Slides & Photos: Academic & Industry Intersection Conference

Keynote speaker Bill Hawkins, CEO of Immucor, Inc., presenting during the 5th Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference on April 24, 2014

Medical Devices: Partnering for Innovations
Thursday, April 24, 2014
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center



Presented by the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute and Georgia Bio

Keynote Speaker
William A. Hawkins, III (“Bill”)
Chief Executive Officer of Immucor, Inc.,
a TPG portfolio company and worldwide leader of transfusion and transplantation diagnostic products

What is the purpose?

The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), led by Emory University with partners Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia Bio, the state’s life sciences industry association, organizes this conference annually to provide critical information on how academia and industry can work together to translate science into discovery and engage communities in clinical research efforts and outcomes.

The 5th Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference provides a collaborative environment for university investigators and industry executives using a program filled with subject matter experts describing current models and innovative trends shaping the future of translational science and medical device commercialization.

What will be discussed?

Panelists and speakers representing academia and industry will describe current obstacles and opportunities in academic and industry device collaborations. The agenda includes stories of successful academic/industry partnerships, useful collaborative ideas and resources, and a networking lunch. In addition, Immucor CEO Bill Hawkins will deliver the keynote address: Medical Technology Innovation a Case Study for Collaboration.


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