotechnology Center.


To register for this free event, please
visit
http://farmerpharmanovember.eventbrite.com/


Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology


2011


About COIN

COIN is a nonprofit organization that accelerates commercialization of nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine to
enable economic growth and improve
human life
.
North Carolina is a leader in these fields and in related new
product innovation and entrepreneurship. Established with funding from the NC Biotechnology Center, COIN
represents a targeted state resource to encourage development of commercial a
pplications of nanobiotechnology
in key life science and medical product sectors. COIN provides a framework to boost the profile, funding, and
management of the important work occurring in nanobiotechnology in the state, with the ultimate goal being
comme
rcialization. COIN’s programs and services address key issues of its clients such as early
-
stage funding,
preclinical testing, technology scouting, and industry partnering. For more information, visit
www.nanobio
tech.org
.


Media Contacts

Jim Roberts

Director, Business Development

The Venable Center, 303 South Roxboro St., Suite 30

Durham, NC 27701

Jim@nanobiotech.org

(919) 354 5558