University investigators and industry executives have been searching for a place to learn how to collaborate. This conference, hosted by the ACTSI and Georgia Bio, provided examples on how universities and industry can effectively work together. The program included stories of successful academic/industry partnerships and the announcement of a new state-wide pilot award sponsored by the Georgia Research Alliance.

Artifacts from 2012 Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration Opens / Networking
Lunch, Emory Conference Center Dining Room

12:30-12:40 p.m. Introductory Remarks
David S. Stephens, MD Principal Investigator, Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute; Vice President for Research, Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University
Charles Craig, President, Georgia Bio
Leslie Saunders, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, Senior Strategic Facilities Planner, Flad Architects

12:40-1:40 p.m. Keynote Speakers: Academic Drug Development & Industry's Device Development
George Painter, PhD, Principal Scientist, Emory College, Emory Institute for Drug Discovery
Douglas B. Schumer, PhD, General Manager, Global Center for Medical Innovation

1:40-2:10 p.m. Break

2:10-3:40 p.m. Case Studies of Successful Start-ups
Moderator: Todd Sherer, PhD, Director Technology Transfer, Emory University
Christian Larsen, MD, DPhil, Joseph Brown Whitehead Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
Mary Beth Harler, Executive Director, Global Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Joseph M. Patti, MSPH, PhD, Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer & Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Inhibitex, Inc.
Daniel White, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Clearside Biomedical, Inc.
Mark R. Prausnitz, PhD, Regents - Professor and Love Family Professor in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

3:40-4:10 p.m. Break

4:10-5:30 p.m. GRA Venture Lab Fellow Vignettes & Announcement of State-wide Pilot Award
Moderator: Lee Herron, DVM, Vice President of Commercialization, Georgia Research Alliance
AKESOgen - Emory University
Amniox Medical - Georgia Institute of Technology
Cambium Medical Technologies - Emory University
General Genomics - Georgia Institute of Technology
InViza Technologies - Emory University
OncoVaxine - Emory University
Viamune - University of Georgia
XPClad - Morehouse School of Medicine